A Tale of Two Markets

When I say writing matters, it’s no joke.  I still am trying to figure how these two headlines represent reporting on the same exact new data:

Trib:  Western Pennsylvania home sales plummet during May

PG: House Sales in Region Rise in May

Good thing everyone reads more than the headlines.

Ignore the meta for . . . → Read More: A Tale of Two Markets

Fiscal Manipulation

To Gold Stock Trades Editor Jeb Handwerger, there is an intriguing purpose in the relationship between the national mindset and the intended purposes of economic establishment. “Are we being programmed for QE3?,” he ponders in this Gold Report exclusive, ultimately proclaiming, “It’s sowing time—not selling time.”

While the media is customarily thought to . . . → Read More: Fiscal Manipulation

Making sense of the Mauritius tax treaty

Since the Mauritius treaty is back on the front burner, do see some sophisticated thinking on how the tax system can be made compatible with globalisation:

Page 29 (`Residence based taxation of finance’) in Indian social democracy: The resource perspective by Vijay Kelkar and Ajay Shah, February 2011. Chapter 9 of the Ministry of . . . → Read More: Making sense of the Mauritius tax treaty

Economic Events on June 21, 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 8:55 AM EDT, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 10:00 AM EDT, the Existing Home Sales . . . → Read More: Economic Events on June 21, 2011