It's a shame to say this...but welcome to the USSA (United Socialist State of America)!
Accountability really does not pay in this system...not when you have a treasury who's printing press is running wild. It's the old Roman axiom when the emperors continued to clip their coins -- once the masses figure out that they can vote themselves the treasury (w/the accomplice bankers of course), the imperical mindset becomes the rule of the day. Inflating money and bankers have always gone hand-in-hand. It's called fractional reserve banking. Unfortunately, all of this sad reality will cumulate in the the total debasement and destruction of our currency.
you might want to add SUTR at $2.14...talk about an incredible story and earnings...I think the grew earnings by 265% last quarter, they have five patents on their processing technology and they just tripled their plant production capacity and their trailing earnings are like $.98 a share...they are sitting on tons of cash and 92% of their business is in China and their plans are to go global....whadda company! do your own DD and good luck!
The only problem is that the odds of a trade war with China have been steadily increasing from the time the Dems took over the House a few years back and more now that Obama and still more Dems are in the House and Senate.
Mexico just retaliated, and Canada is upset.
I watch China closely, and they keep preparing more and more for war. Obama and the Dems are for cutting the military 25%.
Rather than invest "directly" in China, I'd study Mandarin for when they take over. Many are. A lot of schools in the U.S. have done away with the Romanic languages and replaced them with Mandarin. I know a teacher of Spanish, Italian, and German, who's unemployed, because demand for those languages is down.
China will take over U.S. investments in China as a first step. I'm glad PLD is out of China. It gives PLD Investors more time than those of other U.S. companies there.