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The Delicate Balance Between Government Financial Reform and Unintended Consequences

In last Saturday’s edition of the New York Times, Joe Nocera wrote an interesting piece outlining some of the major obstacles currently facing the House Financial Services Committee.  The agency, which considers measures ranging from the banking industry to economic issues to insurance, is responsible for drafting a new financial reform package on behalf of the Obama Administration.  At the […]

The Inflation Trade, Alcoa EPS, Obama’s New Stimulus Plan, Australia’s Interest Rate Increase, Commercial Real Estate Woes

Today we are going to follow the footprints of the hyper-inflation/stagflation trade that I have been writing so much about. By simply understanding the impact of the important news stories and avoiding the noise of the traditional media outlets, tracking our quarry will be relatively easy. AA Alcoa beats by $0.13, beats on revs (14.20 +0.31) Reports Q3 (Sep) earnings […]

BLACK GOLD

Welcome to Black Gold the HedgeCo blog site about Energy and investing operated by logi Energy. logi Energy is an investment management team that invests in the oil and gas sector in equities, options, futures, as well as on and off shore oil and gas fields and wells. In this premier post, I’d like to tell you who we are and what we believe. In other posts, other team members from logi Energy will provide detail and clarity to my mere words. The basis of our investment approach is that peak oil has occurred in the world. The world will never produce as much oil as it did in 2008 – ever again -. Continue reading

Pulling the Unemployed off the Ropes and Into the Fight

           As markets continue to produce signs of stabilization over the next quarter, it is unlikely that unemployment figures will show much improvement. With figures the highest they have been in more than 25 years, unemployment appears to have neared its peak. Lowering the rate to levels our economy can adequately support will prove to be a daunting task. But, with […]

Important US$/Gold Events, Basel Compliance, “Option” Mortgages to Explode, U.S. Treasury Stealing Premiums? Volcker Calls for Trading Restrictions

Possible important US$/Gold events in the near future:   The G20 meeting in the U.S. city of Pittsburgh on Sept. 24-25:   The equity market rally has gained steam over the last few weeks not because of the much discussed possible economic recovery but because of the falling US$. As the US$ sinks to new lows cash in short term […]

U.S. Debt-Ceiling Fight Looms, UN Demands New Global Currency, China Trade War

I’m not hearing much about this story in the news yet but I suspect the debt-ceiling will become center stage in the weeks ahead. At risk is the fate of the US$ trend. In the unlikely event that congress somehow puts its proverbial foot down and refuses to increase the debt ceiling then no doubt this would stem the slide […]

Taking Control of the Things We Can

Earlier this week, after wrestling with the spate of painful economic news provided by major media, I recognized that I had no immediate control over any of the massive economic concerns. The stock market zigged when I hoped it would zag. Unemployment numbers, often reported differently, moved at different paces in the undesirable direction. Our federal deficit grew, which increased […]

Courtesy of Obama ‘Change’ is a Baffling Word, Bernanke Reappointment, “Cure Rate” on Mortgages Plunging, Central Bankers Call for Continued Stimulus

The American people are receiving a true education from our president regarding the various uses of the baffling word that is ‘Change‘. First, during Obama’s campaign for presidency, we were led to believe that change meant ‘out with the old, in with the new’. Old representing all that was bad and new all that was good. Then, after obtaining the […]

Geithner’s Rant, Obama Administration’s Desperation?, Ramifications of the Clunker Plan

This story is quite disturbing. The Obama administration is sliding down a slippery, or should I say, slimy slope. In Q4 of last year fear mongering was the tactic of choice to push policy (e.g. auguring global financial ruin if senators didn’t quickly pass questionable legislation.) In Q1 & Q2 of this year financial market manipulation was the potion incorporated […]

Obama on the Recession, Fed’s Beige Book, Treasury Auction Results

President Obama says US may be seeing beginning of end of recession -DJ Sure, and the emperor was wearing clothes… ECONX Summary of Fed’s Beige Book Reports suggest that economic activity continued to be weak going into the summer, but most Districts indicated that the pace of decline has moderated since the last report or that activity has begun to […]