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  1. Jeff Gundlach: Gold To Reach $1,400

    Learn the reasons why the bond guru is predicting gold prices to reach $1,400 an ounce, and why gold prices have suddenly ...
  2. The World's Top 5 Silver Mining Companies

    Discover five top silver mining stocks for 2016, as precious metals prices appear to have bottomed out in 2015.
  3. The 2016 Outlook For Oil Refiners

    Many refiners have benefited from wide crack spreads in recent years but profits may suffer when crude oil stabilizes.
  4. Top 4 Broad-Based Energy ETFs (XLE, XOP)

    These four broad-based ETFs offer highly liquid long and short exposure to the energy industry.
  5. The 2016 Outlook for Utilities (XLU, VPU)

    Utilities should gain ground throughout 2016, offering investors and market timers profitable opportunities in an adverse ...
  6. 4 Popular Options Strategies for 2016

    Learn how long straddles, long strangles and vertical debit spreads can help you profit from the volatility that stock analysts ...
  7. The Top 6 Russian ETFs (RSX, ERUS)

    Six Russian ETFs offer broad exposure to that country’s publically-traded companies, with Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) ...
  8. 4 Strategies to Short the S&P 500 Index (SPY)

    Learn the advantages and disadvantages of methods available to investors with the objective of making a bearish bet on the ...
  9. Heavy Metals Rising (DBB, SLV, AKS)

    Metals and even heavy metals are rallying. Here's the outlook and the opportunities.
  10. Why Gold May No Longer Be a Safe Haven

    Gold is widely seen as a safe haven investment. Is that still the case?
  11. Why Are U.S. Companies Borrowing in Euros?

    U.S. companies with operations that need funding in Europe are likely to take advantage of lower European borrowing rates.
  12. Investment Strategy Case Study: Traditional Vs. Alternatives for 2016

    Learn more about some types of alternative investments and why you should consider adding them in your portfolio in 2016.
  13. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (GPL, LODE)

    Uncover five promising micro-cap companies doing business in the silver-mining industry that investors can consider for their ...
  14. The Top 5 Large Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (SCCO, SLW)

    Learn why silver stocks might be a good hedge for your portfolio in 2016, and identify five of the most promising companies ...
  15. Annuity Rates: Lock in Now or Wait?

    With interest rates so low, does it make sense to lock in an annuity right now? We weigh the pros and cons.
  16. Gold ETFs Top Performers: Is It Too Far Too Fast? (GLD,GDX)

    Gold ETFs have surged in recent weeks. Is it too far too fast? Here’s the short-term and long-term outlook.
  17. 3 Ways Low Oil Prices Affect Your Everyday Budget

    Discover the three main ways the historically low price of crude oil can impact your everyday budget, including discounts ...
  18. Starbucks: Profiting One Cup at a Time (SBUX)

    Starbucks is everywhere. But is it a worthwhile business? Ask the shareholders who've made it one of the world's most successful ...
  19. 3 Volatile U.S. Industries to Exploit in 2016 (VRX, IBB)

    Read about volatile sectors in the stock market that may provide opportunities for investors in 2016, including energy, mining ...
  20. The Top 10 Small-Cap Stocks for 2016 (ATI, ARCB)

    Discover the top 10 small-cap stocks expected to grow in 2016, complete with summaries and growth outlooks for each company ...
  21. 4 Countries Pleading for Higher Commodity Prices

    Discover what countries are struggling the most from the price collapse in commodities and what these countries require to ...
  22. The Top 5 Gold Penny Stocks for 2016

    Discover five penny stock gold miners that are well-positioned to profit in 2016, providing opportunities for investors to ...
  23. The Top 5 Platinum Penny Stocks for 2016 (PLG, XPL)

    Examine five penny stocks in the platinum mining business that investors may wish to consider adding to their investment ...
  24. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Stocks for 2016 (XOM, BP)

    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas stocks, and learn why they may be poised to rise in 2016 after a dismal ...
  25. 4 Predictions for Oil in 2016

    Learn four predictions for oil markets in 2016 including where prices are heading and the key fundamental factors driving ...
  26. The Top 5 Small Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (KGC, SBGL)

