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The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Has But Can’t Tap

North Korea is making quite a bit of news these days with its crazy war threats and threatening missile launches.  It knows that in the past, brinkmanship has gotten it concessions from every U.S. … [Read More...]

Could the Next Oil Price Spike Cripple The Industry?

In the following article Andreas de Vries and Dr. Salman Ghouri of Oilprice.com discuss the possibility of oil price spikes crippling the oil industry. At first blush that seems highly unlikely. … [Read More...]

New Battery UnVeiled

The Lithium Ion battery (Li-Ion) was invented by  Adam Heller  over 40 years ago and it still reigns supreme as the best hope for lightweight batteries. It runs everything from laptops to Teslas to … [Read More...]

Latest Financial Trends

What Can We Learn About the Stock Market From the NY Subway?

New York city is one of the most populous cities in the world and of course the home of the massive New York Stock exchange. But every workday all those people must get to work which means that just one of the many bridges i.e. the George Washington Bridge handles over … [Read More...]

Bitcoin: The New Safe Haven?

Bitcoin prices plunged more than 25% over the weekend of July 17th, 2017. In one weekend, Bitcoin, lost $10 billion, in market cap due to the crash. On Monday morning, July 17th, 2017, the Bitcoin market recovered 30-40% of that loss. In the following article Chris … [Read More...]

Investing: The Incredible Power Of Staying In The Now

Living in the now is an important concept for both a happy life and also as an investment strategy. The following article by Chris Ciovacco of Ciovacco Capital originally appeared here and has been reprinted by permission. ~Tim McMahon, editor 1982: A Bed Of … [Read More...]

The Technical Failure That Could Clear The Oil Glut In A Matter Of Weeks

The following article by Cyril Widdershoven of Oilprice.com takes a look at the recent technical glitch that could cut Saudi production by as much as 900,000 barrels per day. Many Middle East oil fields are aging and are experiencing technical challenges. Creation of … [Read More...]

Is A Big Move In Oil Prices Due?

On November 30th 2016, Bloomberg trumpeted the following headline, OPEC Confounds Skeptics, Agrees to First Oil Cuts in 8 Years. On the day before, (i.e. November 29th) oil prices had plunged 2.5% and the NYMEX Oil ETF was trading at $11.34 and the news drove the price … [Read More...]

Are Regulations Strangling Free Enterprise?

On July 17, 2014 Eric Garner died due to a police officer's "choke hold". This made big news but what made barely a ripple was his "crime". What was his crime? It was simply selling “unlicensed cigarettes”. No one seemed to question whether "selling loosies" is even a … [Read More...]

Will Solar Energy Finally Catch On?

The idea of using solar power is a popular one. Not only is it eco-friendly, but the hope is that it can also save your household a significant amount of money. But the idea of using solar power is not new. The first solar hot water heater was created by Clarence Kemp … [Read More...]

eCommerce Trends: What’s in Your eWallet?

A Brief History of Money and Credit From earliest times a variety of objects have been used as mediums of exchange... everything from beads and shells to precious metals like gold and silver. In order to fund the American Revolution Congress authorized the issue of … [Read More...]

Real Estate Trends: House Flipping

From a builder's point of view, the housing market has always been cyclical from boom to bust and back to boom again. During boom times building, renovation and house flipping are all big business but during times of economic recession the demand for houses falls as … [Read More...]

Has Permian Shale Productivity Peaked Already?

The Permian Basin is a sedimentary basin primarily located in West Texas and Southeastern New Mexico.  It is named "Permian" because it has one of the world's thickest deposits of rocks from the Permian geologic period. The Permian Basin is the largest … [Read More...]

Where Will Oil Prices Be in 2020?

The oil industry is notoriously cyclical. Perhaps because it takes so long to bring new supply on-line. As prices rise and the industry blossoms the oil machinery kicks into gear. Independants locate the oil and the fields get bought up by majors who bring it into … [Read More...]

Cyberattack! Ransomware and The Future of Computing

The big news this week was the outbreak of a computer virus called "WannaCry". According to CyberSecurity company Symantec makers of Norton Security, WannaCry  is a "worm that spreads by exploiting a vulnerability in the Windows operating system. Once installed, it … [Read More...]

Low Probability Market Will Crash

In the following article Chris Ciovacco looks at a variety of indicators to determine the probability that the market will take a dive in the near future. He'll look at New Highs vs. New Lows, and compare market vulnerability of the 2011 market compared to today. The … [Read More...]

Big Oil Betting On Electric Vehicles?

I've been enamored with electric vehicles since long before they were commercially available. Way back in 1975, Mechanix Illustrated featured the "Urba Town car" and offered plans to build your own Electric Car. It required removing the body from a VW bug, and building … [Read More...]

Futuristic Advances to Ancient Materials

"Everything that can be invented has been invented." This quote has been mistakenly attributed to Charles Holland Duell commissioner of the United States Patent and Trademark Office from 1898 to 1901. The advance of technology has grown exponentially since then and … [Read More...]

Investors Pessimistic… Market to Rally

In the following article, The Gold and Oil Guy Chris Vermeulen looks at investor sentiment, Federal Tax Revenues, Food Stamps, Median Household income vs. Home Prices, and comes to some interesting conclusions. ~ Tim McMahon, editor EXCHANGE-TRADED FUNDS MAKE … [Read More...]

Mortgage Delinquency Rates Increase

In the following article Chris Vermeulen of  The Gold and Oil Guy, looks at the current trend in Mortgage Delinquencies in an effort to determine whether the market is still bullish. He also looks at FED actions and how they affect the markets. According to Wikipedia … [Read More...]

America & Money: Cool Facts About the History of Our Monetary System

Since 1776, many things have changed dramatically in America. One of the most drastic series of changes has been in the way we conduct transactions using money. Believe it or not, the monetary system that is in place today would be almost completely unrecognizable to … [Read More...]

The U.S. Economy, Payrolls & FOMC

In today's post Gary Tanashian looks at ten charts and indicators to give us a unique look at the trends of the overall economic situation, the state of the "economic recovery" and the employment situation. He looks at where the jobs are, how the average consumer is … [Read More...]

Is a Second OPEC Cut In The Cards?

In November 2016 with great fanfare, OPEC announced a production cut in an effort to drive up prices in light of the massive global supply glut, partially the result of U.S. shale oil flooding the market. This supply glut had put every Oil producing country in fiscal … [Read More...]