Austerity and Reality

Paul Krugman still doesn’t get it:

Watching Europe sink into recession – and Greece plunge into the abyss – I found myself wondering what it would take to convince the chattering classes that austerity in the face of an already depressed economy is a terrible idea.

After all, all it took was the predictable . . . → Read More: Austerity and Reality

Gold, Silver Juniors Should Shine in 2012: Mark Raguz

After a tough 2011, Mark Raguz and his colleagues at Pinetree Capital are looking at the junior resource sector with renewed optimism. In this exclusive Gold Report interview, he names some of the plays that are fueling that sentiment, from gold names in Northern Ontario to silver names in Mexico.

The Gold Report: . . . → Read More: Gold, Silver Juniors Should Shine in 2012: Mark Raguz

Assessment cycle anew

News accounts say that Allegheny County has today posted online its new assessment values for southern municipalities.  For all those folks, and everyone else in the county, my colleagues have made up a useful interactive map with all recent real estate transactions across Allegheny county.  It might be helpful for example for those looking to . . . → Read More: Assessment cycle anew

Economic Events on February 27, 2012

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the pending home sales index for January will be announced.  The consensus is that the index increased 1.5% last month.

At 10:30 AM Eastern time, the Dallas Fed Manufacturing Index for February will be released.  The consensus is that the index will be at 15, which would be a . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 27, 2012