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Taiwan Tied-Down?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 14, 2005

As China weaves an international web of trade alliances, the hardest strand to sort out is also its most public foreign policy matter. Taiwan has maintained since 1949 that it is a separate entity from the mainland, which the Beijing government of course refutes.

Greatest Contrarian Plays

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 14, 2005

The Wealth Daily Research Staff describes four of the greatest contrarian plays of all time.

Alpha-States

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 10, 2005

I received a number of e-mail responses to Monday's Waking Dragon ("Fast Times at Pacific Rim High"), including ones from Canadians happy with the way I addressed the trade situation between our two NHL-brother countries.

Lightspeed Computer Chips

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 10, 2005

As the Wealth Daily team at the east coast command office in Baltimore sat around one computer watching, through live streaming video, Senators grill big oil execs about their charitable contributions, I thought to myself just how far the Internet has come from the days of dial-up.

Lamp Posts Indicate Bull Market?

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted November 8, 2005

If you need proof of the commodities bull market, you need look no further than the crooks in Baltimore City.

The Fed: A Team Player for Wall Street

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 8, 2005

We've all seen the painful results of the Internet bubble. Many of us have experienced it personally.

Fast Times at Pacific Rim High

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 7, 2005

Sometimes geopolitics seems more like high school. The self-assured jock (USA) begs all comers to "bring it on," while the brainiac (China) threatens to take his eminently copyable homework and go home.

Television of the Future

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted November 4, 2005

You may already know of Voice over Internet Protocol, also called VoIP. VoIP sends and receives vocal communication over the internet. The voice data runs over a packet-switched network instead of the traditional circuit-switched lines, which conventional telephones use today.

All My Dollars

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 3, 2005

Last week, I wrote about AMD and how I think they are positioning themselves for a real run at Intel. As I run the Asian Investment Desk here at Wealth Daily, my analysis stemmed mainly from the California-based firm's significant forays into the Chinese computing game.

Country Roads, Take Me Elsewhere

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 31, 2005

Transportation is now more than just a means for one individual. The growing market in developing countries will be huge in the years to come.

Prepare to be Shocked!

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted October 31, 2005

I just finished reading the latest issue of the Petroleum Review. It knocked my socks off.

The Logic of Industrial Parenting

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 27, 2005

Chinese InfoTech and the Logic of Industrial Parenting.

China Scores Win for Capitalism!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 26, 2005

Today, the Chinese petroleum industry achieved a hefty victory in its drive to procure enough oil to keep China burgeoning for decades to come. Chinese company CNPC has taken over Canadian-based Kazakh oil firm PetroKazakhstan (PKZ.TO) with a US $4.18 billion buyout.

A Tale of Two Countries

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 24, 2005

Picture a society of factories and filth. On city streets, the black smog is so thick, it's like sucking on an exhaust pipe.

Breakthrough Has Docs Talking Cancer Cure

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted October 23, 2005

Luke Burgess here. I'm currently on a mini-vacation in beautiful sunny Myrtle Beach, the land of Harley Davidsons and Shag dancers.