God Bless China - Why You Can Make More Money In China And Australia Than The USA
God Bless China - Why You Can Make More Money In China And Australia Than The USA
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Back to the past
You may also recall reading a newsletter with information on who the world's biggest oil companies were (refer to "Invest News" August 2005) and the way they spent their money diversifying into other industries. The "common sense" belief that higher oil prices would make oil companies go broke, could also be commonly held... this does not mean that it's true....
Oil goes up, buy more oil...
Huh? Since the article was written, the worth of oil (and petrol) has continued to rise at a huge rate. The profits of oil companies have increased dramatically, as has their share price. Did you purchase any oil companies? Prices on fuels and lubricants have risen by 21%, so did we all buy 20% less oil? Nope, we bought 18% MORE.
The oil companies don't just have us over a barrel; they need us over many barrels each day ... Did you purchase oil companies yet?
See the Past, now check out the Now
OK, so you have the message about the oil companies. just like the dinosaurs that they obtain, these huge juggernauts* will rule the planet for an extended time. Don't fight it, get won't to it, and learn to take advantage of it. If you do not take my word for it, check out what the main investment managers do with their money.
Which fund managers are buying into oil companies, and the way much are they buying? Are they hoping to form extra money within the future than they did this year? The fund manager's job is to form money within the future, so what are they doing now?
Fund Manager -----
What is in their Top Ten? (as at June 30th, 2005)
Credit Suisse---- Mortgages, phone companies, and finance companies.
Barclays: -----Total Fina Elf is number two, Exxon Mobil at seven.
Merril Lynch -----Total Fina Elf is number two stock on their list also Platinum Royal Dutch Shell is number ten stock
UBS Global ----Total Fina Elf is number 3, BP at number 10
Westpac Intl ----Exxon Mobil no 1 stock held
BT USA ----Exxon Mobil number 2
BT Global ----Exxon Mobil no 1
BT European ----Royal Dutch Shell no 1, Total Fina Elf number 3
Oil = Money
If the oil companies aren't getting to make massive billions of dollars worth of profits in future years, then why are the most important and smartest fund managers investing in the oil companies? Perhaps with all their money and everyone their research, the main oil companies know that major oil companies will still turn gargantuan profits. Perhaps with the most important fund managers' money and research, the fund managers have also come to an equivalent conclusion: oil equals money.
Save the trees: shoot a beaver...
Sure, you'll buck the trend against the juggernauts*. you'll invest all of your money into stocks aside from mining and oil. you'll invest in "new" areas such as internet stocks and biotechnology. you'll invest in mortgages and finance companies like Credit Suisse. you'll invest into eco-responsible, genetically unmodified, environmentally-sustainable alfalfa-eating, alpaca-friendly, tree-hugging hippy stocks**.
It may cause you to feel good. it's going to even cause you to a dollar or two. an honest idea is to diversify your money: -- have some smiley, care-bear investments** and even have a touch little bit of investment into a number of the "smash, pillage and wreck the environment" stocks.
Exxon/Mobil hurt some penguins with a leaking oil-tanker. Fine, sell their shares, punch the CEO or volunteer at Greenpeace.
Union Carbide upset some people with dodgy battery acid. Throw out your torches, toys, and computers or prefer to make a positive difference.
When I discovered that a subsidiary of BHP was mining uranium, I felt so bad about it that I donated a number of my BHP dividends to my favorite charity***. Now, BHP wasn't making uranium nuclear weapons, it had been for nuclear energy; and it had been not BHP, only one of their connections.
I am not crazy enough to sell all of my BHP shares simply because a number of their friends are a touch environmentally unfriendly: -- that might be silly. Besides, I can do tons more for the environment by gifting thousands of dollars to good causes, than I can by chaining myself to a bulldozer... Bulldozer. Hmm, that provides me another excuse to use the term "juggernaut"... ☺
Speaking of massive powerful, heavy things without restraint or social conscience, let's have a glance at the world's biggest superpower and largest economy. does one know who it is? does one think that the solution may change in the future?
Live in the now, Look to the longer term
Hey, I do not wish to be an alarmist; you've got the newspapers and horror movies to form you frightened. I just wish to means a couple of things and cause you to "alert but not alarmed".
Question 1 Who within the world uses the foremost oil?
Question 2 Where do the oil users get the oil from?
Question 3 What are they prepared to try to to to stay it this way?
If you answered, "The USA", "The Middle East" and "star wars", you'd be fairly on the brink of the reality ... or the reality, as it was, for many of the last centuries. within a previous couple of decades we've seen the USA using most of the world's oil, and sourcing it from the center Eastern countries. we've seen the USA involved in conflicts in Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Iraq (part two).
In more recent years, the quantity of oil getting used by China is on the increase. Soon, your answers to the above three questions are going to be "China", "Africa", and "anything".
