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I just recieved information from Euro Pacific regarding their new China Fund available for investors.  For those who may not be familiar with Euro Pacific, this is Peter Schiff’s company who has made a big splash with his excellent predictions of the U.S. economy over the last few years.
If you know anything about Schiff and his economic views, he views China as a major long term opportunity.  At first glance, it looks like this mutual fund will invest directly with Chinese companies on foreign exchanges.  Schiff also focuses on higher …

China, Economy, Technology »

[4 Sep 2009 | Comments Off on Do You Understand The Age In Which We Live? | ]

If you haven’t seen the following video (many of you probably have), then you don’t quite understand the information age that we find ourselves living in today.  The growth of information is staggering.
The examples presented in the following video will help you understand a little better the drastic changes our world has gone through in just the last few years.

What does this mean for business? For making money? for your career?  How can you adapt and position yourself accordingly to profit from this new age?
I welcome your thoughts and comments.

401(k), China, Inflation, Investing, Retirement »

Many of my readers participate in their employers’ 401(k) plans.  In fact, for many, the 401(k) is the only way they touch investing.
First, the 401(k) is a great vehicle to take part in, especially for the company match.  I strongly encourage it.  With that said, are there ways to supplement your 401(k) plan with regards to your complete investment picture?  Are there ways you should diversify from your 401(k)?  Yes and yes.
Supplemental Investments
Most 401(k) plans are heavily tied to the direction of the U.S. economy.  If you read my investing …

China, Investing »

I’ve looked into Waste Management (WM) recently as a potential long term investment.  Most of their business is non-cyclical which means they will perform well even during a prolonged economic downturn.
Take a look at a recent Fortune interview with Waste Management’s CEO discussing the future of their business:
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The part that grabs my attention the most is their drive to find high-growth, recession-resistent investments. The waste-to-energy market is where they are focusing.  Even better, most of this business is coming from abroad, both in Europe …

China, Investing »

I’m in the camp that believes the 21st century belongs to China.  The long term growth strategy, the billion plus population, the desire to achieve a higher standard of living, the work ethic, the surpluses that can be used to invest in future growth… it adds up to years and years of strong growth.  Will there be mishaps along the way?  Sure.  Do the Chinese need to improve on aspects of their society such as corruption in government?  Yes.  But, every developing country (America was not an exception) grows and …