Thursday, September 29, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Some economists believe that 2012 is going to be a recession year. The UK, Hong Kong, China are already seeing a decline in property sales and house prices have come down. The Bank will not making profit anymore soon. Inflation is high. people are suffering now. Politicians are running out of ideas. Companies are try to list in the market to accumulate more cash. Then, what should you do now?
Saturday, June 11, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 2011
今年早些时候，在香港上市的中国森林控股有限公司(China Forestry Holdings Ltd.)的股票被停牌，此前该公司管理团队成员被拘捕或失踪。
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
投资价值型股票可以获得良好回报。豪根和Case Closed一文的另一位作者纳丁•贝克（Nardin Baker）写道：有强大证据显示，与所有那些有关预期回报的复杂理论相比，简单的直觉更为靠谱。
就 连一些狂热崇拜有效市场假说的人也都被迫部分承认了这类观点。他们几十年来坚持认为，要获得更高回报，你就得承受更大波动或曰“风险”。回过头来看数据 时，他们才意识到实际情况并不全是这样。他们承认，小公司的表现比大公司好，价值型股票的表现比增长型股票好──尽管它们含有的风险更低。
碰 巧，过去两年股市反弹期间增长型股票出现了大幅上涨。于是投资者再次任由自己幻想未来的辉煌，而不是紧盯今天的利润。FactSet的数据显示，从 2009年年初开始，增长型股票的表现比价值型股票好20%。这令人难以置信。小盘增长型股票表现最好。所有股票中最安全的大盘价值股表现最差。
Republican lawmakers are "playing with fire" by contemplating even a brief debt default as a means to force deeper government spending cuts, an adviser to China's central bank said.
"I think there is a risk that the U.S. debt default may happen," Li told reporters on the sidelines of a forum in Beijing. "The result will be very serious and I really hope that they would stop playing with fire."
China is the largest foreign creditor to the United States, holding more than $1 trillion in Treasury debt as of March, U.S. data shows, so its concerns carry considerable weight in Washington.
"I really worry about the risks of a U.S. debt default, which I think may lead to a decline in the dollar's value," Li said.
Saturday, May 21, 2011
The second wave of the Greek debt crisis seems to be focused on the technicalities of default. This time last year the EU authorities together with the ECB and the IMF were trying to find a stop-gap solution to Greek financial crisis, now the hard work begins as the EU authorities (in particular the ECB) try to wean the Greek financial system off temporary liquidity support.
To complicate matters, Greece isn’t playing ball. Its tax collection record is still dismal and its deficit cutting hasn’t happened fast enough to convince the EU authorities to give them more money. German officials have spoken out about Greece’s short falls and it was slapped on the wrist by the IMF last week. This pushed Athens to announce a wave of privatizations of state assets, but that wasn’t enough to stop Fitch, the credit rating agency, from cutting its long-term credit rating to B+. Fitch justified its actions by saying that the risk of default had dramatically increased and that any re-profiling of debt is another form of default.
This caused a flurry of risk aversion in the markets; however this is likely to be short-lived. The market has come to expect a second bailout/ default from Greece. What is much more troublesome is the ECB’s recent rhetoric. It is steadfastly against a debt restructuring for any member states, which is what the EU authorities are pushing for. The reason for this is twofold: firstly, it believes that a default would cause contagion to other more systemically important nations in the Eurozone like Spain. Secondly, since last year the ECB has been accepting lower grade collateral in return for its loans, which means it is sitting on billions of peripheral debt.
ECB member Jens Weidman said that the Bank may no longer accept Greek bonds as collateral if there is an arranged default for Athens. This would in essence shut-off Greek banks from the capital markets, causing them to collapse and potentially triggering a global financial crisis, resulting in the 200 pip drop in EURUSD at the end of this past week.
The ECB is talking tough and has a right to voice its concerns, but we believe it will be side-lined and the EU authorities will ultimately determine the solution to the debt crisis. The ECB’s mandate is to promote financial market stability – unleashing chaos into the markets by effectively forcing Greece into bankruptcy would be a clear violation of this mandate.
The bad news for euro bulls is that the Greek situation is likely to get worse; an IMF audit into how well it is adhering to the conditions of its first bailout is due to be released next month, which has the potential to dent investor sentiment further.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Investors and traders approach the end of QE2 with a sense of trepidation, worried that with the Fed no longer supporting the market, investments that have been profitable for the last nine months will plummet and rattle confidence in the shaky economic recovery.
