The Future Is Not Pretty For Women

The Grey Lady reports:

Sixty percent of women in the United States who are 65 or older do not have enough income to cover basic expenses without help, even if they are married, according to the report.

That is compared to 41 percent of men in that age group.

The report compares income, not . . . → Read More: The Future Is Not Pretty For Women

Never Mistake Intelligence for a Bull Market: George Ireland

George Ireland, portfolio manager with Boston-based Geologic Resource Partners, believes in seeing what he invests in and his passport bears witness: 80 countries visited in five years. From Africa to Argentina, from gold to lithium and graphite, he and his team seek out companies with experienced management, promising geology, good infrastructure and strong . . . → Read More: Never Mistake Intelligence for a Bull Market: George Ireland

Truly Something

Didn’t get to this with the population/migration data released yesterday, but clearly related to those trends.  New data from Trulia on regional real estate markets has some ever more remarkable numbers for Pittsburgh and a reported 9+% annual increase in the asking prices of real estate here.  Not the highest in the nation, but . . . → Read More: Truly Something

Economic Events on April 10, 2012

At 7:30 AM Eastern time, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for March will be released, providing information regarding the health and confidence of small businesses in the United States.  The consensus is that the index is at a level of 94.8, which is 0.5 points higher than the previous month’s value.

At 7:45 . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 10, 2012