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John Pugsley: Exposing Some of Stealth Investing’s Energy Secrets

Ongoing education, excellent connections and a wealth of experience combine to give John Pugsley, editor of Stealth Investor, ... Report: Your Stealth Investor focuses primarily on mining and energy, correct? John Pugsley: Lately ... of this credit meltdown; while it affects the debt markets, the real values are in things that human [more...]

Date: 2008-10-20 14:09:59

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Property Investors Expected To Spend More This Year: Report

Source : The Business Times, January 13, 2009US seen as country providing the most stable and secure real estate(NEW YORK) ... , according to an annual report tracking institutional investor interest.Displaced: In the US market, Afire's ... globally and in the United States, their favoured international investment target, report members [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 16:00:00

Stocks fall as retail sales show steep drop

NEW YORK (AP) -- Volatility battered Wall Street again Wednesday after a disappointing retail sales report reminded investors that country is either ... percent, to 1,722.99. The government's report that retail sales plunged in September by 1.2 percent ... Department report is sobering because consumer spending accounts for more than two-thirds [more...]

Date: 2008-10-15 16:06:23

M&A Activity in the Property-Casualty /Reinsurance Sector Discussed in Wall Street Transcript Insurance Report

posted by Steven Wevodau 67 WALL STREET, New York–January 14, 2009 - The Wall Street Transcript has just published its Insurance issue, ... to TARP funds, Treasury loan to AIG, Credit ratings, Trader’s market and pair trades, Investor ... a report offering a timely review of the sector to serious investors and industry executives [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 00:02:41

Accounting news, November 2008: Accounting & Business

  Fair value under pressure   The International Accounting Standards Board has yielded to intense pressure from European Union governments and ... , removing them from the requirement to report at fair value. Many banking and insurance executives ... control of politicians. To help investors and other report users understand the impact of the asset [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 11:52:08

But ... but... we have to drill for oil offshore right now!!

When analyzed, the Conservative master plan of "We have to give as much to the oil companies before we're out of power or Osama bin Laden will eat ... overnight to settle at $113.01 a barrel. ... ... Investors are waiting for a report ... 8 later in the day. The petroleum supply report was expected to show that crude stocks rose by 500,000 [more...]

Date: 2008-08-13 15:47:01

December’s unemployment numbers are out…

I seem to do a post like this once a month, whenever the numbers come out ... . With that in mind, let’s get a look at the bad news… Chaos! “U.S. loses another 524,000 jobs” in December ... turn high on monthly jobs report.” Analysts expected worse: “Investors were showing some relief [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 19:39:56

Rick Rule on Commodities: Be Prudent, Study Hard, and Take Advantage of Volatility

Source: The Gold Report Investor Rick Rule, founder of Global Resource Investments, is legendary in the mining, energy, ... , the current credit crisis probably forestalls the development of many large new deposits, meaning that the very credit crisis that we’re experiencing will limit new supplies of base metals, agricultural [more...]

Date: 2008-11-07 15:43:14

GM, Ford Death Watch

Fortune is reporting GM plunges 31% as outlook dims Investors cast a shocking vote of no confidence in the future of U.S. automakers Thursday ... a new report by Global Insight that shows U.S. auto sales hitting recession levels this year ... is coming back to haunt them. Lenders dramatically cut standards for credit worthiness at the beginning [more...]

Date: 2008-10-11 05:40:52

Bay Street Brokerages failed to protect investors in ABCP fiasco: regulator.

These are the same "brokerages" who did squat for their income trust issuers and investors, ... report, the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) said that none of the 21 Canadian investment dealers surveyed who were flogging third-party asset-backed commercial paper actually [more...]

Date: 2008-10-18 11:54:00

Roubini Warns of Possible Systemic Meltdown, "Severe Global Depression"

Nouriel Roubini has been almost freakishly accurate in calling the progression of the credit crisis, ... of holding of other hedge funds. At a minimum, they report losses to investors, some of whom will want ... -term systemic financial meltdown as day after day stock markets are in free fall, money markets [more...]

