Economic fundamentals leading into 2012 have set a generally positive pace with GDP growth likely to pick up through the coming year. However, there are several important caveats to note as the world economy continues to face headwinds and risks weigh to the downside. Positive outlooks are conditional on fiscal policy in payroll taxes and unemployment insurance benefits and upon the easing of the European debt situation. A repeat of volatility experience in 2011 is likely in 2012, as perceptions about the strength of the U.S. economy and the euro zone will vary over time as events unfold.
Despite the current situation, our team continues to identify high momentum situations with growth potential -- there remains strong opportunity within careful discretion.
Market Foundations is releasing new coverage on CARBO Ceramics Inc. for its current position within the basic materials industry. CARBO Ceramics Inc. is a supplier of ceramic proppant. The Company is a provider of software, and consulting services, spill prevention, containment and geotechnical monitoring. The Company sells its products and services to operators of oil and natural gas wells and to oilfield service companies. The full research report on CARBO Ceramics Inc. (NYSE: CRR) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?coa=CRR.
Market Foundations has released research on Weatherford International Ltd. for its changing role within the basic materials industry. Weatherford International Ltd. (Weatherford) is a provider of equipment and services used in the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells. Weatherford operates in over 100 countries and has manufacturing facilities and sales, service and distribution located in the oil and natural gas producing regions throughout the world. The full research report on Weatherford International Ltd. (NYSE: WFT) is available here: www.MarketFoundations.com/index.php?cob=WFT.
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