Give Yourself an Edge Using China’s Rigged Small Business Racket

Markets across the globe are having a great week, as the two main sources of economic uncertainty have been lifted.

Late on Thursday last week, it became clear that the UK’s Conservative government had won a landslide victory in the country’s general election.

This means that the latest Brexit deal is the final one, and that the UK will officially be leaving the European Union in January, 2020. This ends the three-and-a-half-year long story of Brexit, full of twists and turns as negotiations dragged on, were cancelled, completed, reopened, and more.

Finally, we might be free of having to hear about Brexit all the time.

Then, last Friday, even bigger news hit. The White House and China announced that the parties had agreed to a “phase one” trade deal.

As part of this deal, both sides agreed to cancel billions of dollars’ worth of new tariffs meant to go into effect this past Sunday, December 15, and reduce others that were already in effect.

The deal is a clear success for the U.S. China will buy more from American farmers, energy companies, and factories, and has agreed to step up protections against Chinese companies stealing trade secrets from U.S. businesses.

But we may be getting far less than we bargained for with this deal.

Because China just instituted a new policy that could make any intellectual property protections toothless.

No one’s talking about it.

But you need to see how it could affect your investments.

Historically, China’s smaller companies have been vastly outperformed by its huge companies. That’s about to change. Little known amnesty programs are providing a literal unfair advantage for China’s small cap stocks.

Here’s what’s happening and how you can pad your account with extra profits by investing in these undervalued companies


Avoid the Aramco IPO Disaster and Buy These Energy Stocks Instead

You can’t buy shares in the new public company Saudi Aramco. At least not easily.

And that’s a very good thing.

I wouldn’t touch the shares of what is now the world’s largest publicly traded company with a 10-foot pole. And you shouldn’t either.

And the reason they’re hard to buy? Aramco’s stock is only listed on the Saudi Stock Exchange (called Tadawul). And if you did manage to buy some, non-Saudi buyers have a minimum 2-year holding period.

It’s tempting to ask whether the Aramco IPO will be more like the success of Beyond Meat (BYND), or the flop of Uber (UBER). I’d argue that the Aramco IPO is so different versus the others that we’ve seen this year, that it should have its own category. And it’s a category to avoid.

There are two companies that I do like in the energy sector. They are MUCH better investments that Aramco’s overly hyped IPO to trade or invest in. I’ll tell you about them below.

But first, let’s dig into the horrible coverage of the IPO