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Oil Pricing And Fundamentals Often Dislocate…Like Now [CHART]

Oil Pricing And Fundamentals Often Dislocate…Like Now by Todd Sullivan, ValuePlays “Davidson” submits: Below is the updated chart of the U.S. Energy Information Administration monthly data from 2010- which includes Friday’s...



Morning News: December 15, 2014

The Rouble Is Tumbling Again BOJ Survey Shows Japan Business Mood Fragile, Highlights Abe’s Challenges Bundesbank Backs ECB Line on Possible Further Measures India’s Wholesale Inflation at Lowest in Over Five Years Oil Jumps Most in Two Weeks...



7 Cash Flow Ratios You Need to Know

Written by Jae Jun follow me on Facebook Twitter Hmm… Balance sheet ratios… It’s one of the first set of ratios and methods you learn to use when analyzing a company. Current and Quick Ratio Debt to Equity Return on...



A Comment on Oil Prices

Recently there has been a dramatic decline in oil prices. This has led to some wild and confusing articles. As an example, Barry Ritholtz excerpted from an article that started: "Most observers thought the Organization of Petroleum Exporting...



Krugman: "Russia Keeps Looking More Vulnerable to Crisis"

Paul Krugman just left a conference in Dubai, and decided to write a bit about oil prices because all the geopolitical stuff he heard was pretty grim. But the oil stuff wasn't that interesting. His one paragraph about geopolitics is: My other...



10 Sunday Reads

My morning afternoon train reads: • This Week Was A Stark Reminder Of How Fast Good Stock Markets Can Turn Bad (Business Insider) but see It’s the waiting part that’s hard (Above the Market) • ‘My seven biggest...



Is Our Economic Commentators Learning?

Gut feelings, still reported as...



'Citigroup Will Be Broken Up'

Simon Johnson: Citigroup Will Be Broken Up: Citigroup is a very large bank that has amassed a huge amount of political power. Its current and former executives consistently push laws and regulations in the direction of allowing Citi and other...



THREAT: SUPER BOWL Could Be Canceled If Congress Doesn't Renew Terrorism Bill...

THREAT: SUPER BOWL Could Be Canceled If Congress Doesn't Renew Terrorism Bill...(Second column, 5th story, link) ...



The Least Healthy States In America

Based on health outcomes and various health determinants, Indiana was identified as the 10th least healthy state in...



Corporate America's Diversity Problem On Display at DealBook Conference

It’s no secret that the leadership of corporate America, and Wall Street in particular, has a serious diversity problem. The lack of women and people of color in senior positions at the country’s largest businesses was on clear display at the...



The Decline In Male Employment: Look to Large Trade Deficits and Small Budget Deficits

The NYT had an interesting piece on the decline in employment rates among prime age male workers. While it discusses many of the causes of this decline, it missed the most obvious: policy decisions that have depressed demand in the economy. Many readers...



We Just Witnessed the Most Important Day in Politics All Year

Until the country came to be governed by serial brinksmanship, the writing and passage of annual spending bills weren’t huge stories in American politics, and you had to be unusually attuned to both the content and the process to understand the...



The Glass is Half Full……And Filling Up

“Davidson” submits: 1)      If one studies markets using the historical record, the most striking feature revealed is that fundamental economic trends correlate with the long […] The post The Glass...



'Symmetric Application of Dynamic Scoring'

Menzie Chinn: Symmetric Application of Dynamic Scoring: Republicans are keen to sacrifice CBO’s role as impartial arbiter of fiscal measures on the altar of “dynamic scoring” of tax measures.[0] But there is no economic reason for...



Oil Prices

Six years ago, in a public presentation, people asked me what I thought would happen with the price of oil. I had no idea. I was tempted to tell them to look at the futures market, since that would be a pretty decent predictor. Instead I said,...



FP’s Situation Report, presented by the UAE Embassy: CIA chief refuses to rule out future torture; U.S. closes last detainee site in...

By David Francis and Sabine Muscat The CIA refuses to rule out torture and urges the nation to turn the page on the torture report. Agency Director John Brennan admitted at a rare press conference at Langley that some of the CIA’s enhanced...



BlackBerry Ltd Scores A Win Against Microsoft Corporation

BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) (TSE:BB) has attracted some big business away from Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT). Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) has dumped Microsoft for its Sync in-car computer system and selected BlackBerry instead. BlackBerry to...



USA Secretly Infiltrated Cuba's Underground Hip-Hop Scene...

USA Secretly Infiltrated Cuba's Underground Hip-Hop Scene...(First column, 9th story, link) ...



SONY SECRETS KEEP SPILLING...

SONY SECRETS KEEP SPILLING...(Second column, 1st story, link)Related stories:HOLLYWOOD GRIPPED...EMAILS MOCK OBAMA, BLACK MOVIES... ...



Scott Rudin & Amy Pascal Apologize After Racially Insensitive Emails About Obama Leak

Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal and producer Scott Rudin have apologized after racially insensitive emails they sent to each other leaked online as part of a massive hack of Sony Pictures. "The content of my emails were insensitive and inappropriate...



Office Depot Inc, Staples, Inc. Up On Starboard Push

This morning it was reported that activist investment firm Starboard Value was building up stakes in Office Depot Inc (NASDAQ:ODP) and Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS), and now the firm’s goal has become clear. It sounds like Starboard may want the...



Watt: “Financial Operations of FNMA Have Stabilized To A Sufficient Level”

In 2008 HERA created the Housing Trust but also allowed for the suspensions of payments to it from the GSE’s via edict from FHFA under […] The post Watt: “Financial Operations of FNMA Have Stabilized To A Sufficient...



