Chemicals and the Economy

Paul Hodges

P/E ratios drop back to more realistic levels
14th December 2010 by

Source: www.chartoftheday.comThe price/earnings (P/E) ratio is the most fundamental measure of stock...

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Traders focus on correlations, not fundamentals
29th September 2010 by

Investors on Wall Street are no longer bothering with the boring detail of company performance. That...

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US company earnings soar, sales disappoint again
27th July 2010 by

The blog’s quarterly look at US company earnings reveals a worrying trend. As Howard Silverbla...

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US natural gas prices tumble
14th April 2010 by

The blog’s early career, as a petchems trader in Houston, taught it to look out for moments wh...

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Oil hits $80/bbl
20th October 2009 by

The blog should award itself a pat on the back, now its May forecast of $80/bbl crude has come true....

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Crude oil prices tumble on S&P 500 weakness
12th July 2009 by

Sometimes, the blog gets lucky with its timing. A week ago, it wrote bearishly on crude oil markets,...

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Selling the rallies
21st January 2008 by

Stock markets are usually good indicators of future economic conditions. Their savage downturn since...

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