chinese economy

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

Gold Prices to Skyrocket Due to Greek and Chinese Economic Struggles

By Thursday, April 16, 2015

Gold PricesAs it stands, there are more reasons for gold prices to go higher than there are for the yellow metal to decline.The mainstream is focused on just two factors; they argue there isn’t any inflation and that the U.S. economy is performing well enough. Remember: there’s more to gold prices than just these two phenomena.Think of gold as a global currency; it’s not just limited to the U.S.. Read More

Chinese Economic Collapse 2015: Worst Is Yet to Come for China

By Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Chinese Economic Collapse 2015China’s economy is facing headwinds that could lead to a Chinese economic collapse in 2015. Economic growth forecasts say China will grow at a very slow pace this year, its slowest pace in a quarter-century and well below historical averages. With the recent turn of the Chinese calendar and onset of the year of the goat, investors need to ask themselves one simple question: will China’s economy collapse in 2015?. 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

Why Are Oil Prices Collapsing?

By Monday, September 8, 2014

Global Economy Just Getting WeakerOil plays a critical role in economic growth as oil is used in a variety of industries. In times of economic growth, oil prices rise. When the economy is soft, or getting soft, oil prices fall as demand for oil wanes.Over the past two months, oil prices have collapsed for the simple reason that the global economy is getting weak.The chart below shows the steep sell-off in oil. Read More

Top Opportunity in Mobile Market Lies in China

By Friday, August 15, 2014

China Mobile Leading the Mobile Growth PackThe Chinese economy is showing signs of stalling, but there are numerous areas that continue to show decent growth metrics, including automobiles and mobile phones.Now, if you think AT&T Inc. (NYSE/T) or Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE/VZ) are big, take a look at China Mobile Limited (NYSE/CHL). China Mobile is the largest mobile phone operator in China, with about 790 million subscribers as of June 30—that’s more than the entire. Read More

Why China Catches My Eye as a Top Opportunity Right Now

By Friday, July 18, 2014

My Top Three Foreign Investment OpportunitiesA few years ago, investors couldn’t get enough of Chinese stocks. This led to numerous frauds committed by crooks in China that has since tarnished the reputation and reliability of all Chinese companies, whether they’re legitimate or not, despite their operating in one of the top growth areas in the world.While I’m not focused on Chinese stocks at this moment due to better trading opportunities in the domestic stock. Read More

Investors Forgot Everything That Happened Just a Few Years Ago?

By Monday, July 14, 2014

The Economy and the Stock MarketThere are two important charts I want my readers to see this morning.The first is a chart that is an indirect measure of demand in the global economy. Right now, the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) sits at its lowest level of the year. Since the beginning of 2014, the BDI has fallen 60%.The BDI measures the cost of moving major raw materials by sea in the global economy.. Read More

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