DocComment: Oil Price to Barrel Downhill?

In thin holiday week trading, the precious metals including the non-monetary metals of platinum and palladium are tumbling down hard, copper having already done so from a non-frothy peak earlier this year.  Platinum and copper are now back within their 2007 trading ranges.  

Re the key internationally-traded physical commodity, oil, the bellicose talk around [...]


Unemployment: It’s More Than A “Soft Patch”

The fear brought about by today’s employment report is almost palpable. Reports express “surprise,”  ”shock,” and “disappointment” at the news that employers only added a net 18,000 jobs in June, the slowest pace in nine months, and that the unemployment rate increased to 9.2%, the highest level since December 2010.

This is not a surprise to [...]