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  1. Another Billionaire Hedge Fund Manager Builds His Gold Position

    Paul Singer of Elliott Management becomes the latest hedge fund manager to seek a refuge in gold.
  2. What Record Oil Stock Sales Mean for Investors (SU, QEP)

    Energy producers are raising money from a record volume of secondary offerings to acquire land and increase production.
  3. How Do You Purchase Physical Gold Bars?

    Find out how to buy gold bars, including tips on evaluating purity, form, size and authenticity of the purchase.
  4. The World Turned Upside Down

    Learn why governments may be getting ready to loosen up.
  5. Baker Hughes Rig Count: Analyzing Trends in 2016 (BHI)

    Review Baker Hughes' rig count to identify trends in oil production. Find out what rig count and crude oil mix indicate about ...
  6. The Indian Story, Rebooted

    Once a BRIC, then one of the “Fragile Five," is India regaining its luster? We discuss the case for India.
  7. Britain’s Long and Difficult Divorce from Europe

    Though it seems like the Brexit storm has blown over, uncertainty remains high as the fundamental ramifications have yet ...
  8. 5 Secrets You Didn't Know About Roth IRAs

    Between its generous tax benefits at retirement and no required minimum distributions, a Roth IRA is well worth considering ...
  9. Another Reason Rates are Likely to Be Lower for Longer

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) has suggested it’s likely to remain on hold for the near future given Brexit-related uncertainty ...
  10. Implied vs. Historical Volatility: The Main Differences

    Discover the differences between historical and implied volatility, and how the two metrics can determine whether options ...
  11. Minimum Volatility Strategies in a Post-Brexit World

    Using Brexit as an example to show how minimum volatility strategies work and why they deserve more of your attention.
  12. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

    Read about the primary risks facing stockholders or aspiring stockholders of Starbucks Corporation, including international ...
  13. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  14. What Makes An M&A Deal Work?

    Do you know why companies merge? Here we'll take a look at three successful company acquisitions and why they succeeded. ...
  15. Why are Investors Refusing to Let Go of Their Safety Blanket?

    Russ describes why the “risk “off” assets are thriving despite the “risk on” post Brexit vote.
  16. The Gold Standard Revisited

    Think the value of gold is unshakable? Read this chronicle of its rise and fall.
  17. How Much Disaster Can Gold Hedge?

    Gold holds up well in the face of fear, but offers little in times of true collapse.
  18. Gold: The Other Currency

    Throughout history, gold has held its value against paper currencies. Learn how it can help offset market risks.
  19. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks (ABX,NEM,AEM,GOLD,KGC)

    These five gold mining stocks have been performing well. Here's how they look on a fundamental basis.
  20. Why Gold Matters

    Gold is a very useful investment during periods of instability and high inflation.
  21. What Determines Oil Prices?

    Changes in the price of oil aren't arbitrary. Read on to find out what moves them and why.
  22. Why Oil Prices Won't Affect S&P Profit Margins (BCS)

    Learn why Barclays thinks that a rise in oil prices should lead to improvements in profit margins for the S&P 500, as well ...
  23. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  24. Investing in Oil Stocks vs. Oil Companies: What's the Difference? (USO)

    Learn about the major advantages, disadvantages and risks of investing in oil companies and investing in oil and gas exploration ...
  25. Why the Fed’s Job is All the More Complicated

    The Fed revealed that it will take a more dovish approach to normalizing its federal funds rate, but still left the door ...
  26. The True Value of Gold, If You Are Rich (GLRE)

    Discover why wealthy investors should consider converting part of their portfolios to gold as a way to short the Federal ...
  27. Drawdown Risks: 4 Tips from Goldman to Prepare (GS)

    Explore the four recommendations made by Goldman Sachs to prepare for the increasing frequency of double-digit drawdowns ...
  28. Why Citi Says Lower Gas Prices Aren't Helping the World (C)

