Z-Ben Advisors’ recent rankings of the top firms engaging China provide invaluable insights into this crucial market. As China rises, Z-Ben helps money managers develop an actionable understanding of China’s dynamics, cutting through the hype. Says Z-Ben’s MD, “For most global players, the excitement of China as an opportunity now matches the hassle of getting […]
A Chinese tycoon can’t meet the margin on $2 Billion in Nickel losses, so what happens next? Well, here’s a look at the move in Nickel over on the LME (London Metals Exchange) that has everyone talking: And here’s the scoop about a Chinese “tycoon” being unable to meet Billions in margin calls: Xiang Guangda, […]
If you’ve turned on the TV in recent weeks, then chances are you came across coverage of the Winter Olympics in Beijing, China. The games gathered a lot of attention with an ice-skating scandal, bobsledding, and a new fan favorite, ice curling? But winter sports aren’t the only hot commodity coming out of China right […]
What do you do when trends stop appearing for the quarter of a billion dollars you manage? Where do you go to find markets like the ‘good old days’ for trend following? Our guest for this episode, Abingdon Global’s Fred Schutzman is in a unique position to answer those questions – and much more! Listen […]
There’s a new word in the financial lexicon. Transitory. And it all has to do with whether recent moves higher in prices of everything from lumber to copper to labor are the first signs of 1970s type inflation, or….as the Fed believes, is just “transitory” and will work itself out once the pandemic is over. […]
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