Posts filed under “Commodities”

A word about “Tipping Points”

A word about tipping points:

As much as I want to avoid using cliches, "tipping point," is such an economical phrase, I ask you to grant me this indulgence on rare occasions

Plus, I cannot help myself. The alternative is my writing:

"Eventually, oil prices will matter far more than they have so to date. The intersection between
energy consumption and the economy has a non-linear dynamic to it. While
$40 and $50 and even $60 oil have not done significant damage to global
consumption, there will come a certain price that will. Eventually, high energy will be the straw that breaks
the global economy’s back, causing a worldwide slowdown or even recession."

Or, I can merely type that Oil hasn’t reached its tipping point yet.

I know it has rapidly become an over-used cliche, but it can be a terribly useful one.

To make it up to you, I hereby promise to refrain from using the phrase Blink under all but the most dire circumstances.

Category: Commodities, Intellectual Property

The Oil Uproar That Isn’t

Category: Commodities, Economy

The Megabubble Poll

Category: Commodities, Economy, Markets, Psychology, Real Estate

Macro Movers for 2H 2005

Category: Commodities, Economy, Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Podcast

Stop Blaming Oil!

Category: Commodities, Investing, Markets, Psychology

New Column up at Real Money (06/21/05)

Category: Commodities, Investing, Psychology

Will Rallying Oil Set a Bear Trap?

Category: Commodities, Markets, Psychology, Trading

Chart of the Week: Crude Oil at new Highs (6 Months)

Category: Commodities, Investing, Markets

Volker Takes Away the PunchBowl

Category: Commodities, Economy, Investing, Politics, Real Estate

Baltic Dry Index

Category: Commodities, Economy