Tag Archives: China

Inside China’s Future Factory

Over the past 40 years, the fishing village of Shenzhen has been reborn as a futuristic metropolis bursting with factories. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Ashlee Vance travels to the heart of China’s tech revolution to witness this new reality firsthand, as part … Continue reading

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Ten Good Weekend Reads

  Volatility: how ‘algos’ changed the rhythm of the market – FT Shelter From the Storm in 2019, Barry Eichengreen – Project Syndicate Seoul bears bad news for the globe – Nikkei Asian Review As China’s economy gets the chills, … Continue reading

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Hmmmm…

I’m focused on the picture in the People’s Daily tweet.  Are those what I think they are? China has been keeping its promises to uphold environmental protection since the first global commitment in 1972. Over 40 years gone by since … Continue reading

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Why Communist China Has So Many Billionaires – Bloomberg

By one estimate, China mints a new billionaire every two days, far exceeding the rate of countries like the United States. But how did China remain a nominally Communist state while becoming a hotbed for billionaires-in-the-making? Bloomberg QuickTake explains how … Continue reading

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2019’s Five Most Mispriced Tail Events

  Trump Leaves Office By Year-End There is only one thing Trump likes more than power – money.  As his legal troubles grow exponentially in 2019, the president has an epiphany that he could lose all his wealth.  He cuts … Continue reading

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Ten Good Weekend Reads – January 4

Major themes set to shape markets in 2019 – FT Five Doom Loops to Navigate in 2019 – Bloomberg As China Talks Begin, Trump’s Trade Negotiator Tries to Keep President From Wavering – NY Times Japan in 2019: 10 surprises … Continue reading

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Opening China Shanghai ETF Trade

Taking some ASHR, the Xtrackers Harvest CSI 300 China A ETF at $22.20 for a short-term trade going into next week’s trade negotiations.  Our sense is Trump and Xi are under enormous pressure to generate a positive outcome, or at … Continue reading

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Xi Says Taiwan Will Be United With Mainland

Bloomberg is reporting tonight, Chinese President Xi Jinping said Taiwan must be unified with the mainland to achieve his goal of completing the country’s rejuvenation. “China must and will be united, which is an inevitable requirement for the historical rejuvenation … Continue reading

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Ten Good Weekend Reads

Haven dollar touches 1½-year high as global growth worries dominate trading – MarketWatch Conte Says His Budget Deficit Offer Is the Best Italy Can Do – Bloomberg The Fed’s Critical Role for 2019 – Barron’s Business debt swells to $9 … Continue reading

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Watching Gold

Gold is looking interesting. Fundamentally, it shouldn’t as the Fed is tightening the screws on liquidity, the ECB is ready to stop the printing press, and international reserves continue to decline. Check out the chart.  Higher lows since August,  a … Continue reading

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