It’s Not The Worst Plan In The World

The Seattle Times:

If President Obama wants to avoid an economic calamity next year, he could always show up at a news conference bearing two shiny platinum coins, each worth … $1 trillion.

That sounds wacky, but some economists and legal scholars have suggested that the “platinum coin option” is one way to defuse . . . → Read More: It’s Not The Worst Plan In The World

How to Find Success with Latin American Miners: Heiko Ihle

Miners in Latin America are facing both growth and challenges. Heiko Ihle, senior research analyst with Euro Pacific Capital, examines the factors behind these trends. In this Gold Report interview, Ihle urges investors to evaluate mining companies based on three important features rather than on the performance of others in the region.

The . . . → Read More: How to Find Success with Latin American Miners: Heiko Ihle

Economic Events on December 17, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern Time, the Empire State manufacturing index for November will be released. The consensus is that the index value will be 0, which would be 5.52 points higher than the value reported in the previous month.

At 9:00 AM Eastern time, the Treasury International Capital report for October will be released, . . . → Read More: Economic Events on December 17, 2012