U.S. Global Investors, Inc. (Nasdaq: GROW), a boutique registered investment adviser specializing in natural resources and emerging markets, will host a special webcast to discuss China’s economic maturity and what the birth of a consumer culture could mean for commodities and the global economy. The webcast titled Hard or Soft Landing in China? Navigating China’s Transition to a Consumer-Driven Economy will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. ET (9:00 a.m. CT). Click here to register. Frank Holmes, U.S. Global Investors' CEO and chief investment officer, will be joined by Andy Rothman, China macro strategist for CLSA Asia-Pacific Markets. Rothman’s Sinology report contains some of the most valuable investment reconnaissance available and is a must-read for globally-minded investors. Rothman, who is based in Shanghai, has been writing about China’s shift from an export-driven economy to a consumption-based one for years. Rothman says rising incomes and increased government spending on social programs such as healthcare and education have set the framework for China to remain the main driver of the global economy. Holmes and Rothman will explain why the Chinese economy is misunderstood by debunking some of the market’s biggest misconceptions regarding the country’s growth. The presenters will look to answer each of the following:
What makes this emerging market the world’s best consumption story?
How many Chinese are in pursuit of the American Dream?
Which American companies are benefiting from expanding in China?
How can a global investor benefit?
“Bearish anecdotes of ghost cities, empty shopping malls, robber barons, worker suicides and citizen protests have created a haze of negativity surrounding China right now that is making it hard for investors to recognize the opportunity,” says Holmes. “Andy and I will separate fact from fiction to illustrate why China remains in the driver seat of the global economy.”