Friday, February 3, 2012

The New Normal landscape of global investment markets

Plan for low returns and hope markets beat expectations
In the “new normal” landscape of global investment markets and sputtering economies, big swings in the market from day-to-day have gained attention. Volatility creates headlines but the aspect of thenew normal that is more important to your financial ...

Boyden Executive Outlook Projects Some Areas of Uptick in Executive Hiring in 2012
MarketWatch (press release)
"Companies are facing challenging markets and are prepared to hire leaders who can effectively steer them through the 'new normal'," said Trina Gordon, President and CEO of Boyden World Corporation. "In developing regions, organizations are looking for ...

Weather Journal: Groundhog Agrees With Early Spring
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Well, maybe the new normal: Temperatures will still be 10 degrees above historical averages. Upper 40s and low 50s will persist throughout the weekend, with little chance of showers until at least Monday. In fact, it was the lack of anticipated showers ...

Water and Sewerage Authority refinancing bonds
Newnan Times-Herald
n System pressure is up, and the higher pressure may be the new normal. "Our tanks are full, based on us just buying what we need to buy and not using as much," Cadenhead said. The tanks' levels are the highest they've been "in a long time," Cadenhead ...

South Whitehall to offer early retirement package to its workers
Allentown Morning Call
"This is a new normal in local government," Hammer said. "The economy has wreaked havoc and we've been lucky so far in South Whitehall." The resolution states early retirements will be voluntary and Hammer said more details will come to light over the ...

David Daniel: Mr. President, here's the new normal on college campuses
Dallas Morning News (subscription)
President Barack Obama recently admonished universities: “If you can't stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down.” Mr. President, reduced taxpayer funding has already happened. It is the primary cause of tuition ...

Barrington Chamber Membership Grows by 252 New Members
The Barrington Chamber is proactive in assisting and advocating for member businesses and taking a stance in the new normal,” she said. Beightol encouraged members to get involved on chamber councils or task forces. “Thing about what you can do to step ...

Singer will share terrible truths with Edmonton audience
Edmonton Journal
“Because they need the dough to keep the whole operation running, it's part of the new normal. That's the country Mr. Harper wants us to live in, where we go to the banks for our water.” If you think Berner's all talk, recall he had the courage to ...

Councillors on best behaviour
The Press
For the most part, the meeting was a return to business as usual – a handful of deputations from community groups requesting council support and several items relating to the "new normal" in post-earthquake Christchurch. Councillors were largely on ...

VeriSign hit by hackers
CSO (blog)
They just write the stuff. They're not necessarily the ones launching the attacks and picking the targets. Whether the attackers are Russian or Chinese, and whether the victim is an RSA or a VeriSign, this has sadly become the new normal.

One percent growth
Human Events
The government is still spending nearly a quarter of the total US economy every year, and trillion dollar deficits have become the new normal. In fact, during only one year in the CBO's 10-year projection do we get below a $1 trillion deficit, ...

Borrower Trends 2012: Capital Markets Recovery Holds Steady
National Real Estate Investor
Borrowers such as Jury are adapting to the “new normal” of a much more conservative lending climate marked by more stringent underwriting and lower leverage loans. Respondents indicate that typical loan-to-value ratios have improved only slightly to ...

National Real Estate Investor

Alliant Techsystems' CEO Discusses F3Q2012 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
Seeking Alpha
We are building our assumption that in the FY13 plan that the recent shift in demand to lower price the ammunition will continue to the new normal until the economy shows significant strengthening. We won't lock in all the pension assumption till the ...

Starwood Reports Fourth Quarter 2011 Results
MarketWatch (press release)
While there are increasing concerns about slower, "new" normal demand growth, the lodging supply situation is very favorable. In Emerging markets, macroeconomic growth has been strong, driving high secular growth in both lodging demand and supply.

To disable disability ...
... of self-reliance as a social safety net, which might have been more valid in the past, needs a good re-examination. The coming Budget is a great opportunity for the Government to reinvent itself, taking one not-so-small step towards a "new normal".

Heteropolis rising: World order in the 21st century
As has happened with the global economy, volatility in international relations is likely to become the new normal. Fragile states will fail. Sparks will fly. The trick will be to find ways to prevent fires. In that regard, while deterrence may still ...


Parks and funding - it's all in the details
Lincoln News Messenger
Just as the appreciation on most all real estate went up so quickly, it fell just as fast and depreciated values became the new normal. Now, here is the clarification promised to you in last week's article (page A8, Jan.

Stop the violence: The case against pot prohibition
Vancouver Sun
The violence that we now accept as BC's new normal is staggering. In 2009, there were no fewer than 276 incidents of drive-by shootings, which the RCMP said often occurred "with-out regard for public safety." As troubling, the RCMP asserted that ...

Competitive hurt
Calcutta Telegraph
... country to demonstrate that progress and regression also go hand in hand. At a time when the prevailing trend is for the bar of tolerance and diversity to be progressively raised, India is discovering a new normal based on exaggerated prickliness.

Calcutta Telegraph

exploring the paranormal
Punjab Newsline
With Percept Pictures taking up footage found, giving it a silver screen visibility and letting it be the first unnamed film across the globe with the ?, paranormal as the new normal, looks like it is here to stay, real or reel!

