Random Shots - All Back to Square One?

Starting a new job and settling in a new city/flat has proved a little more unsettling for my blogging efforts than I had expected. Anyway, what better time to return to the fray when the SP500 completes its worst run in a long time returning to levels not last seen since March where . . . → Read More: Random Shots – All Back to Square One?

Someone's unhappy

Not surprising, but someone is unhappy with Pittsburgh City Council’s vote to let there be a public referendum on gas drilling within the city.  See the PR from the Pennsylvania chapter of the American Petroleum Institute: Pittsburgh City Council Must Focus on Job Creation.

You would think such a press release would want to . . . → Read More: Someone’s unhappy

James West: Time to Buy Battered Juniors

Move into gold and silver was the advice James West, founder of the Midas Letter Opportunity Fund, gave Midas Letter subscribers in June. He recommended moving from the junior stock market to 100% gold, silver and precious metals funds backed by bullion. For a while it looked like a bad call. But as . . . → Read More: James West: Time to Buy Battered Juniors

Economic Events on August 4, 2011

The monthly Chain Store Sales report will be released today.  This report on sales in chain stores gives a look at the health of stores that make up about 10% of all retail sales.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 4, 2011