Across the Ponds - Market Overview

“It seems most of the developed world is trapped within the confines of excessive debt and uncertainty.” 

Excessive debt and uncertainty are the underlying reasons we have been trapped within our “New Reality” of slow economic growth and underemployment for the past seven years.  

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Shadows - Market Overview

China often operates in the shadows.  This raises questions as to the accuracy of the economic data that is released by their government, the internal actions being taken that are kept secret, and their overall motives.  These shadows of doubt and reduced growth expectations have clouded investor perception and have caused foreign investment to flow out of China.

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The China Syndrome - Market Overview

It seems China is facing an economic conundrum these days.  On the one hand, Beijing is trying to transform their country away from a pure “export-driven” economy towards one that is driven by domestic demand.  These efforts have failed for the most part. 

On the other hand, the efforts already put in place to bring about this transformation have also resulted in the lowest GDP growth rate in China since 1990.

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An Era of Debt and Uncertainty - Market Overview

It seems most of the developed world is trapped within the confines of excessive debt and uncertainty. 

Europe is being crushed under loads of debt resulting from years of irresponsible spending – not just in the peripheral countries – but in others such as France.  As a result, millions of people face an uncertain future while their leaders search for a proper course of action and bicker amongst themselves.

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