    Learn about the factors that led to gold's underperformance, factors that may lead a gold rally and five micro-cap gold stocks ...
  27. Performance Review: Commodities in 2015

    Learn how commodities took a big hit in 2015 with a huge variance in performances. Discover how the major commodities performed ...
  28. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (PGLC)

    Discover five micro-cap gold miners that are well-positioned for a positive year in 2016, even if gold prices remain under ...
  29. 4 Energy Stocks for Income Seekers in 2016 (COP, CVX)

    Discover four energy companies that could maintain or even increase their dividends in 2016, making them the best investments ...
  30. What Investors Need to Know About Returns in 2016

    Last year wasn’t a great one for investors seeking solid returns, so here are three things we believe all investors need ...
  31. Icahn's Bet on Cheniere Energy: Should You Follow?

    Investing legend Carl Icahn continues to lose money on Cheniere Energy, but he's increasing his stake. Should you follow ...
  32. 3 Things About International Investing and Currency

    As world monetary policy continues to diverge rocking bottom on interest rates while the Fed raises them, expect currencies ...
  33. The Biggest Risks of Investing in SandRidge Stock

    Learn about the significant risks of investing in SandRidge. Read how the company may not be able to service its substantial ...
  34. Gloom and Doom for Global Markets in 2016?

    Learn about the volatility in global markets during the beginning of 2016. See why famous investors are saying some economies ...
  35. Five Advantages of Futures Over Options

    Futures have a number of advantages over options such as fixed upfront trading costs, lack of time decay and liquidity.
  36. Will Silver Recover in 2016? (SLV, GLD, JJC)

    The end of the silver downtrend is likely to coincide with similar recoveries in gold, iron and copper.
  37. The Top 5 Silver Penny Stocks for 2016 (LODE,AG)

    Learn about five of the top silver penny stocks and why investors may want to consider adding them to their investment portfolios ...
  38. Craft Coffee Review: Is It Worth It?

    Learn more about one of the first and most flexible specialty-grade coffee subscription services on the market, a perfect ...
  39. The Changing Economics of the Oil Business

    Read about the changing economics of the oil business. Discover how oil companies are using technology to increase the efficiency ...
  40. The Biggest Private Oil Companies in the World

    Discover the largest private oil companies in the world, as ranked according to the average barrels of oil per day (B/D) ...
  41. S&P 500 Vs. Dow Jones ETF: Which is a Safer Investment? (SPY,DIA)

    Learn about why the risks of investing in the ETFs that track the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average are very similar ...
  42. BP Stock: A Dividend Analysis (BP)

    Discover an analysis of oil giant BP's dividend policy, and learn about the safety of its dividend and the effect of falling ...
  43. The Top 5 Micro Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (GURE,ODC)

    Learn about the factors that have dragged down basic materials sector performance over the past couple of years and where ...
  44. 3 Ways GoldCorp Inc. Can Rebound from Low Gold Prices (GG)

    Learn three factors that could result in Goldcorp's stock rebounding off of lows even as gold prices remain at their lowest ...
  45. The Top 4 Dividend Paying Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (NGG, SGI)

    Learn about the top four dividend-paying natural gas-related stocks and why their stock prices and dividends may be poised ...
  46. Where Does Carl Icahn Keep His Money?

    Learn about where Carl Icahn keeps his money. Read about how a number of his investments in energy companies lost significant ...
  47. Chinese Currency Devaluation Hits Global Economy

    China's surprise currency devaluations have sent shock waves through the world. Here’s how they could impact the global economy.
  48. All That Glitters Does Not Belong in an IRA

    Gold can be an attractive investment given its meteoric rise. But those wanting it within their IRA must look at some of ...
  49. 3 Predictions for U.S. Stocks in 2016

    Read about predictions for the stock market in 2016. See how the energy sector and the biotech sector may be under pressure ...
  50. 3 Economic Challenges Russia Faces in 2016

    Learn about the three largest challenges facing the Russian economy in 2016. How will low oil prices and high inflation impact ...
  51. Crude Tankers: The Business of Transporting Oil

