Monday, April 8, 2013

The War For Oil

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Life Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ: LIFE)

Life Technologies Corporation operates as a life sciences company. The company's Research Consumables business group offers molecular and cell biology reagents, endpoint PCR, and other benchtop instruments and consumables, such as RNAi, DNA synthesis, sample prep, transfection, cloning and protein expression profiling and protein analysis, cell culture media used in research, stem cells and related tools, cellular imaging products, antibodies, and cell therapy related products.
Its Genetic Analysis business group provides capillary electrophoresis (CE) instruments used for research applications and various CE consumables; real-time and digital qPCR instruments used in research applications; qPCR consumables and genomic assays; and sequencing systems and reagents for the SOLiD and Ion Torrent systems.
The company's Applied Sciences business group offers bioproduction, forensics, and animal health and food safety reagent kits. Life Technologies Corporation also provides repair and maintenance services; and custom services, such as cell line development, custom media modification, and primers and custom assays development services.
Its products offer research tools for genomics studies, proteomics studies, gene splicing, cellular analysis, and other research applications required by laboratories associated with universities, medical research centers, and government and other research institutions, as well as biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and chemical companies.
To review Life's stock, please take a look at the 1-year chart of LIFE (Life Technologies Company) below with my added notations:
1-year chart of LIFE (Life Technologies Company) After stalling near $50 for about (4) months, LIFE broke higher in January. Since then, the stock has been hitting resistance at $65 (blue). A break through that resistance would be a new 52-week high for the stock and should mean higher prices moving forward.
The Tale of the Tape: LIFE has a 52-week high resistance at $65. A long trade could be entered on a break through that level with a stop placed under it.
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Sinclair – Stunning Shift In US Government & Fed Gold Policy / April 7, 2013
Today Jim Sinclair told King World News the world is about to witness a stunning shift in the US government and Fed gold policy.  This remarkable change in strategy will shock investors and professionals around the globe as the Fed’s policy of gold manipulation will undergo a radical transformation.  Below is what Sinclair, who was once called on by former Fed Chairman Paul Volcker to assist during a Wall Street crisis, had to say.
Eric King:  “Jim, we will get to the West in just a minute, but what about China?  I have word from London that the Chinese are in there buying massive amounts of gold right now.  What is their perspective as you see it?”
Sinclair:  “The Chinese are known and respected for having a plan for everything.  In order to have a plan you have to have an analysis.  You can’t pick a plan out of nowhere.  In order to have analysis you’ve got to have facts.
So the Chinese have fully analyzed what the West is doing, which is in fact destroying itself, and they are taking appropriate offensive and defensive measures….
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Bitcoin: Is It A Boom Or Bust?

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Investment Education 101: Interest and Debt: Introduction To Compound Interest

Compound interest basics

Interest is the basis of modern capital markets. Depending on whether you are lending or borrowing, it can be viewed as a return on an asset (lending) or the cost of capital (borrowing). This tutorial gives an introduction to this fundamental concept, including what it means to compound. It also gives a rule of thumb that might make it easy to do some rough interest calculations in your head.

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US Weekly Economic Calendar

time (et) report period Actual CONSENSUS
MONDAY, April 8
  None scheduled        
TUESDAY, April 9
7:30 am NFIB small business index March   -- 90.8
10 am Job openings Feb.   -- 3.7 mln
10 am Wholesale inventories Feb.   -- 1.2%
2 pm FOMC minutes 3/20   --  
2 pm Federal budget March   -- -$198 bln
8:30 a.m. Weekly jobless claims 4/6
362,000 385,000
8:30 am Import price index March   -0.5% 1.1%
FRIDAY, April 12
8:30 am Retail sales March
-0.1% 1.1%
8:30 am Retail sales ex-autos March   0.1% 1.0%
8:30 am Producer price index March   -0.3% 0.7%
8:30 am Core PPI March   0.2% 0.2%
9:55 am Consumer sentiment April   79.3 78.6
10 am Business inventories Feb.   0.5% 1.0%
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