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  • Japan’s Amazing Market Drama: New Update
    By on March 24, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    It’s been quite a while since my last close look at key Japanese market and bond data. The amazing rally in the Nikkei 225 hit its interim high at the end of December, up 99.6% from its interim low in November of 2011. The steroid effect of massive monetary intervention subsequently evolved in...
  • China: Shanghai Composite Index Reaches Tipping Point...
    By on March 12, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Is it important what one sixth of the worlds population does? I believe its worth paying attention too for sure! The Shanghai index has had a rough go of it since the highs of 2009, losing over half its value. So far this large decline HAS NOT seemed to impact the majority of stock index’s in ...
  • China: Don’t Lose Sight Of Relentless Long-Term Gro...
    By on March 11, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The world’s focus has been on China’s slowing economy over the last few years. Given its huge population and importance as a consumer of the world’s goods, as well as the holder of a large amount of U.S. bonds and other debt, concerns are that a hard landing in China would have a devastating e...
  • International Markets Topping, But Not Yet Bearish
    By on March 9, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    If you happen to follow the major international markets, then you might also be aware that they tend to trend together – not only in terms of price, but also in terms of their technical internal condition. In general, most of the major international markets are now topping, some have already t...
  • Will Emerging Markets Come Back?
    By on March 5, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    I don’t often make reference to these kinds of things in my blog, but Saturday’s terrorist attack in the Kunming train station – in which 29 innocent people were hacked to death (the toll was especially high among the elderly who were unable to run away quickly enough from the killers) – fi...
  • China Manufacturing Deteriorates On Weak Demand
    By on March 5, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
    The HSBC Purchasing Managers’ China PMI Index shows modest deterioration of business conditions in February.   Key points Both output and new orders decline for the first time since July 2013 Payroll numbers are cut at fastest rate since March 2009 Solid reduction of output charges Chinese man...
  • Jakobsen Warns of Global Economic Vacuum
    By on February 28, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
    Steen Jakobsen, chief economist at Saxo Bank in Denmark, sent an interesting email yesterday regarding China, Germany, the European debt crisis, and equity prices. Steen is one of the speakers at Wine Country Conference II, May 1-2 in Sonoma, California. What follows is from Steen, I dispense with ...
  • China, Copper and FCX Set To Fall Hard?
    By on February 26, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The Shanghai Index, Copper and Freeport McMoran (FCX) look to be forming large descending triangle patterns. If you are unfamiliar with this pattern please read about them here  Bottom line to this pattern, a break of support suggests a decline, the size of the triangle!   CLICK ON CHART TO ENL...
  • All The Home Prices In China
    By on February 26, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Reuters reports that efforts to slow credit growth and other measures taken by the Chinese government have finally succeeded in slowing the rate of growth in property values as new home prices in 70 major cities rose 9.6 percent in January from a year ago, down from 9.9 percent the month prior and...
  • China Starts Power Move Against US Dollar?
    By on February 25, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    In order for our current level of debt-fueled prosperity to continue, the rest of the world must continue to use our dollars to trade with one another and must continue to buy our debt at ridiculously low interest rates.  Of course the number one foreign nation that we depend on to participate in o...
  • China: Manufacturing Deteriorates At ‘Moderate ...
    By on February 24, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
    The global slowdown continues. Don’t worry, the slowdown is at a “moderate pace”. The HSBC Flash China Manufacturing PMI shows China business conditions deteriorate at moderate pace in February. Key points Flash China Manufacturing PMI™ at 48.3 in February (49.5 in January) Se...
  • More Negative Economic News From Asia
    By on February 21, 2014 | 1 Comment1 Comment  Comments
    Asian stocks were down last night on the back of more dismal news from the world’s second and third largest economies. Manufacturing activity in China, the world’s second largest economy, declined to a seven-month low in February. The HSBC PMI manufacturing index, which was already under the 50...

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