The survey showed investors overwhelmingly thought government bonds would suffer from the Fed's exit, with 40 of 64 respondents saying the end of quantitative easing would drive up yields on U.S. 10-year Treasury bonds.Concerns about the European debt crisis, the Chinese economic slowdown and the struggling U.S. jobs market, already gnawing away at investor confidence, may now take a big bite out of sentiment across a range of markets.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Output from TSH’s plantations in Indonesia is picking up pace.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
Mulpha International Bhd (3905.KL) focus is on property development and investment, infrastructure and civil construction with operations and investments in Malaysia, Vietnam, Singapore, Hong Kong and Australia.
The Group's real estate investments in Malaysia are located in several strategic development areas, includes the prestigious gated resort development of Leisure Farm Resort in Gelang Patah within the South Johor Economic Region (SJER) and Iskandar Malaysia (IM) and Bukit Punchor Industrial Park in Nibong Tebal, Seberang Prai within the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER).
Over the years, Mulpha has leveraged on its expertise abroad to become Malaysia's largest real estate investor and developer in Australia, owning world-class assets that include Sanctuary Cove and Hyatt Regency Sanctuary Cove in Queensland, InterContinental Sydney, Norwest Business Park Sydney, The Hotel School Sydney, Bimbadgen Estate in New South Wales' Hunter Valley and the world-renowned and award-winning Hayman Great Barrier Reef.
(Long the market and stop loss at 1522-1518)
FCPO July (daily) the price rebound today, but not yet break the downtrend line. (Sell Short and Stop Loss at 3426)
Sunday, April 10, 2011
ASEAN Exchanges is a collaboration of the seven exchanges from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam to promote the growth of the ASEAN capital market by bringing more ASEAN investment opportunities to more people.
This will be accomplished by driving cross border collaboration, streaming access to ASEAN, creating ASEAN centric products and implementing targeted promotional initiatives.
ASEAN Exchanges will provide an easily identifiable reference for investors in the form of the ASEAN Stars.
ASEAN Stars will comprise 210 ASEAN blue-chip stocks representing the most exciting 30 companies of each member exchange as ranked by investability in terms of market capitalization and liquidity.
Friday, March 18, 2011
The resolution, approved yesterday 10-0 with five abstentions, allows the U.S., the U.K., France and Arab nations to “take all necessary measures” to protect civilians. It excludes “a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory,”
Qaddafi has threatened to “destroy” the opposition movement and take Benghazi, a city of 1 million people and the center of the uprising against his four-decade rule. He said yesterday he would show “no mercy” to “traitors” who don’t surrender.
The UN vote drew cheers and celebratory gunfire from hundreds of anti-Qaddafi Libyans gathered in Benghazi. Brazil, China, Germany, India and Russia abstained from voting in New York.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
"We are concerned of the medium to long term impact of this earthquake. But the efforts by the Bank of Japan to pump in US$183 billion into the financial system may stem any major sell down in the capital markets and reassures investors," he said. He also said that the CONSTRUCTION industry in Japan is set to be a major gainer after this disaster as the government there starts rebuilding the cities affected by the quake and tsunami.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 25, 2011
Investors have gotten wildly bullish of late, as the bull market that started in early 2009 keeps driving stocks to new highs.
But the pigs are about to get slaughtered, says Bob Prechter, president of Elliott Wave International and editor of the Elliott Wave Theorist.
Prechter still thinks the new bull market is just a cyclical "retracement" of some of the bear market losses that we've had since the market crashed in 2008. Prechter expected this retracement to drive stocks 50% above the market lows, but stocks have since soared 30% higher than than he expected.
So when the day of reckoning comes, Prechter thinks, it will be even more startling. And Prechter still thinks that stocks will eventually crash to new bear-market lows (read: below 6,800 on the DOW).
What makes Prechter think this day of reckoning may come sooner rather than later?
Sentiment indicators and other technical analysis.
Investor bullishness has now gotten so extreme, Prechter says, that it has exceeded the levels in 2008 before the market crashed. Investors could still get even more bullish, of course, but eventually they'll pay for this optimism.
And Prechter's not just bearish on stocks: He thinks oil, silver, and other commodities are absurdly overvalued, too. The only thing he's bullish on is the dollar.
When will that be?
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Deep-water oil wells generally require bigger support vessels with more brake horse power (bhp), such as those owned by Petra Perdana.
Petra Perdana has a mixed fleet of 25 vessels, of which 14 are larger vessels above 9,000bhp, which would make them ideal for Petronas’ new oil finds in Sarawak.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Target Price Y2011 : S$2.50
Saturday, February 19, 2011
NEW YORK: Investors are worried the U.S. stock market has rallied for six months without significant correction but they're not ready to call it quits, according to a Reuters report on Friday, Feb 18.
The CBOE Volatility Index VIX, Wall Street's so-called "fear gauge", was on track to end the week about 5 percent higher even as the S&P 500 index rose to twice its value from just two years ago. The index is usually inversely correlated to the S&P and a rise in the VIX typically means a drop in the stock market.
