Although most investors focus on China’s impressive economic expansion over the past two decades, the accompanying environmental challenges will create significant opportunities for savvy investors. Solid local partnerships will be critical to any international company looking to profit from China’s clean-up effort.
We explore the recent devaluation of the renminbi, analyze market’s misreading of this development and explain why we remain cautious on Chinese equities in the near term but like the financial sector over the long haul.
A surging dollar doesn’t necessarily spell doom for the international stocks in your portfolio. Although a stronger greenback reduces the value of these holdings and their dividends, these companies’ goods and services become more competitive in the US and other import markets.
Welcome to the bear market for the once-booming global mining complex. With prices of copper, gold and other mined commodities sliding, the prices of the world’s largest mining companies have approached valuations not seen since the nadir of the 2008-09 bear market. But there's gold in this downtrodden sector--especially for hardy income-seeking investors with the patience to wait for a turnaround.
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