Date: 2008-10-10 02:35:58

Banana Republik Watch "Korea Edition"

Oh boy....... Leider kein Witz...... South Korea to investigate foreign brokerages (FT) ... brokerages, including JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, to submit all “sell” reports ... on their shares. In October, the FSS warned JP Morgan about a research report recommending that investors sell [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 06:51:33

Warning to taxpayers, investors — Part 2: Nukes may become troubled assets, ruin credit ratings

Part 1 presented a new study that puts the generation costs for power from new nuclear plants at from 25 to 30 cents per kilowatt-hour — triple ... its credit ratings several years into the project, according to a new report from Moody’s Investors Service… ... ). The risk to utilities who start down the new nuke path is also great. A June 2008 report by [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 13:43:01

Highlights and Lowlights of BofA’s Earnings Call

Bank of America moved its earnings announcement up to this morning to soothe investors after The Wall Street Journal’s report that BofA would need ... and $27 billion in credit costs. Many of the problems originated at Merrill Lynch, which had a loss ... Goldman Sachs research analysts noted wryly in a research report this morning. BofA CEO Ken Lewis [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 16:01:30

Why Dirty Fuel Companies Should be Worrying

Almost every day now, a major media outlet carries a story about the dangers to alternative energy development because of the economic crisis ... and investors. On Thursday, for example, Consol Energy reported that the credit crunch had caused ... out. As the Associated Press reported: "Credit woes have dealt a major setback to Consol Energy's plans [more...]

Date: 2008-10-27 16:58:14

How Real Estate investors can deal with bad credit reports

by Doc Schmyz Creditors and bankers approve or disapprove loans based on your credit worthiness ... . If you are trying to apply for an apartment complex the landlords may take a look at your credit score ... a good credit score is important in today’s world. However, what do you do if you happen [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 21:20:55

I have felt for sometime that dollar strength is a counter-trend that has a sell-by date written all over it ... securities of Fannie Mae (ticker: FNM), Freddie Mac (FRE) and Ginnie Mae securities, according to a report on the Internet site of Asian Investor magazine. Such an order would be a stunning rebuke [more...]

Date: 2008-10-24 18:30:22

Ike's Impact on Local Creditworthiness Minimal

The credit market impact from Ike, the Category 2 hurricane that made landfall Sept. 12 on the southeastern Texas coast, so far is not nearly as severe as the flooding and wind damage suffered in the coastal areas, said Moody’s Investor Services in a special report on the storm’ [more...]

Date: 2008-09-25 19:18:26

Dollar strength is an illusion

I have felt for sometime that dollar strength is a counter-trend that has a sell-by date written all over it ... securities of Fannie Mae (ticker: FNM), Freddie Mac (FRE) and Ginnie Mae securities, according to a report on the Internet site of Asian Investor magazine. Such an order would be a stunning rebuke [more...]

Date: 2008-10-24 23:22:03

Nuclear warning to taxpayers, investors, part 2

By Joseph Romm Part 1 presented a new study that puts the generation costs for power from new nuclear plants at from 25 to 30 cents per ... great. A June 2008 report PDF by Moody's Investor Services Global Credit Research, "New Nuclear Generating Capacity: Potential Credit Implications for U.S. Investor Owned Utilities" (PR here PDF [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 12:44:19

There are two conditions that must be met

by Rem The term ‘real estate short sale’ is being bandied about more and more as of late ... a foreclosure on the credit report. On the other hand, a truly savvy investor can take advantage ... are experiencing what is fair to call a market meltdown. It is because the market is so inhospitable [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 21:25:24

Downgrades of European Real Estate Companies More Likely

The European real estate sector’s business model resilience and companies’ financial policies will be tested over the coming months,  Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services says in a new Industry Report Card. In the context of lower investor ... . Technorati Tags: credit-ratings, European real estate, standard-and-poors [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 15:24:08

Global water business, a growth industry, attracting more investors

Realistic expectations drive long-term gains, experts predict ... into the mailboxes of stock buyers all over the country. “Water stocks,” declared the investor report [more...]

Date: 2008-11-18 05:28:22

William O’Donnell and others at financial giant UBS issued a report earlier in the week noting some reluctance by investors to buy government bonds ... the credit crunch, investors have demanded a greater premium on securities backed by mortgages, which means consumer rates are less tied to Treasuries than before. I asked O’Donnell if mortgage rates [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 17:39:53

Wall Street makes upbeat start to 2009

NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street began the new year optimistically Friday as investors brushed off a weaker-than-expected report on manufacturing and ... sent stocks higher. The Dow Jones industrials were up more than 125 points. Wall Street The market wasn’t spooked by the Institute for Supply Management’s report that manufacturing activity index [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 16:46:38

Fortescue denies in talks with China Investment Corp

Australian miner Fortescue Metals Group Ltd (FMG.AX: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) ... ,” Downie said. The newspaper report also said CIC may bring in strategic investors such as China’ ... , which relies solely on sales of iron ore to China’s steel sector, on Monday denied a report [more...]

