Crude Oil = $132; Peak Oil ?

With Oil now over $132, and the forward-most contract, Oil for 2016 delivery, over $141, now is as good a time as ever to revisit Peak Oil, via this wonderful chart:

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Category: Commodities, Energy

Odd Data Point: Tech Passes Finance in SPX

Category: Earnings, Finance, Index/ETFs, Markets, Valuation

Read It Here First: Boating and the Economy

Category: Consumer Spending, Credit, Economy

Seasonal Adjustments and Inflation

Category: Data Analysis, Energy, Inflation

Malcolm Gladwell: Reinventing Invention

Malcolm Gladwell on the challenge of hiring in the modern world. From “Stories from the Near Future,” the 2008 New Yorker Conference.   

Interesting discussion, classic Gladwell . . .

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Source:
REINVENTING INVENTION   
Malcolm Gladwell
New Yorker, May 12, 2008
http://www.newyorker.com/online/video/conference/2008/gladwell

Category: Data Analysis, Psychology, Video

Corporate Bailouts Through History

Category: Corporate Management, Credit, Derivatives, Federal Reserve, Hedge Funds

Mapping The Blogosphere

Category: Digital Media, Web/Tech, Weblogs

Price Increases, or Margin Squeezes?

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Inflation

What Does Consumer Sentiment Mean In Terms of Recession

Category: Economy, Psychology

Crude Oil = $129

Category: Energy