    An analysis of the crude tanker industry, factors affecting the business and historic performance.
  52. The Top 4 Copper Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover why investing in copper can be beneficial for investors, and learn more about four mutual funds that offer investors ...
  53. The Top 5 Copper Stocks for 2016 (TSX, FCX)

    Discover five copper miners most likely to see positive results in 2016 and beyond even as low prices spread challenges throughout ...
  54. The Top 5 Small-Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (CSIQ, TSL)

    Learn about the top five small-cap alternative energy stocks for 2016 with analysis of their different business fundamentals ...
  55. You May Want to Open Your Mind to Closed-End Funds

    Even after a year with major stock market indexes simply tread water, there is one underutilized corner that may be worth ...
  56. The Top 6 Large Cap Alternative Energy Stocks for 2016 (JCI, GE)

    Identify large-cap, alternative energy stocks having the potential to make significant gains as a result of the transnational ...
  57. The Top 5 Large Cap Gold Stocks for 2016 (GG, NEM)

    Read about five large-cap gold stocks for 2016. See how some companies in the sector may be poised for recoveries if gold ...
  58. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  59. 2016's Most Promising Oil Investments

    Discover how 2016 is likely to shape up to be a promising year for oil investments as the market swings from a long-term ...
  60. The Top 4 Small Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (ATW, SGU)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four small-cap natural gas stocks, and learn about their characteristics and why they ...
  61. (GLD, DGL, IAU) 3 Bond ETFs in the Gold Sector

    Find out more about the top ETFs that track the gold sector, such as the SPDR Gold Shares ETF, the PowerShares DB Gold ETF ...
  62. The Top 5 Platinum Stocks for 2016 (SWC, PLG)

    Discover five of the most promising platinum mining stocks that investors may wish to consider adding to their portfolios ...
  63. UWTI Can't Go to Zero: Here is Why (UWTI)

    Learn how UWTI can't go to zero due to endless reverse splits and the acceleration clause that will allow for liquidation ...
  64. The Top 5 Small-Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (WOR, CMC)

    Find out what kind of small-cap basic material stocks may make a run in 2016 and how their different business characteristics ...
  65. (USO, OIL, UWTI) 3 Bond ETFs in the Oil Sector

    Find out more about exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track the oil sector, such as the United States Oil Fund and the iPath ...
  66. The Top 5 Oil and Gas ETFs for 2016 (USO, UNG)

    Read detailed analyses of the top five oil and gas exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to consider for 2016, and learn the characteristics ...
  67. (BK, SIVR, AGQ) 3 Bond ETFs in the Silver Sector

    Find out about the top ETFs that track the silver sector, such as the iShares Silver Trust ETF, ETFS Physical Silver Shares ...
  68. What Saudi-Iranian Tensions Mean for Oil Prices

    The recent break in diplomatic relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran adds complications to the already chaotic environment ...
  69. What Drives The Price Of Gold?

    Gold prices are based on the economy and actual uses, but there are many other factors that dictate gold's perceived value. ...
  70. Why the UWTI Did a Reverse Split (UWTI)

    Discover why UWTI has performed a reverse split to increase the fund's price per share and why it is likely to happen again ...
  71. How Crashing Oil Prices Pushed BP's Dividend Yield Above 7% (BP)

    Discover what has contributed to BP's dividend yield climbing from around 5% to above 7% from 2012 to 2015 while oil prices ...
  72. The Top 5 Micro-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PEIX, TESO)

    Learn about the top five micro-cap oil stocks for 2016, and discover their price-to-book ratios and why their stock prices ...
  73. The Top 5 Mid-Cap Natural Gas Stocks for 2016 (COG, CHK)

    Discover the top five mid-cap natural gas stocks for 2016 with a summary of each company and explanations of how each company ...
  74. How Oil Prices Affect Tesla's Stock (TSLA)

    Pay close attention to Tesla’s share price performance before assuming that shockingly low oil prices can provide a bargain ...
  75. The Top 3 Gold ETFs for 2016 (IAU, DZZ)

    Read about three gold-based ETFs that investors and traders should watch out for in 2016, and why this might be the year ...
  76. Is ConocoPhillips Stock Suitable for Your IRA or Roth IRA? (COP)

