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China and Russia: BFF (Best Friends Forever)

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 18, 2005

China and Russia have launched a cooperative eight-day war exercise called "Peace Mission 2005." Hold on just a minute. It's a war exercise called "Peace Mission"? That's makes as much sense as a Gloria Steinman wing at the Bunny Ranch.

Where Can You Buy Gas for 12 cents/Gallon?

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 16, 2005

For the second day in a row COMEX September copper rose to an all time high this morning touching $1.738 per pound.

The Humpty Dumpty Effect

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 15, 2005

Poor old Humpty was just relaxing, taking it easy on a wall one day. Maybe he was enjoying a smoke. Maybe he was checking out the lady eggs. Then all of a sudden... WHAM!! The poor schmuck falls off the wall and busts into a million pieces. No one can put him back together again. A sad story really.

Dear Iran... We're Coming for a Visit

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 12, 2005

Today crude-oil prices flew by its recent highs, past $65 and past $66, touching an all time high of $67.10 per barrel.

Conveniently Organic

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted August 10, 2005

Last weekend I took a trip to Ithaca, NY to visit some friends. The drive from Baltimore is roughly five and a half hours. So that equates to at least one bathroom break and fill-up each way. (Now stay with me, because it's the bathroom breaks and fill-ups that maintain the importance of this story.)

Gold Miners Strike

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 9, 2005

Over 100,000 South African gold miners stayed home Yesterday to protest against the region's mining industry. This is the country's first industry-wide strike in 18 years.

Water: The New Bling

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 9, 2005

Southwest Water Company shares were up over $0.70 by lunchtime today just under the company's 52-wk high.

Crude Awakening

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 8, 2005

I have a morning routine. When I walk into the office I grab a cup of joe, turn on my PC, check my email and then check oil prices.

A Season to Remember

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 5, 2005

Say goodbye to 50. Oil is officially a senior citizen.

Commodities Corner

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 2, 2005

Yesterday most commodities experienced a rally on the news that the Saudi Arabian King Fahd passed away. But I expect a continuing rally, especially in the gold market.

Oil and Gas Legislation

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted August 1, 2005

On news that King Fahd of Saudi Arabia has died, the spot price of crude oil jumped over $1.50 breaking the recent price record.

The Green Wave

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted July 29, 2005

In its first 3 years on the Nasdaq, naysayers and scared sheep mocked Whole Foods (WFMI - NASDAQ) as a random trend on a path towards mediocrity and 'easily-forgotten' status.

High Oil Prices

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted July 29, 2005

Two years ago many market analysts would have said that $60 would have caused an economic meltdown.

Cell Phone Towers

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted July 28, 2005

Here's a quick brain-buster for you: Name one person you know, over the age of 18 and under 50, who doesn't have a cell phone.

Heat Wave = Water Stock Profits

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 27, 2005

Tuesday evening, while sipping a glass of wine and contemplating the water market, I was jolted out of my thoughts by a 5.6 magnitude earthquake.