Silver Leader Board July 2010

See the document below for a list of all the silver ETFs and online products.

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Philippines: Rice Self-sufficiency Remains Elusive Thanks to Government Intervention

“The Aquino administration has pledged to make our country self-sufficient in rice in three years. Agricultural Secretary Processo Alcala stresses the seriousness of that goal. But experts are pessimistic.” Recalling those statements from a Manila Times article (entitled “SC’s Farm Conversion Ruling will Boost Rice Self-Sufficiency” [July 14, 2010]), I remember expressing my own . . . → Read More: Philippines: Rice Self-sufficiency Remains Elusive Thanks to Government Intervention

Economic Events on August 12, 2010

At 8:30 AM EDT, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report.  The consensus is that there were 460,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be an slight decrease in claims from last week’s number.

Also at 8:30 AM EDT, the monthly Import and Export Prices index for July will . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 12, 2010