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China Life's Revenues Grow on Premiums, Higher Costs Hurt

2017-09-29 zacks
China Life Insurance Co. Ltd (LFC - Free Report) continues to benefit from revenue growth backed by surging level of premiums, especially in its Life Insurance business. (20-0)

Perhaps Markets and Investors Should Be Cheering S&P Downgrade of China

2017-09-21 247wallst
When investors hear that one of the world’s top credit ratings agencies has issued a sovereign downgrade of one of the world’s biggest nations, it tends to bring more than just some attention. On Thursday, Standard & Poor’s issued a sovereign credit rating downgrade for China. The issues behind the downgrade may look harsh or sound as though they are a large concern. There may be a problem with assuming the worst — China is similar to the United States in that the nation has endless means to meet its obligations, and the phrase “we have seen this movie before” should come to mind. (147-0)

My IMF Portfolio Extends Its Winning Streak

2017-08-07 seekingalpha
My Ian's Million Fund, IMF, is a quasi-index fund where I have two main goals. One, beat the S&P 500 over time with my own diversified basket of stocks, while avoiding any ongoing management fees. Two, build a model that my non-investment professional friends can copy. If I didn't have other investments and had $1,000/month to invest, what retirement portfolio would I build to ensure I ended up with a strong solid nest egg? The IMF answers that question.

Moody’s China Downgrade Is Not Crushing Chinese Shares and Markets

2017-05-24 247wallst
The biggest economic and financial market story for Wednesday should be that Moody’s has formally downgraded China’s credit rating. Although this downgrade may sound harsh, the new “stable” outlook seems to mean that the balance of risk and upside are now adequately reflected in the larger global macroeconomic picture. Perhaps the biggest news should really be why Chinese and other markets did not have severe reactions to the downgrade.

China Life Revenue Growth Solid, Rising Costs Raise Concerns

2017-05-17 zacks
China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (LFC - Free Report) shares have gained 24% outperforming the Zacks categorized Life Insurance industry’s gain of only 14%. The price appreciation has likely been driven by the company’s robust market position and organic growth initiatives that continued to solidify shareholders’ confidence on the stock. We expect the stock to retain its momentum owing to a number of positives.

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Amazon, Amex, Best Buy, GE, JPMorgan, Wells Fargo, Conagra and Many More

2017-04-25 247wallst
Stocks were putting in a second day of big gains, but rather than being a French cheer it was due to multiple Dow components posting strong earnings. Even though this bull market is now more than eight years old, investors have found reason after reason to step in and buy the market sell-offs. Investors are also still looking for new trading and investing ideas.

Analyst Reports for McDonald's, Cisco, Philips Morris and General Dynamics

2017-03-24 zacks
Today's Research Daily features new research reports on 17 major stocks, including Cisco (CSCO), Philip Morris (PM), McDonald's (MCD) and General Dynamics (GD).

China Life's Revenue Growth Strong, Rising Expenses a Drag

2017-03-24 zacks
China Life Insurance Company Ltd’s  (LFC - Free Report) robust market position and organic growth initiatives continue to impress. The company’s operational efficiency, which is reflected by its product upgrades and premium growth over the last few years, has solidified shareholders’ confidence eon the stock. In fact, China Life shares  outperformed the Zacks categorized Life Insurance industryin the last one year.

Connecting Dots: Why Apple Invested $1B In Chinese Ride-Hailing Service Didi Chuxing

2017-03-13 seekingalpha
What can we learn from Apple's $ 1 billion VC investment in Chinese ride-hailing service Didi Chuxing?

My Portfolio Cleans-Up In February

2017-03-06 seekingalpha
My Ian's Million Fund, "IMF," is a quasi-index fund where I have two main goals. One, beat the S&P 500 over time with my own diversified basket of stocks, while avoiding any ongoing management fees. Two, build a model that my non-investment professional friends can copy. If I didn't have other investments and had $1,000/month to invest, what retirement portfolio would I build to ensure I ended up with a strong solid nest egg? The "IMF" answers that question.

