If you’re new to investing, it’s easy to conflate your personal feelings towards a company and your opinions towards the company’s equity. This can be a costly mistake, with the health of a company’s stock and its public image often divergent.
Wednesday’s best web covers Brazilian exports to Africa, a new solar plant in Turkey, mobile phone growth in China, Israeli technology stocks to watch, and Rosneft’s bid for BP’s share of TNK-BP.
While high beta stocks significantly outperformed in the United States, the same cannot be said for Asian markets, many of whom struggled on the back of Japan. Nippon underperformed as the result of poor trading in financials and power companies.
Asian markets finished mixed after Ben Bernanke’s much-anticipated press conference on the health of the U.S. economy did not have a discernible effect on Asian markets. As well, more fears over the prospects of the Chinese economy adversely affected some Asian markets.
Wednesday’s best web looks at China and India’s new energy agreement, concerns about Chinese economic data, the fight for tablet market share in emerging economies, Czech economic struggles, and Pepsi’s view of Chinese consumers.