Date: 2008-11-17 09:44:39

Falling Out Of A Bed That Gets Higher Every Day

The Herald Tribune reports from Florida. “Mark Brivik, a real estate investor who made a living buying, ... off her credit cards and ripped them up.” Still, even without credit card debt, Lesso is struggling [more...]

Date: 2008-11-24 14:34:43


NEW YORK - Pay roll company Automatic Data Processing said private sector employment rose by 9,000 in July, making investors cautiously optimistic about the government’s upcoming July employment report. WASHINGTON - The Federal Reserve took further steps Wednesday to battle a global credit crunch [more...]

Date: 2008-07-31 00:16:30

Rating cannot be construed as a substitute for an exhaustive audit or a fraud detection

Sep 26, 2009Accounting, Audit The credit crisis has exposed weaknesses in many financial intermediaries. How can rating agencies ensure their views are more accurate and unbiased?  Despite due diligence, there is always scope for improvement. Credit rating agencies (CRA) do not carry out a separate audit but takes cognisance of the information available from annual reports, submissions from management, secondary sources and opinions from lenders/ investors. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 05:31:47

Value No Longer Really Matters

Some housing bubble News from Wall Street and Washington. Bloomberg, “Taylor Wimpey Plc, reeling from the worst U.K ... . This has starved first-time buyers and buy-to-let investors of credit and pushed down house prices.” “ ... . The report ’suggests the pace of house price declines will continue or even accelerate [more...]

Date: 2008-06-30 18:54:10

Understanding Sun's Business - Q1 Results

We announced our earnings today, and put specifics around our preannouncement from a week ago ... , which reflected a dramatic slowing in the US and Europe, and the effects the credit crisis is having ... for investors and analysts, we've added a new management report to our quarterly updates [more...]

Date: 2008-10-30 21:46:37

Stocks could rise after job losses

Today’s dismal jobs report may hold a silver lining for patient stock investors ... ;P 500, caught in the midst of the dot-com bust, fell 22% after the economy had lost 1.7 million jobs ... J. Peterson, director of markets, credit and risk strategies at S&P. “We’re seeing [more...]

Date: 2008-12-05 19:27:05

Green Building Market Still Growing Despite Weak Economy

The economy may be on a downward spiral, with investors keeping their funds closer to the chest, ... a report on Wednesday that found the value of green building construction starts was up five-fold from 2005 to 2008. According to the Green Outlook 2009: Trends Driving Change report, starts were [more...]

Date: 2008-11-21 11:30:19

Pre-opening TFSAs: Why financial industry will be downplaying RRSPs this winter

It's fair to say Canada's financial services industry is now afflicted with TFSA fever ... that found the average Canadian has postponed their planned Retirement by almost six years. That's huge ... for advisors and investors is CIBC's November 2008 issue of Tax Planning Report, penned by colleague and tax [more...]

Date: 2008-12-08 19:25:00

Kleiner Perkins Seeks Follow-on Funds for Green Growth Startups

Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins has reopened its $500 million Green Growth and $700 million KPCB XIII funds, ... downturn, peHub reports. The firm will reportedly allow both new and previous investors, an unusual ... that might otherwise spell doom in an extended credit squeeze. Concentric Hosted IT Solutions [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 21:17:40

Stocks rally on big bank deal, anticipation of bailout vote

Stocks rally on big bank deal, anticipation of bailout vote by The Associated Press Friday October 03, 2008, 11:14 AM Stocks advanced while credit markets remained strained today ahead of an expected House vote ... . Investors also appear relieved that the government's September employment report wasn't worse, although [more...]

Date: 2008-10-03 12:11:38

Crime doesn’t pay…

sourceFor many of us, the stock market debacle of 1929 conjures images of devastated investors leaping from upper-story windows; ... today.As the Financial Times reports, corporate fraud is spiking:Fraud is closely correlated with the business cycle… As the downturn deepens and companies struggle for credit, the more managers [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 00:31:49

Mogreet Grabs $5 Million For Mobile Video Messaging Platform

Venice Beach, CA based Mogreet has raised a $5 million Series B funding from existing investor Draper Fisher Jurvetson Frontier and other venture ... Citron says that report was false, and the correct amount is $5 million. Mogreet, founded in 2006 ... readers can try out the beta service for free; if you’re based in the US or UK, try entering ‘ [more...]

