Enlaces 31.08.2015

There have been some classic studies. One case that continues to be true in the US is spinoffs. Large corporations have multiple businesses and when they decide to spin off a troublesome business, it becomes almost an orphan that no one wants to own. It turns out, buying those spinoffs has been a very lucrative strategy. Buying stocks where expectations are quite low is a good strategy because that is when valuations are cheap. We have data now for 90 years that shows value investing tends to work quite well. So the simplest way to say it is to repeat a Warren Buffett quote: “Be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.”
La causa o raíz de ese cambio es Estados Unidos. En el 2005, China cambia por presión estadounidense. EE.UU. es el país más poderoso, maneja al Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) y sus grupos de poder en Washington tienen una mentalidad mercantilista. Esos grupos mercantilistas en Washington creen que flexibilizando el yuan, Estados Unidos ganará competitividad. Hicieron lo mismo con Japón en 1971 y fracasaron: las exportaciones japonesas siguieron llegando, pero la economía japonesa colapsó y nunca se recuperó. La pregunta ahora es cómo va a reaccionar Beijing.
Humans compare and weigh options available when making a purchase. We rarely choose things in absolute terms. We do not have an internal sensor that tells us how much things are actually worth, much rather we figure out how much things are worth compared to similar options.

Hausmann, Ricardo y otros. The Atlas of Economic Complexity