Ten Notes on Crude

David Merkel has a good Sunday morning read posted Ten Notes on Crude Oil: The Fixation:

In different economic eras, different things attract the attention of the media, investors, politicians, etc.  Today a leading attention grabber would be crude oil, and the energy complex.  It is a honeypot for conspiracy theorists and unscrupulous politicians (not quite an oxymoron).

Reading all 10 this morning is a worthwhile exercise.


The Costanza Energy Policy: 25 Ways to Drive Oil to $150

Category: Energy, Weblogs

Achuthan: Recession a Bigger Concern Than Inflation

Lakshman Achuthan, a managing director at Economic Cycle Research Institute, talks with Bloomberg’s Carol Massar in New York about the outlook for the U.S. economy, inflation and consumer prices. The consumer price index increased 0.6 percent in May, the Labor Department said today. So-called core prices, which exclude food and energy, rose 0.2 percent. (Source: Bloomberg)

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00:00 Recession as "primary concern" over inflation
01:03 "We do not have strong signs of a recovery."
02:50 Reasons why inflation not "out of control"

Achuthan: Recession a Bigger Concern Than Inflation: Video
Bloomberg,June 13 2008

Category: Economy, Video

Tony Soprano Whacked

Category: Data Analysis, Television

Short-Sellers, The Ackman Approach

Via the WSJ Deals Conference:

Category: Short Selling, Video

NAR: 4% Quarterly Gain is (Oops) Actually a 30% Loss

Category: Data Analysis, Real Estate

Byron Wien

Pequot’s Byron Wien on the Recession, Inflation, Valuation and Markets

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Mastering the Markets
CNBC, Thurs. Jun. 12 2008 | 8:42 AM

Category: Economy, Video

What Do Higher Rates Mean?

Category: Economy, Inflation, Markets, Psychology

Google Proximity: Informational Distance Between Cities

Category: Technology, Web/Tech

Gee, Warren Must Be Busy

Category: M&A

Category: Commodities, Consumer Spending, Economy, Inflation