Invisible hand hard to see

So I am really missing something here.  Why is there not someone out there noticing a big no brainer opportunity and investing themselves in the infrastructure needed to sell shale gas to local utilities?

See Trib today: Equitable’s plan to use more local gas is challenged

There is a deeper story embedded in all . . . → Read More: Invisible hand hard to see

This Is Your Energy Entry Point: Mark Lackey

Oil prices are starting to creep back up while gas, coal and uranium are poised for moves this fall, according to Mark Lackey, long-time energy analyst now representing resource companies with CHF Investor Relations. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Lackey shares his current insights on energy markets and talks about . . . → Read More: This Is Your Energy Entry Point: Mark Lackey

Economic Events on August 31, 2012

At 9:45 AM Eastern time, the Chicago PMI Index for August will be announced. The consensus index value is 53.0, which is 0.7 points lower than last month, but is still above the break-even level of 50.

At 9:55 AM Eastern time, Consumer Sentiment for the second half of August will be announced.  The . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 31, 2012

Will Expert David Morgan Call the Bottom on the Metals Market Again?

David Morgan, editor of The Morgan Report, expects gold to top $1,800/oz and silver to top $40/oz by the end of the year and both to take off from there. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Morgan shares the logic behind his predictions and identifies several companies set to benefit from . . . → Read More: Will Expert David Morgan Call the Bottom on the Metals Market Again?

Parks = $$

So the WSJ has an article today out of some research out of New York City on the value of being located near a park:  Parks Elevate Office Rents – h/t @otiswhite for catching that.

So just a shout out to a former student who looked at something similar here and quantified the  $$ . . . → Read More: Parks = $$

Economic Events on August 30, 2012

The monthly Chain Store Sales report will be released today.  This report on sales in chain stores gives a look at the health of stores that make up about 10% of all retail sales.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 30, 2012

Labor Force Metrics 101

So the stats out today say the region’s unemployment rate is up 3/10ths of a percent.  I wonder a bit. While all data out there has issues, I don’t like poking at methodology too much since it lends itself for folks coming to doubt the data.  You just need to understand the strengths and . . . → Read More: Labor Force Metrics 101

Doug Casey Predicts Day of Economic Reckoning Is Near

It is a deal with the devil: Governments churn out more and more cash for the promise of continued prosperity. But the day of reckoning is near, according to Doug Casey, chairman of Casey Research and an expert on crisis investing. As the epic battle between inflation and deflation continues, Casey discusses his . . . → Read More: Doug Casey Predicts Day of Economic Reckoning Is Near

Economic Events on August 29, 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 preliminary GDP report for the second quarter of 2012 will be announced.  The consensus is an increase of . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 29, 2012

Why Uranium Prices Will Spike in 2013: Raymond James

Analyst David Sadowski of Raymond James sees a lot on the horizon for uranium: a supply shortfall, escalating Asian demand and seasonality, to name just a few. As a former geologist-turned sellside analyst, Sadowski’s conviction in uranium’s bullish future is rock solid, and he urges investors to get exposure now, as prices in . . . → Read More: Why Uranium Prices Will Spike in 2013: Raymond James