Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Morning Journal -- The enormous capacity of the political class to spend our money


Economics
This Week’s Data


The February Chicago manufacturing index advanced 1.0%:
http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2012/04/chicago-fed-midwest-manufacturing-is.html

Other

QEIII is still coming (medium):
http://www.thestreet.com/story/11487951/1/qe3-is-still-coming.html?kval=dontmiss

An in depth look at the energy market (medium):
http://scottgrannis.blogspot.com/2012/04/threat-of-higher-gasoline-prices-is.html

More on student loans and what is says about unemployment stats (short):
http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/guest/Shedlock-120409-The-Real-Consumer-Credit-Story.php

Politics
Domestic


Why we need voter ID laws (3 minute video):
http://mjperry.blogspot.com/2012/04/why-we-need-voter-id-laws.html

A great example of why republicans are no better than democrats in forwarding corporate thievery (medium):
http://motherjones.com/politics/2005/03/make-your-taxes-disappear

And this little gem (short):
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/obama-invests-5-million-bullshit-energy

International War Against Radical Islam

Another well spent tax payer $1.5 trillion (medium):
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/295501/obama-funds-egyptian-government-andrew-c-mccarthy


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.