Thursday, October 19, 2017

China's 19th NPC: Effects on Hong Kong

We are the water skier at the back of the Chinese speed boat.  Depending on where Xi wants to take his Party and China, we must follow - prett... Read More >>

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

China's 19th Party Congress: the key question

If you are unaware of the momentous events about to occur in Beijing 18th - 19th October, please don't waste your time now... The key question... Read More >>

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Hong Kong:Carrie Lam's Maiden Policy Address

The Policy Address of Carrie Lam, our Chief Executive,. was long on detail - but short on vision. 1.   Our overall observations a. ... Read More >>

Monday, October 09, 2017

What will trigger the next market crash?

We read the Financial Times and Economist regularly as part of our intellectual diet.  Both carried articles this week about the non-likelihoo... Read More >>

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Radio Show Notes: Fischer, ECB, dollar, gold & Chinese markets

A random walk. We are very worried about Prof. Fischer resigning. Expect more ECB garble. The dollar remains soft whilst Euro-yields rise. Gold ris... Read More >>

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Global: What will cause the crash?

Un-originally, we have forecast a market crash between 4Q17 and 2H18.  Iconoclastically, however, we don't think that the usual causes are rel... Read More >>

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Radio Show Notes: Repairing a Tesla with a horse-buggy manual

Central bankers are fighting yesteryears' wars: inflation bouts.  They run the risk of making severe policy mistakes which could trigger a mar... Read More >>

Sunday, June 18, 2017

USA & China: Mini Super-Tuesday

This Tuesday will reveal whether Georgia will elect a Democrat congresswoman AND whether the MSCI will embrace  China’s A shares.  ... Read More >>

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Economic Time and Your Investing

Here are the notes to an investment  speech which I gave on 9th June here in Hong Kong: the Economic Clock®, social unrest, defence and ed... Read More >>

Thursday, February 02, 2017

USA: The Fed and long bond yields

Even though the Fed won't raise short rates until mid-June, watch the long end of the curve! U.S.  The Fed has left interest rates on hold. ... Read More >>

Thursday, January 26, 2017

USA: Trump honeymoon over yet?

Since Trump's November victory, the Dow has surged nine per cent. Quo vadis?  The Dow Jones Industrial Average has crossed the 20,000 lev... Read More >>

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Hong Kong's Policy Address

The Chief Executive's final policy address was conspicuous in what it omitted CE POLICY ADDRESS Hong Kong’s Chief Executive CY Leung ha... Read More >>

Sunday, January 08, 2017

China:Definitely a worse Economic Time

Get out and stay out of China and her satellite markets!  Wilting RMB Back on 20th December 2016 we advised that the evidence-b... Read More >>

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Greater China: Rising tensions

It is pointless wasting your time on the Greater China markets: their Economic Time® is bad, and geopolitical tensions are rising R... Read More >>

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

China: Why the RMB keeps wilting

China's Economic Time® has worsened. Avoid her and thus Hong Kong's stock markets Changed Economic Clock® On 16th December w... Read More >>

Friday, December 16, 2016

USA & China: Risks of a change in Economic Time

America's Economic Time® keeps improving; China's keeps worsening. America's Economic Time®.  For the past year, America's Econom... Read More >>

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

China and Hong Kong: Why you should sell

 The global Economic Time® is worsening in China and Hong Kong: sell in December and go away. CHINA China is seeking a World Trade Orga... Read More >>

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Radio Show: Why you should look to sell China & Hong Kong

 Start planning to sell both markets: China's Economic Time® is worsening, as is Hong Kong's.   CHINA FX RESERVES China’s f... Read More >>

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Radio Show: Trump's "America first" during gridlock

How can Trump progress with his "America first" policy by angering Congress and foreign governments? THE ECONOMY Mr Trump has promised to dou... Read More >>

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Radio Show: the Fed, Europe and Hong Kong

  FED In its last policy decision before the US election, the US Federal Reserve has left interest rates unchanged. However, the monetary... Read More >>

Thursday, October 20, 2016

China: Good GDP and CPI Data

GDP and inflation are encouraging for those wanting to buy the market. THIRD QUARTER GDP ~Economic Time®: Excess supply of money &... Read More >>

