According to eia.doe.gov the U.S. imported roughly between 4,000,000 and 4,500,000 thousands of barrels of oil in 2010. All this boiled down means that the U.S. imports more than half of all its oil. And at the current rate the U.S. spends roughly $13 million dollars on oil per hour. Furthering its impact on our economy the NRDC found that roughly 1/5 of our trade deficit stems from imported oil. Every day the U.S. loses $390 million to foreign oil, money that could be spent on the United States’ infrastructure, or helping to get the U.S. out of its recession.
Dell, which has successfully ou... ... middle of paper ... ...raded at $22.71—by a mere 9 cents a share. In fact, AMD stock was upgraded from sell to hold by Smith Barney Citigroup as recently as November 16, 2004. While Intel carries out its long-term transformation, Advanced Micro Devices has a rare chance to increase its market presence by employing an aggressive pricing strategy, adopting better quality standards, increasing production and expanding its marketing campaign. It has been on a solid financial streak as of late, with its stock having the potential to outperform Intel. Despite an unhealthy Price-to-Earnings multiple of 49.20 and the most recent quarterly earnings report slightly lower than expected, the company is expected to outperform the market over the next six months with average risk, according to analysts.
It is to my belief that no one can possibly predict the future of the economy. Because of this we are faced with many questions that cannot be easily answered. Will the economy recover drastically or simply continue to increase moderately? Or could the economy in turn go into a recession? “There's been plenty of good news about the U.S. economy… employment is expanding (2.4 million new payroll jobs in the last year); inflation remains low (less than a 2 percent rate in the past quarter); the stock market is higher (up 11 percent on the Dow from its November low), and business investment is impressive (rising at a 14 percent rate in late 2004).” (1) It is my opinion that unless something drastic happens in the world today, positive or negative, the economy will continue to increase at a modest rate.
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Historically speaking, stocks have been found to be no more risky than Treasury bonds. Over the past twenty years vast research has been done on this subject. Jeremy Siegel of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School stated that, “The safest long-term investment for the preservation of purchasing power has clearly been stocks, not bonds.” Since the mid nineteen twenties, company stocks have average annual returns close to 11%, while on the other hand, Treasury Bonds only return with a little over 5%. Currently stocks are on the rise. Since 1982 the reason for this is the declining risk premium.