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Alibaba

Alibaba IPO Makes Founder Jack Ma China’s Richest Man – by a Wide Margin

The Alibaba IPO date is still at least two weeks away, but Alibaba's Chairman and co-founder Jack Ma is already feeling the impact of the massive IPO.

According to the Bloomberg's Billionaire Index, Ma's net worth has been calculated at $21.9 billion, making him China's wealthiest citizen – by a wide margin.

Here’s how Ma’s wealth stacks up against other Chinese billionaires, and how the Alibaba IPO will pad his lead…

Gold

China Holds the Keys to the Gold Market

Last year China's private-sector demand for gold reached a record level of 1,132 tonnes, and according to the World Gold Council (WGC), the Asian nation could easily dominate the gold market once again, as they predict demand growing 20% by 2017.

This updated projection from the WGC confirms that China's love for the precious metal remains robust.

Here's what's driving China’s ever-growing hunger for gold...

Tech Investing

The Hottest Investment Market on Earth

China has been dominating the headlines in recent days… And not in a good way.

Since late last week, worries about slowing growth, financial-system shenanigans, and the potential for an "Asian Contagion" type spillover have whacked global stocks – and have left folks wondering if the Chinese Miracle is over.

But China's kind of like a still-young tech venture: There are going to be reversals, it's going to be volatile, and it's normal to expect this kind of whipsaw market action.

And let me tell you something else: While it's true that Beijing has some big problems to solve, investors who just write China off are going to miss out on one of the biggest profit opportunities in global technology.

Even as the broader economy there slows (meaning it's still growing – just at a slower rate than before), there's a tech-focused slice of that country's market that continues to advance at a scorching pace.

In fact, if you look at the numbers, I bet you'll agree with my assessment that we're looking at the hottest investable market on earth.

Today I'm going to tell you all about this market… and I'm going to show you exactly how to play this for maximum gain.

Currencies

The Golden Yuan Is Coming – Here's How to Play It

The U.S. dollar has been the world's de facto reserve currency for almost 90 years.

But this financial dominance may be nearing its end.

In recent years, China's been floating the idea the yuan should take on the dollar's role as the world's reserve currency.

In fact, the Chinese have already negotiated numerous bilateral trade deals that completely bypass it.

And they've even called for efforts to "de-Americanize" the global economy.

Whatever happens, China's economic rise foreshadows increased influence.

It's a trend that not only has serious implications, but also great profit opportunities,

U.S. Economy

Don't Fear China and Japan Owning More U.S. Debt

The U.S. Treasury Department said today (Thursday) that total foreign holdings of U.S. debt rose 1.1% in November to $5.72 trillion, putting foreign holdings 0.1% below the all-time high of $5.76 trillion it reached in March 2013.

In particular, China's holdings reached record levels, increasing 0.9% to $1.32 billion, and so did Japan, which boosted its holdings by 1% to $1.19 trillion. The two countries are the largest and second-largest foreign buyers of Treasury debt, respectively.

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Precious Metals

1,600 Reasons to Buy Gold Now

Gold fell by 28% in 2013. That's a huge reversal of a decade-plus trend.

Between 2001 and 2012, gold managed positive gains every single year, a track record unmatched by any major asset.

The precious metal went from a low of $255 in April 2001 to a high of $1,900 in September 2011, for a peak return of 745%.

Since then, gold has given back 35% from its $1,900 high, leading many to call the end of the gold bull market.

But is it really finished?

By looking at history and numerous indicators, I've found a different story.

One that will jumpstart your 2014 profits...

Best Investments

Best Investments 2014: Turn Our Greatest Threat Into Your Biggest Profit

For most of 2013, we've warned about China's ongoing hack attacks on American companies and government agencies. The assaults highlighted the fragility of our current infrastructure networks.

In March, the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) announced that the U.S. "is the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country's economic competitiveness."

It also means that cybersecurity companies are going to reap epic profits...

Investing Tips

This "Spark" Could Help Fetch a 935% Gain

Editor's Note: Sid's new Small-Cap Rocket Alert is off to a terrific start. His first recommendation is up more than 35% in less than 30 days. And the shares he recommended this week could also climb quickly. Sid's projecting a 935% potential gain over the next 15 months. The move will be driven by a series of "sparks," or catalysts, like the one he's going to show you today…

We hear Wall Street's wizards pontificate, on and on, about the true value of a company all the time. They support their claims with a wide range of ratios.

Or something even more powerful...

Top News

Debt Ceiling Deal Doesn't Fix This Larger Global Issue with United States

Senate leaders finally hammered out a debt ceiling deal today (Wednesday) that avoided a looming potential debt default. It also reopened the government that has been shut down for more than two weeks.

Investors cheered the news and sent stocks up 205 points, or 1.36%, today.

While a deal solves short-term problems, it's not doing much to help the long-term nightmare.

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