Date: 2008-11-06 11:58:28

For General Motors (GM) the News Keeps Getting Worse

The manic-depressive trading activity continues to cause nauseating headaches for the investors brave enough to own shares of the nation’s ... to a report from Credit Suisse that says shareholders may suffer as the company restructures. The analyst that researched the report cut his outlook for the company’s shares to just $1 each, down [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 13:56:56

Third quarter results to dictate trend

The ongoing quarterly reporting season may dictate the market trend in the near term. Investors are bracing for poor quarterly earnings as high input costs, credit crunch, high interest rates, and the burden of piled-up inventories may hit bottom lines of companies. India's largest [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 14:34:00

Third quarter results to dictate trend

The ongoing quarterly reporting season may dictate the market trend in the near term. Investors are bracing for poor quarterly earnings as high input costs, credit crunch, high interest rates, and the burden of piled-up inventories may hit bottom lines of companies. India's largest [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 23:39:00

U.S. Government Default?

Greg Ip reports:Thanks to the advent of credit derivatives -- financial contracts that allow investors to speculate on or protect against default -- we can now observe how likely global markets think it is that Uncle Sam will renege on America's mounting debts. Last week, markets pegged the probability of a U.S. default at 6 percent over [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 12:36:00

Research Oracle roundup for 17 December 2008

News Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (NYSE:AEM) ... . Although we continue to anticipate a significant positive currency impact on the Canadian stock over ... our 3Q 08 update report dated 15 December 2008. This decline is attributable to weakened investor [more...]

Date: 2008-12-17 18:28:03

Nexus Management (NXS): A Penny Stock With Great Potential

Penny Sleuth's Tom Bulford thinks he has found a penny share with a huge profit potential for investors. Nexus Management (LON: NXS) ... out everything in this exclusive new report!Click here and find out morePast performance and forecasts [more...]

Date: 2008-08-28 19:32:43

Stocks fall as investors ponder Obama presidency

NEW YORK (AP) -- A case of postelection nerves sent stocks plunging Wednesday as investors again anxious about recession began questioning what ... Department's October employment report, to be issued [more...]

Date: 2008-11-05 19:38:15

GM shares plunge again after analyst sets 'zero' price target

Most Wall Street analysts who follow General Motors Corp ... some investors still capable of being shocked by Deutsche Bank analyst Rod Lache’s bearish report ... wrote, according to Bloomberg News, which obtained a copy of the report. GM’s shares were down 99 [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 00:16:16

UPA’s victory boosts Sensex

Mumbai, July 23 (ANI): The United Progressive Alliance Government’s victory in yesterday’s confidence motion in the Lok Sabha gave a boost to ... as oil prices slid further and a report from Deutsche Bank which suggested that financial companies are overcoming credit losses, the Indian investors participated in the market with a vengeance [more...]

Date: 2008-07-23 04:13:44

Japanese stocks gain on optimistic view of US economy

Japanese stocks gain on optimistic view of US economy Japan stocks continued to gain Tuesday morning as investors become optimistic about a massive U ... , thieves and foreign agents, according to a new report from a panel of leading government ... ' from banks, governments Ad forecaster expects mild recovery in Q3 of 2009 Credit card interest rates [more...]

Date: 2008-12-09 04:42:16

Green Ink: There’s Your Energy Bill, Now Kill It

Green Ink: There’s Your Energy Bill, Now Kill It Posted by Keith Johnson ... a credit crunch for commodities speculators, forcing plenty of oil investors to unwind ... , there are some other problems with the drilling provisions. A new government report details how [more...]

Date: 2008-09-17 12:19:31

New Accounting Errors Make Overstock.com’s Financial Reports Not Reliable While SEC Regulation G Violations Continue

The saga of Overstock.com (NASDAQ: OSTK) led by CEO Patrick Byrne is a clear example of why so many investors have lost faith in the integrity of ... uncovered by the SEC. Instead, the company wanted to report its revenue accounting error as a one-time adjustment cumulative adjustment in its Q4 2007 financial report, apparently to hide the impact [more...]

Date: 2008-10-26 10:52:32

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