Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Morning Journal-Why the Germans are playing hard ball with Greece


Economics
 This Week’s Data

Other


Does a strong stock market require a strong dollar (short):
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11390256/1/kass-debunking-the-dollar-myth.html?kval=dontmiss

Real GDP versus employment (chart):
http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2012/01/chart-of-day-structural-shift-in-us.html

Net oil imports into the US (chart):
http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2012/01/chart-of-day-americas-energy-revolution.html

Manufacturing in the Midwest (short):
http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2012/01/rust-belt-came-back-strong-in-2011.html

The congressional budget office verifies that federal workers are overpaid (short):
http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com/2012/01/are-federal-government-workers-overpaid.html

Personal consumption expenditures and recessions (short):
http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/PCE-Real-Year-over.php

Politics
 Domestic


The myth of republican fiscal restraint (medium):
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/289549/myth-gop-stinginess-andrew-c-mccarthy

From George Will--why progressives love the military (medium):
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/will012912.php3

Tuesday morning humor (2 minute video):
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/diebold-leaks-election-results-early-again

International

Why the Germans are playing hard ball with Greece (medium):
http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2012/01/marshall-auerback-anschluss-economics-the-germans-launch-a-blitzkrieg-on-the-greek-debt-negotiations.html



Steve Cook received his education in investments from Harvard, where he earned an MBA, New York University, where he did post graduate work in economics and financial analysis and the CFA Institute, where he earned the Chartered Financial Analysts designation in 1973. His 40 years of investment experience includes institutional portfolio management at Scudder, Stevens and Clark and Bear Stearns. Steve's goal at Strategic Stock Investments is to help other investors build wealth and benefit from the investing lessons he learned the hard way.