    Learn why lower prices of oil have done little to increase U.S. consumer spending, drive corporate earnings or increase global ...
  29. 6 Catalysts That Could Hurt Investors' Confidence

    Learn why Bank of America expects the economy to rebound, and how investors can best position themselves to take advantage ...
  30. How the Brexit Could Affect U.S. Investors

    Learn what Brexit is, who supports and opposes it, and when the referendum is to be held. Discover the possible consequences ...
  31. Income Strategies for Your Portfolio to Make Money Regularly

    Discover the option-writing strategies that can deliver consistent income, including the use of put options instead of limit ...
  32. Why $50 Oil Won't Be Sustainable (USO, XLE)

    Examine why the recent upswing in oil prices looks to be short-lived, and discover the dynamics between the increasing level ...
  33. Not Wailing, but Shrugging

    Learn about how bottom-up is back as the markets take big macro data in stride.
  34. How the Equity Market Became Sensitive to Oil (COP, WFC)

    Discover the reason equities markets became closely correlated with oil prices in the first quarter of 2016, and why the ...
  35. How to Hedge Against Negative Interest Rates (GLD, GDX)

    Find out why Stanley Druckenmiller believes negative interest rates are dangerous, why the bull market may be ending and ...
  36. Why Norway Does Not Anticipate $100 Oil (STO)

    Discover why Norway's Petroleum and Finance Minister Tord Lien does not think the markets will see $100 per barrel of oil ...
  37. Why $50 Oil Won't Save Oil Companies

    Discover why oil exploration and production companies face troubles despite the recent strong rally in crude prices, and ...
  38. How Deutsche Bank Market Manipulation Impacts Investors (DB)

    Explore the ramifications of Deutsche Bank's admission that it manipulated gold and silver from 2007 to 2014, including its ...
  39. S&P 500: 3 Lessons From the Most Unprofitable Sectors (APA, CHK)

    Discover the universal lessons for investors and businesses from the 10 most unprofitable companies in the S&P 500, all of ...
  40. 3 Reasons Why U.S. Oil Imports Are Rising (PSX, BP)

    Explore the reasons behind increasing oil imports to the United States, despite production and inventory levels at or near ...
  41. NB SRI Team In Support of Limiting Methane Emissions

    On March 10, 2016, the US and Canada announced that the two countries would aim to cut methane (CH4) emissions in the oil ...
  42. Will Energy Exposure Tank Wells Fargo? (WFC)

    Discover the reasons Wells Fargo's portfolio of loans to speculative shale oil and gas exploration and production companies ...
  43. Does the S&P 500 Still Have 20% Downside Risk?

    Find out what top bond fund manager Jeffrey Gundlach foresees for the U.S. stock market in 2016, and discover two investments ...
  44. Yield-Hungry Investors Are Smitten with the U.S.

    Global demand for yield is good for U.S. investment grade fixed income, but what could it do to credit quality?
  45. Gold ETF Buying Reached the Second Highest Level on Record (GLD)

    Learn about the factors that are pushing gold demand to its second-highest level ever and where the price of gold could be ...
  46. The Market Plays a (Fed) Waiting Game

    In this article, we talk about the outlook on equity markets, the path for Fed rate hikes, and the U.S. consumer and retail ...
  47. 5 Income Strategies For Your Portfolio

    Discover five moves you can make to start generating regular income from your investment portfolio with income-focused investments.
  48. Was "Peak Oil" a Myth?

    We’ll look at what’s happened to the once-clear concept of finite oil reserves, and where it stands now.
  49. Chart of the Week: Why It’s Time for Caution?

