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Elliott Morss | May 5th, 2016

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Xinyuan Real Estate: What Can Be Learned from Its Annual Report?

April 12th, 2016 |

Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN) recently released its SEC-required annual report for 2015. I have reviewed the report. There are a number of points worth noting. Read More

Drugs and Other Dangerous Addictions: Who Should Pay for Treatment?

April 4th, 2016 |

The article examines US government policies to curb the most dangerous addictions: smoking, drinking, drugs, and overeating. Bans never work. It concludes by recommending that for all addicts should pay an increasing share of the health costs they incur.Read More

Why Trump Will Not Be the Next US President

March 28th, 2016 | 1

What will happen in the Republican primaries? And more importantly, who will be the next US President? These issues are examined in this article.Read More

Latin America: What Are Its Prospects? Time to Invest?

March 22nd, 2016 |


In the winter of 2008, I was teaching at the University of Palermo (UP) in Buenos Aires. We were in a tall building overlooking the port and I noted an excess of ships in the harbor. It turned out … Read More

Xinyuan Real Estate – Analysis of 4th Quarter Data

March 3rd, 2016 |


Ever since 2007 when Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN) became the first Chinese real estate developer listed on the New York Stock Exchange, its low price has been something of a mystery. After being launched at $16.50, it fell to … Read More

Thoughts on US “Governance” and Presidential Primaries

February 27th, 2016 | 1

To date, the presidential primaries have been very entertaining. Trump is a natural comedian, and Carson has a dry wit. But there are other matters involved….Read More