Barry Ritholtz’s Tiny Mistake

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

Josh Young: Transition Can Deliver Value in E&Ps

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

Looking around the corner for inflation

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

Economic Events on April 13, 2011

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