Archives for January 2014

Doug Casey: “Gold Stocks Are About to Create a Whole New Class of Millionaires”

By Jeff Clark, Senior Precious Metals Analyst Bear markets always end. Has this one? Evidence is mounting that the bottom for gold may be in. While there's still risk, there's a new air of bullishness in the industry, something we haven't seen … [Read more...]

Current Trends in Asbestos Litigation

Asbestos litigation has been a hot topic since asbestos was banned in 1977.  For more than 30 years new cases have continued to be diagnosed. As more and more cases of asbestos continue coming in, the trend in asbestos litigation in the United States … [Read more...]

Iraqi Government Threatens Action Against Kurds as Oil Exports Set to Begin

For two centuries the Kurdish people have been fighting for independence from their Arab neighbors. The Kurdish region is located along the border where Iran, Iraq, Turkey and Syria meet. The Kurds have been subject to repression and often genocide … [Read more...]

New EPA Rule Requires Chemical Disclosure for Offshore Fracking

The environmental impact of "fracking" has been the subject of some debate in recent years. It is the process of pumping water and some other agents into oil wells under pressure in an effort to open cracks in the rock and allow the oil and gas to … [Read more...]

Choosing a Brokerage Firm

If you're ready to do some investing, you need a broker to be able to buy stocks, options, and pretty much anything else. Deciding on the right broker for you can be difficult. If you've made the rounds of the local brokerage firms you'll notice a … [Read more...]

Violence Threatens to Thwart Iraqi Oil Resurgence

A wave of violence has swept parts of Iraq at the start of 2014 as the central government fights back against Al-Qaeda aligned militants in Anbar Province. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) reportedly took control of Ramadi and … [Read more...]

Two New Initiatives to Propel Australia’s Startup Scene

Some say Australia is a great place for start-ups: Internet literacy levels are high among the population, emerging businesses have access to affordable serviced offices from a lead office rent agency and there are many accelerators and incubators … [Read more...]

Thoughts from the Frontline: Forecast 2014 The Human Transformation Revolution

It's hard to believe that before the 1700's, the pace of progress was so slow that it took roughly 350 years for a family to double its standard of living. Thus the average individual in the middle of the eighteenth century had no better than quality … [Read more...]