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Investors Beware: King Dollar’s World Reign is Nearly Over

Investors Beware: King Dollar's World Reign is Nearly Over

The reign of the dollar for international investors has been a mainstay and familiar guide post. The United States dollar (USD) has been a currency that all sides could agree had value. It was relatively easy to convert in most countries and ended up being legal tender throughout the world. A great deal of world trade both legal and illegal ends up being negotiated with American dollars. The continued and rising demand for the currency of the United States because of the […]

How Did The American Dollar Become King To Investors Around the World

How Did The American Dollar Become King To Investors Around the World

International investments are often made in dollars regardless of the country of origin. This has been the case since the Bretton Woods Agreement made in 1944. This conference solidified the hegemony the American dollar was rapidly achieving. Although that agreement set up permanent exchange rates which would later be dismantled, it still allowed the United States Dollar (USD) to achieve a role of primacy in international trade and investment. The only real competition in the international arena for the USD was the […]

Invest With Chesapeake Energy For The Long Term

Invest With Chesapeake Energy For The Long Term

An investment in the energy sector for a long term asset is a good way to bring balance to a stock portfolio. Chesapeake Energy is a company with an excellent potential for prolonged growth.  The company was founded in 1989.  It has held up quite well recently despite a major drop in natural gas prices as well as surviving a bout of legal trouble. It has been a good buy for the last year. Between May 10th and 13th of 2013 the […]

International Investors Take Notice: FATCA Takes Effect on July 01, 2014

International Investors Take Notice: FATCA Takes Effect on July 01, 2014

On July 01, 2014 international investors will begin to feel the effects of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). The goal of the law is to find offshore accounts held by United States (US) taxpayers seeking to avoid paying taxes on them. The law will ask banks from around the world to comply with an act passed by the United States government. Banks will be expected to take a look at their accounts looking for clients with American connections. The government […]

Invest With Perfect World To Cash In On The Video Gaming Craze In China

Invest With Perfect World To Cash In On The Video Gaming Craze In China

 If an investor wishes to capitalize on the spectacular growth in video gaming now would be the time. China is reaching a 40% expansion in this industry accelerated by the abandonment of prohibitions against game consoles that were made at the end of December 2013. The Chinese government had previously decided in 2001 that the content of these new games were inappropriate to the civility of Chinese society. The surge in other venues of this industry has made the previous bans on […]

Invest In Video Gaming: A Booming Industry In Emerging Markets

Invest In Video Gaming: A Booming Industry In Emerging Markets

An investment in the video gaming entertainment industry can pay an excellent return. As individuals, families and communities acquire more discretionary money there is a market that develops especially among the young. People will be looking for a way to entertain themselves that is safe and relatively inexpensive. This provides an excellent opportunity for the gaming industry, particularly on-line and stand alone devices like the personal computer. The market for the industry is worth tens of billions of dollars. It has become […]

Italy: A Wonderful Place to Visit But Not To Invest In

Italy: A Wonderful Place to Visit But Not To Invest In

Italy is not a good place to make an investment in at this juncture in history. Although Italy is the third largest economy in the European Union after Germany and France it also has the highest debt level. Since 2010 Italy’s public debt has risen from 116% to 133% of its GDP (Gross Domestic Product). The problem for Italy is the shrinking economy. Since 2010 the Italian economy has declined 4% in real terms. Growth finally returned in the last quarter of […]

Invest In Rare Earth Minerals With MolyCorp Inc.

Invest In Rare Earth Minerals With MolyCorp Inc.

A long term investment in Molycorp to diversify your stock portfolio might be a way to diversify your holdings in commodities. Molycorp is an American company that was founded in 2008. The company has seen its stock price decline in early January from close to $6.00 USD (United States Dollar) a share to $4.69 USD as of close of business on May 01, 2014. In the last year the stock share price of the company has seen a high of $8.06 USD […]

Invest In The Next Oil Type Industry: Rare Earth Minerals

Invest In The Next Oil Type Industry: Rare Earth Minerals

There are two major considerations one makes as an investor. What is the available supply and what is the present and future demand for the product or commodity? Rare earth minerals have numerous industrial purposes and supplies throughout the world have become dependent on one nation. This was not a major concern to most manufactures when it was the United States. In the 21st century the major supplier of these vital industrial minerals has been China. The industry on the whole is […]

Cold War II in Asia: The Impact on International Investment, Business and Trade

Cold War II in Asia: The Impact on International Investment, Business and Trade

The rapid expansion of investment in East Asia in the post war period was partly the result of the presence of American troops from the mid 1940’s until the present day. The troops stationed in Japan, South Korea and The Philippines as elsewhere allowed these nations to concentrate on economic growth rather than defense. When China under the late Deng Xiaoping decided that economic growth was good in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s the threat of military confrontation receded. The rapprochement […]

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