The new year started with sharp declines in the Chinese stock market that spooked investors around the world. But in recent weeks, conditions appear to have stabilized.
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Stocks actually rose last week, although you'd be hard-pressed to find an investor or hedge fund manager who is feeling good about things right now.
But the Dow Jones Industrial Average did in fact gain 105 points or 0.7% to close at 16,093.53 while the S&P 500 rose by 1.4% or 27 points to 1906.90. The Nasdaq Composite Index, home of the FANGS, added 2.3% to close at 4591.18. But as the title of the novel goes, it's "been down so long it looks like up to me."
George Soros offered a grim prediction for the markets yesterday, likening this environment to 2008.
This time, however, he blames China's over-indebtedness as the primary factor responsible for global market woes.
Countless factors influence the global financial markets, but right now the biggest one is China's yuan devaluation.
Ever since August, when the Chinese central bank shocked the markets with a steep yuan devaluation, the Chinese currency has exerted a powerful - and mostly downward - pull on stocks.
Provincial government officials in northeastern China admitted yesterday that they have been falsifying economic data over the past few years.
Some folks are wondering if we should brace for another market meltdown.
China's central bank on Friday cut both Chinese interest rates and banks' reserve requirement ratio. It's an effort to boost China's slowing economy.
The People's Bank of China (PBOC) trimmed its benchmark lending and deposit rate by 0.25% each. They are now at 4.35% and 1.5%, respectively.
Despite the bad headlines coming out of China, it still boasts one of the globe's fastest-growing economies. And it's move to become a more consumer- and tech-focused economy puts e-commerce front and center.
So if you want to make money in tech stocks, you must aim a portion of your portfolio at Chinese e-commerce. Today I'm going to tell you about the best way to play China's renewed emphasis on e-commerce.
The latest data out of China today shows China’s inflation is rising. However, it’s China’s deflation risks that have everyone talking.
The National Bureau of Statics said today (Thursday) that China’s consumer price index (CPI) rose 2% year over year in August and reached a one-year high.
The recent meltdown in China’s stock market has caused shockwaves that have been felt throughout the global markets. It’s the first time investors have seen this, so there’s no precedent that helps them understand what’s happening… or to know how to respond.
A China stock market crash this summer triggered a global sell-off. The country’s benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, lost 12.5% in August alone. It declined a massive 37.94% (1,960.36 points) from its June 12 high through the end of August.
Investors all over the world are growing increasingly concerned – and they should be.
The Shanghai Composite jumped 5% today (Friday), marking its second consecutive day of impressive gains. On Thursday, the Shanghai Composite climbed 5.4%.
Despite the late rally, the Shanghai Composite Index is still down 7.8% on the week and roughly 37% from the high it set in mid-June. The Shanghai Composite ended the week at 3,232.34.
With the Shanghai Composite tumbling 16% this week alone and rattling global markets, readers are asking us, "Will China lower interest rates?" The simple answer is that they already have.
The Shanghai Composite finished in the red today (Wednesday) for the fifth consecutive day. The index was up as much as 4% at one point, but finished the session down 1.3% to 2,927.29.
In an effort to boost exports and spur growth, China's government continues to manipulate its yuan currency.
Wednesday, the PBOC cut the guiding rate for the yuan for the second consecutive day.
Before this month's crash, Chinese markets doubled over seven months to peak at 5,166 in mid-June.
On the way up, anecdotes abounded of farmers abandoning their fields in favor of trading stocks on margin. By late June, there were more individual investors in China than the 87.8 million card-carrying members of the Communist Party of China.
While markets decided to ignore what are destined to be doomed attempts to cover over intractable debt crises in Greece and China, the real action in the markets last week took place in two high-flying NASDAQ stocks - Netflix and Google.
Netflix stock split 7-to-1 and the company announced strong subscriber growth, pushing its stock up from a split-adjusted $98.13 on Wednesday to $114.77 at the end of the week. The 18% pop increased its market cap to $48.7 billion and its price/earnings ratio to 210x as Wall Street analysts competed with each other to raise their price targets to ever higher levels.