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Welcome to Absurdistan

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 22, 2005

While the Chinese plot how to capture a significant share of the world's global market, leaders in the Western world are castrating themselves over whether the word "women" should be changed to a less male-centric "womyn."

The Collapse of GM

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted November 21, 2005

Over the summer we mentioned that gold might hit $500 by year's end. And it looks as if we are going to be right on target.

Gas-to-Liquids

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted November 18, 2005

Two hundred years ago the industrial revolution initiated the world's need for energy. Today, the electronic revolution is driving that demand higher with each passing day.

The Amazing Hopkins

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted November 17, 2005

Yep, I call 'em right. My subjective radar was right on the nose, and I scooped the leader of our very own Hyperpower on his big Asia policy speech.

GM Go Bye-Bye

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted November 17, 2005

General Motors is staring down the barrel of a gun.

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.