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

Rick Mills: Low-Cost Producers Trump Larger Mines in Costly Market

Rick Mills isn’t looking for huge producers with so much overhead that they can’t profitably mine an ounce of gold. Instead, Mills, the publisher, editor and president of Aheadoftheherd.com, seeks out the smaller mines with low capital costs. That’s where the money will be made in the next two years, he tells The . . . → Read More: Rick Mills: Low-Cost Producers Trump Larger Mines in Costly Market

Paul van Eeden on Why Gold is Overvalued

Many goldbugs like gold as a hedge against Federal Reserve policies and high inflation. Paul van Eeden, president of Cranberry Capital, says he does not fear high inflation due to Fed policies. Van Eeden is a different kind of goldbug and in this interview with The Gold Report, he explains how his proprietary . . . → Read More: Paul van Eeden on Why Gold is Overvalued

Economic Events on November 13, 2012

At 7:30 AM Eastern time, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for October will be released, providing information regarding the health and confidence of small businesses in the United States.

At 7:45 AM Eastern time, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through . . . → Read More: Economic Events on November 13, 2012

Energy Investment Is an International Adventure: Darrell Bishop

Looking for outsized returns? Then broaden your horizons, suggests National Bank Financial Analyst Darrell Bishop, who focuses on regions where property acquisition is cheaper and oil sells at the Brent premium. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Bishop whisks us around from Western Europe’s North Sea, to behind the former Iron . . . → Read More: Energy Investment Is an International Adventure: Darrell Bishop

Economic Events on August 10, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Import and Export Prices index for July will be released, providing some data that can be used to monitor the threat of inflation.

At 2:00 PM Eastern time, the Treasury budget for July will be released, providing an account of the federal government’s budget surplus or deficit for . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 10, 2012

Economic Events on February 24, 2011

At 8:30 AM EST, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report.  The consensus is that there were 405,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 5,000 less than the number released last week.

Also at 8:30 AM EST, the Durable Goods Orders report for January will be released. The . . . → Read More: Economic Events on February 24, 2011

Economic Events on January 25, 2011

At 7:45 AM EST, the weekly ICSC-Goldman Store Sales report will be released, giving an update on the health of the consumer through this analysis of retail sales.

At 8:55 AM EST, the weekly Redbook report will be released, giving us more information about consumer spending.

At 9:00 AM EST, the monthly S&P/Case-Shiller home . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 25, 2011

The System of the World (Part II)

In part two of this series, I examine global demographic trends and take an initial look at the implications for global GDP growth, and by extension, the outlook for the current world-system of debt-money, as defined in part 1.

The general demographic trend over the last 500 years, and particularly so since . . . → Read More: The System of the World (Part II)

“Bad Samaritans”- The “Myth” of Free Trade?

I first became aware of Ha-joon Chang’s latest book, Bad Samaritans: The Myth of Free Trade and the Secret History of Capitalism in a critique written by Edward Glaeser , a prominent economist at Harvard University, and published in the daily paper, the New York Sun. I read this review with great interest. Professor . . . → Read More: “Bad Samaritans”- The “Myth” of Free Trade?