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0 Jul 2 2010 @ 9:30am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Economy, Natural Gas

Burrito Bites

It's complicated.

Commodity markets; they never get any simpler, do they? As soon as we start to see some weakness in crude oil, uprises the uprising in US natural gas, while bonds continue to rally and equities get stomped on. A long-needed long-weekend stretches out in front of us to give us time to roll up our sleeves and mentally prepare for Q3 2010; it’s gonna be a good ‘un. In the meantime, let’s stack up the snacks and pile up our plates:   

–A wee bit contentious… doing nothing might have been best for the oil spill.  

–Would Cleveland be better off with Lebron James or a new DaimlerChrysler Plant?  

–US shale wave ripples worldwide

Busting Gulf oil spill myths, such as oily rain.  

–Cul de Sacs and 11 other unexpected things that make you fat.  

The future of natural gas by MIT (a comprehensive 104 pages long).  

–NYT bestsellers as economic indicators.  

–Wood biomass – pros and cons.  

Power from thin air – sending wireless energy.  

Per-capita emissions in China are rising.  

–Forget tomatoes powering lights, potatoes may power the batteries of the future. (caveat: they may not).  

–California considering digital number plates so they can show advertisements in traffic.  

–A survey shows what people think 2050 is going to be like.  

–The Econ Gangs of New York.  

–Behavioral economics on the best way to spend a vacation.  

Stock markets and the World Cup (=stoopid game).  

–Keep your fruit, I want a meat-flavored vodka.  

This week’s Burrito Deluxe Award goes to the euro, for a phoenix-from-the-flames recovery. Or maybe it’s just the lipstick applied to the PIIGS  this week that has made them a little more attractive…  

The Burnt Burrito Award of the week goes to crude oil, for spending the week cruisin’ for a bruisin’.  

Happy 4th July and the long weekend it brings!

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