China’s economic growth and the modernization of its institutions from purely socialistic in nature to ones with traits of market economies, has been a successful endeavor. The reforms have touched upon all institutions and all forms of life throughout the country. The Chinese banking system is a part of those reforms and is in the
Choosing whether to lease a new vehicle instead of buying it largely comes down to priorities. For some drivers, leasing or buying is purely a matter of dollars and cents. For others, it’s more about forming an emotional connection to the car. Before choosing which road to go down, it’s important to understand the key
The largest U.S.-listed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that’s focused on real estate investment trusts, or REITs, is the Vanguard Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA:VNQ), with $38.2 billion in total net assets. Down 14% year-t0-date through Aug. 8, there are plenty of cheap REITs to buy among its 170 real estate stocks. But which ones should you focus
Download Preston’s 1 page checklist for finding great stock picks: Preston Pysh is the #1 selling Amazon author of two books on Warren Buffett. The books can be found at the following location: In this lesson, students learned how to read a yield curve. When looking at the yield curve, it has two major
A view of the Norwegian Encore cruise ship during its inaugural sailing from PortMiami, which took place from Nov. 21-24, 2019. Orlando Sentinel | Tribune News Service | Getty Images Check out the companies making headlines in midday trading. Norwegian Cruise Line — Shares sank nearly 12% on Tuesday after the company reported second-quarter results
In a December 2021 column, I pointed out that fears of the coronavirus were starting to ease sharply. In light of the latter development and the fact that the pandemic had made many Americans much more aware of the dangers of obesity, I wrote that “fitness stocks, particularly those that cater to exercise outside of
Although the general rule of thumb is to avoid equities with heavy short interest, the new normal has brought with it new paradigms. One of these fresh approaches urges speculators to acquire short-squeeze stocks  in an effort to move the equities higher, forcing the bears to cover their short positions. Of course, short covering raises
Shares in graphics chipmaker NVIDIA Corporation (NVDA) plunged Monday and continued its drop on Tuesday after the company said it expects revenue to come in significantly below its earlier estimate, primarily due to weaker gaming sales. The Santa Clara, California-based chipmaker released preliminary second quarter (Q2) earnings yesterday, showing revenue reaching $6.7 billion, well below
Buying high-quality blue-chip stocks in a bear market could be a solid path to generating lucrative long-term returns. Blue-chip stocks are typically large-cap businesses in the mature stage of their business cycle. They boast solid business models, strong balance sheets, and positive free cash flow, which allow them to make significant dividend payments. Therefore, blue-chip
The number of small business owners reporting inflation as their top business problem has reached its highest level since 1979, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB). Thirty-seven percent of small business owners reported that inflation was their single most important problem in operating their business, an increase of three points from