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China's economic woes extend far beyond its stock market …

China’s economic outlook is causing global jitters. Photograph: Rolex Dela Pena/EPA
The Chinese government’s heavy handed efforts to contain recent stock market volatility – the latest move prohibits short-selling and sales by major shareholders – have seriously damaged its credibility. But China’s policy failures should come as no surprise. Policymakers there are far from the first to mismanage financial markets, currencies, […]

Alfidi Capital Visits The MoneyShow San Francisco 2015

The annual pilgrimage to the MoneyShow San Francisco has been my ritual since graduate school. Experts keep my financial knowledge base refreshed. Times change and shows like this one will eventually be completely virtual. The highlights for 2015 covered the disruption of financial advising and health care. I don’t need to repeat the most important talks because those will eventually […]

China's stock-market crash effect – Business Insider

REUTERS/Kim Kyung-HoonA man watching a board showing the graphs of stock prices at a brokerage office in Beijing on July 6.Chinese stocks have been getting hammered recently.After a boom in activity earlier this year, the Shanghai Composite Index has tumbled during July.But China has a bigger problem — in short, the growth of nominal gross domestic product (the size of […]

China's state-rigged stock market is getting a state-mandated …

The Chinese government just announced that it will suspend stock trading on Sept. 3 and 4, according to the Shanghai Stock Exchange (h/t South China Morning Post’s George Chen) The official reason, as mandated by the securities regulator, is to commemorate the Japanese surrender (link in Chinese) that ended World War II.The motive you won’t find on any Chinese government […]

One dangerous idea is keeping the Chinese stock market from …

ReutersAn investor stretches in front of a screen with stock information at a brokerage house in Xiangyang, Hubei province, February 22, 2011.See AlsoChina is flooding the US with insane drug ‘flakka’ — and it’s shockingly easy to obtainThere is something that is a bigger drag on US stocks than Greece or ChinaThere is a new ‘ghost town’ in ChinaAs all […]

STTG Market Recap May 5, 2015 – Stock Trading To Go

While the indexes had a nice 2 day rally Fri/Mon, it was difficult to really trust it because some secondary indicators (such as the NYSE McClellan Oscillator we cite often) have been trending in the wrong way.  Today was a good example of why you want those secondary indicators to be in our favor before going all in, on a […]

Stock Market Lindsay Right Shoulders :: The Market Oracle …

Stock Market Lindsay Right ShouldersStock-Markets / Cycles AnalysisMay 05, 2015 – 05:52 PM GMTBy: Ed_Carlson Long-time readers will remember Lindsay’s admonition that following extended basic advances (929-968 days) a right shoulder is to be expected. Normally, a right shoulder is a significant high but lower than the high of the bull market. However, Lindsay allowed for the possibility of a […]

JIM ROGERS: Russia is 'one of the most attractive stock markets in …

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REUTERS/Eric ThayerJim Rogers, author, commodities investor and co-founder Quantum FundsSee AlsoObama’s new sanctions for cybercriminals is important — but it won’t stop the 2 biggest playersExpert: Corruption could cause Ukraine’s government to collapseVenezuela plans to buy more Russian and Chinese armsMOSCOW (Reuters) – Now may be the time to invest in […]

James Webb says stock market has tripled in value since 2009 …

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 16, 2015.Many Americans believe that the economic recovery has only recently picked up steam. But one group that is widely seen as benefiting in recent years are investors in the stock market. This is a point that former Sen. James Webb, D-Va. — a potential longshot candidate […]