It’s No Coincidence

Here’s Paul Krugman:

James Kwak and Larry Mishel, in slightly different ways, make a point I was planning to get to: the rise in safety net spending over the past decade does not reflect an expansion of that safety net. Instead, it reflects two things: rising health care costs, and a terrible economic slump . . . → Read More: It’s No Coincidence

Catching up on a week in numbers

I was told my blog here needs more white space.  I am not sure this post will be an improvement, but here are some random hits from numbers talked about over the last week and a half.

So if I were Allegheny County and I were doing my due diligence defending itself in almost any . . . → Read More: Catching up on a week in numbers

Oil Prices Make for Profitable ETF Trades: Roger Wiegand

Today’s retail investors have more options than ever before, but there is a shortage of practical information on how to manipulate different investment products, be they ETFs, options or equities. Enter Roger Wiegand, editor of Trader Tracks. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Wiegand discusses his methods for energy investment and . . . → Read More: Oil Prices Make for Profitable ETF Trades: Roger Wiegand

Economic Events on February 16, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 365,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 7,000 more than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Housing Starts report for January will be released.  The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 16, 2012