Chinese Insurers Could Face Liquidity Crunch In 2017

2017-02-21 seekingalpha
Beijing's recent decision to crack down on activities of Chinese insurance companies could push insurers toward riskier asset investments and create a liquidity crunch within the industry.

China Life's Premium Growth Strong Amid Economic Downturn

2016-12-29 zacks
On Dec 29, we issued an updated research report on China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (LFC - Free Report) .

China's Life Insurance Market: Is It A Good Investment?

2016-12-07 seekingalpha
China’s life insurance market is growing at a strong clip due to the continued expansion of its middle class, which has naturally augmented demand for insurance products.

China Life Bolsters Revenue Base Despite Headwinds

2016-11-24 zacks
On Nov 23, we issued an updated research report on China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (LFC - Free Report) .

China Life Joins Overseas Hotel Train With U.S. Buy

2016-10-20 seekingalpha
Bottom line: China Life's $2 billion investment in a US hotel portfolio could mark the height of a bubble of Chinese offshore hotel buying, and high asset values could start to deflate by the end of next year.

China Life Insurance: Aggressive Recruitment Leading The Strong Volumes Growth

2016-10-14 seekingalpha
China Life Insurance (NYSE:LFC) Company is the largest commercial insurance group in Mainland China. It is largely state-owned (only 30% free-float) and it is one of the biggest institutional investors in China's capital market.

5 Top Life Insurance Stocks to Buy in 2016

2016-10-08 fool
Insurance companies not only generate money from the premiums customers pay, but they also profit by investing the money they haven't yet paid out. As a result, the low interest environment has put significant pressure on the industry and has driven valuations down, so now may be a great time to buy these long-term winners.

My Fund: Still Beating Market After Volatile Month

2016-10-03 seekingalpha
This article is part of my series keeping tabs on my public portfolio, Ian's Million Fund "IMF." It aims to be a better index fund, outperforming the S&P 500 by 1-2% a year through stock selection and timing.

Will China Life's Goegraphic Concentration Limit its Growth?

2016-09-29 zacks
On Sep 28, 2016, we issued an updated research report on China Life Insurance Co. Ltd. (LFC - Analyst Report) .

10 of the Largest and Most Liquid Chinese Stocks

2016-09-19 seekingalpha
To identify the most liquid Chinese stocks traded on the Hong Kong Exchange, we can use the iShares FTSE/Xinhua China 25 (NYSEARCA:FXI). This tracks the FTSE/Xinhua China 25 index and offers exposure to 25 of the largest and most liquid Chinese stocks. The index is a market capitalization weighted index subject to a 10% weighting cap.

Sinopec Picks Partners, Dilutes Beijing Private Capital Plan

2016-09-18 seekingalpha
It seems that oil refining giant Sinopec (HKEx: 386) (NYSE:SHI) just can't say "no" when it comes to choosing partners for its new retail joint venture, which is part of Beijing's pilot program to inject more private money into big state-owned enterprises. That's my quick assessment, following the company's announcement that it has chosen a whopping 25 mostly domestic partners for the new venture, which will own and operate the company's vast network of gas stations and convenience stores throughout China.

How To Invest In The Upcoming Chinese Demographic Bust

2016-09-18 seekingalpha
Fortunately, there a certain sectors of the Chinese economy that will actually grow during the bust.

Ian's IMF Fund: Competition With The S&P 500 Is Heating Up

2016-09-18 seekingalpha
A badly timed hedge has given the index funds a leg up for the time being.

Aflac: Is It Time To Buy?

2016-09-18 seekingalpha
Aflac is the world’s largest underwriter of supplemental cancer insurance and one of the largest supplemental health and life insurance providers in the Japan and the U.S.

24 Stocks For October 2015

2016-09-18 seekingalpha
Every month we construct a theoretical long/short portfolio of stocks that demonstrate solid relative value with potential for ongoing cash flow growth and ROIC expansion.