Be prepared for a worldwide shifting of the scales. Why does China source their oil from African countries and not Middle Eastern countries? Does the oil taste nicer? Does it last longer? Is it cheaper? Or does it simply not raise the ire of the United States government, as Africa isn't seen as de-facto US soil?
Anyone stomping around within the Kuwaiti oil-fields for long enough would eventually upset the USA: check out what happened to poor old Hussein in 1991. Oops, it happened again in 2003. The USA sees the center East as their own little kitchen garden. They let the gardeners have a couple of carrots to stay them happy, but they do not like all rogue rabbits intruding, or any sign that somebody else wants to dictate gardening terms or market conditions.
Prepare for War....again....ho-hum
Will there be more wars within the Gulf? Probably. Will things change? Not much. Sometimes the US sells arms to the left side ("allies") and sometimes the US sells arms to the proper side ("axis of evil"). Sometimes they sell weapons to each side ("Iran-contra") and blame it on Oliver North. goodbye together side wins and agrees to sell oil to the USA at a good price, they're happy.
In the sort of true diversity, the US doesn't really care who wins: the winner will sell them oil, and therefore the loser will come and buy more weapons for next time. The USA may be a business. They sell guns and buy oil within the same way that Australia sells steel and buys DVD players. War may be a commercial activity for a few countries. it's good for his or her economy. Realize this, and thank God if you're smart enough to remain out of the firing line and ahead of the check-out queue.
So the wars within the Middle East will continue, very similar to the war between Coke and Pepsi, or McDonald's and Burger King. It's just business. It's just money. It's nothing personal. The "War on Terror" is going to be never-ending; it'll just ebb and flow, just like the tides. America makes weapons and wishes to sell them. They use oil and wish to shop for it. What are you gonna do? they're the most important economy within the world and that they got to protect their economy from anything that might threaten it. God bless America...
In all probability, the pugilistic Americans are a threat to world peace, inasmuch as they believe that it's their duty to police the planet ("finish the wars that others start") and provide arms to the very best bidder. By an equivalent token, we are probably lucky to possess them. Without the huge power of the world's "school bully", there might be complete anarchy.
As much because the US Marshall Plan is objectionable, it (and its clones) are often seen to possess helped the planet at large. it's arguable that victory in war One could have gone to Germans, or eluded British tons longer without the assistance of the USA. war Two was also largely decided by the entry of the great old USA. The US involvement in Korea, Vietnam, and Kuwait was possibly self-serving but did have some positive impact on the remainder of the planet.
Where does this leave us? And what about China? Hmm, glad you asked. China isn't even going near the center East. No got to. Why fight over something that has been fought over for hundreds of years, against an enemy that has much money and many of guns? The Chinese aren't into suicide, Hare Kari was a Japanese trait...
While Americans fight Arabs within the Middle East (and anybody else who enters), China is quietly and diligently drilling for oil in Africa... Shh!
Will China fight to survive, or will they buy friends? The Chinese are making friends in Africa, building infrastructure, creating jobs, buying oil. they're sourcing blood to infuse into their economy. faraway from sucking Sudan and Zimbabwe dry of oil to feed the Chinese machine; it's more of a symbiotic relationship.
You are unlikely to seek out Africans hating Chinese within the same way that the Arabs can hate the Americans. for each Chinese oil-well in Africa, there are thousands more schools and jobs. African people that wont to till the soil is now drilling for oil, on larger wages. Their once uneducated children, who were destined to figure farms, are now studying to become geologists and engineers for the oilfields.
The Chinese don't get to sell weapons to the Africans or the African's enemies; instead, the Chinese do a pleasant sideline in selling cheap DVD players, laptop computers, cameras, T-shirts, and therefore the like. even as the Chinese bought much Australian steel and coal, then gave Aussies cheap plasma screen televisions, they're now doing similar things with the African nations to urge oil. Can we blame them? in fact not, it is a Free World, isn't it? Well, maybe it isn't free; it's just not so tightly controlled because it once was...
Who's the Boss?
It is certainly interesting to measure during a generation where we've seen the Japanese economy and therefore the American fire-power dominates the planet for nearly 50 years. the Japanese economy has since stalled, the Indians and Chinese are spending more on their armies than the USA and with all this strutting and chest-puffing, I'm glad to measure in Australia...
OK, so some researchologist go to see my facts, do a Google search, and claim that the Asians aren't putting extra money into military spending than the USA...
Think again. With an equivalent $100 note, I play an American man for four hour's labor or one Chinese man for quite every week ... The wages in Asia are minuscule in comparison to average wages in America. American-made TV costs ten times the maximum amount because of the Chinese one. does one think that armaments, tanks, guns, and bombs are any different? they're all just products. it's all just labor. once you read that China spent $15 Million on their army, the Americans would need to spend over $200 Million to possess an equivalent impact...