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April 20, 2015 5 Megatrends in EnergySource: Motley Fool
Oil and gas prices might be down, but the energy sector isn't out, not by a long shot. Instead, the industry is just stuck in one of its occasional cyclical ruts, as demand has outpaced supply for the time being. Longer-term...
Source: Business Insider
Pundits and journalists keep referencing the supposed negative effects that the recent surge in the dollar may be having on the US real economy and economic growth.
April 16, 2015 Reflections from Career Investor Amy DominiSource: Triple Pundit
“Women and Investing.” The feminist in me is struggling. The suggestion of a special category implies a difference, and a difference, when it comes to women, tends to mean a weakness. Women and the sciences, women and sports, the...
April 13, 2015 China: Did We Just Hear The Death Rattle Of The Economy?Source: Forbes
Since last July, when the current bull market began, Shanghai stocks have soared 97.0%. Shenzhen shares during the period are up 95.9%. Tech companies are leading the way, now trading around 220 times profits.
April 13, 2015 Saudi Arabia’s Plan to Extend the Age of OilSource: Bloomberg
Last fall, as oil prices crashed, Ali al-Naimi, Saudi Arabia’s petroleum minister and the world’s de facto energy czar, went mum. He still popped up, as is his habit, at industry conferences on three continents. Yet from...
There’s an interesting piece over at Business Insider looking at when (not really “if” any more) the Federal Reserve is going to raise interest rates. It appears well informed, a good argument, has nice charts, what’s not to...
Spring brings a new proxy voting season, as shareholders exercise their right to raise issues of importance to company management, the board of directors and fellow shareholders. In recent years, the number of shareholder...
April 8, 2015 Women and the Future of InvestingSource: Triple Pundit
Discerning the ways in which women interact with and affect the investment sector has in the past been challenging, as very few serious discussions delved deeply into the subject. The most prominent conversations have tended to...
April 7, 2015 The American people are clueless: Why income inequality is so much worse than we realizeSource: Salon
In a candid conversation with Frank Rich last fall, Chris Rock said, “Oh, people don’t even know. If poor people knew how rich rich people are, there would be riots in the streets.” The findings of three studies, published over...
Oil prices swooned on Thursday as John Kerry claimed a major breakthrough in talks with Iran. They later recovered a bit but markets remained unsettled. Will the deal sink oil prices? Probably not. Even if the Obama...
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