Chris Thompson: Investors Not Quite Ready to Embrace 'Ugly Sister' Silver

Volatility in the markets overall, and particularly in the silver price, continues to deter investors, even the major producers, from stepping in on silver juniors. However, Chris Thompson, equity research analyst with Haywood Securities, names some attractive opportunities in South and Central America in this exclusive Gold Report interview.

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Save or Spend?

Jeff Stahler – Columbus Dispatch

In Macro class today we talked about what is really a dual decision. First, should our national policy encourage spending or saving? Second, should government actions favor consumption or investment?

First, some definitions and a smidgen of theory. There is a simple dichotomy over  how a family or a . . . → Read More: Save or Spend?

Glide path or crash landing? Pennsylvania Manufacturing.

Trib covers the Governor’s new panel charged with doing something to improve on manufacturing trends in Pennsylvania.

One of those things that needs a little historical perspective to even begin thinking about.  Here is Pennsylvania’s manufacturing employment since 1969.  Not exactly much change in trend which is remarkable in itself.  Through significant booms and . . . → Read More: Glide path or crash landing? Pennsylvania Manufacturing

Economic Events on November 22, 2011

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, 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 Eastern time, the preliminary GDP report for the third quarter of 2011 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of 2.4% . . . → Read More: Economic Events on November 22, 2011