Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Morning Journal-The near term risks in monetary policy


Economics

This Week’s Data

Other


Entitlement programs continue their move to insolvency (medium):
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/us-welfare-state-run-out-cash-sooner-hoped

The end of the debt road gets ever nearer (medium):
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/guest-post-project-%E2%80%9Cend-japan%E2%80%9D-continues-advance-well-west

More on student debt (medium):
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/think-us-student-loan-bubble-bad-you-aint-seen-nothing-yet

The risks in monetary policy over the next two weeks (medium(:
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/citis-englander-what-can-go-wrong-next-11-days

Weekly gasoline price update (short):
http://advisorperspectives.com/dshort/updates/Gasoline-Update.php


Politics

Domestic


More on oil speculators (medium):
http://www.econbrowser.com/archives/2012/04/a_ban_on_oil_sp.html

News on Stocks in Our Portfolios

More quarterly earnings per share reports

Reported Expected

ConocoPhillips $2.02 $2.06
Canadian Pacific RR 1.18 1.03
3M .63 1.48
ATT .60 .57
United Technologies 1.31 1.20





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.