Ian Gordon: Gold Stocks Offer Protection from Financial Storm

Economic cycles, like weather, run in seasons. Longwave Group Founder Ian Gordon explains why he believes the world economy is in the “winter” portion of an approximate 80-year cycle and how the financial excesses of the past 60 years are now being wrung out of the system. Ian also explains how investors can . . . → Read More: Ian Gordon: Gold Stocks Offer Protection from Financial Storm

A Decent Half-Measure

Sam Bowman proposes some IP reform:

What would evidence-driven copyright law look like? (I won’t discuss patents here, although this argument should roughly apply to patents as well as copyright.) The length should be determined by looking at earnings distributions for things like music and books, and cut the copyright protection period to only . . . → Read More: A Decent Half-Measure

Economic Events on May 25, 2011

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index was released at 7:00 AM EDT, and there was a week to week increase of 1.5% in the Purchase Index and a week to week increase of 0.9% in the Refinance Index.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Durable Goods Orders report for April will be released. The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on May 25, 2011