Flattened Alibaba

Analysts have a neutral view of Alibaba (BABA) going into 2022. They see revenue across all business lines slowing from pandemic levels. But growth rates are still strong, and new business lines are just in their infancy. The negativity among analysts is palatable. Longer term, they maybe overdone.

COP26 Greenpeace boat

Friday Investment Talk: Glasgow Goes Green, China’s Value and Small Caps Breakout

COP26 hits Glasgow ushering in a chance for governments to change corporate rules on environmental policies. Accounting standards are one area of focus. Main issues include reducing emissions (adoption of EVs and reduction of coal industries), deforestation, diet change, and new tech for emerging markets. Clean Energy Tech ETF (ICLN) looks interesting as US small Read more ➝

Friday Investment Talk

Friday Investment Talk: Lithium, Iron Ore, Palladium, Inflation

Lithium prices are set to rise over the next decade. We have previously discussed Albemarle (ALB) and Sociedad Química y Minera (SQM) as main beneficiaries of this trend. We review these again during this week’s Live Facebook chat. Other metals, like iron ore and palladium look to have peaked recently after strong runs. Chinese PMI Read more ➝

Yields of VNQ, DVY, TLT

Friday Investment Talk: China, EM Inflation, Dividends

Chinese stocks have been pounded lately as Xi puts pressure on companies to provide funding for socially beneficial projects. Arm twisting seems at play, as wealthy businessmen kowtow to politicians. Emerging markets face inflation as natural disasters, COVID and supply chain issues fuel shortages. Dividend ETFs always generate attention. We compare $DVY to owning the Read more ➝