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China: April Industrial Output, Retail Sales, Investment Lower than Estimates

By Thursday, May 21, 2015

China April Economic DataEconomic data coming out of China does not look good. At the very least, they’re collectively saying that Chinese economic activity is slowing at a staggering pace.China’s Dismal Factory Output, Retail Sales, and Investment Miss EstimatesApril’s factory output increased 5.9% year-over-year, beating March’s 5.6% increase. However, the growth is slightly less than the six percent expected by analysts. Moreover, the 5.6% reading in March was the lowest since. Read More

Netflix Plans to Enter China, Partnering with Alibaba-Backed Wasu Media

By Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NetflixNetflix, Inc. (NASDAQ/NFLX) is in talks with Chinese online media company Wasu Media Holding Co. Ltd. as it seeks a way into the Chinese market. Previously, Netflix planned to enter China without partnering with a local company. Now, however, things have changed. (Source: Bloomberg, May 15, 2015.)Netflix is an online video-streaming company based in Los Gatos, California. It reached 60 million members worldwide by the first quarter of 2015.. Read More

China Lowers Interest Rates for the Third Time in Six Months

By Tuesday, May 12, 2015

China Lowers Interest RatesOn Sunday, May 10, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC) announced that it will lower its one-year benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points to 5.1%. They also cut the one-year deposit rate by the same amount to 2.25%. This is the third interest rate cut by China’s central bank in six months.Markets in Asia welcomed the expansionary monetary policy from the PBOC. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite. Read More

What China’s Manufacturing Slowdown Means for the World Economy

By Tuesday, May 5, 2015

China manufacturing slowdownOn Monday, May 4, 2015, HSBC released its China Manufacturing PMI for the month of April. The index is down to 48.9—the lowest in the previous 12 months. Moreover, the drop is also the sharpest it’s been in a year. (Source: HSBC/Markit, May 4, 2015.)Purchasing Managers’ Index, or PMI, is an indicator of the economic health of the manufacturing sector. It is based on five individual indicators: new orders,. Read More

China’s Strategy to Boost Consumer Spending an Investment Opportunity?

By Friday, April 17, 2015

China InvestmentsFor many of you who have been long-term readers, you know that I’ve been a bull towards China and Chinese stocks. Yes, there was also the period of deception and fraud with Chinese stocks listed on U.S. stock market exchanges a few years back, but much of that has been cleaned up by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).Short-Term Outlook for China VolatileChinese stocks are no longer favored. Read More

Chinese Stock Market Correction Ahead? Here’s How to Profit

By Friday, March 6, 2015

Chinese StocksChina is in the news, but not for good reasons. While the Chinese stock market continues to blaze along in 2015, outperforming our domestic markets, the associated risk is high.While I like China in the long-term, I have not been zealously into Chinese stocks for a while, from neither an investment nor a trading standpoint. For me, there have been much better trading opportunities in the domestic stock market. Read More

The Risk-Reward Ratio of Buying Stocks Now

By Monday, November 24, 2014

The Risk-Reward Ratio of Buying Stocks NowIn the third quarter of 2014, gross domestic product (GDP) for the eurozone region increased by 0.2% from the previous quarter, when it increased only 0.1%. The growth in the region has been very dismal. Major countries like Germany and France are facing economic scrutiny now. In the third quarter, Germany’s economy grew by only 0.1%; France’s GDP only increased by 0.3%. (Source: Eurostat, November 14, 2014.)Italy, the third-biggest. Read More

What Canada/China’s Yuan Trade Deal Means for U.S. Dollar

By Friday, November 14, 2014

How Long Will This U.S. Dollar Rally LastAs the chart below illustrates, since July of this year, the U.S. dollar has been rallying against other major world currencies.I, for one, do not expect to see the rally in the U.S. dollar sustained. I believe the U.S. dollar is currently rallying, because other parts in the global economy are doing worse than the U.S. While the U.S. dollar may rise in the short-term, because our central bank. Read More

Economic Stalling in Eurozone Inevitable?

By Friday, November 7, 2014

Economic Stalling in Eurozone InevitableWhen Germany recently announced some underachieving economic numbers, it was a red flag for the eurozone and Europe. When the stronger of the two pillars in the eurozone (France being the other pillar) begins to show some fragility, you have to take a step back to evaluate the situation.Now, it shouldn’t be a complete surprise to you that there are growth issues brewing in the eurozone, especially given the. Read More

Only Up From Here for This World-Class Internet Stock?

By Friday, October 31, 2014

World-Class Internet StockWhat began as a relatively simple idea for communicating across computers or mobile devices has, in little more than a decade, become an iconic American symbol in social media.Of course, I’m talking about Mark Zuckerberg’s start-up Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ/FB), which traded at a new record-high of more than $81.00 on Tuesday morning, equating to a colossal market value of $210 billion. (Amazing what can come from the dorms of. Read More

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