It is time for Quarter 2 earnings reports from a variety of companies, among them Big Oil. Quarter 1 Big Oil earnings were rather spectacular, but that didn’t include the amazing oil prices seen in Quarter 2 of 2008.
Photo: china_puwa, Creative Commons, Flickr What will China look like after the Olympics? This seems like a dull question that has been asked a million times by mainstream media. But what if we ask another question, one with a more sinister undertone: Is the Chinese government using the Olympics hype to cover up fundamental problems?
I’m no financier and I don’t trade stocks, but the one thing I do know about is the M3 money supply.
I’m in Boulder, Colorado today. The town seems full of people living on dividends. If you’re looking for stocks to retire on, go for growing dividends. In these times of uncertainty with the stock market and currency, stable dividends provide a floor on a stock’s price.
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I cannot find a single convincing argument that tells me that astrologers won’t do better than economists. – Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Surf the web on almost any subject and eventually you’ll get a hit at About.com, which bills itself as a resource offering expert guidance from people like you and me.
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I have to respect any consumer products company that is innovative in its marketing. First McDonald’s knocks over Starbucks (SBUX – $14.54) with competing coffee. Now they trick the Meredith corporation into accepting innovative product placement no self respecting journalist would take. According to the New York Times, KVVU News in Las Vegas is accepting…
Photo: dfbarrero, Creative Commons, Flickr The U.S. government estimates that a fifth of the world’s recoverable and undiscovered oil and natural gas are in the Arctic.
A new economic report this week warns that specialty retailers are likely to start tanking once the stimulus checks are spent.
For the first time since the women’s movement came about, an economic recovery has come and gone and the percentage of women at work has fallen, not risen, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. Has girl power lost its momentum? Women continue to be underrepresented in top management positions on both sides of the Atlantic.…
When asked to think of vacation hotspots, not many people choose Canada.
On July 16, scientists at Brown University availed themselves of instrumentation aboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter to report that the southern part of Mars was once bathed in water and capable of sustaining biological life.
“What, exactly, is the Internet? Basically it is a global network exchanging digitized data in such a way that any computer, anywhere, that is equipped with a device called a ‘modem’, can make a noise like a duck choking on a kazoo” – Dave Barry, American writer.
In Maine, as they contemplate the costs for this coming heating season, pundits are calling it the "Frozen Economy."
Photo: Rhubarble, Creative Commons, Flickr James Grant wrote an article in Saturday’s Wall Street Journal wondering “Why No Outrage?” from the public concerning Wall Street’s reckless behavior during the credit boom and the assistance they’ve received from their government enablers.
Photo: HTB, Creative Commons, Flickr Have you ever seen the movie Groundhog Day?
In order to compete with gasoline, hydrogen fuel cell technology needs $200 billion.
I recently read Bionomics; Economy as Ecosystem by Michael Rothschild cover to cover, twice. I have never read a non-fiction text so enthralling; and this one is about economics.
Judith Warner wrote the most interesting thing in the New York Times last week: This is a story of selfishness and greed, of self-centeredness, envy and the ignorant folly of a person too short-sighted to realize she should count herself lucky because her college education didn’t have to be paid for with the milk of…
I know it doesn’t do much good around my house. Vacuum one day, and the next the floors look like the bottom of a chicken coop.
Photo: epicharmus, Creative Commons, Flickr On July 14, William Greider, a man after my own heart, published astinging commentary on the current financial crisis.
In 1965, a group called The Mamas & the Papas came out with a song, “California Dreamin’. The lyrics describe a New York winter and a nostalgia for Los Angeles, a place described as safe and warm.