Hong Kong’s Stocks: Now Cheaper Than Pakistan’s

♠ Posted by Emmanuel in Casino Capitalism,China at 8/27/2015 12:51:00 PM
Islamabad or bust: HK stocks can now be bought more cheaply than Pakistan’s.

Having a powerful economy in your orbit, Big Brother style, has its benefits and drawbacks. For the longest time, the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) has benefited from riding China’s slipstream: Late last year, mainland China overtook Japan […]

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Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts have just published a fantastic map showing which major US listed companies are worth more than entire emerging market stock indices.Take a look:BAMLThe authors offer this explanation of the “the journey from hubris to humiliation” that emerging market equities have undergone: Back in late 2010, when Sepp Blatter announced that Russia & Qatar would follow […]

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A Serial Short Seller Asks “Do Governments & Central Banks Ever Lose?”

Submitted by Jared “The 10th Man” Dillian via,We are about a week into the Greek non-crisis, and nothing especially scary has happened. Stocks opened up lower a couple of times, and there was one wild trading day in EURUSD, but everything is essentially unchanged. Which surprised everyone. Including me, a little.I used to be a plunger. Loved shorting stuff. […]

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Eurasian Economic Union to offer cross-border stock trading in 2016 …

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Robert Shiller isn’t ready to call the stock market a bubble. In an interview with Goldman Sachs published over the weekend, the Yale professor and Nobel Laureate said there is a “bubble element” to the behavior we’re seeing in the stock market. But outside of the “social epidemic” Shiller — who published his famous book “Irrational Exuberance” right before the Nasdaq […]