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Eric Volkman

Hong Kong’s Worst Sector in 2018

Nearly all industry groupings on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange declined in 2018. One, though, slid further and harder than all the rest. Let’s... More »

What is short selling?

Short selling has been a feature of equity markets for many decades. Simply put, it’s the act of selling a stock (or other security)... More »

Meet the Company Behind the Index: Hang Seng Bank

Every global investor knows the Hang Seng Index, but not everyone is familiar with the company that created it -- and remains a publicly... More »

Is the Starbucks Success Story in China in Danger?

Starbucks has done well as a company thanks in no small part to its rapid expansion in mainland China. But it looks like its... More »

The Trouble With Tourism: Higher Numbers Aren’t Helping Retailers

the recently-released Hong Kong tourism numbers were excellent but that happy news masked an uncomfortable effect on the local economy. More »

Here’s Why Warren Buffett Loves This Sector Most of All

Warren Buffett’s favorite corner of the economy is financials, chiefly the banking segment. More »

The Hang Seng Index: How Does It Compare to America’s Leading Index?

All of this makes the S&P 500 a useful yardstick for judging how the Hang Seng Index has performed. Let’s take a closer look... More »

Hong Kong Targets Innovation by Allowing Weighted Voting Rights Shares

Hong Kong wants to be home to outstanding and innovative enterprises. The bourse recently started accepting weighted voting rights stocks for listing among other... More »

A Surprising Discovery About Hong Kong Investors

One of the stock markets experiencing the widest gap between expectation and reality is… Hong Kong. It’s only eclipsed by Spain in the difference... More »

Hong Kong Wine Maker Joins the Bitcoin Craze

The latest acquisition involving Madison Holdings Group, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange’s smaller-CAP Growth Enterprise Market is acquiring a cryptocurrency... More »