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  1. The Top 4 Investors Investing in Gold (GLD, GDX)

    Some of the richest and most well-regarded investors, including George Soros, Jeff Gundlach, Stanley Druckenmiller and John ...
  2. Don't Make These Top 10 Mistakes On Your Roth IRA

    Don't lose out on the benefits of a Roth by contributing too much, breaking rollover rules or making other avoidable errors.
  3. 2 Investments With the Most Risk in 2016 (GLD, SDY)

    Investors should identify which investment has the most risk to protect themselves from losses. Risky investments include ...
  4. Most Profitable Mining Companies of 2016 (CDE, AG)

    The most profitable mining companies for 2016 included small-cap precious metal miners. The greatest total profit belongs ...
  5. 3 Countries That Produce the Most Renewable Energy

    China, the United States and Brazil are the top three producers of energy from renewable sources, with hydroelectric power ...
  6. Funding a Startup with Retirement Cash: Smart or Dumb?

    Retired entrepreneurs who have "played it safe" – and retirees who want to stretch their dollars – are looking to invest ...
  7. Diversification Strategies: Stocks Vs. Gold

    When it comes to asset allocation, is gold a solid diversifying asset class?
  8. Will the U.S. Election Really Matter for Markets?

    Find out why the U.S. election may have less of an impact on markets than many are expecting.
  9. VelocityShares 3x Long Crude ETN: 6-Month Snap Shot (UWTI)

    UWTI has had a greater than 100% gain and a 50% loss in the last six months. These wild swings are due to the oil market ...
  10. Gold is Still a Good Hedge when Volatility Rises

    With volatility low and interest rates poised to rise, why hold gold? We discuss the important role it plays in a portfolio ...
  11. Top 3 Nuclear Stocks of 2016 (EXC, CCJ)

    Nuclear power may be seeing a resurgence in 2016 and beyond, and there are three top nuclear stocks for investors to watch ...
  12. Here Are the Countries With the Most Natural Resources

    Commodities are the raw materials for all products produced worldwide. This article lists the top 10 countries with the most ...
  13. VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN: 6-Month Snap Shot (UGAZ, CS)

    As the six-month snapshot of the VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN shows, natural gas prices ran in a wide range while ...
  14. Barrick Gold Stock: 3 Things to Watch (ABX)

    Three key indicators could impact Barrick Gold Corp.'s profitability and determine whether its shares continue to rise in ...
  15. Top 5 Petroleum Stocks of 2016 (MPC, OAS)

    WTI crude oil prices rebounded to $50 per barrel in August 2016. Risk-tolerant investors should keep these top five petroleum ...
  16. Most Profitable Natural Gas Companies of 2016 (XOM, RDS-A)

    The five most profitable natural gas companies are diverse energy producers whose businesses have struggled thanks to falling ...
  17. Top 4 Companies Owned by British Petroleum (BP, OJSCY)

    British petroleum giant BP owns many companies that help it earn more through the sale of its fuel products around the world.
  18. Top 5 Metal Mining Stocks of 2016 (CDE, HMY)

    Precious metal mining stocks have been on a sharp uptrend, while stock prices of base metal and industrial metal miners are ...
  19. EOG: How EOG Resources' Stock Price Rose 38% in 6 Months

    Rather than increase oil production to compensate for low prices, EOG Resources halted production growth to focus on profitability ...
  20. EIA vs. API: Comparing Crude Inventories Announcements

    Between the two major oil inventory reports: the API and the U.S. EIA, which is more highly regarded and why?
  21. With Election Looming, Fundamentals & Fed Matter for Investors

    This has been an unusual election in the United States, to say the least. We discuss some of the potential investment implications ...
  22. Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares: 6-Month Snapshot (NUGT)

    NUGT is a leveraged vehicle that can deliver exceptional returns to savvy traders. Learn the major factors behind NUGT's ...
  23. Top 5 Clean Energy Stocks of 2016 (CSIQ, PEGI)

    Some of the best clean energy stocks come from companies that produce alternative fuels and harness power from solar and ...
  24. Top 5 Books to Become an Option Trader

    For individuals aspiring to become options traders, here are five of the best books that offer help in understanding and ...
  25. These 10 Countries Produce More Silver Than Anyone

    Silver is used in a variety of applications, from jewelry and mirrors to electronics and circuits.
  26. Top 5 Lumber Stocks of 2016 (WY, RYN)

    Lumber prices advanced in the first half of 2016 due to robust housing construction in the United States. These five lumber ...
  27. Are Hedge Funds Buying or Covering Shorts?

