Barry weighs in on the education bubble:
“He thinks it’s fundamentally wrong for a society to pin people’s best hope for a better life on something that is by definition exclusionary. “If Harvard were really the best education, if it makes that much of a difference, why not franchise it so more people can . . . → Read More: Barry Ritholtz’s Tiny Mistake
Portfolio Manager and Founder Josh Young of Young Capital Management (YCM) looks for value in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) companies. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Josh discusses some of his best ideas—strategies that could well deliver the significant upside and reduced risk investors . . . → Read More: Josh Young: Transition Can Deliver Value in E&Ps
As of February 2011, the Consumer Price Index has gone up 2.1 percent in the preceding 12 months. Core inflation (All items excluding Food and Energy) went up just 1.1%. Inflation is certainly not beating at the door. On the other hand, global food commodity prices have been rising suddenly as have oil prices. . . . → Read More: Looking Around the Corner for Inflation
The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index was released at 7:00 AM EDT, and there was a week to week decrease of 6.7% in the Purchase Index and a week to week decrease of 7.7% in the Refinance Index.
At 8:30 AM EDT, the Retail Sales report for March will be released. The consensus is . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 13, 2011