Certainty and Promises

Why is this even being debated?

A split among economists over whether a debt ceiling vote should be tied to spending cuts highlights the risk of overconfidence, despite a consensus opinion in the latest Journal survey that the ceiling will be raised before an August deadline.

I’m not sure how to mention this, but . . . → Read More: Certainty and Promises

A new low for Indian economic policy

Strange things in the appointments process:

16 May: Deepshikha Sikarwar has a story in the Economic Times today titled I-T dept seeks former SEBI chairman CB Bhave’s tax returns details. 25 April: Shaji Vikraman had a front page story in the Economic Times about how Bhave’s team at SEBI was being dispersed. And, Mobis . . . → Read More: A New Low for Indian Economic Policy

John Doody: Top 10 Gold Plays Revealed

Production stage, location and dividend possibilities separate top mining and royalty stocks from the rest of the heap. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Gold Stock Analyst (GSA) Newsletter Writer John Doody reveals a few of his top 10 stocks and what diversifying your gold portfolio really means.

Companies Mentioned: AngloGold . . . → Read More: John Doody: Top 10 Gold Plays Revealed

Economic Events on May 17, 2011

At 7:45 AM EDT, 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 8:30 AM EDT, the Housing Starts report for April will be released.  The consensus is that construction on 570,000 new homes were started last month, . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 17, 2011