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QE2 Bad For Pensions?
11/09/2010 – 7:05 pm PST | No Comment
QE2 Bad For Pensions?

Drew Carter of Pensions & Investments reports, More quantitative easing may cause more funding damage — Mercer:

The recently approved second round of quantitative easing could further deteriorate the funded status of U.S. corporate defined …

South Korea, Hong Kong, Brazil, China, Volcker Complain about Bernanke’s QE Policy
11/05/2010 – 3:42 am PDT | No Comment

A parade of countries have expressed grave concerns over the Fed’s misguided Quantitative Easing policy.
South Korea Aggressively Considers Curbing Capital Inflows
On Wednesday South Korea Warns It’s Close to Curbing Capital Inflows
South Korea on Thursday …

The Only Thing More Dangerous Than Market Timing Is Failing to Engage In It
11/03/2010 – 7:08 am PDT | No Comment
The Only Thing More Dangerous Than Market Timing Is Failing to Engage In It

Beyond Buy-and-Hold #11
By Rob Bennett

You’re arranging a family reunion. Hundreds of people will be invited to the picnic event and many will need to travel long distances to ge there. There will be lots of …

New Interactive Mapping Tool Illustrates Storm Surge Risks
11/02/2010 – 5:15 am PDT | No Comment

Courtesy of the National Weather Service, there’s a new tool for assessing the risk of hurricane-induced floods in coastal communities. The Storm Surge Interactive Risk Maps (SSIRM) are useful for assessing hazard vulnerability in Louisiana …

UL releases white paper on Li-ion battery safety issues; first of a series on the technology
11/02/2010 – 1:50 am PDT | No Comment

Underwriters Laboratories (UL) released the first in a series of white papers that review evolving battery technology. The first paper explores many of the issues and opportunities associated with Li-ion batteries as well as current …

Presidential Proclamation-National Diabetes Month
10/29/2010 – 4:24 pm PDT | Comments Off

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"Straight Talk" with Economic Bloggers
10/28/2010 – 9:18 am PDT | Comments Off

Chris Martenson asked his readers which bloggers they would like to learn more about, and what questions the readers had for those bloggers. I was one of the bloggers on Martenson’s list.
The questions (in …

The IoD needs to be careful what it wishes for re IR35
10/26/2010 – 3:05 pm PDT | Comments Off

According to AccountancyAge the Institute of Directors:
“has labelled IR35 as a “serious problem” in its submission to the Office of Tax Simplification.”
The article references the usual observations about IR35 but omits one key point. That …

Spotlight on a 9% Yield Stock
10/25/2010 – 3:36 pm PDT | Comments Off

Some income investors are so jittery, that they don’t want to risk their money in stocks, are almost as concerned about corporate bonds, and even want to avoid state and local municipal bonds. There isn’t …

Liquidity Traps, Falling Velocity, Commodity Hoarding, and Bernanke’s Misguided Tinkering
10/25/2010 – 11:24 am PDT | Comments Off

John Hussman has an interesting post this week on the misguided policies of the Bernanke Fed and how quantitative easing promotes commodity speculation and hoarding but does nothing for the real economy. Please consider Bernanke …