The Oil Market is Bigger Than All Metal Markets Combined

By Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist,   Ever since the invention of the internal combustion engine, oil has been one of […]

China Consumes Mind-Boggling Amounts of Raw Materials [Chart]

By Jeff Desjardins, Over the last 20 years, the world economy has relied on the Chinese economic growth engine more […]

Oxstones Food for Thought – July 2015 – How to Invest in America’s Economic Revival

By Liu-Yue (Louie) Lam, Global Investment Strategist, Oxstones Investment Club Warren Buffett wrote in his annual report – “Though we […]

U.S. to become world’s top oil producer in 2015 – IEA

By Alex Lawler, Ron Bousso and Peg Mackey LONDON (Reuters) – The United States will stride past Saudi Arabia and […]

Brazil’s Richest Family Forging $13 Billion Niobium Dream

By Cristiane Lucchesi and Alex Cuadros, Bloomberg, In 1965, U.S. Navy Admiral Arthur W. Radford persuaded Walther Moreira Salles, a […]

China’s Roads-to-Subways Construction Spurs Stocks Rally

By Jasmine Wang, Bloomberg, China approved plans to build 2,018 kilometers (1,254 miles) of roads, spurring the biggest stock- market […]

Eight Industries the U.S. Has Lost to China

By Charles B. Stockdale, Douglas A. McIntyre, 247Wall St site, Americans are used to the U.S. being the leader, or […]

Caught in a Steel Trap (from wsj)

There’s an output boom in steel with global production up 15% last year to a record 1.42 billion tons. So […]

Chinese Real Estate Bubble Finally Imploding?

From Naked Capitalism site, The warnings of successful shorts like Jim Chanos, old Asia hands like Frank Verneroso, and economists […]

China’s Housing-Related Stocks Provide a Refuge

By Robert Li and Amy Li, WSJ, Markets fell across Asia Tuesday, but China’s were the last holdouts, showing gains […]