Monday, October 10, 2016

China: Weaker RMB and Disparate Fiscal Policy

In the nearer term, China's monetary policy bodes well for markets. In the longer term, her fiscal policy does not.  Softer  ... Read More >>

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Radio Show: Where the IMF is erring

 The IMF just lambasted Central Banks for blocking world growth. We think it's the corrupt politicians who thrive on "Moneyocracy".  Bank... Read More >>

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Bloomberg TV: Why the Fed won't hike next month

   Top three buying themes Water shares (geopolitical: the new "oil") Agricultural (La Nina rears its... Read More >>

Saturday, October 01, 2016

China: Do NOT Buy RMB Bonds

Despite their glitter, is it worth investing in RMB bonds?  Re-weightings In the next year, foreign fund managers intend to do... Read More >>

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

China's Sixth Plenum: Solidifying Xi's Legacy

Sixth Plenum On Tuesday, 27th September, the Party announced that the sixth Plenum will be held from 24th-26th October, i.e. in just under a mon... Read More >>

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Finance: What to be scared of

Don't worry about China's banks; do worry about America's student and car loans! China's banks According to the Bank for Internatio... Read More >>

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

The Fed: Driving with a rear-view mirror

The Fed is working with an anachronistic model. Keep buying China and America. Deja vu For those (younger) market observers shocked... Read More >>

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Markets: keep buying China and America

Keep buying China/Hong Kong  and America/the dollar; history stopped being a guide  as of 2010.  1.  Why the Chinese  fis... Read More >>

Monday, August 22, 2016

China: Plenty of room for fiscal stimulus

China's national debt levels are not worrying, so China can reflate happily - and effectively.  Keep buying.    ... Read More >>

Monday, August 08, 2016

China: The myth of a cheaper RMB boosting exports

We never bought the simplistic story that a cheaper currency on its own boosts exports.  Investment implication: don't be fooled!  ... Read More >>

Friday, August 05, 2016

Defence: the start of the East Asian arms race

At a press conference on 4th August, the East Asian arms race was heralded.  The investment implication is obvious. THAAD In e... Read More >>

Friday, August 05, 2016

RTHK Radio Show: Asset Allocation

 Buy Hong Kong - but avoid our banks.  Buy India, but with a view to a quick, liquid exit.   Here are the notes made in preparation... Read More >>

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Market Outlook: August - December 2016

Global Economic Time is stabilizing: buy the G3 plus Greater China What are your top 3 investment ideas?  -     &... Read More >>

Monday, August 01, 2016

China: The RMB flunks the safe haven test

On 1st October, the RMB will become the mushiest member of the SDR: it is NOT a safe haven currency, and it will keep depreciating steadily. ... Read More >>

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Economic Clock: Where are we in the cycle?

Our only change is that now, you should start buying China and thus Hong Kong. What we wrote in April Just this April we issued a pi... Read More >>

Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Debt Time Bomb: radio show

America's leveraged corporate debt is more dangerous than China's unleveraged domestic debt.  Investment implications. DEBT TIME BOMB Ratin... Read More >>

Thursday, July 07, 2016

Radio Show. Brussels fudge: an Italian tax payer bailout

Godiva is launching a new product:" Brussels Fudge". Watch tax payers bail out Italian banks - totally contrary to the new banking directive of ea... Read More >>

Monday, July 04, 2016

Asset Allocation: Brussels fudge and Hong Kong's stale noodles

 Why you should underweight Europe and Hong Kong. 1.  Dominoes falling in Europe - where else might follow? Political as well as r... Read More >>

Friday, July 01, 2016

BREXIT: anything really changed?

BREXIT is a traders' paradise, nothing more. Investment implications. Here are my talking points for a Bloomberg HK TV show of 1st July 2016, 11:... Read More >>

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How artificially low interest rates distort growth

  Central Bank buying of bonds artificially depresses their yields. Bad for investors relying on market signals!  Low rates hin... Read More >>

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

China: why A-shares will get included in the MSCI

We'll join the herd and predict unoriginally that China's A-Share index directly will be included in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index (MSCI EMI). T... Read More >>