Global Markets

New Changes on the DJIA?

Are changes coming soon to the Dow Jones Industrial Average Components? By my reckoning, there currently are 5 DJIA Components of the 30 total trading under $10/share: Alcoa (AA) Bank of America (BAC) Citigroup (C) General Electric (GE) and General Motors (GM). Are changes to the Index imminent, and what are likely replacements? In my […]

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6 Questions You Should Be Asking About The Global Financial Crisis

Elliott Wave International, the world’s largest market forecasting firm, receives thousands of questions every year on their free Message Board. Here the company shares 6 of the recent critical questions on the financial crisis and 6 answers provided by their professional analysts. For more free questions and answers or to submit your own question, visit […]

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China Starts Bottom Picking — Should You?

In order to secure its standing in the commodities market when the economy does eventually recover, the Chinese sovereign wealth fund will be deploying up to $200 billion in new purchases. A Great Move China isn’t buying the minerals or commodities themselves, but instead companies that help find or refine the minerals for use. Remembering […]

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Why Dollar Cost Averaging is Your Best Friend

Today’s stocks are so incredibly cheap that the estimated PE ratios are under their historical average, and the market as a whole is already more than 50% cheaper than just one year ago. In just one credit crunch, the market was able to remove 12 years of growth from the stock markets – enabling late […]

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Want Guaranteed 8% Gains? Look to China

The best opportunity for investing in China has just opened, with the Chinese government pledging to do all it can to ensure that the 8% target growth rate is met in 2009. The current stimulus package, as it stands, will be expanded to add more money to the local economy and lower the value of […]

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Will Chinese Drivers Spike Oil Prices Again?

Automotive sales around the world have fallen sharply, even in China. Lower fuel prices and a sense of tightening credit have sent many car shoppers to the used lot – and many more into the same car. The Car Economy Ross Perot coined the term “car economy,” but it seems now that the same economy […]

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Chinese Buying Out Australia for Raw Materials

The $200 billion China Sovereign Wealth Fund has plenty of financial ammunition, especially considering depressed values around the world. In just this past month alone, the fund has purchased more than $25 billion worth of ore and mineral producers in an effort to hedge against future upticks in commodity prices. Now they are looking towards […]

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Top 4 Hottest China Investment Sectors for 2009

Since the markets have fallen off their peaks, the Chinese have been investing not only in China, but across the world. With their impressive foreign reserves, they are looking for a way to churn profits for the government and trust funds. The Chinese are now the leading buyers of foreign debt, and the Chinese citizenry […]

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Chinese Stock Market Climbing as Investors Buy Domestic Shares

The Chinese stock markets are one of the few markets in the world still rallying, and Chinese citizens are buying up shares in droves to capitalize on the runaway market. Thus far China’s stock markets have outpaced the rest of the world, prompting huge returns and more interest in Chinese securities. Though the boom year […]

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The Last Bastion Against Deflation: The Federal Government

This article is part of a syndicated series about deflation from market analyst Robert Prechter, the world’s foremost expert on and proponent of the deflationary scenario. For more on deflation and how you can survive it, download Prechter’s FREE 60-page Deflation Survival eBook, part of Prechter’s NEW Deflation Survival Guide. Now that the downward portion […]

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