Faisal Humayun submits: This article looks into the factors impacting the short to medium term trend for commodities. Over the long-term, there is no doubt in my mind that every portfolio should have commodities and commodity related stocks for long-term. With the demand for commodities driven by 2.5 billion Chinese and Indians, the current bull run for commodities is still at a relatively early stage.
World Market Pulse submits:In this era of global uncertainty, investors are wary of investing in alien markets. A lack of fundamental analysis of the potential good upcoming markets also acts as a deterrent for investors. Some markets follow the global patterns and some just swing with an entirely different wavelength. One such market that historically has never followed the global market and its patterns is the African continent.
I see that over at Naked Capitalism, the commenters are talking about John N. Grey, whose try for the Stupidest Man Alive prize was his statement that:
Financial markets are moved by contagion and hysteria. Mesmer and Charcot are better guides to the new economy than Hayek or Keynes...
I very much doubt that John N. Gray has ever read a word written by John Maynard Keynes. But it is never too late!
Today’s Facebook (FB) IPO is the first time I can remember being completely shocked at the lack of trading excitement and volatility for a much-hyped IPO. Ironically, the reason for such unexciting, rational behavior is because of how hyped the Facebook IPO was to begin with. The share allocation to retail investors at the $38 offer price was huge.
By Miriam Metzinger: Stocks discussed on the in-depth session of Jim Cramer's Mad Money TV Program, Thursday February 2.
The Two Faces of the Facebook IPO (expected to trade with the ticker FB). Other stock mentioned: LinkedIn (LNKD)
The chief executive and founder of Wind Mobile is headed for the exit, saying Friday he plans to step down to focus on a new venture capital fund.
With the departure of Toronto-based entrepreneur Tony Lacavera, Wind Mobile is left in the hands of foreign conglomerate VimpelCom Ltd., whose patience with the scrappy but still money-losing carrier may well run out sooner rather than later.