January 2009 - Page 3 of 12 - Money Morning - Only the News You Can Profit From

New Index Combines Jim Rogers’ Top Two Profit Plays: Commodities and China

By William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report Investing icon Jim Rogers and Australia's Macquarie Funds Group have teamed up to create an agricultural-commodities index that will help investors profit from shifting patterns of food consumption in the burgeoning market of Mainland China. The Macquarie and Rogers China Agriculture Index is an […]

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Financial Crisis Challenges Escalate as Republicans Announce Plans to Oppose $825 Billion Obama Stimulus

William Patalon III Executive Editor Money Morning/The Money Map Report President Barack Obama’s $825 billion stimulus plan heads to the floor of the House of Representatives this week, with House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, saying many in his party will vote against the package unless significant changes are made. “Right now, given the […]

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Buy, Sell or Hold: IBM Has Found a Formula for Growth – Even During a Recession

International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) has “surprised” the market with flawless execution and strong profits. A few months ago, I congratulated my nephew for getting an internship with IBM, while he studies business in Argentina. “It is a superb global company, with a bullet-proof business model and a balance sheet that gives them a […]

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Schlumberger Sees End in Sight for Slumping Oil Prices

By Don MillerAssociate EditorMoney Morning A massive slump in oil exploration spending pummeled Schlumberger Ltd. (SLB), the world's largest oilfield services corporation, as profit fell 17% in the fourth quarter. But the company said curtailed spending could be setting the stage for a rebound in oil and gas prices as supplies dwindle. Schlumberger is pulling […]

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Geithner, Obama Put Pressure on China Over Currency

By Jason SimpkinsManaging Editor Money Morning Timothy Geithner, President Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. treasury secretary, told the Senate that he and the new administration are prepared to take a harder line in economic relations with China. In written responses to questions posed by the Senate, Geithner accused China of "manipulating" its currency, a phrase […]

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