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China's next big export to North America will surely be cars. I know, it sounds funny, right? Chinese cars! But, why not? Just look at what South Korea's Hyundai did in North America. Since the first car came some quarter of a century ago, and after a rocky…

In past commentaries, I have discussed the excellent investing opportunities in China. I have also indicated the added political and economic risk that characterizes Chinese stocks. Because of this, investors of Chinese stocks, especially smaller growth stocks, need to use only risk capital.  Policies regulating corporate practices in…

Let me be perfectly clear, I love pollution. Just kidding, what I meant to say was I love the pollution control business. In any market or any business cycle, there are great investment opportunities to be had. There are very few certainties in this world, but one is…

Inflation is going up. Interest rates are going up. Energy costs remain high and raw material prices are going up. Still, I feel good about the stock market this year. I don't think we're going to see the broad market averages roar in 2006, but my "gut" is…

Several weeks ago, I brought to your attention a really “hot” stock Not only is this company growing by leaps and bounds, the market is affording the company significant leeway in the pursuit of its business plan. The company I’m referring to is Focus Media Holding Ltd. (NASDAQ/FMCN)…

Copper prices have been on a nice upward trend since June 2005, driven by good economic growth, a strong housing market in the United States, and an insatiable appetite from copper hungry China. But the charts now show some hesitancy, as there are worries regarding demand.  The concern…

Have you been interested in investing in booming Chinese companies but the red tape from China itself has been a deterrent? Do I have good news for you!  Many North American investors these days are itching to get some capital growing under the Eastern sun, as business continues…

So what region in Asia do you think is the next hot area? China? Japan? If you that's what you're thinking, you may want to read ahead. A few weeks back, I talked about the rebound in the Nikkei 225 -- Japan's benchmark barometer of the 225 largest…

If you are eyeing a steel company these days, you may want to read what I have to say. It could save you some headaches and some capital down the road. Steel stocks have had a strong run- up, but I believe the easy money has already been…

You have to love the eye care industry. One way or another, eventually, the vast majority of people will have to spend some money on their eyes. With the demographic trend showing an ageing population, opportunity abounds in this market sector. Long-time readers will know that I've previously…