US Economic Boom Augurs Fear of Inflation

US Economic Boom Augurs Fear of Inflation

#inflation Expectations of an economic boom in the US have pushed inflation expectations to their highest marks since Y 2014. Rising inflation weighs on the economy by increasing debt rates for companies and consumers. Bond yields, meanwhile rose to their pre-VirusCasedemic highs during Q-1, with benchmark 10 yr T-Notes rising to almost 1.75%. That run […]

Alrosa Unearths 99 carat Gem-quality Diamond

Alrosa Unearths 99 carat Gem-quality Diamond

The world’s Top diamond producer by output, Alrosa, (MCX:ALRS) has unearthed a rough diamond weighing 98.8 carats at Zapolyarnaya kimberlite pipe, which is the part of Russia’s Verkhne-Munskoye diamond deposit. The rock, a unique transparent one with a visible Yellow shade and of gem-quality, is the 2nd major find since the launch of the deposit last October, Alrosa said. “The […]

Russia’s Alrosa Finds its Largest Diamond in 2 Years+

Russia’s Alrosa Finds its Largest Diamond in 2 Years+

The world’s Top diamond producer by output, Alrosa, (MCX:ALRS) has unearthed a rough diamond weighing nearly 200 carats from its Udachnaya pipe, its largest find in more than 2 years. The 191.46-carat stone, which is white with a slight yellowish tinge, measures 40 mm by 31 mm by 20 mm. It was found earlier this month at the processing […]

ALROSA Unearths a Rare Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond

ALROSA Unearths a Rare Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond

ALROSA Unearths a Rare Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond ME:ALRS This year for Alrosa has already hit the record in the number of large fancy-colored stones The intense yellow color is nearly transparent with a “small inclusion in the intermediate zone Last month it discovered a 27.85-carat rough pink diamond, the largest pink diamond ever mined […]

Giant Saltwater Crocodile Trapped in Australia

Giant Saltwater Crocodile Trapped in Australia

Giant Saltwater Crocodile Trapped in Australia Down Under, a giant crocodile was trapped in an upstream region popular with tourists that is thought relatively safe from the killer predators. Tuesday, wildlife rangers said that the saltwater crocodile measured 4.7 meters (15 ft), the largest they had ever caught in the northern Australian Katherine River. Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife […]

Lucapa Unearthed Another Large Diamond at Lesotho

Lucapa Unearthed Another Large Diamond at Lesotho

Lucapa Unearthed Another Large Diamond at Lesotho $LCPDF Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM, OTCMKT:LCPDF)) has found an 89-carat yellow diamond at its 70%-owned Mothae mine in Lesotho during the current bulk sampling program. The company’s managing director, Stephen Wetherall, said the recovery of such a large diamond so early in the bulk sampling program provided further proof that, just […]

Lucapa Found Another Large Diamond in Angola

Lucapa Found Another Large Diamond in Angola

Lucapa Found Another Large Diamond in Angola $LCPDF Australia’s Lucapa Diamond (ASX:LOM, OTCMKT:LCPDF) has discovered yet another large diamond at its prolific Lulo mine in Angola, a 46-carat pink stone, the largest colored gem-quality rock ever recovered there. The company said the gem-quality colored diamond eclipsed both the 43-carat yellow gem found in January and the almost 39-carat pink dug up […]

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News

US Businesses Thriving Despite the Noisy Political News $SPY Washington’s politicians like to take credit for creating jobs. Washington’s macroeconomic policymakers like to claim that their policies have moderated the business cycle. Notably the US economy performs despite Washington actions. In the US economy, competitive and entrepreneurial, profitable businesses create jobs. Profitable businesses have the […]

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment

Tax Cuts Do Boost Large and Small Business Investment $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $VXX Fact: Lower corporate tax rates will lead to more investment projects and thus more aggregate economic activity. When companies, big and small, have more “free cash” at hand, they tend to invest more, and this effect is distinct from any effect of […]

Market Cap Guidelines Updated for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPY)

Market Cap Guidelines Updated for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPY)

Market Cap Guidelines Updated for S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPY) $SPY The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) is a price-weighted average, which effectively means the stocks with the highest stock price have more influence moving the average than stocks with a lower stock price do. For instance, a 2.0% move in Goldman Sachs(GS 247.75, -0.63) […]