Boring stocks can pay dividends

You're given a choice: invest your money in the stock markets of the world's fastest-growing economies - China, India and Russia - or in the globe's more sluggish growers - Zimbabwe, Japan and Argentina.

18th June, 2005

You're given a choice: invest your money in the stock markets of the world's fastest-growing economies - China, India and Russia - or in the globe's more sluggish growers - Zimbabwe, Japan and Argentina.

It seems like a no-brainer, but an increasing body of research is showing that economic leaders are likely to be stock market laggards.

A recent study by the London Business School (LBS), in conjunction with ABN Amro, analysed the relationship between...

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