China’s digital economy improving efficiency, adding value

November 20, 2017 Investments

New areas of the digital economy, including the Internet of Things, virtual currencies, financial technology, artificial intelligence, advanced robotics, and big data are expanding rapidly in China. Leading Chinese technology companies like Baidu, Alibaba, and Tencent, are at the forefront of innovation and are lending credibility to the notion that the digital economy will soon …

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Alternative Investments Offer Freedom From Stock, Bond Worries

November 13, 2017 Investments

With thoughts of the Global Financial Crisis still fresh in their minds, investors are fearing a correction in the U.S. stock market, uncertainty with interest rates, and rising inflation. To avoid exposure to these struggling markets and negative influences, the investment community is embracing new, alternative opportunities – like shipping container investing. In doing so, they are enjoying freedom from the worries of the stock and bond markets.

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U.S Will Have To Keep Domestic Economy Turning On Its Own

November 6, 2017 Investments

The longer Donald Trump remains the President of the United States, the more damage will be done to the American economy and the American people. At this point in his Presidency, he has ordered a retreat from important trade agreements, such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In the eyes of other world leaders, this signifies the start of an era of protectionism and the end of U.S. economic dominance.

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Financial Advisers Rarely Tell You To Sell Bonds Or Stocks

October 30, 2017 Investments

The finance industry works very hard to get you into financial products – like stocks and bonds, so they will rarely (if ever) tell you to get out of the bond or stock market. The decision to sell has to be yours and yours alone.

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When Choosing Investments We All Consider Risk And Return

October 23, 2017 Investments

When choosing investments, expect that every opportunity will be subject to heavy scrutiny. Be prepared to weigh the benefits of investing opportunities on an individual basis, based on your personal risk tolerance and hunger for returns. These two principles will guide your decisions and give you the confidence you need to make an investment.

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Could Military Conflict in Korea Effect Worldwide Economy?

October 9, 2017 Investments

Across the globe investors are watching the situation in North Korea very carefully. The concern is that a military conflict in the region could have a profound effect on the worldwide economy. After all, any disruption in the trade relationship between East and West would be disastrous for countries and companies from both sides of …

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Sharp Cooling In Chinese Outbound Mergers And Acquisitions

September 25, 2017 Investments

China’s plan to invest in strategic industries across the globe is experiencing some international challenges. Foreign regulators are increasing blocking new deals, and in doing so are delivering the second major blow to outbound investment, following Beijing’s crackdown on the overseas corporate acquisitions in 2016. Last year Beijing issued new rules that identified investment in …

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EU Screening of Foreign Direct Investment Meets Resistance

September 18, 2017 Investments

A sharp increase in Chinese foreign direct investment (FDI) into Europe over the past couple of years has fueled concerns that the European Union could be selling out technological know-how or strategic assets. In comparison, the Chinese market is far more restrictive to outside investment, and talks on an investment treaty between Brussels and Beijing …

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How To Avoid Over-Diversifying Your Investment Portfolio

September 11, 2017 Investments

If you over-diversify your investment portfolio, the result will be a large collection of small, fragmented holdings. This means that the contribution of an investment that has generated good returns in the past could become insignificant in your portfolio. As well, you can expect that with an over-diversified portfolio, management costs and taxes will reduce …

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Three Legitimate Reasons To Sell An Investment

September 4, 2017 Investments

The wonderful and terrifying thing about investing is that you have two opportunities to be right and two opportunities to be wrong on every investment you make; when you buy and when you sell. There are plenty of books and research papers written about what to buy investments, but very few about when to sell …

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