China

China is the country with the largest population in the world at over 1.3 billion people. The land covers approximately 3.7 million square miles. The country is governed as a communist country, although they have developed a quasi-capitalist sector for business. China has the second largest gross domestic product (GDP) at approximately $7.0 trillion; behind the U.S. at $15.0 trillion and ahead of Japan at $5.8 trillion. The leaders opened up the centrally planned economy in the late 1970s and early 1980s to allow economic growth through trade, which has allowed China to grow at an unprecedented rate for a country its size. From 2001 to 2011, China grew at an annualized rate of 10.5%.


Gold Price Outlook: Currency War Between China and South Korea Could Send Gold Soaring

By Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Gold-Price-ForecastLast week brought an odd twist to commodity markets, with crude oil rising more than 12% and gold prices falling by just as much. The dichotomy played out as markets swung wildly, trading on weak Chinese data and a strong U.S. dollar. Ultimately, the flight to safety didn’t include an upswing for gold, but I think a currency war between.

Chart: Here’s Why China’s Stock Market Could Crash Another 50%

By Wednesday, September 2, 2015
China Stock Market CrashOver the next couple of months, China’s stock market could crash another 50%. It won’t happen overnight. But as I’m about to show you, the bull market in Chinese equities is over. And before the crash is over, investors could lose 20%, 35%, 50%, or even more. Let me explain. As the great Yogi Berra once said, “If people don’t want.

Global Economy: If Only China Was the Biggest Problem

By Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Global EconomyFor months, I have written in these pages about how the slowing global economy would wash ashore to America and infect our own companies. I posted repeated charts in Profit Confidential that showed leading indicators like the Baltic Dry Index and copper prices were collapsing, foretelling of poor economic conditions ahead. And wouldn’t.

Shocking: South Korea Exports Crash Most Since 2009

By Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Economic CollapseWhile most people are obsessing over China’s stock market crash, a more pressing concern is the decline of global trade. There are two major exporters, both of them in East Asia, whose exports have fallen dramatically from month to month. It is a devastating blow to the world economy, and one that could very well tip us into a full-blown.

Canada Officially Enters Recession; China Stock Market Crash to Blame

By Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Chinese-Stock-Market-CrashThe impact of China’s stock market crash is sending shockwaves around the world, leaving the global economy on the verge of economic collapse in 2016. On Tuesday, StatsCanada revealed the Canadian economy officially entered a recession. The country’s economy contracted by 0.5% during the previous three months, marking the second.
Sep. 3, 2015
Trailing 12-month EPS for Dow Jones companies (Most Recent Quarter) $1014.15
Trailing 12-month Price/earnings multiple (Most Recent Quarter)

17.44

Dow Jones Industrial Average Dividend Yield 2.71%
10-year U.S. Treasury Yield 2.14%

Immediate term outlook:
The bear market rally in stocks that started in March 2009, extended because of unprecedented central bank money printing, is coming to an end. Gold bullion is up $1,000 an ounce since we first recommended it in 2002 and we are still bullish on the physical metal.

Short-to-medium term outlook:
World economies are entering their slowest growth period since 2009. The Chinese economy grew last year at its slowest pace in 24 years. Japan is in recession. The eurozone is in depression. With almost half the S&P 500 companies deriving revenue outside the U.S., slower world economic growth will negatively impact revenue and earnings growth of American companies. Domestically, America’s gross domestic product grew by only a meager 2.3% in the second quarter, which will negatively impact an already overpriced equity market.

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