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  1. 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 ...
  2. 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 ...
  3. 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 ...
  4. 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 ...
  5. 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 ...
  6. 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 ...
  7. 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 ...
  8. 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 ...
  9. 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 ...
  10. 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 ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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 ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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) ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. 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 ...
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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 ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. Crude Tankers: The Business of Transporting Oil

    An analysis of the crude tanker industry, factors affecting the business and historic performance.
  31. 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 ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. 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 ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. 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 ...
  36. 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 ...
  37. An Introduction To Swaps

    Learn how these derivatives work and how companies can benefit from them.
  38. 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 ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. (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 ...
  41. 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 ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. (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 ...
  45. 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 ...
  46. (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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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. ...
  49. 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 ...
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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 ...
  52. 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 ...
  53. 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 ...
  54. 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 ...
  55. 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 ...
  56. 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 ...
  57. 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 ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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 ...
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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 ...
  62. 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 ...
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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 ...
  66. 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 ...
  67. 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 ...
  68. 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 ...
  69. 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 ...
  70. 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 ...
  71. The 2016 Outlook for Wheat and Oat Futures

    Oats futures shows greater upside potential than wheat futures in 2016.
  72. 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.
  73. 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 ...
  74. 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 ...
  75. 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, ...
  76. 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 ...
  77. 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, ...
  78. 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 ...
  79. SCO: ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF

    Find out about the ProShares UltraShort Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of the inverse ETF and the suitability ...
  80. SPXU: ProShares UltraPro Short S&P500 ETF

    Find out information about the ProShares UltraPro Short S&P 500 exchange-traded fund, and learn detailed analysis of its ...
  81. GLD: iShares Gold Trust ETF

    Learn about the SPDR Gold Shares ETF, how it tracks the price of gold, and what type of investors may want to hold shares ...
  82. UNG: United States Natural Gas Fund LP ETF

    Find out more about the United States Natural Gas exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability ...
  83. Understanding Benchmark Oils: Brent Blend, WTI and Dubai

    Most crude oil prices worldwide are pegged to the influential Brent, WTI or Dubai/Oman benchmarks.
  84. The Top 5 Small Cap Silver Stocks for 2016 (TAHO, CDE)

    Take a look at five of the most promising small-cap silver mining stocks that investors might want to consider as growth ...
  85. DBC: PowerShares DB Commodity Tracking ETF

    Find out about the PowerShares DB Commodity Tracking ETF, and explore a detailed analysis of the fund that tracks 14 distinct ...
  86. XLE: Energy Select Sector SPDR ETF

    Find out more about the Energy Select Sector SPDR Fund, the top holdings of this exchange-traded fund and the characteristics ...
  87. USL: United States 12 Month Oil ETF

    Find out more information about the United States 12 Month Oil ETF, and explore detailed analysis of the characteristics, ...
  88. UGA: United States Gasoline Fund ETF

    Learn about the United States Gasoline Fund, the characteristics of the exchange-traded fund, and the suitability and recommendations ...
  89. DBO: PowerShares DB Oil ETF

    Find out more about the PowerShares DB Oil exchange-traded fund, the characteristics of the ETF and the suitability and recommendations ...
  90. UCO: ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF

    Find out more about the ProShares Ultra Bloomberg Crude Oil ETF, the characteristics of UCO and the suitability and recommendations ...
  91. PPLT: ETFS Physical Platinum ETF

    Learn about the physical platinum ETF. Platinum embarked on a bull market from 2001 to 2011, climbing to record prices along ...
  92. SLV: iShares Silver Trust ETF

    Learn about the iShares Silver Trust, an exchange-traded fund that invests primarily in silver and is affected by risks unique ...
  93. USO: United States Oil Fund ETF

    Find out more about the United States Oil Fund, the characteristics of USO, and the suitability and recommendations of the ...
  94. Top 5 Companies Owned By Pepsi (PEP)

    Discover the top five companies and partnerships and the respective brands that have propelled the growth of PepsiCo during ...
  95. GDX: Market Vectors Gold Miners ETF

    Learn about Market Vectors Gold Miners, one of the most volatile ETFs in the market, which fell 75% from 2011 to 2015 after ...
  96. The Top 5 Silver ETFs for 2016 (SIVR, SIL)

    Check out the top five exchange-traded funds for 2016 that offer investors direct exposure to the silver market in the metals ...
  97. Will Crude Oil Recover In 2016? (USO, OIH)

    A historic supply imbalance may resolve in 2016, allowing crude oil to recover lost ground.
  98. How Safe Are Dividends on Oil Stocks?

    Discover how safe oil companies' dividend payments are if oil prices remain at their current level for a prolonged period ...
  99. Is It Time To Buy Natural Gas? (UNG)

    Natural gas stands to benefit greatly from the next commodity complex recovery wave.
  100. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Chesapeake Energy Stock

    Learn the biggest risks to investing in Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Discover the company's financial ratios and other ...
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