Posts filed under “Video”
BMO Financial Group global portfolio strategist Don Coxe discusses Food prices, shortages, and the appropriate investment strategy in the face of the recent food crisis:
courtesy of BNN
Global Portfolio Strategy [04-30-08 10:10 AM]
BNN, April 30, 2008
As we await what is happening with Microsoft and Yahoo, Aaron Task and I discussed the bigger picture as to what happens next on the internet.
This was all pretty off the cuff stuff (in case you cannot tell) but its how I really feel about the players involved:
That headline was actually spontaneous (I can turn a phrase, huh?)
Ok, feel free to write what a MSFT basher I am (no arguments from me)
Nobel laureates in economics Gary Becker of the University of Chicago, Edmund Phelps of Columbia University, Myron Scholes of Stanford University, and Michael Spence, former dean of the Stanford University Business School, participate in a panel discussion at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Los Angeles about the theory of "decoupling" and outlook for the U.S. and global economies.
Becker, Phelps Are Optimistic on U.S. Economic Outlook
Bloomberg, April 29 2008
You may have noticed that I run a bit of video a few days a week on the site, usually overnight.
As part of the redesign, I am setting up a tab for Video (hence, the slow loading video won’t impact the main page). As such, I have been compiling a list of Business-related Video for the update, and this is what I came up with.
(Have I missed anything significant?)
Financial Times (FT)
Business of Innovation
Yahoo Finance Tech Ticker TV
New York Times
“I don’t think we’re anywhere near a bottom in housing”
courtesy of Bloomberg
Eli Broad, a philanthropist and co- founder of KB Home, the fifth-largest U.S. homebuilder by revenue, said he expects home prices to drop another 20 percent.
"I don’t think we’re anywhere near a bottom in housing,” Broad told Bloomberg TV at the Milken Institute Conference in Beverly Hills, California. "We’re going to have a big inventory of unsold, unoccupied homes that’s going to take three or four years to clear out.”
Homebuilders, hurt by banks’ stricter requirements for granting home loans and concern over the rising number of homeowners failing to pay their mortgages, have begun work on the fewest number of houses since 1991, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce."
KB Home’s Broad Says Home Prices May Drop Another 20%
Rhonda Schaffler and Bob Ivry
Bloomberg, April 28 2008
William Rhodes, vice chairman of Citigroup about the outlook for the U.S. economy and financial markets, trade policy and his expectations for China’s growth.
Rhodes of Citigroup Says Credit Crisis `Half Way’ Over
Bloomberg April 25 2008
How would you like to have this attachment on your TV ?
"RealScoop utilizes leading voice analysis technology to analyze statements made by public figures. The BELIEVABILITY METER™ analyzes each video second by second, displaying the real-time results in a color-coded manner from left to right. The most believable statements are green, gradually turning red as they become more questionable.
Here’s what it looks like in action:
If I were philosopher king, I would mandate that be installed on every television set.
Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill discusses the U.S. economy and global financial markets, the performance of the U.S. dollar versus other currencies, and the Federal Reserve’s response to the mortgage and credit crisis.
Former Treasury Secretary Paul O’Neill"
The "strong dollar” policy that he and every other Treasury chief since 1995 endorsed is "a vacuous notion.”
"It implies in it that somehow we have the ability to manage the relationship between the value of the U.S. dollar and other currencies around the world,” O’Neill, now a special adviser to Blackstone Group LP, today said in an interview with Bloomberg Television.
O’Neill roiled currency markets when he was in office from 2001 to 2002, at one point with comments in an interview with a German newspaper that the U.S. pursued a policy of a strong economy, rather than currency. The current Treasury Secretary, Henry Paulson, has repeatedly stated that he is a "very strong” supporter of the "strong dollar” policy.
"When I was Secretary of the Treasury I was not supposed to say anything but ‘strong dollar, strong dollar,”’ O’Neill said today. "I argued then and would argue now that the idea of a strong dollar policy is a vacuous notion.”
The U.S. currency today fell to a record low against the euro, and has declined 15 percent against its European counterpart in the past year.
O’Neill Says U.S. `Strong Dollar’ Policy Is `Vacuous Notion’
Rhonda Schaffler and John Brinsley
Bloomberg, April 16 2008
O’Neill Says Strong Dollar Policy Is `Vacuous Notion’
Bloomberg, April 16 2008
I have been meaning to post this since Thursday morning : An interview with Joseph Stiglitz, the Columbia Professor who is a Nobel Prize-winning economist, with his overview of the economy.
The professor pulls no punches — about the economy, President Bush, and Fed Chair Bernanke.
Stiglitz on the Economy
Thurs. Apr. 10 2008 | 7:00 DT[08:07]
Joseph E. Stiglitz Home Page