No Kyoto, No Problem?

Heavily criticized for not supporting the Kyoto Protocol, the Bush Administration has cited that adopting mandatory measures to fight climate change interferes with the economic growth of this country. While there is virtually conclusive evidence stating that the economic cost of not fighting climate change greatly outweighs the cost of doing so, events have taken…

BernankeTestimony at Congress and Inflation

I am short U.S. Bonds.  I'm short both the ten year futures and the long bond futures.  Last week's announcement by the Fed FOMC dropping the hawkish language about inflation made me nervous about my position but I wanted to wait until I heard Ben Bernanke's testimony this week to decide if I would decrease…

U.S. Investment Banks Enjoy High IPO Fees

Sarbanes-Oxley, a draconian visa application process, in addition to relatively low valuations and higher interest rates, aren't the only things making U.S. capital markets less attractive to foreign issuers of IPO's; a cartel that keeps IPO fees high is also part of the problem.

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The Panelist is an online magazine that deals with a range of issues that fall under the category of socially conscious investing. We seek to provide a globally accessible space for blogs, articles, commentary, digital photos, video and audio. There are no easy or perfect solutions to running a website, rich with a healthy democracy…

Efficiency is the Name of the Game

While we have noted that solar power can be harnessed in many different applications, on-site generation in both residential and commercial settings is the fastest growing segment of photovoltaics (PV) in the US. At least this is true in California, where the majority of the nation's solar generation is currently being installed. This is due…

Using Options to Play Intel as a Value Stock

I glanced at my portfolio looking for stocks that I love but are unpopular with others right now.  I found Intel (INTC) and decided to add to my position with an options strategy (cocktail involving four ingredients) that pays me even if the current price war in which Intel is engaged turns the shares into dead money…