Oil and Gas Services Avoid Geopolitical Risk: John Stephenson

With oil reserves less and less accessible to western majors, producer stocks can carry significant geopolitical risk. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, First Asset Investment Management Inc. Senior Vice President John Stephenson explains why service-oriented companies are smart selections for risk-averse energy investors. No matter what happens in the oil . . . → Read More: Oil and Gas Services Avoid Geopolitical Risk: John Stephenson

Economics and Genius

Steven Levitt:

If you want to feel like the smartest person in the room, often a good way to accomplish this is to be the only economist. Frequently, the one economist will say things that make a lot of sense that no one else would ever come up with. When I am that one . . . → Read More: Economics and Genius

Choosing an Options Broker

With all of the volatility and uncertainty in the market, investing with options can be a good strategy to limit risk or speculate on a theory without putting down too much capital.  Trading with options can be risky and requires a good understanding of the underlying security and why options change in price, so . . . → Read More: Choosing an Options Broker

Economic Events on January 20, 2012

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Existing Home Sales report for December will be released.  The consensus is that existing homes were sold at an annual rate of 4.65 million last month, which would be an increase of 23,000 from the previous month.