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Posts Tagged ‘Case Shiller’

0 Sep 20 2012 @ 10:55am by Matt Smith in Crude Oil, energy consulting, Global Energy, risk management

The Tipping Point

Malcolm Gladwell is a total dude. He is the author of the fine book ‘Blink’ (about how choices aren’t as simple as they seem) and the splendid ‘Outliers’ (about the quirks which have made certain people successful). He also reminds me of Krusty the Clown. He too is the author of ‘The Tipping Point’, which is about how patterns and factors are at play in virtually every influential trend. Financial markets (and in Energyland™, of course) are awash with tipping points at the moment; here are but a few.

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0 Jun 23 2011 @ 10:58am by Matt Smith in Capital Markets, Crude Oil, Global Energy, risk management, Risk Strategy

Similar Flavors in Market Ingredients

It’s not that financial markets aren’t always a conundrum (they are), but their current cohesion is a conundrum in itself. Looking across key assets and aspects of the economy – from manufacturing to house prices to employment to our dearly beloved commodities – market ingredients are leaving a similar taste – of waning optimism. So here’s some current market themes, of course wrapped in an energy-flavored tortilla:   » read more