The big story, at least in the financial world, is the rapid rise in gas.
Government bankers around the world are cranking up their money-making machines.
Wars and rumors of war are roiling the oil markets and sending the price of oil over $100 a barrel.
These two factors are enough to drive prices.
If the trend continues, the wheels of the economy can spin off the track; expensive oil has led to many recessions. On the other hand, I’ve been reading that production is up and more oil finds may (eventually) pop the oil bubble.
I’ve included a few links about how to play this type of market, but there’s a lot more going on in the world than just high gas prices. There’s sleep. There’s autodidact schedules. And more.
Here ya go…
The Register — Peak Oil: We Won’t Be Running Out of Oil Any Time Soon.
Zero Hedge — Euphoria Shifts from Stocks to Commodities
Quantitative Trading — Trading Ideas from a Psychologist
The Finance Buff — What Did You Do When The Market Was Down
Talking Points Memo — Kickstarter Will Provide More Funding Than National Endowment for the Arts
Money Beagle — You Can Do It
Get Rich Slowly — Five Easiest Ways to Save Money
Money Crush — You’ve Got an Emergency Fund, Now What?
The Digerati Life — Financial Bloggers and Their Portfolios
Dumb Little Man — 11 Underrated Ways to Get More Sleep
Zen Habits — An Autodidacts Schedule