    The markets may be experiencing a short-covering rally as hedge funds and institutional players try to wait out a false rally ...
  28. DAL: How Delta's Stock Price Fell 26% in 6 Months

    Delta's stock price has been punished over the last six months due to higher oil prices, the Brexit vote and its own outages ...
  29. Barclays Foresees Oil Prices Recovering up to $85 by 2019 (BCS)

    Here's why Barclays predicted that Brent crude would reach $85 by 2019, one year earlier than the financial institution's ...
  30. 6 Countries That Produce the Most Corn

    The world's six major producers of its most popular grain, corn, include the United States and China. Learn if these producers ...
  31. Behind United Airline's 91.6% Rise in 10 Years (UAL)

    United Continental's stock has been impacted by oil prices and economic cycles, but its statistical correlation to the market ...
  32. 2016's 5 Most Comfortable Cars Under $30,000 (HMC, F)

    The best cars under $30,000 come in a variety of styles and sizes, from practical, compact sport utility vehicles to nimble, ...
  33. Investments That Have Soared in 2016 (RING, NEM)

    The high-flying investments of 2016 have soared because of the uncertainty in the markets and in spite of the weak outlook ...
  34. The Different Colors of Asian Bonds

    As the intensifying search for yield goes international, Matt examines and shares his thoughts on the different Asian bond ...
  35. Introduction To Swing Charting

    Discover why traders use swing charts, how they construct them and how they use them.
  36. Top 5 Animal Stocks of 2016 (ZTS, HSIC)

    Consumers have substantially increased spending on animals between 2010 and 2016. These five animal-related stocks are positioned ...
  37. Behind Delta's 46.4% Rise in 10 Years (DAL)

    Delta Air Lines stock has been highly correlated to its close peers, as crude oil price remains an important driver of financial ...
  38. ABX: How Barrick Gold's Stock Price Rose 85.6% in 6 Months

    Barrick Gold's stock price is exploding due to the steadily rising price of gold and a strategic plan to build a more sustainable ...
  39. What Is a Silver Certificate Dollar Bill Worth Today?

    Although a silver-certificate dollar bill no longer can be exchanged for silver, the date, grade and unique features make ...
  40. Why Gold Is Not a Hedge Against the Dollar

    Gold's returns can vary greatly based around what currency the investor is using for purchases.
  41. Top 5 Logging Stocks of 2016 (DEL, WY)

    These companies have strong growth prospects and the potential for gains in their shares.
  42. Questioning The Virtue Of A Short Sale

    This controversial strategy is blamed for making and breaking markets. Read on to learn more.
  43. Difference Between Short Selling And Put Options

    Short selling and put options are used to speculate on a potential decline in a security or index or hedge downside risk ...
  44. Bear Put Spreads: A Roaring Alternative To Short Selling

    This strategy allows you to stop chasing losses when you're feeling bearish.
  45. Short Sales For Market Downturns

    This strategy can help in market downturns, but it's not for inexperienced traders.
  46. CHK: How Chesapeake's Stock Price Rose 93% in 6 Months

    Chesapeake Energy avoided bankruptcy, and its stock price gained 90% in six months due to increased shareholder confidence ...
  47. Most Profitable Gold Mining Companies of 2016 (HMY, GSS)

    The most profitable gold mining companies, small or large, are all benefiting from the rise in gold prices and hitting new ...
  48. Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks of 2016 (CVX, BP)

    Learn about the top five oil and gas stocks of 2016, their historical performances during the oil bear market and why they ...
  49. How Do Negative Interest Rates Work?

    There is a lot of confusion surrounding negative interest rates. Matt breaks it down and explains what going negative really ...
  50. Two Bond Stories from Two Sides of the English Channel

    We find that the U.K. market has many similarities to the United States and Canada, but across the English Channel, the European ...
  51. Top 5 Timber Stocks of 2016 (WY, PCH)

    These five stocks offer appealing investments in the timber industry, based on dividend yield, financial health, valuation ...
  52. How the Shell Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (RDS.A)

    Learn the three different payment options available from Shell, including how to apply, the benefits of each, who should ...
  53. World's Top 10 Oil Exporters

    Discover the size of the global oil export market, and learn various details about the world's current 10 largest crude oil ...
  54. Behind Encana's 82.3% Fall in 10 Years (ECA)

    Encana's stock price has moved with other energy firms, though production mix, the Cenovus spinoff and financial results ...
  55. Top 5 Gold Mining Stocks of 2016 (EGO, NEM)

    Obtain information and analysis on five of the top-performing gold mining stocks thus far in 2016.
  56. Will Natural Gas Perform Like Oil? (UNG, XLE)

    Oil is in a bull market. Will natural gas prices follow or are both headed for a near-term correction?
  57. Top 5 Silver Stocks of 2016 (SLW, GPL)

    Discover the silver stocks that are top performers mid-way through 2016 and that offer the highest potential for the remainder ...
  58. The Volatility Surface Explained

    Learn about stock options and the "volatility surface," and discover why it is an important concept in stock options pricing ...
  59. Top 5 Wind-Power Stocks of 2016

    Investors considering wind-power stocks should note the risks of OTC investing, as most wind-turbine manufacturers are not ...
  60. Top 5 Mining Stocks of 2016

