The Semi Shortage

Download PDF: In the past three decades the world has seen a dramatic digital transformation happening with the widespread adoption of internet, computers, and smartphones, which only accelerated when lockdown restriction last year pushed our life further into the digital realm. Demands of electronic gadgets, data centers, and networking equipment surged in 2020 as businessesContinue reading “The Semi Shortage”

World Earnings and Valuation, Silver, EM Inflation

Download PDF: Developed World: Earnings and Valuation Outlook Earnings for most sector has recovered to pre-pandemic level, with health care and IT sector posting strong earnings in Q1. Growth expectations for both sectors, and materials, are strong and valuation is not demanding for the later. We believe that we are entering a structural bull marketContinue reading “World Earnings and Valuation, Silver, EM Inflation”

March 2021: Thoughts on Valuation, Oil, and Silver Demand

Download PDF: Part I. World’s Equity Valuation One year after the Covid-19-induced market crash, global equity market has gone through a V-shaped recovery with stock market in many countries breaking record high level amid ample monetary and fiscal stimulus. The U.S. market valuation – now trading at cyclically-adjusted P/E (CAPE) of 32 times – isContinue reading “March 2021: Thoughts on Valuation, Oil, and Silver Demand”

Long Term Copper Story

Download PDF: The year 2020 has seen major economies in the world affirming their commitment to limiting the increase of global average temperature to 2 degree Celsius above pre-industrial level, with a more ambitious target of 1.5 degree, as had been agreed under Paris Climate Agreement. EU and Japan would strive for a net zeroContinue reading “Long Term Copper Story”

China: Peak Housing – Rogoff, K. S.

This piece is a summary of recent NBER paper by Kenneth Rogoff and Yuanchen Yang arguing that Chinese housing market fits the characteristics of a bubble and forms a significant portion of Chinese GDP. The original paper could be found: And the PDF version of this summary could be downloaded: Real estate and its associatedContinue reading “China: Peak Housing – Rogoff, K. S.”