Posts Tagged ‘EconMatters’

Top 10 Global Risks For 2014

January 19th, 2014

globalEconMatters: With another new year upon us mortals, we thought it is time again to check out the top 10 global risks ranked by Oxford Analytica.  Not surprisingly, from a geographical Read more…


Brent Oil Faces Headwinds In 2014

January 16th, 2014

oil etfsEconMatters: In reviewing the EIA weekly petroleum report, the oil imports figure came in at 6.889 (Million Barrels per Day) for the week ending 01/10/14. This number compared to a year ago 8.030 (Million Barrels per Day) puts a nice Read more…


Federal Reserve Overstepped Bounds With Monetary Policy

January 15th, 2014

Federal reserveEconMatters: If you think about it the President has checks and balances, the Supreme Court has checks and balances, and even the two houses of Congress have checks and balances. However as we have seen with the last 5 years of Fed policy Read more…


Housing Market Setting Up For Another Crash

December 17th, 2013

housing crashEconMatters: The housing market appears to be in better shape than it really is and investors should be wary regarding investing in Housing stocks, investing in property not as a primary residence, and should conduct a thorough analysis Read more…


Can Facebook Inc (FB) Challenge Google Inc’s (GOOG) Global Dominance

October 7th, 2013

globeEconMatters: NPR published an interesting map of the most visited websites around the world by the Oxford Internet Institute in UK, which compiled the data from Alexa on August 12th, 2013. Read more…


Tesla Motors Inc (TSLA): A Pessimistic View

October 3rd, 2013

tesla motorsEconMatters: Every year there seems to be a few momentum stocks defying logic, reality while bleeding all shorts getting in the way.  This year, Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ: TSLA) is one such stock which hit $188.64 on Friday, Sept. 26. Read more…


The Stock Market Isn’t The Economy

July 23rd, 2013

Ben_BernankeEconMatters: Fed Policy – Pushing on a string: Is far too Kind: Economists are now ratcheting down their forecasts for final 2nd quarter GDP to 1% which just further illustrates the ineffectiveness of fed policy measures. Ben Bernanke blames Read more…


U.S. Oil Imports Hit 13 Year Lows

July 22nd, 2013

oil etfsEconMatters:  Imports Down 3 Million (barrels per day) since 2006: Oil imports are trending down and stand approximately 7.5 million barrels per day, which is the lowest level since the year 2000. This number hit its highest on a 4-week Read more…


The Oil Market Is Out of Touch With The Fundamentals

July 16th, 2013

crudeoilEconMatters: WTI is Tracking S&P 500 last Month: It is obvious that the oil market is out of touch with the fundamentals of a sluggish global macro-economic picture, and surging domestic and international oil production right now. The problem is that Oil, Read more…


The Unintended Consequences of This Current QE Conundrum

July 15th, 2013

Ben_BernankeEconMatters: Ben Bernanke gave a press conference after the last Fed decision where he laid out the Fed`s plans for exiting their stimulus program and the market to put it bluntly freaked out with Bonds yields soaring, and all other asset classes Read more…


Oil Prices: Why West Texas Intermediate (WTI) Is A Short

July 11th, 2013

crudeoilEconMatters: The Cushing Myth: “Going along with ‘drill, drill, drill’ is now ‘ship, ship, ship,’ ” said John Kilduff, energy analyst with Again Capital.” The bottleneck has been addressed in Cushing [Okla]. We’re seeing those inventories plunge. Read more…


Oil Prices: Market Manipulation Reaches Absurd Levels

June 2nd, 2013

crudeoilEconMatters: Most markets these days are manipulated to some extent, and this is nothing new if we look back through the history of financial markets. But there are some strange things Read more…


Breaking Down The Technicals In The Wheat Market: iPath Pure Beta Grains ETN, Teucrium Wheat Fund

February 25th, 2013

wheatEconMatters: Down trending Market: The Wheat market is definitely in a downtrend right now, and if we look at the 6 month chart we stand at $7.42 a bushel as of the close of last week. If we break $7.20 a bushel, then there are going to be a lot of sell stops positioned to sell Wheat lower to the next level Read more…


Why DOW 20,000 Is Inevitable: Dow Jones Industrial Average 2 Minute (INDEXDJX:.DJI)

February 25th, 2013

bullish buyEconMatters: Dow Record in sight: We are 200 points from breaking a new high in the Dow Jones Industrial Average (INDEXDJX:.DJI) which got me looking back at assets over the last 25 years in relation to the value of the US Dollar Index and the overall money supply. Read more…


Breaking Down The Technicals In The Natural Gas Market: United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (UNG)

February 24th, 2013

natural gasEconMatters: Near-term Double Top: Natural Gas closed Friday at $3.35 per mmBtu and has been on a three month downtrend from the $4 level where it put in a near-term double top in October and November of 2012. Read more…


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