Thanks to new technologies, the US is rapidly increasing domestic sources of energy.
Ratings agencies are getting a lot of attention lately, but let’s look at some facts before assuming they’re all that credible.
White-hot, fear-based rhetoric is flying around the debt ceiling as politicians try to sell their positions. And, some links.
An unsung classic on free market capitalism from a bygone era that deserves revisiting.
A surprisingly positive earnings season has many wondering when tepid economic growth will catch up.
Agreement was reached on the newest plan to quell peripheral European sovereign debt issues. What does the deal accomplish?
Bifurcated sentiment about China’s economic present and future speaks largely to overall sentiment in 2011—but how to read the tea leaves when truly assessing China?
In the ongoing debate over how to resolve the debt ceiling, the “Gang of Six” offer their own plan.
Ongoing PIIGS issues and the debt ceiling debate have captivated investor attention of late, but myriad factors—some positive and some negative—are easily missed amid the noise.
Four books on randomness, uncertainty, probability, and how they work in the stock market.
Eurozone bank stress test results were released recently to widespread criticism.
US manufacturing is alive and well, making government claims there’s a need for a “national strategy” dubious at best.
Some criticize Chinese yuan policy as a contributor to our trade deficit. But let’s review the underlying assumptions.
There are many differences between the economies of China and the United States. But a cursory review of consumer behavior shows some striking similarities.
The US was warned its debt rating is on review, tied mostly to a political debate over an arbitrary marker—something that has happened before with no ill effect.
China is likely poised to avoid a hard landing and continue growing, but that doesn’t mean Chinese stocks are set to soar.
As the debt ceiling drama kicks into overdrive, it’s worthwhile to step back and look at whether the fuss is truly warranted.
The plot surrounding eurozone debt issues continues to unfold—but are things becoming more complex or less?
Rising demand from Emerging Markets consumers has had downstream effects on agricultural commodities. This bodes well for commodity capital expenditures.
Three stories dominated headlines Thursday—all of them outside financial news. What does that say for markets?
Two books about how prices work turn out to be better primers in behavioral finance.
Before understanding if a double dip is likely, it’s important to understand what one actually is.
Moody’s downgraded Portugal Tuesday—but that’s not a huge surprise. Overall, Europe’s indicated they have the means and the desire to backstop struggling eurozone countries.
Isolationism has no place in economics or investment strategy.
The curtain officially descended on QE2 Friday—but given the fanfare it was greeted with, its departure has been fairly quiet.
Recent legislation and its unintended consequences have us asking for a little more conversation and a little less action.
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