China Takes Over Hong Kong: Will It Overtake America?

“Hong Kong’s ties to Beijing are increasingly forged in steel, and its ties to English common law, freedom of speech and democracy have weakened significantly.” — Ed Feulner, former president, Heritage Foundation A great tragedy is unfolding before our eyes. Hong Kong (my favorite destination in Asia) is no longer “one nation, two systems,” as was… Read More »

Escape Inflation’s Grip with This Equal Weight Materials ETF

While hope for many investors remains pinned to a strong economic recovery from the damage wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the specter of inflation surfacing has thus far remained in the background. After all, inflation has remained low for many years and many people’s memories of the effects of this economic phenomenon have grown dim… Read More »

Natural Gas Prices Open With Losses on Demand Concerns

Natural Gas After closing lower on Friday following unsuccessful counter-trend trader attempts to establish a support base, Natural Gas Futures opened Monday with more losses. Having ended the week 3.7% lower than the last week, also a negative week, Natural Gas Futures saw demand last week fall to its lowest levels for the same week… Read More »

Brits Optimistic But Spending Less

source: pixabay.com Whilst the UK is approaching its third month under lockdown – the third national lockdown, according to data released on Tuesday, British consumers are spending less but are expressing record levels of confidence. Payment card firm Barclaycard said on Tuesday that in a commissioned survey of 2,003 people conducted between February 19th and… Read More »

Oil Prices Higher After Rocket Attack on Saudis

source: shutterstock Oil prices rose in early Monday’s trading after Houthi rebels in Yemen fired missiles targeting the Saudi Arabian oil industry on Sunday. The targets included Saudi Aramco’s facility at Ras Tanura, with its capacity to export almost 6.5 million barrels of oil a day. No loss of life or significant damage to the… Read More »

Chinese Concerns Continue as Services Activity Slows

source: pixabay.com Following on from the disappointing Chinese factory activity expanding at the slowest rate for nine months, concerns over the Chinese economic recovery continue to mount after the release of disappointing service sector activity data on Wednesday. The Caixin/Markit services Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI), a private gauge of China’s services sector activity, dropped to… Read More »