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Water

Game-Changing Water Revolution

Water has jumped into the critical news with the recent declaration of mandatory water conservation by California Governor  Jerry Brown. But California isn't the only place where record drought … [Read More...]

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Top 12 Media Myths On Oil Prices

The upstream oil and gas industry is not a black hole. There's no mystery wrapped in an enigma here. There are a lot of meetings with engineers, chemists and geologists. There's a constantly … [Read More...]

Windfall Profits

Should Airlines Be Stopped From Making Windfall Profits?

Many people believe that "Windfall Profits" are a result of evil corporations taking advantage of the poor "common man". In today's post Jared Dillian, editor of "The 10th Man" discusses how Oil … [Read More...]

Latest Financial Trends

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Can Argentina Capitalize On Its Vast Shale Reserves?

Argentina, once a regional energy leader, is now better known for financial busts and bombastic politicians than hydrocarbons prospects. Still, with a resource potential both vast and untapped, the nation has never been far from energy investors' minds. The question … [Read More...]

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Consumers Winning With Low Oil Prices, For Now

Lest we be too quick to forget whence we came, America is now 9-months into lower gasoline prices, which started their swoon the week of June 30, 2014 from a lofty national average just under $3.70, tumbling almost every subsequent week before bottoming and bouncing … [Read More...]

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Trends in Digital Infrastructure- Infographic

Normally, we spend quite a bit of time looking at precious metals like Gold and Silver, Oil, Real Estate, the Stock Market and other related  trends. But, today we are going to look at something entirely different. Something that perhaps you haven't given much thought … [Read More...]

Silver Coins

3 Reasons Silver Might Be a Good Bet Now

If you are looking to expand your investment portfolios and invest in some commodities, silver can be an excellent option. This metal offers considerable promise for both the most experienced investor looking to increase their assets and the curious newbie just … [Read More...]

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Will Oil Return to $100 or Drop to $10?

If you have been following the price of oil over the last few months, chances are you're a little confused. On the one hand, you have the likes of A. Gary Shilling who, in this Bloomberg article, loudly trumpets the prospect of oil at $10/Barrel, and on the other hand … [Read More...]

Freedom 2015

Is the Golden Age Really Over?

Many people today are convinced that the good times are behind us... that the 1950's were truly the "Happy Days"... that there is more war and terrorism today than ever before... that in essence "the world is going to hell in a hand basket".  But Dr. David Eifrig has a … [Read More...]

Ukraine

Lies And Deception In Ukraine’s Energy Sector

Ukraine is still living the legacy of its Soviet past with its State owned energy industry, corruption, oligarchs, etc. And in typical bureaucratic fashion Ukraine continues to  treat its energy industry as a cash cow to be milked or perhaps worse a pig to be … [Read More...]

Oil Plunge

5 Ways To Play The Oil Price Plunge

The collapse of the oil price has created losers and winners, and like every major movement in a commodity sector, the trick for investors is figuring out which side of the trade to be on. The most obvious victim of the slide in Brent and WTI prices over the last 6 … [Read More...]

Oil Falling

Top Five Factors Affecting Oil Prices In 2015

As we ring in the New Year, let's take stock of where we are at with the oil markets. 2014 proved to be a momentous one for the oil markets, having seen prices cut in half in just six months. The big question is what oil prices will do in 2015. Oil prices are … [Read More...]

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Gold Up Almost Everywhere in 2014

When looking at prices of anything from cars to oil to gold or stocks... we need to keep in mind our personal frame of reference. We see prices as they are priced in our currency i.e. the currency that we earn in. Companies International companies are especially aware … [Read More...]

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Driving Down Oil Prices Just to Hurt Russia is “Simplistic”

In the global chess game of energy politics every move affects more than a single opponent and the effects of low oil prices are not equally distributed. Some countries will be hurt by low prices more than others. Who will lower oil prices hurt more, Russia, Syria, … [Read More...]

Energy Investment

The Oil Slump Will Hurt the U.S. Too

By Marin Katusa, Chief Energy Investment Strategist If you only paid attention to the mainstream media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the US is going to get away from the collapse in oil prices scot free. According to popular belief, America is even going to be … [Read More...]

Russian Oil

Why Russia is Unfazed by Falling Oil Prices

For a hundred years now oil has played a major role in the rise and fall of nations and economies. In recent articles we've told you about Russia Eying Crimea’s Oil and Gas Reserves and about the Total War over the Petrodollar and More on the PetroDollar and we've … [Read More...]

Falling Oil Prices

Oil Price Tumbles After OPEC Releases 2015 Forecast

Oil prices are falling and that is good for consumers as their daily heating and transportation costs fall. It also benefits producers as a small company could easily save $100,000 a year in energy costs. If you multiply that by the number of businesses in the country … [Read More...]

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Could The Fed Trigger A Deflationary Slide In Stocks?

Most economists and stock market participants believe that FED policy can exhibit a tremendous amount of power over the movement of the markets and market participants perception of the future of that policy can affect the market in the short run. The major exception is … [Read More...]

Gold Reserves

The Story of Gold’s Future History

In today's post Grant Williams looks at a hypothetical story of the "history" of gold looking back from the future which could have clues for how you should invest now.  ~Tim McMahon, editor Things That Make You Go Hmmm: How Could It Happen? By Grant … [Read More...]

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Breakfast with a Lord of War

By David Galland, Partner, Casey Research In late 2010, I was invited to a private breakfast meeting with an individual near the apex of the US military’s strategic planning pyramid. Specifically, the individual we were to breakfast with sits at the side of the … [Read More...]

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How “Paper Gold” Affects the Price of the Metal

Is the Gold market rigged? In today's article, Bud Conrad Chief Economist at Casey Research, takes a look at the 1000 to 1 leverage that the Gold futures market provides and how a few banks can use that to control the Gold market and drive the price of gold down. This … [Read More...]

Bank of Japan (BOJ)

On Halloween, the Bank of Japan Did Something Scary

In today's post Grant Williams looks at the recent actions of the Bank of Japan and their attempt to break free of the deflationary spiral they have been on for more than 20 years. Back in April of 2013 Abenomics was born and Japan began boosting their stock market … [Read More...]

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A GREAT Model to Understand Gold’s Price Swings

Are Gold's price swings as truly unpredictable as Bernanke, Yellen and Greenspan would have you believe? Is gold really a  Barbarous relic with no place in a modern portfolio? Or is gold a valid insurance policy against the Fed's $4 trillion balance sheet which is just … [Read More...]