Archives for June 2017

Is A Big Move In Oil Prices Due?

On November 30th 2016, Bloomberg trumpeted the following headline, OPEC Confounds Skeptics, Agrees to First Oil Cuts in 8 Years. On the day before, (i.e. November 29th) oil prices had plunged 2.5% and the NYMEX Oil ETF was trading at $11.34 and the … [Read more...]

Are Regulations Strangling Free Enterprise?

On July 17, 2014 Eric Garner died due to a police officer's "choke hold". This made big news but what made barely a ripple was his "crime". What was his crime? It was simply selling “unlicensed cigarettes”. No one seemed to question whether "selling … [Read more...]

Will Solar Energy Finally Catch On?

The idea of using solar power is a popular one. Not only is it eco-friendly, but the hope is that it can also save your household a significant amount of money. But the idea of using solar power is not new. The first solar hot water heater was … [Read more...]

eCommerce Trends: What’s in Your eWallet?

A Brief History of Money and Credit From earliest times a variety of objects have been used as mediums of exchange... everything from beads and shells to precious metals like gold and silver. In order to fund the American Revolution Congress … [Read more...]

Real Estate Trends: House Flipping

From a builder's point of view, the housing market has always been cyclical from boom to bust and back to boom again. During boom times building, renovation and house flipping are all big business but during times of economic recession the demand for … [Read more...]

Has Permian Shale Productivity Peaked Already?

The Permian Basin is a sedimentary basin primarily located in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico.  It is named "Permian" because it has one of the world's thickest deposits of rocks from the Permian geologic period. The Permian Basin is the … [Read more...]