Something big is happening under the surface, but we have no idea what is going on. Basically, security-intelligence.org’s article “DEBKAfile Exclusive Report: A Chinese aircraft carrier docks at Tartus to support Russian-Iranian military buildup” suggests that China’s aircraft carrier Liaoning has docked at Syrian port Tartus to back the Russians up on building up forces in Syria for fighting against ISIS. I’m not very well informed with the Middle East and Syria situations at all, but this news tells me that united force building of Russia, China, and Iran in this region prepares for something big. Perhaps, fighting ISIS is only a piece of the puzzle, because ISIS isn’t strong enough to encourage China, Russia and Iran to combine forces and take actions in this region. Without China in the picture, I think the overall picture of the Syrian conflict was murky but somewhat clearer than how it’s now. Meanwhile, China is cooperating with the United States in boosting trades and agreeing on cyber security. Nonetheless, geopolitically, China is helping out Russia and Iran in securing Bashar Assad’s power in Syria.
I don’t play stock anymore, because I’m suck at it. United States’ stock market plunged a thousand points, more or less, since last Friday and this Monday, and the whole market looks incredibly shaky now. Nonetheless, I remembered how we complained the market was so unregulated in 2008 or so in which contributed to subprime crisis that spilled into the whole market, but now we are complaining that the market is being controlled by China which may contribute to the plunging of stock markets around the world. I’m wondering, which method is the correct method to let the market runs wild?
If you have followed the news, China’s stock market has been hammered very badly by selling, and so people suggest that the fear in China’s stock market has spread to the United States and elsewhere. This certainly has some truth, I think. After all, if people invest in China as the stock market there is plunging, it’s understandable that they may sell in the United States to recover some physical assets such as Dollar. Nonetheless, this may not be true since nobody would know how China’s stock market gone wrong would really affect the United States. It’s curious to me to see China’s stock market is affecting the United States’ stock market too.
There is another argument which proposes that China’s Yuan devaluation contributes to the stock market plunge in the United States, because United States’ corporations and companies would be less competitive in China, elsewhere, and at home, thus contributing to the selling of shares in the United States’ stock market. Nonetheless, nobody would know how much fear would be driven by Yuan devaluation. Thus, it is curious to me to see people are selling shares in the United States as China devalued Yuan down to 4%, more or less.
Of course, people may think Yuan devaluation would not allow the FED to raise interest rate, and so it would be super bad to see the FED may raise interest rate. I think this may have some effects on how people manage their shares in the United States’ stock market. Nonetheless, the general public isn’t too sure about when the FED would raise interest rate, but the FED had said that they want to raise interest rate. Perhaps I’m missing on reading several news articles or so, because I didn’t see the FED had come out to calm the stock market down in term of relieving the fear of interest rate raising.
The stock markets around the world are evermore interconnected somehow, and I don’t really know how one country’s stock market could affect another, but I guess it’s all about the economic conditions that drive the fears, speculations, and so on. We are living in an interesting decade as not only economic conditions are the fears but we also have around the world, small scale conflicts that may spill into much bigger conflicts kind of fear. Furthermore, we have oil prices which has plunged below $40 per barrel. The near term outlooks of the stock market and world economy are not really that optimistic. I guess we will see more actions coming soon in coming days.
Dr. Ron Paul warns more bad time to come as China is now beginning to participate in currency war. Today, as it’s happening now, China devalues its currency to 1.9% weaker than the pegged Dollar (USA) (according to WSJ). Market in the USA goes negative, and the world is actively watching China’s movements. Dr. Ron Paul thinks what China is doing cannot solve China’s slow down in the long run, because the market eventually will force other countries to do the same thing which negates the benefits of what China is doing now. Since China is devaluing its currency as we speak, can the FED in USA be able to raise interest rate? Is China sending a message to the IMF and USA for not including China’s Yuan in SDR basket thus far? How far China will devalue her currency? Anyhow, check out Dr. Ron Paul’s message on China’s currency devaluation in the video right after the break. Enjoy!!!
I’ve found an interesting YouTube video. In this video, Alecia Faith Pennington claims that she cannot prove her American citizenship and has no social security number as she was born at home and home school all her life. Furthermore, she did not have any hospital record, and her parents are unwilling to help her proving her identity for whatever reasons I do not know. Perhaps for religious reasons? I don’t know this 19 year old girl at all, because she is a stranger to me. Nonetheless, her case is either a hoax or real, and if it’s real then she is indeed in big big trouble. Without proper identification such as social security number, she cannot really get a job or moving forward in American society since she is actually living in United States of America. Whatever the case, I think it’s a very interesting YouTube video, and so I’m sharing it with everyone. If she is making this YouTube video for a prank of sort, then you and I are wasting our time and concern for her and her video. Nonetheless, if she is really experiencing this bizarre situation, then I think if anyone has the ability to get this girl out of trouble should look into her case if pro bono feeling is strong.