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Carl DelfeldCarl Delfeld

, Special Correspondent


Invest in Mexico’s Growth

China has been weak for some time, and the main reason for its current weakness boils down to its loss of a major source of growth – cheap manufacturing labor. It was this advantage – coupled with enormous amounts of new capital – that drove double-digit economic growth for almost a decade. But while China’s...

Is America a Safe Haven?

Will they never learn? The gurus and pundits are, once again, peddling the end of America – proclaiming that the U.S. dollar is a paper tiger, and the American economy is crumbling beneath our feet. The best way to address this wrong-headed thinking is to confront it with the facts – brutally delivered by the...

China’s Missed Opportunities

I remember the meeting of the Asian Development Bank’s board of directors way back in the spring of 1992 very well… Representing the United States during a review of a Chinese finance sector loan, I asked what I thought was a straightforward question, “Isn’t it time for China to begin privatizing state-owned banks and companies?”...

Get Smart, Millennials!

Although I have a son and daughter at the tail-end of the much-maligned demographic group, Millennials (current age 18 to 33), they’re still a bit of a mystery to me. The common perception of this “coddled” generation is that they’re obsessed with social media and technology, are in no hurry to grow up and move out...

Don’t Panic: Put Time and Value on Your Side

In the midst of this global stock market meltdown, you’re probably wondering whether you should do nothing or something. Gurus, pundits, and advisors usually recommend doing nothing in times of extreme volatility and uncertainty. Their argument is that the future is unpredictable, the market will bounce back, and staying fully invested has proven to be...

“Ride an Elephant” in 2016

In the 19th century, there was a common expression used to describe the early intrepid explorers of the American West. They were said to be “seeing the elephant” – that is, they were seeing “all that could be seen.” On Wall Street today, brokers looking for 10-bagger stocks, and portfolio managers seeking big gains, are...

Go on the Offensive to Preserve and Build Wealth

I’ll never forget the advice given to me by the CEO of UBS Wealth Management. “Carl, remember one thing. Before you go out and tell your clients all the ways you’re going to make them money, try your best not to lose any.” And it’s certainly great advice for all of us, as we move...

The Trait of All Great Investors

Sometimes I think the gurus have got it all wrong… Sure, they’ll offer you stock picks, cutting-edge financial information, and fancy systems, all in the hope that it will produce profits and wealth. But in my experience – especially as it pertains to tycoon investors – it seems the investment greats pay little attention to...

America’s Markets Running on Empty

It takes a number of catalysts to drive a great, lasting bull market that delights workers and investors alike. Take the great Reagan bull market ignited in the early 1980s; looking back, the fuel for economic growth was explosive and long-lasting, enough to rocket the economy forward for almost a decade. Here’s how: First, stock...

What Harvard vs. Yale Means for You

With my children approaching college, I know firsthand how tough it is to get into Ivy League institutions like Harvard, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia. The competition is so intense, these colleges are forced to turn down thousands of applicants with perfect SAT scores. So applicants need an edge to get in, such as successfully starting...