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Daily Digest 1/3 - Sound And Fury, Ron Paul Doesn't Like His Chances, Should Oil Investors Be Worried About Iran?

Tuesday, January 3, 2012, 11:39 AM
  • Sound And Fury 
  • The Outlook For The U.S. Dollar In 2012 and How To Play A Short-Term Rally
  • Investors Hate Uncertainty; 7 Themes For You To Expect In 2012
  • Peter Schiff interviews Ann Barnhardt Dec 21, 2011
  • Ron Paul Doesn't Like His Chances To Win White House
  • Top Ten Myths about the Arab Spring of 2011
  • Oil Prices: Should Investors Be Worried About The Iran Situation?
  • Storehouses for Solar Energy Can Step In When the Sun Goes Down

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Economy

Sound And Fury (Ilene)

Shakespeare’s famous quote wasn’t written about the stock market in the year 2011, but it could have been. Hardly reflecting the tensions in the global economy, and volatility in the financial markets, the S&P 500 ended the year virtually unchanged. But the markets were far from dull and lifeless. Without the help of the Federal Reserve’s free money handouts to the Primary Dealers (in the form of Quantitative Easing and later, Operation Twist), and promises to hold interest rates down through 2012, we suspect the stock market would have better reflected the world’s conflicts and the crises du jour.

The Outlook For The U.S. Dollar In 2012 and How To Play A Short-Term Rally (David B.)

Several economic factors will weigh far too heavily on the currency for the upward move to continue – although it’s not clear exactly when the short-term surge will lose steam. And investors who understand what’s really driving the U.S. dollar’s value in 2012 can avoid getting burned by the currency’s long-term decline.

Investors Hate Uncertainty; 7 Themes For You To Expect In 2012 (David B.)

The major global macro drivers of the themes I share below are based on two events that tend to be self-reinforcing: 1) debt liquidation, both voluntary and through default, and 2) deflation, based on slowing global demand, rising demand for cash, and debt liquidation.

Peter Schiff interviews Ann Barnhardt Dec 21, 2011 (Phil H.)

Farmers and ranchers have had their operating capital stolen by JP Morgan. Former CEO of Barnhardt Capital Management, Ann Barnhardt shut her firm down in the wake of MF Global's collapse to protect her customers. She calls for a general strike against the financial markets. Ouch!

Ron Paul Doesn't Like His Chances To Win White House (jdargis)

"I don't deceive myself," Paul continued. "You know what the odds are. The odds have been slim."

Top Ten Myths about the Arab Spring of 2011 (jdargis)

Muslim radicalism benefited from the revolutions in the Arab world. So far, at least, the beneficiaries of the upheavals have been both secular, left-leaning dissidents and Muslim religious parties. Neither is violent. In Tunisia, the new president, Moncef Marzouki, is a staunch secularist. The al-Nahda (Ennahda) religious party got about 40 percent of the seats in parliament. But neither sort of movement is radical or violent. Likewise, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is now peaceful and talks moderately, and is attacked for it by the radicals such as Ayman al-Zawahiri. Muslim radicals have not been able to take advantage of these largely peaceful movements in the way they could of George W. Bush’s invasion and occupation of Iraq, which really did fuel the spread of violent extremism. Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkol Karman of Yemen argues that if democracy can be achieved in the Arab world, it will finish off violent extremism, which only flourishes under dictatorship.

Energy

Oil Prices: Should Investors Be Worried About The Iran Situation? (David B.)

“The present United Nations, U.S. and EU sanctions have already had a significant toll,” said Moors. “They have effectively prevented Iranian access to main international banking networks. Iran now has to use inefficient exchange mechanisms.”

Storehouses for Solar Energy Can Step In When the Sun Goes Down (jdargis)

Two California companies are planning to deploy the storage technology: SolarReserve, which is building a plant in the Nevada desert scheduled to start up next year, and BrightSource, which plans three plants in California that would begin operating in 2016 and 2017. Together, the four projects will be capable of powering tens of thousand of households throughout a summer evening.

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2012 could be the year Germany lets the euro die

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"Governments of the world’s leading economies have more than $7.6 trillion of debt maturing this year, with most facing a rise in borrowing costs.

Led by Japan’s $3 trillion and the U.S.’s $2.8 trillion, the amount coming due for the Group of Seven nations and Brazil, Russia, India and China is up from $7.4 trillion at this time last year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Ten-year bond yields will be higher by year-end for at least seven of the countries, forecasts show.

Investors may demand higher compensation to lend to countries that struggle to finance increasing debt burdens as the global economy slows, surveys show."

"General Electric Co. and Ally Financial Inc. lead U.S companies that have $620 billion of bonds and loans coming due in 2012 as borrowing costs start to rise from record lows with the economy strengthening.

GE, the world's largest maker of jet engines, faces $78.7 billion of notes maturing in 2012, the most of any U.S. company, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. Detroit-based Ally has $11.7 billion that needs to be repaid, the largest requirement of any speculative-grade issuer. Borrowers must refinance $498 billion of debt in 2013 and $505 billion in 2014, Bloomberg data show."

Other headlines:

  1. Global oil search may cost $595 billion in 2012
  2. Spain, Germany, France Debt Insurance Costs Rise
  3. $96b sale likely to deepen India's worst bond losses
  4. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard: 2012 could be the year Germany lets the euro die
  5. Billions needed to upgrade America’s leaky water infrastructure
  6. Spain warns deficit could top 8%
  7. Philly schools send layoff notices to 1,400
  8. French banks 'cutting US staff'
  9. 2012 Medicare debate is all about the baby boomers
  10. Greece warns on euro exit if bailout not signed
  11. Spanish Social-Security System Won’t Record 2011 Surplus
  12. Goldman’s O’Neill Sees Aging Labor in BRICs
  13. Hungary Budget Deficit Amounted to 5.7% of GDP in Third Quarter
  14. Hungary’s New Constitution Triggers Joint Protest by Opposition
  15. Funding gap doubles for US corporate pensions
  16. UK Faces Private Sector Pensions 'Collapse'
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The hide of a rino. (Rossi, again)


“We have already started the sales of the industrial plants of 1MW, but now focusing on the household, we have to resolve the issue of certifications, and we are working on those, and we are organizing the production.

The target price will be between $1000-$1500 US for an E-Cat with a power between 10-20 kilowatts. Such an E-Cat is able to give the thermal energy and air conditioning for an average family house.

With this price, in a few months the E-Cat is paid back, and the expected life of an E-Cat is around 30 years.”

Thanks again Ruby Carat

Some people just don't know what can't be done.

And that man just won't go away.

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Ecat web address

ecat.com/

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