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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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.
  9. 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?
  10. 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 ...
  11. The Volatility Surface Explained

    Learn about stock options and the "volatility surface," and discover why it is an important concept in stock options pricing ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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 ...
  16. 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. ...
  17. 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.
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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.
  20. Top 5 Agriculture Stocks of 2016

    The stocks with roots in the Ag business, appear well-positioned to grow with the population.
  21. 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...
  22. 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 ...
  23. Developed Markets: Politics and Economics May Create a Turbulent Mix

    Learn why the acceleration of sovereign yield declines should focus investors’ attention on risk.
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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?
  28. 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 ...
  29. Top 7 Most Common Financial Mistakes

    Choose fortune over disaster by avoiding these money traps.
  30. 5 Top Ways to Double Your Investment

    From risky maneuvers to slow-and-steady strategies, we look at five methods to double your money.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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.
  35. 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 ...
  36. Turtle Trading: A Market Legend

    In 1983, an expert trader decided to coach 14 novice traders. The results were astounding.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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 ...
  40. 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.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. The World Turned Upside Down

    Learn why governments may be getting ready to loosen up.
  44. 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 ...
  45. The Indian Story, Rebooted

    Once a BRIC, then one of the “Fragile Five," is India regaining its luster? We discuss the case for India.
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Implied vs. Historical Volatility: The Main Differences

    Discover the differences between historical and implied volatility, and how the two metrics can determine whether options ...
  49. 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.
  50. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

    Read about the primary risks facing stockholders or aspiring stockholders of Starbucks Corporation, including international ...
  51. 8 Reasons To Own Gold

    This precious metal's rich history stems from its ability to maintain value over the long term.
  52. 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. ...
  53. 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.
  54. The Gold Standard Revisited

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

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

    Throughout history, gold has held its value against paper currencies. Learn how it can help offset market risks.
  57. 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.
  58. Why Gold Matters

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

    Changes in the price of oil aren't arbitrary. Read on to find out what moves them and why.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 8 High Risk Investments That Could Double Your Money

    8 high-risk investment vehicles that can double investors' funds.
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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 ...
  64. 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 ...
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. Not Wailing, but Shrugging

    Learn about how bottom-up is back as the markets take big macro data in stride.
  70. 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 ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. 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 ...
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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 ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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 ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. 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 ...
  80. 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?
  81. 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 ...
  82. 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 ...
  83. 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.
  84. 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.
  85. 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.
  86. Commodities Relative Value

    In this special report, we take a close look at the hedge fund segment, considering key characteristics and performance trends, ...
  87. 6 Major Credit Card Mistakes

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

    Find out how to choose which mortgage style is right for you.
  89. 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 ...
  90. 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.
  91. Energy, Economics, Environment and Exuberance

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

    Many analysts are bullish on gold for the foreseeable future. Here's why.
  93. Chart of the Week: Is Deflation Dead?

    U.S. deflation is no longer an imminent risk. This week’s chart helps illustrate why.
  94. Be Mortgage-Free Faster

    Getting rid of this debt faster has bigger benefits than you might think.
  95. 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 ...
  96. 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 ...
  97. 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 ...
  98. 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 ...
  99. 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 ...
  100. 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 ...
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