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Global Investing

Fixed Asset Investment In China Rises to $747 Billion, a 26.6% Increase

By Jason Simpkins Investment in China’s fixed assets – factories, property and equipment – increased 26.6% in the first seven months of 2007, fueling concerns that China’s national economy could overheat. In a related development, inflation has reached a ten-year high, putting even more pressure on China’s central bank to raise interest rates, and slow […]

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Beware of the "Tipping Point"

From Staff Reports It’s called the “tipping point,” and it’s a term that strikes fear in the hearts of even the toughest global traders. Simply put, the tipping point is that specific place in time where there’s just too much bad news for an economic system to overcome. When that point is reached, the market […]

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Virulent Pig Virus Viewed as "Threat" to China, Global Business

From Staff Reports A virulent swine virus is “sweeping” China’s pig population – causing pork prices to spike, and spawning fears of a pandemic that could race through this huge country’s pig farms, according to a report in the International Herald Tribune newspaper. This is a development investors should watch, for if it ends up […]

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The Second Quarter Votes are in: Global Gains Trump Domestic Pains

By William Patalon III And Mike Caggeso When Deere & Co. yesterday (Wednesday) reported a 23-jump in quarterly profits, the agricultural-equipment maker said that a 5% sales slump in its North American market was more than offset by a 30% revenue gain in the company’s overseas markets. The Moline, Ill.-based Deere (NYSE: DE)  – known […]

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Foreign Markets Thrive; U.S. Closes With A Thud

By Jason Simpkins Central banks continued funneling cash into the world’s wounded financial systems Monday, the latest in a series of liquidity infusions that began last week. The European Central Bank offered another $65 billion in emergency funds, while the Bank of Japan injected $5.1 billion. The Federal Reserve again came in on the low end […]

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ABN AMRO Deal Points to Next Ways to Profit From China

As a global trader interested in aligning my money with the most powerful trends of the day, I’m constantly watching the headlines in search of the latest moneymaking opportunity. I am particularly interested in stories that emblazon the front pages of newspapers everywhere else around the world, but that barely even rate a mention here […]

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Global Crisis Investing and a Grandmother's Advice

By Keith Fitz-Gerald Contributing Editor Whenever I’m faced with a market like this one – rocky and volatile, with hidden wildcards just waiting to trip us up – I can’t help but think about my late grandmother, successful amateur investor Virginia Gruner, and the warning she would issue in just these situations: “Hold onto your […]

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