the good thing is that the third word in this article "probably" will be replaced by a fact soon. Then we will know if it really slowed that badly or if things are in fact a bit more rosy. In any case, the market will have direction at that point.
It is a mistake that is often made to emphasize macro economic issues more than valuation. There has no never been a time when some macro economic issue didn't exist as an excuse for avoiding stocks. Stock get cheap because of macro issues. Then it turns out things aren't as bad as everyone thinks and they ask themmselves why they didn't buy stocks when they were cheap? This process happens over and over. Now is the time to buy Xin. It's dirt cheap. Even better would have been when it was $1.75. You were saying the same things then.
Yes I have, and I continue to say it. You haven't seen the effects yet with XIN because the company has been floating on contract moves from a year ago. I also said previously it would be 6 months before you start seeing the downtrend in numbers that XIN reports. IMO that should begin with the earnings coming up, and if I'm right will be worse the following quarter. If I'm wrong, you had an excellent buying op the last couple months.