Archives for July 2014

GNP vs. GDP

I have often wondered what happened to the old GNP calculations. Even if you search Google you will have difficulty finding a logical explanation about the changing definition. Once upon a time, when I was growing up, Gross National Product (GNP) … [Read more...]

Central Bank Smackdown

By John Mauldin Smackdown: smack•down, ?smak?doun/, noun, US informal 1.  a bitter contest or confrontation. "the age-old man versus Nature smackdown" 2.  a decisive or humiliating defeat or setback. The term “smackdown” was first used by … [Read more...]

Could Gang Violence End Mexico’s Shale Dream?

Violence in Mexico could thwart hopes of a budding shale boom, as oil and gas companies operating in Texas may think twice about moving south of the border. Mexico holds an estimated 545 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas and … [Read more...]