Sorry!! The article you are trying to read is not available now.
Thank you very much;
you're only a step away from
downloading your reports.

Best of the Blogs: Will North America Become the Primary Source for New Energy?


Minyanville's daily roundup of some of the best financial commentary from around the Web.

This column highlights the most interesting and useful business and financial commentary from around the Web each day. Feel free to send along your own suggestions for blog content that you've read or written.

Total Return
Link: Citi's Report: Fuelish or Farsighted?
"Earlier this week, Citigroup's Ed Morse previewed the bank's new energy report, "Energy 2020: North America, the New Middle East?" in a Wall Street Journal op-ed. Yesterday the bank released the full report-and it's a doozy. In the report, Citi's strategists argue that North America could become the largest provider of new energy during the next decade, as new technology adds once inaccessible sources of fuel to the mix." (Also read 5 Renewable Energy Projects That Could Be Game Changers.)

Capital Spectator
Link: New Unemployment Claims Drop To A New 4-Year Low
"New filings for unemployment benefits dropped to another post-recession low last week, the Labor Department reports. The case for expecting economic growth, in other words, just got a bit stronger. Initial jobless claims slipped to a seasonally adjusted 348,000 for the week through March 17, the lowest level in four years. With each new low in this series, arguing that a recession is brewing looks a touch more challenged." (For related content, see Recession Lessons: Three New Money Rules.)

Apple's New Fraud Problem: Cracked Walls and Broken Promises
"Apple's announcement of a dividend and stock buyback was a welcomed boon to already well rewarded shareholders. Yet to be addressed, however, is a critical issue that affects even more vital stakeholders - its customers and developers. The rising chorus of complaints about fraud perpetrated through the App Store is a major risk for Apple's golden status." (Also read More Trouble at the App Store.)

Link: Is the New iPad Screen Too Good for the Web?

"Apps, games and e-books may look great on the new iPad's high-resolution "retina" display, but it's unclear whether Web sites will get the same treatment. Pick up a new iPad and load a Web site, and you'll often see crisp, clear text next to not-so-sharp photos. That's because most Web developers are still considering whether they want to upgrade their sites to deliver higher-resolution images and videos for the new iPad, which has a 2,048-by-1,536-pixel display."

Free Exchange
Link: Does it Pay to Hire Top Banks?

"Studies have shown that if anything banks with a smaller market share win better deals for clients. Ranking by volume also gives banks an incentive to advocate deals with no business rationale, which may contribute to the small (or negative) returns for bidders in most mergers. Despite all this, companies still select their most trusted advisers from the league tables. Surely only a muppet would make such a choice?"

Twitter: @Minyanville

Follow the markets all day every day with a FREE 14 day trial to Buzz & Banter. Over 30 professional traders share their ideas in real-time. Learn more.
< Previous
  • 1
Next >
No positions in stocks mentioned.

The information on this website solely reflects the analysis of or opinion about the performance of securities and financial markets by the writers whose articles appear on the site. The views expressed by the writers are not necessarily the views of Minyanville Media, Inc. or members of its management. Nothing contained on the website is intended to constitute a recommendation or advice addressed to an individual investor or category of investors to purchase, sell or hold any security, or to take any action with respect to the prospective movement of the securities markets or to solicit the purchase or sale of any security. Any investment decisions must be made by the reader either individually or in consultation with his or her investment professional. Minyanville writers and staff may trade or hold positions in securities that are discussed in articles appearing on the website. Writers of articles are required to disclose whether they have a position in any stock or fund discussed in an article, but are not permitted to disclose the size or direction of the position. Nothing on this website is intended to solicit business of any kind for a writer's business or fund. Minyanville management and staff as well as contributing writers will not respond to emails or other communications requesting investment advice.

Copyright 2011 Minyanville Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Featured Videos