Archive for February, 2012

  • Worst Day For Gold…Ever
    Posted by on February 29th, 2012 at 11:47 pm, Comments: 0

    Gold had its worst day…ever.

  • Could A Strategic Petroleum Reserve Release Drop Oil?
    Posted by on February 28th, 2012 at 12:37 am, Comments: 0

    We all remember last year around May/June, when oil prices, while off their highs, were still high. Well, as oil (and gas) prices keep climbing up, there is talk about another Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) release again.

  • The Market Is Starting To Feel The Pressure of High Oil Prices
    Posted by on February 26th, 2012 at 11:46 pm, Comments: 0

    While the market ($SPX, $SPY) closed at the highest level since the last week of May 2008, there is some internal pressure building from high oil prices that might cause the overall market to pull back.

  • You Can’t Blame The Fed For Rising Gold & Oil Prices
    Posted by on February 23rd, 2012 at 10:48 pm, Comments: 0

    The Federal Reserve ($FED) gets a lot of blame for rising gold and oil prices. I mean, it kind of makes sense. Everyone thinks they are “printing” money, and everyone knows from economics 101 that…

  • Platinum Set To Retake The Status As “Top Metal”
    Posted by on February 22nd, 2012 at 10:59 pm, Comments: 0

    Gold has had all the buzz over the past year. However, we know that platinum is a rarer metal (about 10-20X gold) and traditionally trades at a premium to gold.

  • Why Economic Warfare is Much Better Than Military Warfare
    Posted by on February 21st, 2012 at 10:16 pm, Comments: 0

    I think we can all agree that military warfare is not only unwanted, but is also unproductive. I am not saying our military does not produce useful things, we know that is not true. But the act of sending our soldiers over to a foreign country to fight a war is very destructive.

  • Here’s Something That Might Slow Oil Prices Down
    Posted by on February 21st, 2012 at 1:07 am, Comments: 0

    WTI Crude Oil has been on a tear for the past 2 weeks. In fact, we are sitting at multi-month highs.

  • Gas Expenditures as a Percent of PCE
    Posted by on February 20th, 2012 at 3:48 am, Comments: 0

    Gas has become a hot topic of late. We can partially thank Iran for it, but we can also thank the decent economic data (demand) that has come out of Asia and the United States over the past 2 months.

  • Warren Mosler: Because We Think We Can Be The Next Greece, We’re Turning Ourselves Into The Next Japan
    Posted by on February 19th, 2012 at 6:43 am, Comments: 0

    Warren Mosler, economist and one of the primary founders of Modern Monetary Theory (MMT), had a very interesting interview recently

  • How To Be A Better Tweeter In The World of Finance
    Posted by on February 16th, 2012 at 11:22 pm, Comments: 0

    In the era of social media, it is important to understand how to be a value-added tweeter. I see so many mistakes when it comes to tweeting in the world of finance.