China stimulus package and market

Reading Time: 2 minutes Shanghai housing price heated up again recently, according to famous Shanghai blogger Wang Jianshuo. It’s no secret the stock market (Shanghai composite index) rebounded from 1,700 in last Oct. to 3,400 in last couple days, an 100% increase. CNN had an article How to say bubble in Mandarin. Video below.

Mr. Market turned face

Reading Time: < 1 minute Some signs of the stock market is cracking: 1) The leaders such as Google (Nasdaq: GOOG), Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A, BRK.B) are retreating. 2) CIC is thinking about buying equities again, Renaissance Technologies is one option (last time CIC pulled trigger, it bought Blackstone pre-IPO at top). 3) Goldman Sach is selling.… Continue reading Mr. Market turned face

Investing in China: I

Reading Time: < 1 minute I have talked about investing in China many times in this blog. Recently a good friend of my wife asked this question: how to protect her parents retirement (life style) now that they are near retirement? I think this is a very good question, also a very common one. Recently I read Charlie Munger’s book… Continue reading Investing in China: I

Disappointing moment

Reading Time: < 1 minute Obviously when Chinese track star Liu Xiang quit the race due to heel injury, we are all disappointed. Not only the fact he could not get a “face saving” gold medal, and he is China’s only hope on track and field (at least from men side); but also the fact we did not know how… Continue reading Disappointing moment

Olympics official starts, market, tax refund

Reading Time: < 1 minute Beijing Olympics offically started just couple hours ago. Thanks to NBC pursuit of rating and advertising dollars, US auduiences won’t see live broadcast of the opening ceremony. A video playback will be shown tonight at 6:30 PM at local NBC channel (KSDK channel 5 in the case of St. Louis). It will last 4.5 hrs.… Continue reading Olympics official starts, market, tax refund

China: embracing bear market after Olympics?

Reading Time: < 1 minute Couple days ago I suggested the China stock market could have a relief rally after Olympics, when the party is over without major glitches. I still belive Beijing Olympics will turn out to be ok, amid so much worries from human rights protests to security threats. I also believe Chinese economy will not stand still… Continue reading China: embracing bear market after Olympics?

Bottom fishing time?

Reading Time: 2 minutes Yesterday was another brutal day in the Wall Street, or the Bay Street (Toronto), or SSE (Shanghai Securities Exchange). According to the number, the Dow is now officially in bear territory. General Motor (NYSE:GM), a Dow component and an American icon, hit 53 years low. It closed at $11.43. So, should we go bottom fishing?… Continue reading Bottom fishing time?