Early Bird Headlines 27 February 2015
Econintersect: Here are some of the headlines we found to help you start your day. For more headlines see our afternoon feature for GEI members, What We Read Today, which has many more headlines and a number of article discussions to keep you abreast of what we have found interesting.
Econintersect: Every day our editors collect the most interesting things they find from around the internet and present a summary "reading list" which will include very brief summaries (and sometimes longer ones) of why each item has gotten our attention. Suggestions from readers for "reading list" items are gratefully reviewed, although sometimes space limits the number included.
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by Kim Kaivanto, The Conversation
As HSBC suffers under the scorching spotlight of public scrutiny once more, it seems fair to ask why the banking group so often finds itself mired in controversy.
Infographic Of The Day: Solar Energy
The sun offers an amazing source of power, putting out 3.8 x 1026 watts.
Special Opinion from Money Morning
by Shah Gilani, Wall Street Insights & Indictments
If you didn"t read yesterday"s BrokeAndBroker blog by Wall Street lawyer Bill Singer, you should.
In in his earlier life, before he got a life, Singer was an attorney at the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD) - now known as the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). And his latest blog is titled "A Tale of Two Streets and FINRA"s Disparate Sanctions."
Online Trading Academy Article of the Week
by Brandon Wendell, Online Trading Academy
Whenever I happen to watch business television, I can"t help but notice how the pundits keep mentioning the stocks or other securities that have moved the most for the day or week. They seem to get more excited the higher prices have already moved. I have also noticed that most novice traders and investors seem to share that same enthusiasm and buy these same securities at elevated levels.
Econintersect: Week 7 of 2015 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) declined significantly according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. Intermodal traffic, which accounts for half of movements, continued to contract year-over-year. Although it is assumed part of the intermodal decline was caused by labor issues at the West Coast Ports, and another part was caused by a large decline in coal production - it does not explain a good portion of the decline.