from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

All in the Family Dollar

April 9, 2015

The best part of the early days of earnings season? Every release is the newest bellwether, and they're all a signal of the current "trend," because there's nothing to act as a contradicting force to only a few data points.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Retail therapy amid oil’s decline

January 7, 2015

The market’s in a bit of a swoon now, so it is difficult to suss out where some of the bright spots will be when it comes to the effect that oil’s decline has on markets and on the economy. The pullback has been severe, with analysts furiously downgrading the shares of energy stocks – among other sectors – and overall revisions sliding, given the heavy focus many companies have internationally, accounting for about 45 percent of the revenues of the S&P 500.

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

These prices are insaaaaane!

December 15, 2014

It’s time to pause and take stock of the effect of the oil slump and dollar rise on markets, rather from just marveling at it. Market-watchers tend to look at one asset and attempt to use it as a guide for what will happen in another.

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Gift of the gas

April 24, 2012

Gasoline drips off a nozzle during refueling at a gas station in Altadena, California in this March 24, 2012 file photo. Picture taken March 24, 2012. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

from Tales from the Trail:

Washington Extra – Pump It Up

April 18, 2012
If you had to pick a name for a deli sandwich in honor of Washington, D.C., there's one clear choice: "The Ruckus." In the city's super-charged atmosphere, politicians, lobbyists and hired aides can barely let anything go by without a fight. 

from Global Investing:

Three snapshots for Monday

March 19, 2012

The NAHB U.S. homebuilder sentiment index held at 28, below economists' expectations for 30.

from Global Investing:

The missing barrels of oil

February 24, 2012

Where are the missing barrels of oil, asks Barclays Capital.

Oil inventories in the United States rose sharply last week, with demand for oil products  such as gasoline at the lowest in 15 years and crude stockpiles at the highest since last September. Americans, pinched in the wallet, are clearly cutting back on fuel use.

from George Chen:

From noodles to gasoline, inflation is not just an issue in China

By George Chen
April 8, 2011

noodlesBy George Chen
The opinions expressed are the author’s own.

These days I'm increasingly convinced that inflation is not just a China issue but a global problem and one that is becoming worse.

from Reuters Money:

Protesters rally in Libya, and you’ll pay at the pump

February 24, 2011

A man fills up his truck with gas at a gas station in Santa Monica, California, in this May 28, 2008 file photo.    REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/Files  There's not much that's good or reassuring that can be said about rising oil prices and their effects on consumers. Crude costs rise halfway around the world, and U.S. drivers and shoppers feel it in their wallets faster than the actual oil could be shipped. On a macro level, analysts frequently suggest that every $10 per barrel increase in the price of oil cuts half a percentage point off of world gross domestic product growth.

from Gregg Easterbrook:

Ethanol a “stealth tax” on drivers

October 20, 2010

Substituting ethanol for petroleum – what could be wrong with that? A lot, it turns out, including a cynical “stealth tax” on drivers.