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Are You the Victim of Chinese Counterfeit Products?

From golf clubs to sneakers, the Chinese have been counterfeiting our patented products for years. The advent of the internet allowed people like me to find what looked to be Ping golf clubs made under a different name in China for a fraction of the price. The same holds true with Nike Jordon’s and Chanel handbags. Most purchasers are unaware ...

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Save Auto Industry? Cripple the American Middle Class

There was a time thirty or forty years ago where the thought of paying for a car with anything other than cash was an illusion. As the Japanese dumped their Datsuns and Hondas into the U.S. in the ’70s and ’80s, American manufacturers had to innovate. Not only with design, style and gas efficiency, but making their brands financially affordable. ...

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Don’t Get Screwed by Your Own Bank when Traveling Abroad

This article was written because a friend of mine was traveling overseas and his bank cut him off for ‘security’ reasons. In a third world country and unable to use his usual telephone, he had no recourse. He could have gone to jail if his hotel hadn’t previously charged his card.  Since he was unable to pay credit card accounts, ...

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The Markets: Will a China Trade Deal Dominate?

Over the last 18 months or so, the market direction has been determined by the trade war and various news stories, and tweets from President Trump. The overall market has been more volatile and the market hasn’t gained much ground even though there have been some pretty wild swings. From January 22, 2018 through the close on September 9, 2019, ...

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Argentinian Financial Mess – Can It Survive?

It was almost exactly a year ago to the day that Argentinian President Mauricio Macri told his people that he will raise taxes and cut government spending in an attempt to keep solvent with $50 billion in IMF loans. A reformer like Trump, Marci is a businessman, with knowledge of how the financial markets operate. Fast-forward to today. Macri issued ...

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How Will Hong Kong Issues Affect Trade War?

If the trade war and a slowing economy weren’t enough for Chinese officials to deal with, the protests in Hong Kong seem to be growing in size and in intensity. How China deals with Hong Kong could be another issue brought in to the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The protests in Hong Kong have been going on ...

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The Asian Trade Wars that will affect High Tech and the World

It is hard to get a tweet in between President Trump and his infinite trade war rhetoric with Europe over cars and airplanes, with foreign producers of steel, and with China over just about everybody else. However, brewing beneath the surface in Asia is a terse confrontation between Japan and South Korea, adversaries of centuries past. If you don’t think ...

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China has surpassed the World Bank as the World’s Largest Creditor

The opaque lending of China to developing countries has missed the eyes of the World Bank and other regulatory institutions. The reporting is far from transparent, as one would assume that the Chinese prefer to do their credit work under the radar. With that said, let’s try to establish some data points. “Between 2000 and 2017, other countries’ debt owed ...

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