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China Bull Market Pauses as Pork Prices Soar

China Bull Market Pauses as Pork Prices Soar

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 17, 2007
In China’s big cities, maids are going back to work and casting their day-trading dreams to the wind. The number of new accounts for trading Chinese A-shares (the most basic stock available to retail traders in the Middle Kingdom) is dropping far from recent record highs.

Bulls Lead  Midsummer Rally

Bulls Lead Midsummer Rally

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 17, 2007
To almost any sane person, a 1,300 pound bull is nothing to be fooling around with. An image of power, the massive animal is really nothing more than muscle, hooves, and horns. And then there is the attitude–it’s pretty nasty.

A Worthless Dollar?

A Worthless Dollar?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 13, 2007
This week, bond rating agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s finally announced downgrades on billions of dollars of bonds backed by sub-prime mortgages.

Bioplastics: Taking Huge Profits, One Polymer at a Time

Bioplastics: Taking Huge Profits, One Polymer at a Time

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted July 12, 2007
Today, Nick takes a look at the history of plastics in order to gain insight about the future of the bioplastic industry.

Solar Tower of Power

Solar Tower of Power

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 12, 2007
Like most entrepreneurs, Roger Davey is a man who sees something that very few other people do. Because of it he takes risks, he works hard, and he pushes his dream down a road with no sure answers. And as with most monomaniacs, his dream will either end in the Promised Land or at the bottom of a cliff.

The Really BIG Next Big Thing

The Really BIG Next Big Thing

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 10, 2007
It’s alternative energy. Meaning non-hydrocarbon energy. And for this discussion, we will temporarily ignore uranium, for its use has grown sufficiently that it really can’t at this point be considered “alternative.”

Is Arab OPEC Going Green?

Is Arab OPEC Going Green?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 10, 2007
Recently I told you about a 100 MW solar power project in Abu Dhabi, one of the United Arab Emirates. As one of the top oil and gas producers in the world, the UAE won the geological jackpot. Otherwise, it would be a loose confederation of feudal desert monarchies.

Will Japan Destroy the Yen to Save the Dollar?

Will Japan Destroy the Yen to Save the Dollar?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 9, 2007
As the Japanese government continues holding short-term interest rates near zero while printing yen like it is going out of style, getting out of the yen has now replaced pachinko as the national pastime for rank-and-file Japanese.

The Contagion is Spreading

The Contagion is Spreading

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 5, 2007
After bubbling beneath the surface since last February, the absolute rot that is sub-prime lending reared its ugly head again last week. But this time it wasn’t just the stories of failing lenders like New Century and others that roiled the markets, it was much further up the ladder. The contagion is spreading after all.

Cracks in the Great Wall

Cracks in the Great Wall

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 3, 2007
When it comes to the incredible economic growth story being written in China these days, the numbers–like the country’s population–are simply off the charts. According to the data, the economy of the land of the dragon continues to grow at the massive rate of over ten percent per year, with no end in sight. In terms of GDP, that’s the amazing and unfathomable equivalent of adding a city the size of Philadelphia every month.

The 1,842% Beginning of a Bull Market

The 1,842% Beginning of a Bull Market

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted June 29, 2007
Imagine risking everything you own by investing it in just one commodity. And when I said everything, I meant it. We’re not just talking about the cash in the bank, but selling all of your assets as well–including your house.

iPhone Hype Intersects with Reality

iPhone Hype Intersects with Reality

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted June 28, 2007
With the long awaited debut of Apple’s iPhone tomorrow, Steve Jobs won’t be the only one hoping to earn a buck or two after six months of hype. In fact, a virtual cottage industry has sprung up surrounding the release.