It’s a big world out there.
The U.S. has a population of 330 million people.
India has a population of 1.3 billion people, and China has a population of 1.4 billion people.
Both China and India have rapidly growing economies, are experiencing increased productivity, better standards of living, and as a result the rise of a new global middles class.
“rising productivity per person could allow both economies to surpass the size of the U.S. economy by 2030.” The Motley Fool
And Africa is in a position to account for over half of the global population growth through 2050, according to the United Nations.
Clearly signaling the most dramatic economic growth potential will take place outside of the United States in the next century.
Does your portfolio include international stocks?
We’re singling out three international stocks for you to take a look at…
JD.com (NASDAQ: JD) China accounts for one half of the global e-commerce market, and JD sits right behind Alibaba(NYSE: BABA). JD is China’s largest direct retailer and second-biggest e-commerce company. JD delivers general merchandise and its supermarkets have been growing exponentially by serving lower-tier cities in China.
JD’s revenue rose 34% in its second-quarter annually to $28.5 billion, beating expectations by $1.2 billion, and its adjusted net income surged 53%.
Yandex (NASDAQ: YNDX) One of Europes largest internet companies and the leading ride-hailing provider. Its core business revolves around its search engine and digital advertising services, prompting its reference to that of being the “Google” of Russia.
Yandex is a leading Artificial Intelligence company in Russia and operates several platforms including; ridesharing, food delivery, social networks, video, and cloud services.
Yandex announced its quarterly earnings results on July 28th, 2020. Revenue stood at $591.90 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $594.73 million. The company generated $1.14 earnings per share over the last year and has a current price-to-earnings ratio of 175.0.
StoneCo LTD (NASDAQ: STNE) A Brazillian based financial tech company, which is benefiting from the move towards paperless banking.
“Founded by serial entrepreneur Andre Street, the company processed its first transaction in 2014 and has since grown to become one of the most significant e-commerce players in the lucrative South American market.” My Wall St. Own It
With a population of 220 million people, the customer base is significant and it is poised to enter Latin and other South American markets as the digital payments market grows. On September 1st StoneCo raised its bid to buy Brazilian software company Linx S.A. (NYSE: LINX) for $1.12 billion, contributing to a boost of its stock.
When StoneCo went public back in 2018 Warren Buffett Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.B) bought 14 million shares at $24 a pop. More recently StoneCo reported Q3 earnings fell 21% but revenue rose 14% to about $124 million, total payment volume climbed 28% to $6.9 billion, and total active clients surged 48.6% to 519,400.
Your Bottom Line: You can surely expect international stocks to play a more important role in your portfolio. Populations will continue to explode across the world, and countries will develop their economies. Thanks mostly to U.S. ingenuity, their citizens will benefit from a higher standard of living and your portfolio can expand right along with them.
The BLI Staff