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All Eyes on China, Robo-Advisors & James Joyce – Morning Linkfest (June 17)

Your daily dose of some of the best reads elsewhere on Wall Street


If there’s one nation that can really move the stock market, it’s China. Asia’s largest economy controls just so much of Wall Street’s collective thought that when things are good or bad, it seems to move the world. Chinese PMI down? So’s the Dow Jones. New stimulus announced? Copper rallies. So when potential issues are brewing, investors should take notice. Take China’s “Ghost Cities” and subprime crisis for one. Here’s Bloomberg View’s William Pesek on China’s scary problem.

TechCrunch (Alex Wilhelm): Is everything in China a bubble? Trouble in Chinese tech giant Alibaba’s latest IPO filing.

Reuters (Umesh Desai): Guess who’s now the largest corporate bond market in the world? China loves the debt — to the tune of $14 trillion.

WSJ/China Real Time Blog (Te-Ping Chen): Don’t worry about the pollution problem in China. Just eat some broccoli.

Financial Post (Staff): But equities in China are cooking. The iShares China ETF (FXI) has rallied and is now sooooo cheap to hedge.

BeyondBrics (Jamil Anderlini): But China really is a bear with bull’s horns.

Abnormal Returns (Tadas Viskanta): Every main financial blogger’s opinion about the rise of robo-advisors in one fell swoop.

FX Street (Mark O’Byrne): You may want to use one of those robo-advisors. By 2016, your pension may not have enough cash.

Greentech Media (Mike Munsell): Like the World Cup & Soccer? Like solar energy? You’re in luck.

Vanity Fair (James S. Murphy): Should we celebrate the greatest novel of the 20th century with pub crawls and public readings? Bloomsday is upon us.

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