Elizabeth Warren Is Risking a Government Shutdown to Stop Wall Street. President Obama Should Join Her

The decision to tack a Wall Street-backed plan requiring the federal government to backstop risky financial trades on to legislation that would keep the government funded through...



'Growth slowdowns: Middle-Income Trap vs. Regression to the Mean'

Lant Pritchett and Lawrence H. Summers: Growth slowdowns: Middle-income trap vs. regression to the mean, by Lant Pritchett, Lawrence H. Summers, Vox EU: Dozens of nations think they are in the ‘middle-income trap’. Lant Pritchett and Larry...



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Shun Amazon.com, Inc. (AMZN) Go For Starbucks Corporation (SBUX), Restoration Hardware Holdings Inc. (RH): Jim Cramer’s Top Picks

The holiday shopping spree is here, and all giant retailers have already put plans in place to address the expected increase in traffic, gearing up for the Christmas festivities. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX), Costco Wholesale Corporation...



Microsoft takes a bath on failed Nook partnership

After sinking $300 million into Barnes & Noble’s digital reading business, Microsoft is walking away with about $120 in cash and stock—and not much else.As the Wall Street Journal reports, the two companies have terminated a...



The GOP Reaction to Obama's Immigration Order Will Be Way More Damaging Than You Realize

There are several reasons why Obama’s executive action on immigration has put Republicans in a terrible bind. There’s the fact that conservatives are likely to respond by...



Obama’s Cuba Deal Could be a Home Run for Major League Baseball

The breakthrough between the United States and Cuba is being lauded for the economic and diplomatic possibilities it creates for both countries. It could also have a big impact on baseball diamonds around the major leagues. In an unusual statement about...



'Citigroup Will Be Broken Up'

Simon Johnson: Citigroup Will Be Broken Up: Citigroup is a very large bank that has amassed a huge amount of political power. Its current and former executives consistently push laws and regulations in the direction of allowing Citi and other...



APPLE Halts Online Sales On Currency Woes...

APPLE Halts Online Sales On Currency Woes...(Third column, 17th story, link)Related stories:Ruble collapse prompts Moscow shopping spree... ...



The Ruble and the Textbooks

We've seen this movie, except for the...



Merck increases antibiotic offering with $9.5bn Cubist deal

The American pharmaceutical giant has bought the antibiotics maker for $102 a...



What Internet Users Know about Technology and the Web

Three-quarters of online Americans know which is bigger, a megabyte or a kilobyte, but only 9% are able to correctly identify the first widely popular graphical web browser. How much do you know about the web and digital...



'Lower Oil Prices and the U.S. Economy'

Jim Hamilton: Lower oil prices and the U.S. economy: ... The current price of gasoline is 80 cents/gallon below what it has averaged over the last 3 years. Last year Americans consumed 135 billion gallons of gasoline. That means that if prices stay...



Wednesday: FOMC, CPI

Oil prices and the Russian financial crisis are the big stories ... from the WSJ: Russia’s Economic Pain Is Just Beginning, Bank Group WarnsRussia’s economy is likely already in recession with the ruble tumbling to new lows. But the...



Pew poll: Limited knowledge on privacy policies, more on net neutrality

U.S. Internet users have a limited understanding of what net neutrality means and what protections are contained in company privacy policies, according to the results of a national survey by the Pew Research Center.Just 61 percent of people responding...



Tesla Motors Inc, BMW In Discussions About Batteries: Musk

Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed that they are in talks with BMW about a collaboration on battery technology and charging stationsTesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) is in discussions with German car maker BMW about batteries and lightweight components,...



BMO Boosts Apple Target To $123, Ups 2015, 2016 EPS Estimates

As it turns out, Citigroup is not alone as it upped its estimates for Apple (AAPL).  BMO Capital Markets’ Keith Bachman also increased his target price, boosting it $10 to $123, as he increased earnings estimates for 2015 and 2016. Highlights...



GameStop Corp. Shares Hammered On Poor Q3 Earnings

GameStop third quarter revenues are off due to the delayed release of "Assassin's Creed Unity"GameStop Corp. (NYSE:GME) shares are slumping on Friday, November 21st after reporting unexpectedly poor third quarter earnings. Shares of the...



Oil Prices

Six years ago, in a public presentation, people asked me what I thought would happen with the price of oil. I had no idea. I was tempted to tell them to look at the futures market, since that would be a pretty decent predictor. Instead I said,...



Monday: ISM Manufacturing

From Professor Hamilton at Econbrowser: A glut of oil?The world is awash in oil, I’m hearing. The problem is, it’s fairly expensive oil....[C]onsider the United States, where production has grown 2 mb/d since 2004. More than 3 mb/d of that...



Eike Batista’s Electricity Company in Brazil Seeks Bankruptcy Protection

The firm, Eneva, joins Mr. Batista's petroleum exploration company OGX, his naval construction company OSX and his mining company MMX in seeking to renegotiate their...



Fund Manager in London Who Dodged Train Fare Is Barred From Financial Jobs

The British Financial Conduct Authority said Jonathan Paul Burrows, who had been a managing director at BlackRock Asset Management Investor Services in London, could no longer perform any function in relation to any regulated...



With Russia’s Ruble in Free Fall, U.S. Plans New Sanctions

As the Russian ruble continues its tumble against the dollar, President Barack Obama plans to sign a bill imposing new sanctions against Moscow, adding more pressure to a Russian economy already headed toward recession. White House press secretary Josh...