Roger Conrad

Analyst Articles

By Yiannis G. MostrousFALLS CHURCH, Va.–Today marks one year since Silk Road Investor’s launch. Although I don’t plan to commemorate each year that goes by, having made it through the first indicates that you find something worthwhile here and therefore support the effort.Thank you. Read More

A review of the effects of the recent US economic slow down on the various sectors of the energy patch, particularly those leveraged to North America. Also includes a guest article by Gregg Early examining some new battery technologies and their potential far-reaching impacts on energy storage and fuel-efficient vehicles. Read More

FALLS CHURCH, Va.--Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. On 20 December 1999, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People’s Republic of China, based on an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987. Read More

By Yiannis G. MostrousFALLS CHURCH, Va.–Sentiment in global markets remains basically unchanged: It’s a fairly bullish attitude built on expectations for a relatively smooth slowdown in the global economy and, consequently, solid performance for the financial markets. There’s also a secondary view, expressed here previously, that markets will… Read More

Energy was one key focal point of the president’s State of the Union address last night. Among other points, Bush sought to promote the dramatic expansion of alternative energies and biofuels like ethanol. He even proposed increasing the target amount of ethanol and other biofuels mixed into US gasoline to… Read More

After a look at global markets, I can’t help but think that my long-held view--namely, that the bears will have to wait a little longer--might materialize. Read More