Diluting the role of the IIT JEE

The JEE used to serve India well

Many years ago, high school education in India worked in a twin track system: There were those who studied for the IIT JEE and there was everyone else who didn’t. The former studied good books (e.g. Resnick/Halliday (which is a college level book elsewhere in the . . . → Read More: Diluting the role of the IIT JEE

Finding Fundamentals Key to Gold Investing: Byron King

The market isn’t rewarding fundamentals just yet for precious metal miners, according to Byron King, editor of Daily Resource Hunter, Outstanding Investments and Energy & Scarcity Investor. But in this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, King maps out when rising gold prices will actually lead to rising stock prices for companies with . . . → Read More: Finding Fundamentals Key to Gold Investing: Byron King

Are Federal Employees Underpaid?

I think not:

The wages of federal workers are 2 percent higher than similar private-sector workers, on average.

The benefits of federal workers are 48 percent higher than similar private-sector workers, on average.

The total compensation (wages plus benefits) of federal workers is 16 percent higher than similar private-sector workers, on average.

I guess . . . → Read More: Are Federal Employees Underpaid?

Economic Events on February 7, 2012

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 8:55 AM Eastern time, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, Federal . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 7, 2012