Test Your Knowledge: Are You Fluent in Fedspeak?

March 29th, 2015

Federal Reserve Seal:  One of the craziest things in our culture is the existence of Star Trek conventions. The show only ran for about three years in the mid-1960s, and yet fans — most of whom were not even born when the show was broadcast — flock to these conventions by the thousands.

Some of these participants speak to each other in “Klingon,” a made-up language from a fictional planet in the Star Trek universe. I often wonder — are they just making this up? How would anyone know? Read more…

Banking, Economy, Federal Reserve, Government, News Of The Weird

Yemen’s Rapid Population Growth Creating Problems

March 29th, 2015

Yemen YouthBud Conrad:  The situation in Yemen is spiraling out of control, and it’s putting investor complacency to the test.

The Middle East is no stranger to conflict. More often than not, religious tensions fuel violence in this region of the globe. That’s true once again, but don’t underestimate the role unfavorable demographics can play. Read more…

Military and Police, Oil Wars, Today's Top News, World News

Tesla: Bonfire of the Money Printers’ Vanities

March 29th, 2015

TeslaDavid Stockman:  The trouble with the money printing madness in the Eccles Building is that it generates huge deformations, misallocations and speculative excesses in the financial markets. Eventually these bubbles splatter, as they have twice this century.  The resulting carnage, needless to say, is not small. Read more…

Banking, Investing, Markets, Stocks, Technology

The Puzzle of Biotech Developments: Something’s Missing…

March 28th, 2015

Emerald Therapeutics:  Does it seem like everyday you wake up to find another smartphone app either solving the world’s most basic necessities or performing a completely nonsensical function? From better ways to catch a ride, to providing on-demand animal sounds to fill that awkward pause in a conversation, app writers have Read more…

Biotechnology, Technology

3 Very Real Reasons Why Lower Oil Prices Could Be The Catalyst For World War III

March 27th, 2015

Oil WarRising levels of shale oil production may have helped American consumers get a bit of budget relief in the form of cheaper gas at the pumps, but these bargain prices may well turn out to be quite costly on the world stage. Read more…

Crude Oil, Currency, Economy, Government, Military and Police, Oil Wars, Russia, World News

Will Direct US Military Intervention Be The Result Of The Saudi’s Failure In Yemen

March 27th, 2015

Basic RGBKurt Nimmo:  The corporate media is attempting to push the narrative that the Gulf Emirate attack against Shia Houthi militias in Yemen is about restoring the “the legitimate government of Yemen,” as Adel al-Jubeir, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, said Wednesday. Read more…

Government, Military and Police, Today's Top News, World News

Index Market Range Points Are Warning Us

March 27th, 2015

Wall Street BearChris Vermeulen:  Since the beginning of January 2014 stocks have shown signs of institutional selling. This can be seen in the small capitalization stocks index the Russell 2000. This group of stocks generally leads the S&P 500. Read more…

Investing, Markets, Stocks, Today's Top News

Gold To Fuel Silver Upleg

March 27th, 2015

SilverAdam Hamilton:  Silver reversed sharply higher over the past week or so, surging dramatically.  This was just after it had successfully retested major secular lows, ramping the odds this strong buying is the vanguard of a long-overdue major new upleg. Read more…

ETF, Federal Reserve, Gold, Investing, Markets, Precious Metals, Silver, Stocks, Today's Top News

Market Watch: Biotech ETF, Semiconductor ETF, And Facebook ( Because everyone loves $FB )

March 27th, 2015

Stock MarketsDeron Wagner:  Stocks closed lower on Thursday, but in the middle of the day’s range after shaking off early morning weakness.

The Nasdaq Composite undercut the prior swing low and 50-day MA intraday before reversing to close back above both levels. Read more…

Biotech, Investing, Markets, Stocks

The Price Of Ground Beef Has DOUBLED Since The Last Financial Crisis

March 26th, 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMichael Snyder:  Since the depths of the last recession, the price of ground beef in the United States has doubled.  Has your paycheck doubled since then?  Even though the Federal Reserve insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment, the government’s own numbers show that the price of ground beef has been on an unprecedented run over the past six years.  Read more…

Consumer, Markets, Retail

Driverless Cars Poised To Transform Automotive Industry

March 26th, 2015

Mercedes-Benz-F-015Darrell Delamaide:  The newest Mercedes autonomous car looks like a car on the outside but like a lounge on the inside, with four swivel seats facing each other in a multimedia bubble of padded leather and walnut veneer. Read more…

News Of The Weird, Technology

In Yemen, It’s The Bad Guys Vs. The Bad Guys

March 26th, 2015

World Map YemenMichael Snyder:  Saudi Arabia and Egypt stand poised to conduct a massive ground invasion of Yemen, and the western media will be full of tales about how “Operation Decisive Storm” is liberating that country from the evil Iranian-backed Houthi rebels.  And without a doubt, the Houthis are bad guys and so are their Iranian benefactors.  But don’t be fooled into thinking that the war in Yemen is a battle of good vs. evil.  Read more…

Government, Military and Police, Today's Top News, World News

Is China’s Growth Slower Than The 7% Consensus?

March 26th, 2015

China MapWalter Kurtz:  Further evidence is emerging that China’s economic growth is likely to slow further. Even without thinking about growth fundamentals, when you have a 10 trillion dollar economy, a 7% growth is larger than the whole GDP of Sweden or Poland. The sheer size of China’s economy relative to the Read more…

China, Economy, Markets, World News

TransAct Technologies Inc. BOD Approves 2015 Incentive Compensation Plan

March 26th, 2015

TransAct TechnologiesThe Compensation Committee of the Board or Directors of TransAct Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TACT) approved and adopted the TransAct 2015 Incentive Compensation Plan, which for 2015 provides for incentive compensation in the form of (i) cash awards and (ii) deferred stock units. Read more…

Material Events, Technology

Denbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR) Company Director Ronald G. Greene, Announces Retirement

March 26th, 2015

Denbury ResourcesDenbury Resources Inc. (NYSE:DNR) reported today a reduction by two members in the size of its Board of Directors by the time of its upcoming annual meeting on May 19, 2015. Following such reduction, the Board will be comprised of a total of eight directors, seven of whom will be independent. Read more…

Crude Oil, Material Events

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