    This week’s chart helps illustrate why we’re taking a more cautious view of global equities over the near term.
  50. Commodities Relative Value

    In this special report, we take a close look at the hedge fund segment, considering key characteristics and performance trends, ...
  51. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

    Avoid these pitfalls to keep your credit score healthy and your debt under control.
  52. Make A Risk-Based Mortgage Decision

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  53. Why Low Oil Prices Don't Always Mean Low Gas Prices

    Find out why gasoline prices do not always decline with oil prices. Learn about the impact of the refining process, taxes ...
  54. Score a Cheap Mortgage

    Hidden costs can create what looks like a good deal. Find out how to find the best mortgage possible.
  55. A Dollar That Stays Within the Lines

    Find out how a range-bound U.S. dollar could contribute to a renewed focus on company and sector fundamentals.
  56. Energy, Economics, Environment and Exuberance

    Learn why recent news from the coal and solar industries suggest that knowledge is power.
  57. Why Most Analysts Remain Bullish on Gold

    Many analysts are bullish on gold for the foreseeable future. Here's why.
  58. The Top 4 Starbucks Shareholders (SBUX)

    Learn about the origins of Starbucks Corporation, its focus on continuing to grow, and the top five individual shareholders ...
  59. Chart of the Week: Is Deflation Dead?

    U.S. deflation is no longer an imminent risk. This week’s chart helps illustrate why.
  60. Self Employed? 5 Steps to Scoring a Mortgage

    Convince lenders that you're a good bet despite your lack of a steady income.
  61. Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  62. Why Inflation Feels Higher Than the Fed's Target Rate

    Follow the monthly readings on core PCE inflation in the Personal Income and Outlays reports to understand the Federal Reserve's ...
  63. David Einhorn on the Value of Gold (GLD)

    Find out what famed hedge fund manager of Greenlight Capital, David Einhorn, is saying about investing in gold, and get his ...
  64. 4 Energy Stocks the Pros Won't Touch (CHK, CNX)

    Learn about four stocks whose high levels of debt and declining institutional holdings place them in a tenuous position inside ...
  65. Are These the Golden Days for Gold?

    Given an environment of low and even negative yields, slow growth and potential signs of rising inflation, Russ discusses ...
  66. The Share Buyback Report: The Energy Sector (XOM, CVX)

    Examine historical share repurchase data for the energy sector. Review buyback activity over time, and find out which companies ...
  67. The Challenge the Fed Faces (in 2 Powerful Charts)

    The Fed faces a big challenge as it seeks to raise interest rates this year: The central bank already missed the “window ...
  68. (VXX) iPath S&P 500 VIX ST Futures ETN: Who Is Invested?

    Discover one of the largest volatility-based exchange-traded notes (ETNs), and learn which institutions hold the largest ...
  69. These Commodities ETFs are Rallying (GLD, IAU)

    The commodities rally has driven these ETFs higher. Will it last?
  70. Gold is Glittering in 2016: Here are 4 Reasons Why (GLD)

    Gold surged 17% in the first quarter of 2016, its biggest quarterly gain in three decades. Here are four reasons why gold ...
  71. Starbucks Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (SBUX)

    Find out how Starbucks became a giant in the coffee industry and how partnering with international key suppliers helps the ...
  72. The Surprising Force Behind Gold’s Rally

    Gold has shown resilience to dropping prices compared to other commodities, and has regained its status as a “safe haven” ...
  73. BP Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Learn which corporate customers BP depends on the most and how many of them distribute and resell its oil and gas products ...
  74. (AM) Who are Antero Midstream Partners' Main Competitors?

    Learn about Antero Midstream Partners, and discover the companies in the energy sector that are its main competitors. Obtain ...
  75. Starbucks Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    Discover how five of Starbucks' key customers help keep the coffee giant competitive worldwide by offering a variety of food ...
  76. 5 High-Quality Oil Companies to Consider Right Now (XOM, EOG)

    Learn about five oil companies whose long-term prospects remain positive despite the precipitous decline in crude prices ...
  77. Petrobras Raises Cooking-Gas Price: Effects on Its Financials (PBR)