    Learn more about ConocoPhillips, one of the strongest companies in the oil sector, and whether it would be a suitable addition ...
  77. The Top 5 Dividend-Paying Copper Stocks for 2016 (BHP, RIO)

    Learn how the copper bear accelerated to the downside in 2015, allowing fatter dividend yields to build, but valuable only ...
  78. The Top 5 Mid Cap Basic Material Stocks for 2016 (AXTA, ABX)

    Discover the five top mid-cap basic materials stocks for 2016, with a brief summary, growth outlook and expected price target ...
  79. The Top 5 Dividend Paying Silver Stocks for 2016 (PAAS, TAHO)

    Discover the top five dividend-paying companies in the silver mining industry which investors can consider adding to their ...
  80. The Top 10 Dividend-Paying Gold Stocks for 2016 (RGLD, FNV)

    Discover the top 10 dividend-paying gold stocks going into 2016, with information on dividend yield, payout ratios and growth ...
  81. 4 Unusual Ways to Boost Social Security Benefits

    Working the system to get the highest legal Social Security benefits just got harder. Two long-time benefits strategies expired ...
  82. The Top 5 Oil and Gas Equity Mutual Funds for 2016 (VGENX, FSENX)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top oil- and gas-related mutual funds to consider, and learn about the characteristics ...
  83. The Top 5 Copper ETFs for 2016 (JJM, JJC)

    Discover information about the copper and copper mining industries, and learn more about the top five copper exchange-traded ...
  84. 3 Ways to Play Gold at $1000 (GLD, GDX)

    Gold ended 2015 within 100-points of 1000 and could bounce at that psychological level in 2016.
  85. 4 Best Coffee Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, DNKN)

    Discover the best coffee stocks that can give your returns a caffeinated lift, and learn whether Starbucks has any real competition.
  86. The Top 5 Gold Stocks for 2016 (AUY, AEM)

    Discover five top gold miners for 2016 and what factors positioned these companies to be successful even if gold prices remain ...
  87. The Top 4 Platinum ETFs for 2016 (PPLT, PTM)

    Examine the available exchange-traded fund investments that offer investors direct exposure to the platinum market in the ...
  88. The Top 4 Small-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (ALDW, ALJ)

    Discover detailed analyses of the top four oil stocks in 2016, and learn about their fundamentals and why they may be poised ...
  89. The Top 5 Mid Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (SLW, TAHO)

    Take a look at the top silver mining stocks with market values in the mid-cap range that investors can consider buying into ...
  90. The Top 4 Mid-Cap Oil Stocks for 2016 (PBF, HFC)

    Explore detailed analyses of the top four oil-related stocks for 2016, and learn about the characteristics of these stocks ...
  91. Drilling Down for Bargains After Oil’s Decline

    Stocks have suffered with year-to-date returns for U.S. equities once again negative: collapsing oil prices and the implications ...
  92. ETFs Vs. Index Funds: Quantifying The Differences

    If you are trying to choose between these two index-tracking investments, compare the costs.
  93. The 2016 Outlook for Wheat and Oat Futures

    Oats futures shows greater upside potential than wheat futures in 2016.
  94. Is it Risky to Invest in Options?

    Investing with options can be a great strategy, but you need to do your research first or the risks can outweigh the benefits.
  95. The Top 5 Silver Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover the top five mutual funds that investors should consider adding to their portfolio in 2016 to gain exposure to silver ...
  96. The Top 5 Silver Stocks for 2016 (SLW, SVM)

    Discover five silver miners positioned to be top silver stocks in 2016 and the factors behind why these companies should ...
  97. The Top 5 Gold Equity Mutual Funds for 2016

    Discover five gold equity mutual funds that specialize in investing in companies that are engaged in mining, processing, ...
  98. BNO: United States Brent Oil Fund ETF

    Learn more about the United States Brent Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the fund and the suitability and ...
  99. ERY: Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x ETF

    Learn about the Direxion Daily Energy Bear 3x (NYSE Arca: ERY) exchange-traded fund (ETF). ERY gains when energy prices drop, ...
  100. UUP: PowerShares DB US Dollar ETF

    Discover how an ETF can be used to bet on multiple different currency futures contracts with the PowerShares DB Dollar Index ...
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