10 Electric Vehicle Trends to Watch in 2012

Yesterday, after nearly a year of waiting, I finally got to order my Nissan LEAF. It’s the first affordable, plug-in electric vehicle (PEV) available to the masses. The Chevy Volt, while touted as an EV, is really a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). It still has a gas tank, an engine and an exhaust system.

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Ann Barnhardt Discusses MF Global with Peter Schiff – “There Is No Rule of Law Anymore”

There are some interesting facts brought out in this discussion. I do not necessarily agree with everything she says, and she is obviously outraged.

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TD to work on work flows for third-party technology partners

TD Ameritrade Institutional has completed an agreement with technology consultancy Actifi Inc. to help it build automated workflows for TD’s Veo Open Access platform.

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Wall Street’s “Forgettable Year”

US banks had another forgettable year. The third quarter was their worst since the financial crisis. Now, it looks like the fourth quarter will be even more abysmal.

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Mixed Outlook for Gold as the Market Declines

Whatever glow there might have been from last week’s European summit turned to gloom as markets turned downwards Monday. Global investors drove down everything in sight, including gold which dropped nearly 3% to a seven-week low to trade under $1,660 an ounce.

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NYC Rent Control Laws Go to the Supreme Court

“[Rent control] regulations are meant to support the government’s goal of maintaining affordable housing for its citizens. Instead, Mr. Harmon  says, the laws have forced him and his family to shoulder the government’s burden and extend what is essentially “privatized welfare”

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Small Trade

The reason for the sell has to do with the story appearing to change. There are several reasons for an outright sale including being wrong about the stock, something wrong at the company, top down reasons and in this case a possible change in the story.

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Three big risks the world faces in 2012: HSBC

“A break-up could trigger another great depression. There can be no doubt that policymakers now recognize this risk,” economists Stephen King, Karen Ward and Madhur Jha with HSBC Global Research, said in their 2012 outlook.

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There’s a Fire Sale Taking Place in Elite Gold Stocks

Blood is running in the streets of Dawson City, Yukon.
Not literally, of course. Dawson is the heart of the new Yukon gold rush. It’s the most exciting new area for gold exploration in the world.
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If A Global Recession Is Not Looming, Then Why Are Bailouts Flying Around As If The End Of The World Is Coming?

I have learned that watching what people do is much more important than listening to what they say.  Back in 2008, financial authorities in the United States insisted that everything was gone to be okay.

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