    Discover what happened when Petroleo Brasileiro SA raised the price of liquefied petroleum gas or cooking gas price in September ...
  78. Starbucks Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    Discover the capital structure analysis for Starbucks Corporation, and learn how it generated a 47% increase in enterprise ...
  79. Chesapeake Energy Stock Risess on Q1 Beat (CHK)

    The oil and gas company reported better-than-expected first quarter results that offered hope that a turnaround might be ...
  80. Tesla Stock Climbs Despite Wider Q1 Loss (TSLA)

    Tesla says it expects to produce about 20,000 vehicles in the second quarter, which would be a 30% rise from the first quarter.
  81. Global Junk Bond Defaults on the Rise

    Discover the reasons behind Moody's forecast for a record number of bankruptcies of global high-yield bonds for 2016 and ...
  82. Is Now the Time to Get a Gold IRA?

    Yes, you can invest in actual gold or other precious metals for your IRA. See the special rules for gold IRAs and what to ...
  83. Analyst Ratings Report: Breaking Down the S&P 500 Index (SWN, WFM)

    Learn about Wall Street analysts' 2015 forecasts for the S&P 500 Index, as well as the effects of individual components and ...
  84. SandRidge's 3 Most Profitable Lines of Business (SDOC)

    Learn about the three most profitable lines of business for SandRidge Energy Inc., an oil and natural gas exploration company ...
  85. What to Look for From The Fed

    Once again it is time for the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) Board of Governors meeting, and the market is eager to see what ...
  86. Solar Wars: Solar City vs. Verengo Solar vs. Sungevity

    Read about three important players in the growing solar-energy services market, and learn more about their business operations ...
  87. McDonald's Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (MCD)

    Find out about five key suppliers for McDonald’s restaurants from hardware and software to coffee importers and how they ...
  88. Re-Emerging Markets?

    If you're wondering when will the emerging markets comeback be? Read on because is still young, but encouraging.
  89. 5 Stocks to Invest in the Decline of Oil Storage Capacity (MMP, EDP)

    Discover five stocks that may likely benefit from the decline of oil storage capacity, and learn about their core business ...
  90. UCO: Crude Oil ETF Performance Case Study

    Explore how double-leveraged exposure to oil prices has affected the performance of the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ...
  91. The Debt Report: The Energy Sector

    Discover how the energy sector bit off more debt than it could chew, and learn why the energy bond contagion has market analysts ...
  92. Goldman Sachs Expects Three Rate Hikes in 2016 (GS)

    Explore the factors surrounding the Fed's recent decision to forgo raising interest rates and uncover Goldman Sachs' prediction ...
  93. AQR Capital Management: Investment Manager Highlight

    Discover the investment strategies and secrets of hedge fund powerhouse AQR Capital Management LLC in the alternative investment ...
  94. Starbucks Stock: An Earnings Case Study (SBUX)

    Learn how Starbucks has generated sales and earnings growth each year. Consider how the company measures average ticket sales ...
  95. (WMB) Who Are the Williams Companies' Main Competitors?

    Discover the main competitive threats to Williams Companies, a natural gas supplier founded in 1908, whose pipelines extend ...
  96. 4 Oil Companies Swimming in Debt to Avoid (HK, SWN)

    Discover which oil and natural gas companies American investors should avoid in 2016, and why the industry is awash with ...
  97. 3 Highly Liquid Stocks Under $10 (RF, AUY, SIRI)

    Here are three stocks that would have made you some serious coin over the past three months. They're also highly liquid. ...
  98. Are Low-Debt Oil Companies Your Best Friend Right Now? (TSO, NTI)

    Discover why falling oil prices are causing many oil companies to file for bankruptcy, and how low-debt oil companies and ...
  99. (AA) Who are Alcoa's Main Competitors?

    Learn about the financial profiles and operations of three main competitors to Alcoa Inc. and why this industry is becoming ...
  100. How Do Professionals Forecast Crude Oil Prices?

    Discover how the future price of oil is predicted with a weighted combination of mathematical tools. Economists largely use ...
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