A Breakdown of Birth

Join the forum discussion on this post – (4) Posts

Critical Times for Critical Metals

Access to sources of real-world critical metals is in serious jeopardy. A variety of experts gathered recently in Vancouver to learn more about the reasons we’re at risk and what we can do about it. Join The Gold Report as we venture into the complex, complicated, cloudy, uncertain, conflicted world they explored.

The same . . . → Read More: Critical Times for Critical Metals

How to measure inflation in India

Ila Patnaik, Giovanni Veronese and I have a paper titled How to Measure Inflation in India?. The abstract reads:

What is the best inflation measure in India? What inflation measure is most relevant for monetary policy making in India? Questions of timeliness, weights in the price index, accuracy of food price measurement, and . . . → Read More: How to Measure Inflation in India

Silver Backwardation – What To Make Of It

In the monetary metals there has been sustained gold backwardation and silver backwardation. This esoteric subject distills into two main elements: (1) interest rates and (2) risk management. The backwardation implies abnormalities in the interest rate structure and/or heavy demand for physical bullion driven by either averseness to counter-party risk or exchange rate risk that . . . → Read More: Silver Backwardation – What To Make Of It

Economic Events on February 8, 2011

At 7:45 AM EST, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis of retail sales.

At 8:55 AM EST, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

Join the forum discussion on this post – (1) Posts