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Weibo Stock Fundamentals

Weibo Stock Fundamentals

When you ask someone for a tissue, you’re as likely as not to say “Kleenex.” Weibo (WB) has achieved a comparable branding coup. The microblogging platform’s name is simply the Chinese word for microblogging, so if you want to refer to the activity as such, or to a competitor for that matter, you’ll need to […]

Chinese Opportunities For A Changing Child Policy

Chinese Opportunities For A Changing Child Policy

In 1979, Deng Xiaoping implemented the one-child policy after a party official named Song Jian calculated what he saw as China’s optimal population: 700 million people, which the country had surpassed in 1965. The impact of this social experiment is difficult to measure. In 2006, a Chinese official claimed that 400 million births had been […]

Understanding Non-Deliverable Forward (NDF)

Understanding Non-Deliverable Forward (NDF)

Loading the player… Non-deliverable forward (NDF) refers to a foreign exchange hedging strategy where the parties agree to settle the profit or loss in a foreign currency futures contract prior to the expiration date of the contract.  The profit or loss is based on the difference between the agreed settlement price and the spot currency […]

What Are The Top Retirement Cities In Malaysia?

What Are The Top Retirement Cities In Malaysia?

Malaysia’s vast tropical jungles are becoming a big tourist draw, but Western expats cluster in its two biggest cities: Kuala Lumpur and George Town, both on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. George Town is an island city just across a channel from the mainland. Malaysia’s capital city, Kuala Lumpur, is to the south, just […]

What economic factors influence corporate bond yields?

What economic factors influence corporate bond yields?

A:The most telling signs that a tech stock is about to burst are no different from the signs of impending collapse of stocks in other industries. Any tech stock that rises too fast without a solid business plan plotting its growth is almost certainly heading for a drastic and dramatic fall, sooner rather than later. […]

Fundamentals Of How Brazil Makes Its Money

Fundamentals Of How Brazil Makes Its Money

If you were to ask a Brazilian how it is they make money, they will likely begin by telling you about the wage they earn for working a certain number of hours at their job. They may even go on to tell you about the business, or the piece of land, or even the government […]

Countries Most Affected By A Strong U.S. Dollar

Countries Most Affected By A Strong U.S. Dollar

Investors are gaining confidence in the U.S. economy which has been faring well even amidst a global slowdown. Consequently, the U.S. dollar has been getting stronger relative to most major currencies in the world. In this article we will discuss the effect of a strong and rising U.S. dollar on emerging economies like Brazil, India, […]

Are You In The Top One Percent Of The World?

Are You In The Top One Percent Of The World?

The growth of income inequality has long been a hot topic around the globe, but it wasn’t until the “Occupy” movement that the amount of wealth concentrated in the top one percent of society has received so much attention. Indeed, it’s an incredibly powerful club. According to Oxfam, a leading poverty-fighting organization, this relatively small […]

Is the DSUM Yuan Fixed Income ETF a Good Bet?

Is the DSUM Yuan Fixed Income ETF a Good Bet?

If you’re looking to invest in bonds that aren’t sensitive to U.S. interest rate fluctuations, then you might consider PowerShares Chinese Yuan Dim Sum Bond Portfolio (DSUM) exchange-traded fund (ETF). The purpose of this ETF is to track the performance of the Citi Custom Dim Sum Bond Index. These bonds are settled outside of Mainland […]

Imperial Oil still able to avoid layoffs despite oil woes

Imperial Oil still able to avoid layoffs despite oil woes

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