- 12 June 2020
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Or, despite the fluctuations, flat since the 90's.
Agreed. With that being said, I've noticed that there's a bit of a branding thing like that going on at the moment too where people (and I know I've done this myself with something but I can't think what) will say "It's chinese but it's GOOD chinese" or similiar. Computer parts come to mind but I know there's others.So far as manufactured products are concerned, there's also the question of marketing.
If companies perceive that being associated with a particular country is bad for business, that consumers are deterred by it, then that in itself becomes a reason to shift production.
As a simple example, well this battery manufacturer didn't put the country of manufacture prominently on the product by accident. They've done it for a reason and that would come down to marketing. Otherwise, well they could just have put it in fine print in an inconspicuous place on the side if they didn't see value in drawing attention to it. Photo taken yesterday in a supermarket so they're current stock for sale.
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I've noticed that on quite a few other things lately. The packaging prominently displaying that the product is made in some country that isn't China.
I'm not passing judgement there but business is business. If someone does their market research and finds that consumers would prefer products from one country over another, and both have similar costs to manufacture, well then that probably does tip the balance.
I've noticed that on quite a few other things lately.
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And never forget the negative effects of democracy on an economy with a society with a me first mindset.India has terrible permits and planning. Takes ages to get things done. The guys that get stuff done there are next level. As you have the weight of an incompetent public service and government bodies tied round your neck.
What else are you in? My bitcoin is now up 30% in three weeks and still going.I waited till the close today and on our local front, this week looks bullish actually...
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This is despite all the Evergrande and other China property developer negative headlines. There was even the rare headline that Australia could be affected by all this... well not a chance right
I am thinking about looking at trading equities again after sitting on my hands or doing the odd sell of held stocks over the last few weeks. Could the market decline be behind us or could this be a bull trap ?
My MGB look was great, the inside....and not much has changed since..looking at the style of the latest Jaguar and land Rover..not sure we are on the winners there...@over9k the Indian's are starting to get their act together, the Indian motor cycle manufacturer Royal Enfield, recently developed a 650 twin and it is really getting traction in Western markets.
Not only is it a quality product, it costs about the same as a Japanese 250, so it is selling well world wide. As the Korean's have proven, once you get a good product selling, there is a knock on effect.
Then of course there is Jaguar and Land Rover/ Range Rover
Possibly looking at a few of the Gold mining stocks to buy as well as increase exposure to flight and travel stocks given that the worst of the pandemic looks to be behind us and Syd/Melb are opening up to live with the virus having being vaccinated.What else are you in? My bitcoin is now up 30% in three weeks and still going.
Absolutely, as I was saying earlier we must be in an investor frenzy or speculator frenzy that every doomy gloomy headline is giving the markets a nice little rally. Go figure...