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Headwinds In The Way

Market sentiment is expected to turn soft due to a crazed US's multi-fronts economic attacks on its enemies from China to Iran to Turkey and now Russia. So do exercise caution on long positions in the local market. Malaysia is the in-vogue market for foreign funds and just done a nice ascent above 1,800 last Friday. Whilst that makes it a safe h...

Did DARPA Just Develop Autonomous Drones To Hunt Humans?

Here is some fun - scary - stuff for a change.  https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-08-05/did-darpa-just-develop-autonomous-drones-hunt-humans?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+zerohedge%2Ffeed+%28zero+hedge+-+on+a+long+enough+timeline%2C+the+survival+rate+for+everyone+drops+to+zero%29 Watch the videos

Trump Taxes $200Bn In Chinese Goods 25% – Americans Pay Him $50Bn

Courtesy of PhilStockWorld More tariffs? The Trump administration said that it is considering increasing the proposed tariff on $200 billion in Chinese imports to 25% from 10% – indicating there is now no possibility that there won't be tariffs at all. President Trump has asked U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to hike the duties, whic...

Trump Gets Rebuked At Home

If you are playing the top-down strategy in managing cash to exposure in the market, worried about Trump rampaging and all, you may want to take note of this baby-step move in the US Senate to counter Trump's so far unfettered rights to bash one country after another. Citing 'National Security', Trump has been on a rampage attacking even its (US...

Another Way To Look At Impact Of Trade War

Here is one way of cutting out all the noise about this trade war and the impact on China. https://www.theglobaleconomy.com/rankings/Exports/ Take a close look at this simple measure of 'exports of goods and services as a percentage of GDP'.  The higher the percentage the more painful it gets in the event of a crimp on global growth for a countr...

Was That A Peace Gesture?

Calling the bottom to a slumping market is always going to be tricky. Too early, you catch the proverbial falling knife. Too late, you miss the best parts of the party. One thing is for certain though. Explosive returns await those with the savviness to time it well.  What About This Trade War Engineered Crisis cum Opportunity? Given the flip fl...

A Delirious And Spaced Out Trump

Courtesy of PhiloStockWorld Monday Market Madness – Trade Wars Escalate Now what has President Trump done? You know, you shouldn't have to wake up in the morning and have that be your number one concern. The President of the United State of America is, traditionally, a stabilizing force in the World, not an agent of chaos! While, Republican vot...

Bitcoin Quick Review

A bit of bragging time this morning - just a little - on my pushback post on Bitcoin last December. Idiots were chasing the gold at the end of the bitcoin rainbow then despite enough contrarian views by some really great investment minds and gurus that it (bitcoin) was worth zero.  I have not looked at bitcoin prices for a bit recently but chec...

Why US Threatens Countries Over Purchase Of Russia's S-400

S-400 seen in Crimea, Russia. © Alexey Malgavko / Sputnik  State-of-art S-400 anti-aircraft systems have been causing a stir recently, as countries seek to obtain them despite the US threatening sanctions for the purchase. What is causing Washington’s ire?The S-400 ‘Triumf’ is the most advanced Russian anti-aircraft system, designed to engage l...

MoF's Smart Moves

Here is another way of looking at how things are shifting in the disputes between Malaysia and China over the railway contracts awarded by the previous Government. CIMB came out with a view following the reviews by the Government over the weekend suggesting that some of the deals cannot be cancelled but reviewed. The whittled down contract value...