"There is definitely high anxiety because everyday it looks like the market is at the top and it's going to have to correct," said James Dailey, portfolio manger of TEAM Asset Strategy Funds in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
"Are we due for a pullback? Yes. When? that's the big question. Money just keeps flowing into equities."
The VIX's overall level of 16.51 is still historically low but substantially higher than recent volatility. That suggests investors see more share gyrations in the weeks ahead.
"The 3-5 percent correction that the market had anticipated might now turn into a 5-10 percent one."
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Troubled oil company Delta Petroleum (Nasdaq: DPTR) is now walking the proverbial tightrope after it recently began trading on Nasdaq’s Capital Market rather than the exchange’s Global Market. The company’s recent relisting at the hands of Nasdaq means that shareholders in Delta may be witnessing just the first of several punitive actions against the company. Like its name, Delta is at a clear crossroads.
In English, please
Nasdaq’s relisting means that the company’s outstanding shares have been transferred from the big swimming pool with the slides and diving boards down to the baby pool, where swimmers need to have water-wings and their mother’s undivided attention in order to dip their toes in. This is a bad thing.
As of Feb. 1, the company received an additional 180 days from Nasdaq to regain compliance in order to requalify for play in the deep end. In the short term, this is a good thing of course. But, ultimately, one can’t argue this is anything other than yet another major set-back for the company.
Those are the rules
According to Nasdaq listing rules, the minimum price of a company’s common stock cannot be less than $1.00 per share for 30 consecutive business days. Delta’s shares are currently trading at $0.74. Of course, it wouldn’t take much for a volatile company like this one to muster a rally (especially considering the extremely volatile nature of energy prices), but for the time being, the company will have to operate per normal under the looming threat of a complete de-listing. This is something that should concern investors.
Delta’s underperformance is certainly not a recent phenomenon, either. Share prices have steadily declined from $4.67 in February 2009 to its current status well below a dollar.
A last-ditch effort
Delta had hoped to catalyze a turnaround after selling some of its working assets and being aided by a simultaneous increase in gas prices, but bad days didn’t end there. Hitting dry wells and surviving on cash tapped through the equity markets is no way to run an oil company. No doubt, they have put in a lot of effort to delve into unproven areas, but that strategy clearly continues to backfire. Without a proper asset base from which they can generate revenue, it wouldn’t make sense to keep digging with investors’ hard-earned money.
Of course, Delta had its days under the sun, and it would be nice to see a turnaround. There have been other reasonably similar success stories like Talisman Energy (NYSE: TLM), but it would be wise to take a closer look at the underlying business fundamentals of companies like Delta that are riding on such a volatile lifeline. Leaving everything to fate sounds pretty un-Foolish, especially in this sink-or-swim sector.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
In a widely expected move, the People's Bank of China announced Tuesday on its website that the benchmark 1-year deposit rate would rise by a quarter percentage point to 3 percent and the 1-year lending rate would increase by the same amount to 6.06 percent.
"The announcement may cause jitters about the impact tightening will have on Chinese growth but these should not be overplayed," said Mark Williams, senior China economist at Capital Economics. "The latest increases are in line with the gradual policy tightening that has been underway over the last few months and will not do much to slow growth."
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
The transfer of Delta's common stock to the NASDAQ Capital Market from The NASDAQ Global Market should not have any effect on a shareholder's ability to buy or sell its shares of Delta.
In transferring to the Capital Market, it is expected that Delta will have an additional 180 days to regain compliance with NASDAQ's requirement that its minimum bid price be at least $1.00.
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
1. US growth accelerates as US real GDP reaches a new all time high
2. The US economy creates two to three million jobs in 2011 as unemployment falls to 9%
3. US stocks experience a third year of double-digit percentage returns for the first time in over a decade as earnings reach a new all time high
4. Stocks outperform bonds and cash
5. The US stock market outperforms the MSCI World Index
6. The US, Germany and Brazil outperform Japan, Spain and China
7. Commodities and emerging market currencies outperform a basket of the US dollar, euro and yen
8. Strong balance sheets and free cash flow lead to significant increases in dividends, share buybacks, mergers and acquisitions and business reinvestment
9. Investor flows move from bond funds to equity funds
10. The 2012 US presidential campaign sees a plethora of Republican candidates while President Barack Obama continues to move to the centre
Standard & Poor's surprised markets by downgrading Japan's long-term sovereign debt one notch from AA to AA minus, citing the country's ballooning deficit, which it said will further reduce Tokyo's already restricted fiscal flexibility.
The move will have a limited impact on Japan's ability to raise money on financial markets but it raised a red flag with investors about other leading countries' fiscal imbalances.
"It is not a good sign.... A major economy like Japan being cut is not going to go down very well," said Mark Priest, senior equities trader at ETX Capital