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The Drop in Commodities in One Data Point $

The Drop in Commodities in One Data Point  $

There was a big drop in commodity prices today. More details on specific commodities below. But, when we try to understand why there was a big drop-off in these commodities…

EPA to go in front of Supreme Court $

EPA to go in front of Supreme Court  $

The EPA will have its efforts to curb emissions in power plants and factories challenged at the Supreme Court level. Lower courts of appeals have ruled that the agency has…

Cement Prices Volatile and Unpredictable $

Cement Prices Volatile and Unpredictable  $

Cement might as well be gold in places like Saudi Arabia and across many sectors in Asia. The Saudi King will invest hundreds of millions of dollars in creating new…

Concrete Canvas Field Shelter $

Concrete Canvas Field Shelter  $

Now that we are seeing some interesting investment by businesses in technology and new innovative products, we may run some of them from time to time. A source of ours…

Weaker US dollar Impacting most Commodities $

Weaker US dollar Impacting most Commodities  $

There isn’t a lot of news to tell on the long-term impact of a weaker US dollar. Economic activity is volatile enough that we don’t have a great idea of…

Baltic Dry Index Update – Slow Improvement of Bulk Rates $

Baltic Dry Index Update – Slow Improvement of Bulk Rates $

Those of you who have been with us a while know that we track the Baltic Dry Index closely and that it has been hit hard since the spring of 2009…

Durable Goods Orders

Durable Goods Orders

The Durable Goods Orders for March were a mixed bag of sorts. The highlights below from our friends at TranSystems provides an executive summary of the findings: Total orders fell…

Whirlpool Threw Caution to the Market

Whirlpool Threw Caution to the Market

In today’s Whirlpool earnings report, the company did warn that sales for the rest of the year will likely be a bit weaker than expected. That doesn’t fit with what…

The Potassium Iodide Rumor Mill is at it Again

The Potassium Iodide Rumor Mill is at it Again

The Defense Logistics Agency is the body responsible for making sure that the military troops working worldwide have the resources they need to survive, thrive, and fight if necessary. As…

North Korea Says “All Clear” for Launch

North Korea Says “All Clear” for Launch

We wrote last week about the pending launch of a 3-stage ballistic missile (North Korea deems it to be a multi-stage space rocket delivering a satellite). North Korean officials have…

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