Archives for February 2013

The Coming Water Wars

Back in 1984 the idea of water scarcity was the stuff of science fiction. In that year Robert Urich starred in a Science Fiction Comedy "B" movie called "Ice Pirates".  The film takes place in a future where water is an immensely valuable substance, … [Read more...]

Alaska and Gold- The Next Gold Rush

Sometimes the herd is wrong... usually at the beginning and end of a new trend. In the middle as the trend and momentum is building the ordinary investor looks like a genius. But at the beginning of a trend only the bold like Warren Buffet are … [Read more...]

High Yield Dividend Stocks: What Every Investor Should Look For

It can be mighty hard to earn any interest at all in today’s banking environment. Many investors are looking to riskier investments to find the kind of returns they once got from an FDIC-insured CD or even a savings account. But don’t despair. … [Read more...]

How to Profit from the Jekyll-and-Hyde World of Silver Price Movements

Most precious-metals investors know that silver is more volatile than gold. But do they know just how big that difference really is? We thought it would be interesting to measure how much greater silver's daily moves are—both in gains and … [Read more...]

Portfolio Insurance: A Concern for Industry Regulators?

Most people are familiar with the traditional forms of insurance: home, life, auto, fire and more recently, disaster insurance. What you may not be familiar with is "Portfolio Insurance." These are the non-traditional and non-insurance forms – … [Read more...]

Top U.S. Trading Partners

International Trade is a major component of United States commerce. According to the U.S. Census, total US trades for 2012 through November amounted to $3.51 trillion with total US imports amounting to $2.09 trillion and exports amounted to $1.41 … [Read more...]

Growth in the Use of Binary Options (Why people are choosing them)

Binary Options are everywhere these days.  Today we will look at what makes them so appealing and why traders are switching from trading pure Forex, stocks or commodities to trading Binary Options on the same asset … [Read more...]

Beijing’s Pollution Alarms Neighbors

By. John C.K. Daly of Oilprice.com The good news for the Chinese leadership is that their fiscal policies have paid off, producing both the world's second largest economy and the globe's leading creditor nation in less than a generation. The … [Read more...]

Can Leak Detection End the Pipeline Impasse?

Interview with Adrian Banica By James Stafford of Oilprice.com Pipelines used to be things that were just built without blinking. It is said that there are enough pipelines now in the US to encircle the Earth 25 times with enough left over to … [Read more...]

Understanding Student Loan Consolidation Rates

These days many recent graduates of colleges and universities have to deal with massive student loans. Often, seeing that lump of debt can be  overwhelming, and the process can be even more difficult when you are dealing with several different … [Read more...]