Stock markets in Latin America are like the US markets of the late 20th century in many respects. The Latin American equivalent of the post-WWII baby boom occurred decades later, which suggests that stock valuations could increase substantially. World Bank statistics on market capitalization as a percentage of GDP support […]
Emerging markets offer favorable conditions for the growth of direct lending. Direct lending is not only profitable for investors, but it also supports communities by providing more affordable credit to job-creating small businesses. The Demand from Small Businesses Small businesses have long faced difficulties in obtaining loans from large financial […]
Historically, small businesses without extensive credit histories were still able to obtain loans and leases for equipment. Real estate, equipment, and other business assets could be used as collateral for loans. Unfortunately, the severity of the recession reduced the value of some business equipment along with real estate prices.