    Mining stocks have performed strongly in the first half of 2016 as commodity prices have improved. These five stocks are ...
  61. Find Your Niche In The Financial Industry

    In this article, we'll give you the tools you need to discover the financial career that fits you the best.
  62. VGPMX, FKRCX, USAGX: Top 4 Platinum Equity Mutual Funds

    Learn more about precious metals mutual funds and discover the top four platinum equity mutual funds investors should add ...
  63. World's Top 10 Oil Producers

    China's two state-owned giants lead the list of top 10 global oil producing companies during the first six months of 2016. ...
  64. Most Profitable Oil and Gas Companies of 2016 (PSPX, TEP)

    The most profitable oil and gas sector firms, including those with the highest margins and those with the most net income.
  65. Understanding Taxes on Physical Gold/Silver Investments

    Physical gold and silver holdings are taxed when sold-- here's how the cost basis is calculated, and ways you can offset ...
  66. Top 5 Coffee Stocks of 2016 (SBUX, DNKN)

    These five coffee stocks may be poised to rise due to the increasing global consumption of coffee beverages.
  67. Top 5 Agriculture Stocks of 2016

    The stocks with roots in the Ag business, appear well-positioned to grow with the population.
  68. Why the South China Sea Dispute Matters for the United States

    The South China Sea dispute between China and other countries that border the area matters to the United States...
  69. Why China Is Buying Gold at a Rapid Pace (BCS)

    The People's Bank of China has been buying up extra gold reserves at a breakneck pace. Could this signal a challenge to the ...
  70. Developed Markets: Politics and Economics May Create a Turbulent Mix

    Learn why the acceleration of sovereign yield declines should focus investors’ attention on risk.
  71. The Fed Sticks to the Script (Yawn…)

    The Federal Reserve missed another opportunity to raise rates last Thursday. So, If we get stagflation, the Fed must learn ...
  72. What's Behind JetBlu's 63.5% Rise in 10 Years

    While the share price of the regional airline operator generally followed the direction of the broader markets, it's outperformance ...
  73. Deciphering Where the Fed Will Go from Here

    The Federal Reserve (Fed) kept interest rates on hold last week as expected, while simultaneously upgrading its economic ...
  74. Stock Safety: Top 3 Ways to Limit Your Losses

    First time stock investors may ask: is there any way to buy insurance on stocks to prevent losses?
  75. Why Gold Has Always Had Value

    Gold has an allure and a price tag, but with no real intrinsic value, why do we consider it so precious and valuable? Explore ...
  76. Top 7 Most Common Financial Mistakes

    Choose fortune over disaster by avoiding these money traps.
  77. 5 Top Ways to Double Your Investment

    From risky maneuvers to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  78. The 5 Top Performing ETFs So Far This Year (JNUG)

    These five gold and silver ETFs have crushed the market so far this year.
  79. Market Overview: 3Q2016

    U.S. Treasury yields moved lower in the second Q of 2016. Various government data releases showed a mixed view of the economy ...
  80. A Historical Guide to the Gold-Silver Ratio

    Regardless of the direction in gold and silver prices, investors can make money by trading on the price relationship between ...
  81. Junk Energy Bonds Under Renewed Pressure (HYXE, HK)

    Declining oil prices put high yield energy companies under renewed pressure. Default rates are already approaching full year ...
  82. How Oil ETFs Perform Relative to the Oil Price (USO, SZO)

    Oil price volatility presents opportunities for investors, but ETFs that track oil may not be fit for the purpose.
  83. Updated Investment Views for the Second Half

    We share how to potentially position portfolios for the market and economic environment we see ahead for the remainder of ...
  84. Turtle Trading: A Market Legend

    In 1983, an expert trader decided to coach 14 novice traders. The results were astounding.
  85. Retirement Savings Tips For 35- To 44-Year-Olds

    Learn how the "sandwich generation" can save for retirement while taking care of their kids and parents.
  86. 7 Ways To Improve Your Home's Sell-ability

    Even in a down market, there are some quick and easy ways to improve the chances of selling your house.
  87. True Value Of An Olympic Medal

    Olympic medals may not be as valuable as one might think. They are made mostly out of silver, making them much less valuable ...
  88. 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.
  89. 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.
  90. 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.
  91. The World Turned Upside Down

    Learn why governments may be getting ready to loosen up.
  92. 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 ...
  93. The Indian Story, Rebooted

    Once a BRIC, then one of the “Fragile Five," is India regaining its luster? We discuss the case for India.
  94. 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 ...
  95. 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 ...
  96. Implied vs. Historical Volatility: The Main Differences

    Discover the differences between historical and implied volatility, and how the two metrics can determine whether options ...
  97. 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.
  98. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

    Read about the primary risks facing stockholders or aspiring stockholders of Starbucks Corporation, including international ...
  99. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  100. 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. ...
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