Upbeat Xi Says “Time And Situation On China’s Side” Amid Turmoil & Pandemic Rise In US

While the political gridlock and alarmist headlines out of Capitol Hill as well as a dramatic Democratic move to impeach look to define Trump's final week in office, Bloomberg notes that China's President Xi Jinping is sounding "unusually upbeat". According to the publication he issued an unusually upbeat assessment about China’s future, noting that "time...

COVID-19 & The Emergence Of The Pandemic Industrial Complex

Authored by Brian Berletic via ActivistPost.com,If official numbers are to be believed, the United States is one of the worst hit countries in terms of COVID-19 infections and deaths. According to the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), at the time of writing, there are supposedly 19 million COVID-19...

Tourism Tumbles To 1990 Levels As Pandemic Halts Travel

While few industries have been spared by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, even fewer have been hit as hard as the tourism sector. As 2020 drew to a close with severe limitations to travel still in place, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expects international arrivals to have declined by 70 to 75...

Human-Run Hedge Funds Beat Quants In Pandemic 

Hedge funds that use complex, automatic-trading strategies have been beating human stock-pickers for several years. But that all seemed to change in 2020, as wild market swings in all asset classes, driven by the virus-pandemic, along with an unprecedented flood of central bank money into capital markets has resulted in...