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“Open Mic Night” on No Quarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle, Sunday Night at 8pm ET

Posted by Larry Doyle on December 5, 2009 5:20 PM |

UPDATE: This episode of NQR’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle has concluded. You can listen to a recording of the episode in its entirety by clicking the play button on the audio player provided below. Once the audio begins, you can advance or rewind to any portion of the episode by clicking at any point along the play bar.

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Are we turning a corner on our economic landscape? Should we expect that 2010 will be a return to normal? What’s normal? The ups and downs of our economy and the resulting ebb and flow within our markets continue to present more questions than answers. On that note, what questions are on your mind? What would you like to discuss? Even if you don’t have questions but would like to share personal and professional experiences as you navigate your own economic landscape, please join me Sunday evening from 8-9pm ET for “Open Mic Night” on No Quarter Radio’s Sense on Cents with Larry Doyle. Additionally, if you’d like me to address a specific topic, please leave your request in the comments section.

As a reminder, all of my radio shows are archived and previous episodes can be listened to right here at Sense on Cents by clicking on the No Quarter Radio tab located under the page header. (FYI, I keep an audio player of my most recent episode in the right sidebar). In addition, all No Quarter Radio programming is available as a free podcast on iTunes. From the iTunes Store, type “NQR podcasts” in the search window.

Many thanks to Larry Johnson and the rest of the team at No Quarter USA blog for providing such a vibrant media vehicle as No Quarter Radio. I look forward to having you join me Sunday evening as we collectively navigate the economic landscape!!

LD

  • TeakWoodKite

    About 25 percent of borrowers helped under the administration’s massive foreclosure prevention plan have already fallen behind on their new mortgage payments, according to government data that raise new questions about the program’s effectiveness.

    Company Store?

  • Matt

    Hi Larry –

    I would love to hear lots of investment advice from you for the individual investor as to where to invest one’s money right now in this current environment. Savings and CD rates are abysmal, but at the same time, putting money into the stock market right now at this level, after this enormous rally, is terrifying. I’m also fearful of bonds because of the risk of both corporate and municipal bond defaults. Foreign currencies and commodities are ideas I’m open to, but I’m also open to a sharp rally in the Dollar in the very near future, which would cause both of those investments to fall sharply. Any advice, recommendations, ideas, comments, would be terrific Larry. Thank you so much for your website and your radio show.

    Matt

  • TeakWoodKite

    Kuwait: Kuwait’s sovereign wealth fund said on Sunday it had sold its stake in US bank Citigroup, becoming the latest Gulf investor to sell foreign shares as markets improve.

    LD, Are these sovereign funds anticipating more losses in the banking sector soon? It appears from this news-toid, that Kuwait see’s a decline in Citi?
    Or is part of a more general trend of sovereign Wealth investments divestment in toxic waste?

    • Larry Doyle

      TWK…I will address this evening.

      • TeakWoodKite

        Thanks. I’m looking at how Muslim and Western banking / investment action have been interacting as a global market dynamic.

  • Larry Doyle

    I’d love to know what you learn. Fascinating topic in the context of current political and economic developments in the world.

    • TeakWoodKite

      It will be a long journey ahead on this “project”. Two main focuses for me will be
      1) is there a “seam” where profits are viable and what kind of “laundering” occurs.
      Admittedly above my pay grade, but not my curiosity.

  • TeakWoodKite
  • TeakWoodKite

    But a new dynamic is taking shape that may transform this perception. Led by the likes of Duke Energy (DUK), Southern Co. (SO), and their Chinese counterparts, utilities from the world’s two largest greenhouse-gas-emitting nations are collaborating on crucial technologies that burn coal more cleanly and help capture and store CO2 emissions.

    Duke Energy is working with ENN and China Huaneng Group on technologies both to produce fewer carbon emissions and to capture more of them

  • TeakWoodKite

    LD, just a few of the items, as you said utilities recently, I was looking at an article that stated that China will be a net importer of coal for sometime. Here in the US, coal is the Cinderella of carbon credit futures.

    Back when BO was a state senator, he had close friends, the Nesbit brothers, who have energy connections. During the last year of the Bush administraton’s Energy dept nixed a mult-billion dollar partnership which had a Chinese component. The project involved Exelon and was shifted down to Texas then dumped. I was wondering what transpired when BO went a knockin on China’s door, after just days before issuing tariffs on Chinese steel.
    (CIFIUS will not mind if China makes inroads into the US solar market, as China is opening a solar panel plant here) Coal sequestration investments, aside from a possible offset to thier domestic economy, will be a way to leverage BO, in that BO was a proponent of the previous partnership while it was in Illinois.
    Bottomline is that China will be looking to “trade” toxic dollar holdings for energy production in the US Markets.
    http://www.businessweek.com/globalbiz/content/nov2009/gb20091113_905899.htm

    • Larry Doyle

      TWK,

      Thanks for that link. Very interesting story.

      There appears to be a lot of money to be made in this newly developing industry. Where will that money come from? Developing new forms of energy and energy delivery and taxing existing forms.

      I am more than a little suspicious as I read through this issue.

      Adding ‘fuel to the fire’ (no pun intended), the Obama administration is set to announce new rules over carbon dioxide emissions:

      Business Fumes Over Carbon Dioxide Rule

      Additionally, review the funding directed at think tanks and foundations on this topic:

      Climategate: Follow the Money

      • TeakWoodKite

        Thanks LD for the links.
        Very illuminating and disturbing economically. The bill “stuck” in the Senate presumes to put a ceiling on total BTU’s consumed in the US, as a process of powering our economy. While energy consumption and the price at which a business might increase production and the bottom line, this attempts to put finite limits on goods and services produced, as a consequence of the energy efficiencies involved. To what end? To “force” the last vestiges of the industrial age from the US economy?
        I see several different over lapping cycles of entropy creating a very strange confluence.
        1) Manipulation of production BTU’s with the immediate consequence of shutting out the growth of small business.
        2)A threshold of carbon “permits” that will create immense inflationary forces, as these “credits” are gamed by a “new” industry that has no federal regulatory body of laws defined.
        3) A sea change in the complexion of petro-chemical investment dollars, which will impact the ME oil and gas politics.
        4)To the extent that China and India will not abide in these restraints to growing their economies, it is unlikely that Europe and the US will benifit from the self imposed inequities in energy consumption and added pressures on the cost of goods per carbon based BTU’s.
        5) The US domestically, is ill positioned to take advantage of any oppertunities in “alternative” energy production.
        6) The balance of trade will have one more obstacle to contend with if this comes to pass.

        Inclosing, I put up all LED holiday lighting on my “underwater” house. I will save over 100 dollars in electricity, but the cost per set is not cheap. Obama is looking at a 17 percent reduction in carbon output, but without economiclly viable techologies being “shovel ready” this will be like shooting oneself in the foot in the short term at a minimum.
        All this to consider while knowing that it is still dependent on consumer driven economies and BO did not invite business to the table for his “job” summit.
        It is interesting that the EPA usurped the powers of Congress and can effectivley dictate as it pleases.
        We live in interesting times.






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