China lost the equivalent of 14 Greeces over the last month: Why the actions of banning short selling and punishing the market taken by the Chinese government will backfire.
The market has been fixated on the actions of Greece, a country with 11 million people or the equivalent of Los Angeles County. However, the bigger action is taking place in the gambling obsessed Chinese economy. For those of you not following global news the Chinese stock markets, primarily the Shanghai Composite, Shenzhen, and Hang […]
China has overtaken Mexico as the source of the largest number of immigrants to the U.S. – the Far East is the new Southwest.
It should come as no surprise that the US is a net immigration country while China and Mexico are both net emigration countries. What may be a surprise is that now China has overtaken Mexico as the top importer of immigrants. The flood of money from China into key cities has been nothing short of […]
The mega Chinese stock market bubble: Over half of new investors only have a junior high education or less and the Shanghai Composite is up 100 percent in one year.
I still have vivid memories of Japan’s massive bull-run in stocks and real estate. For many years the consensus was that Japan had found a secret method of perma-growth and prices would only go up. Down was not in the vocabulary. We are seeing similar perceptions and narratives when it comes to China’s roaring economy. […]
China’s housing correction is now in full swing: Big developers begin to slash prices with sales falling more than 10 percent.
It was bound to happen. The housing correction in China is now here. It is interesting to hear the various perspectives from people and how China is absolutely different to the point of never being open to property bubbles. The same arguments were made during the Japanese real estate bubble as well. Well apparently the […]
China ghost cities and real estate correction: China’s GDP and individual household wealth is heavily tied to real estate. What happens when a correction hits?
China has had one of the wildest real estate sectors of any large global economy. Chinese real estate values have appreciated dramatically largely shutting out regular workers in the country. It is an interesting situation. You hear countless stories of young males trying to find a potential mate and given the restrictive one child policy, […]
China enters unfamiliar economic territory with rising inventory – Contraction in China’s manufacturing sector now inching closer to one year. What does this say about the global recovery?
China is feeling the deep impact of the global slowdown. The country has seen unprecedented growth for the last few decades and is now entering into a very unfamiliar territory. Slowing demand. Data is reflecting that the slowdown on exports from places like the US and especially Europe is having an impact in their very […]
China’s ghost cities and shopping malls – 14 million empty housing units in the U.S. while China may have up to 64 million empty apartments. GDP is only as good as the quality behind the financial numbers. China real estate bubble.
The Census released data showing that 14 million housing units in the U.S. are categorized as being vacant. As startling as this figure appears on the surface, China has an estimated 64 million empty apartment units. As we enter a perpetual cycle of global financial bubbles, the largest ongoing bubble in the world at the […]