Decentralization Drives Progress

Frank Holmes | |

The founding of the US is a case study in decentralization.

The Merits and Consequences of Unchecked Globalization

Frank Holmes | |

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine “has put an end to the globalization we have experienced over the last three decades,” says Larry Fink.

Defense Stocks Take Center Stage Amid Global Strife

Tradier | |

The demand for conventional and other weapons looks set to increase over the coming months and years dramatically.

Huawei Says Carrier Business Stable as Revenues Decline: Jeff Kagan

Jeff Kagan | |

Huawei 2021 performance was a mixed bag of good and bad. Wireless carrier business stable. Enterprise operation growing. Revenues down. Let's take a look at what can we expect in 2022 with 5G.

Global Politics Could Drive Extreme Market Volatility in 2022

Tradier | |

While the stock market is focused on inflation and economics, it could be politics that blindside investors and traders over the coming months.

The Year in Review: Michael McTague

Michael McTague | |

Looking back, 2021 was another year full of dramatic financial issues with many consequences. We tackled a number of them. Once again, we will take a look at how we did and provide an update.

US Companies Must Prove Imports From China's Xinjiang Region Are Made Without Forced Labor

AP News | |

President Joe Biden signed a bill into law Thursday to block imports from China’s Xinjiang region unless businesses can prove the items were made without forced labor, the latest in a series of intensifying U.S. penalties against the Asian power for alleged abuses.

The measure had to overcome some initial hesitation from the White House, as well as corporate opposition, to win final passage last week in the Senate, following earlier House passage. Biden also signed a separate bill Thursday funding research into a cure for Lou Gehrig’s disease.

What's Next for Chinese Stocks?

Tradier | |

While US stocks rallied in 2021, the trend in Chinese stocks remains lower, which is an opportunity for value investors but a red flag for many market participants.

Some Chinese Banks Stop Offering New Credit to Property Developers Amid Evergrande Scare

Reuters | |

As fears of contagion from any default by China Evergrande Group mounted this month, some Chinese banks, insurers, and shadow banks stopped offering new credit to property developers, and ran urgent checks on their exposure to the troubled sector.

Carrying $305 billion in liabilities, China's second biggest property developer inched closer to a potential default on Friday by missing the deadline on an interest payment.

Chinese Property Developer Evergrande Not 'Too Big to Fail' — Global Times

Reuters | |

The editor-in-chief of state-backed Chinese newspaper Global Times warned debt-ridden property giant Evergrande Group that it should not bet on a government bailout on the assumption that it is "too big to fail."

It was the first commentary to appear in state-backed media casting doubt on a government bailout for the country's second largest property developer, whose shares fell on Friday for the fifth consecutive day amid concerns it is heading for default.

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