How to Predict the Upturn?

In these troubled times, there are things that are much nicer to think about or look at as indicators of how business is going and who’s buying what and who’s off-loading where. It’s not all boring traders sitting behind desks and beads of sweat dripping down foreheads, and scoffing sandwiches and choking on pretzels as…

Move Over Marx, Here Comes Obama

Ronald Reagan would be turning in his grave, wouldn’t he? In what became known as the most anti-communist speech of all time given by Reagan in 1987 on the 70th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution (1917), the former President of the United States of America said that the Soviet Union was the ‘evil empire’. If…

Big Bond Sell-Off

Many have been predicting it to happen for ages now, and it’s finally on according to Goldman Sachs. Yields on government bonds have been increasing over the past few weeks and the sale of the century is about to begin. The bond sell-off is here, guys and girls! It’s better to make a move from…

Philippines Waiting in the Wings

Isn’t it always the way when you go to your some kid’s party that’s a friend of your son‘s and you watch the magician? The kids are in awe over pulling some stupid flower out from behind an ear and you sit back and think that they’re young and naïve. You can see how the…

YUM is not so Yummy

Yum (NYSE: YUM) is a global fast food giant. It owns brands such as Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. It’s headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and it is the world’s largest restaurant-service provider with 39, 000 restaurants around the world. But, half of Yum’s revenue comes from China. It notched up $13…

Death of the Dollar

We’ve all done it, haven’t we? Chucked something in the wash and turned it on too high, only to see it pop out at the end of the cycle and it ends up the size of your hamster. Well, Obama has been doing the same. Except this time it’s not your winter woollies that he’s…