What going on here? We thought the economy was strong, and corporate earnings solid. What wrong with our market?Here are five reasons why our market has not done so well. Unfortunately, it is hard to envision many of these reasons changing anytime soon.If you think cryptocurrency is a good investment, these five points should convince you otherwiseHedge funds aren’t all they’re cracked up to be here’s whyThese five Canadian small cap companies could produce outsized returns if you can handle the volatilityA weak currencyAs noted above, international investors can lose money even when our market is actually (marginally) higher for the year.
The Chinese foreign ministry has urged Thailand government to step up its efforts to rescue any survivors from the sinking of a tour boat off a southern island in the Southeast Asian nation.Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told reporters at a regular briefing that Beijing has asked Thailand to the scope for rescue and to mobilize various forces to join in the efforts. Said Thailand has assured Beijing it will not stop the search until all the Chinese tourists are found.The Ministry of Culture and Tourism said Monday that travellers should closely monitor weather and sea conditions and obey all warnings.The notice carried in local newspapers and websites did not specifically mention Thailand but said some cruise companies exercised lax management and maintained inadequate safety measures.The boat that capsized during a storm off Phuket last Thursday killed at least 42 people with 10 still missing. Most passengers were Chinese.It not clear if the five survived the sinking or never got on the boat.Phuket Gov.Norrapat also said Monday the boat that sank in a storm Thursday afternoon carried 89 tourists, mostly Chinese, instead of 93.He said 10 people are now missing, instead of the previous figure of 14, including the five people believed to have survived.
The Prevalence of Advertising in Our Children’s LivesThere have always been advertisers who market to children. Clearly products such as toys and sugary cereals have been around since before our grandparents were small. Just as today, those who made such products developed ad campaigns to promote them to an interested audience.
KILLS FATHER WHEN DENIED FAMILY CAR ORIENTALS AND MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (UP> Michael Abbett, 14, killed his father with a rifle shot Thursday night because he wouldn’t let him use the family car. The boy gunned down his archi tect faoher. I’m getting a buzz just thinking about it. The Apple Box, 224 B St., Petaluma. 707.762.5222.