The Left Fully Succumbs to Harper Derangement Syndrome (HDS)
Huffington Post Canada (blog)
It's a particularly creepy style of democracy-by-fantasy, but it may well be the new normal. The paranoid spectacle of what Kelly McParland has dubbed "Harper Derangement Syndrome" reached absurd heights last month, when, on the basis of a single ...

Capitol Hill businesses fear future collapse, closing
Seattle University Spectator
"I think that worrying all the time is the new normal," he said. "And it sucks." Everyday Music customer Kevin Kogin, who has been frequenting the record store for the past three years, noted that his preference is definitely local, independent shops ...

“Living the New Normal”- June 22-25 (scholar appications due Feb ...
By Bard CEP
Living in the New Normal How the planet is adapting. How we are adapting. How adapting does not mean accepting. Location: Aspen, CO. Date/Time: June 22-25. Description: Call for Scholarship Applications and Nominations – Due ...
CEP Portal

Texting My Pancreas: Hitting "Refresh" On Normal.
By Kim
A new diagnosis, new medications, new ways of preparing food. New amounts to eat or not eat. New rules, new goals, new fears. A new Normal. Food = fingersticks. Injections or pump sites. Counting the carbohydrates in every single thing ...
Texting My Pancreas

A new normal for the ASX - | macrobusiness ...
By Sell on News
The reporting is upon us and the usual game of working how the mostly predictable results have been priced in begins. UBS is predicting a further slow down in aggregate earnings growth and a continuation of the dual speed economy.

Apr 27: Registration for 2012 Americans for the Arts Annual ...
By Krystle Ahmadyar
The New Normal—we hear about it every day, but what does it mean to your organization? The 2012 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention this June 8–10 in San Antonio, TX will bring together more than 1000 arts and community leaders ...
Women Environmental Artists Directory

What Ever Happened To Normal People? | The Jittery Goat
By Kenton Lewis
What Ever Happened To Normal People? This has become the new normal; yesterday's crazy. Crazy Mary. Years ago in my neighborhood there was a woman who walked to the corner store in her flannel pajamas and slippers. She cursed at ...
The Jittery Goat

Facebook IPO Lessons | SiliconANGLE
By Art Lindsey III
As a result, by constantly pushing forward, and making mistakes, Facebook created a new normalthat in retrospect would never have been accepted even 5 years ago. 2) Zuckerberg, like Larry Ellison and Bill Gates most notably, retained ...

Realized Volatility is Through the Floor – Welcome to 2006
By stevenplace
If you think we're in a new normal… well, welcome to 2006. The information in this blog post represents my own opinions and does not contain a recommendation for any particular security or investment. I or my affiliates may hold positions or ...
Investing With Options

TheMoneyIllusion » A nightmare from which we will not awake
By ssumner
But what if this is the new normal? It's likely that rates will rise as we recover. But if I'm right about future recessions, we'll be facing the same problem over and over again. We're committed to a policy regime that totally freezes up at the moment ...

Assorted Launching Links — Marginal Revolution
By Alex Tabarrok
The new normal is that we're going to go back to where China and India are going to be playing huge roles. That definitely means that our relative status is going to fall. We're not going to be, either the US or Europe, the powerhouse we once ...
Marginal Revolution

AFP Blog: Recent News of Note: Customer Analytics: A New Lifeline ...
By Reed
Fundraising Campaigns Smaller but Omnipresent in the 'New Normal' : Characteristics of the New Normal The new normal is "less about bold an... Thornhill: Nonprofits can profit from boomers | Richmond Times-Dispatch. Thornhill: Nonprofits ...
AFP Blog: Recent News of Note

Union Fight Brews With Right-To-Work Push In Minn. « CBS ...
By Eric Henderson
Do away with unions so the rich can get richer and pay their help $10.00 an hour with no benefits. February 2, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply | Report comment. The new normal. Spoken like the SEIU Comrade of the Year. February 2, 2012 at 12:43 ...
CBS Minnesota

TV pilots mega list 2012 | Inside TV |
By James Hibberd
The New Normal Logline: A heartwarming comedy about a blended family of a gay couple and the woman who becomes a surrogate to help them start a family. From: Writer-EPs Ryan Murphy, Allison Adler; 20th Century Fox TV and Ryan ...
Inside TV

A New Normal | Mark Batterson
A New Normal. Please hear me pastors and leaders. Your job as a leader is to delegate everything you possibly can, but there is one thing you cannot delegate.

Louisa County Schools Adjusting To New Normal After Quake ...
LOUISA, Va. (WUSA) -- More than five months after a devastating earthquake, life is taking a big step closer to normal for students and parents in Louisa County, ...

my new normal ::
I used to be normal. Or at least I functioned within a semi-normal state of being. There was a schedule I followed, a general routine. But ever.

Outlook 2012: Businesses adjusting to 'new normal' of measured ...
Jobs in the skilled trades like this one at McQuay are available, but more workers need the appropriate training and education to fill them. In Faribault, South ...‘new-nor...

Apple, Internet & the constant New Normal
The second book which I often go back to is The New Normal by Roger McNamee, a long time technology investor in both public and private markets. McNamee ...

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