See what that National Geographic article wrought?

So not so much new in the latest data dump on jobs for the region.  Job count is up year over year again, and about average what you would expect month over month between Feb and March.  I had thought the mild weather would have pushed up some of the mid-winter employment which could have made . . . → Read More: See what that National Geographic article wrought?

Navigating Gold Equities During the Weakest Quarter: Barry Allan

Barry Allan, vice chairman of Mackie Research Capital Corp.’s mining group, is guarded about gold equities from March to May, statistically the weakest period. However, Allan remains bullish on gold stocks through the end of the year and has Buy recommendations on more than 70% of his coverage universe. In this exclusive interview . . . → Read More: Navigating Gold Equities During the Weakest Quarter: Barry Allan

Regulated cost of capital for airports

Many elements of infrastructure have natural monopoly characteristics. Under these conditions, if the owner of the infrastructure is profit-maximising, he is likely to impose high user charges and extract a monopoly rent. As a consequence, in many infrastructure services in most countries, independent regulators are established which control the user charge.

The critical building . . . → Read More: Regulated cost of capital for airports

Economic Events on April 25, 2012

The Mortgage Bankers’ Association purchase index will be released at 7:00 AM Eastern time, providing an update on the quantity of new mortgages and refinancings closed in the last week.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Durable Goods Orders report for March will be released. The consensus is that there was a decrease of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 25, 2012