Skip to main content
Lion statue in Chinese temple

Fast Food Nations

Photo of author, Will Carter, JD.
Will Carter, JD
Senior Advisor
This article about obesity and diabetes in China illuminates one factor driving stock market growth over the next decade or two – namely, that increasing household consumption in developing nations, much of it driven by the same underlying biological desires for more calories and comfort of middle class lifestyle that drove growth in western countries during the second half of the 20th century, will fuel rising corporate profits even if household consumption and wages are stagnant in the U.S., Europe, and Japan.
Related Insights
Bumpy Ride Hero Image

The Economy and the Markets in The Age of COVID – A Contest Between the Federal Reserve and Margo Channing

2020 continues to be one of the most unpredictable years in memory, as markets rose to new all-time highs in the third quarter despite a resurgence in coronavirus cases, as stocks rallied thanks to a combination of an even more accommodative Fed policy, hopes for a COVID-19 vaccine, and a stronger-than-expected economic rebound, before markets declined moderately from those highs in mid-September.

Read More
DPN Blog Banner Image Riskybusiness

Risky Business – These Are Not Your Father’s Bonds

Your bonds are facing challenges not seen in our lifetimes – historically low interest rates have benefitted current bondholders as their prices have risen sharply in value; but the low current rates leave bonds exposed to losses, assuming rates rise in the future. Wondering if you should sell your bonds? Here are some strategies to consider.

Read More
DPN Banner Image

The Worst of Times, the Best of Times – Keep Your Focus on the Horizon

While 2Q2020 began with much despair and angst over COVID-19's impact on world economies, it ended with a sense of hope and optimism about global recovery.

Read More
Play