Category Archive for "Economy" | John Rothe | Portfolio Manager, Quant, Tech Geek, And Sometime Superhero To My Kids

Lunchtime Reading

Couple of articles from this weekend that I found particularly interesting: Morgan Stanley Gets Some Tough Advice From Whitney, Mayo (WSJ) The Vince McMahon School of Productivity (BusinessWeek) Extraordinary Strains (John Hussman)  China's Demographic Perfect Storm Is The Ultimate Growth Killer (Business Insider) Prosecutors, regulators close to making Libor arrests (Reuters)  

Midwest Drought May Cause Food Prices To Spike

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration the current drought is the worst since 1956. This is causing the price of corn to spike. As a result, headlines like this are becoming more and more common (which cause fear and therefore cause corn prices to rise) Rising Corn Prices and Your Grocery Bill - Smartmoney Midwest drought ...

China Syndrome?

Via Bloomberg: July 16 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Michael McDonough discusses the Chinese economy as China’s Premier Wen Jiabao warned that the nation’s recovery is yet to build up momentum, fueling speculation that extra economic support measures may be announced after a cabinet meeting this week. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg Surveillance." (Source: Bloomberg)