Tag: economic slowdown

Churning Over China [INFOGRAPHIC]

Churning Over China [INFOGRAPHIC]

China’s economic opaqueness, including doubts about the veracity of official figures, is one the biggest blind spots for policymakers and businesses around the world trying to plan for a highly unpredictable future. It’s a little like trying to pilot a […]

Are “Safety Stocks” Truly Safe?

Are “Safety Stocks” Truly Safe?

Are “Safety Stocks” Truly Safe? by Seth J. Masters, AllianceBernstein Market volatility at the beginning of 2016 spurred many investors to seek a safe place to ride out the storm. As is often the case, the stocks they favored lagged […]

Investing After Commodities Super-Cycle

Investing After Commodities Super-Cycle

Investing After Commodities Super-Cycle by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group ACCORDING to conventional wisdom, the challenges of global commodities can be attributed to China’s slowdown. Advanced economies are not immune. In the US, just two commodity-related sectors — oil and gas, […]

Oil Prices – $50 As Soon As May?

Oil Prices – $50 As Soon As May?

Oil Prices – $50 As Soon As May? by Charles Kennedy, OilPrice.com After staging a 50 percent rally between February and March, oil prices have bounced around, moving up or down on a given day depending on the news cycle. […]

China’s New GDP Range Target Is A Balancing Act

China’s New GDP Range Target Is A Balancing Act

China’s New GDP Range Target Is A Balancing Act by Dan Steinbock, Difference Group China’s new growth target of 6.5-7% will ensure more flexibility amid deceleration at home and stagnation in the West. It is a balancing act between reforms […]

QE Program – An Embarrassment Of Stitches

QE Program – An Embarrassment Of Stitches

QE Program – An Embarrassment Of Stitches by Danielle DiMartino Booth Leonor Jean-Christine Soulas d’Allainval was no Shakespeare. His first play, “L’Embarras des richesses,” was a three-act comedy that premiered in 1726 and was performed only four times in the […]