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  1. China Is Winning The Renewable Energy Crown
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    China Is Winning The Renewable Energy Crown

    With exponentially rising energy demand facing Asia’s Dragon, China has gotten serious about expanding its generation capacity of renewable sources.
  2. The Marcellus Keeps On Paying Dividends
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    The Marcellus Keeps On Paying Dividends

    For investors, the Marcellus Shale continues to pay benefits. The region’s production continues to rise, leading to plenty of profits for the firms that operate within its borders.
  3. The Convertible Way To Play This Market
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    The Convertible Way To Play This Market

    Investors are certainly facing a quandary. The broad market has gone up by leaps and bounds since the end of the recession. That’s worrisome. Yet, more gains could be in store as the Fed isn’t ending its ...
  4. Are The Gold Miners Finally A Buy?
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    Are The Gold Miners Finally A Buy?

    Over the last year, gold has gone from the asset du jour to the most hated thing on the planet. That dour attitude towards the precious metal could mean it’s time to buy.
  5. Big Dividends From Big Data
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    Big Dividends From Big Data

    As internet traffic continues to skyrocket, the datacenter operators are poised to be a backdoor player in the growth of cloud computing and our data creation.
  6. The Time To Bet On Electric Vehicles Is Now
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    The Time To Bet On Electric Vehicles Is Now

    As transportation costs continue to rise, electric and hybrid vehicles are once again returning to the spotlight. That makes the sector a buy for long term investors.
  7. Dividend Stocks Still Matter
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    Dividend Stocks Still Matter

    For those investors looking at the long term, ignore the taper talk and focus on dividends. The pay-outs from equities have been some of the leading contributors to total returns and can have powerful ...
  8. Believe It Or Not, European Stocks Are Heating Up
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    Believe It Or Not, European Stocks Are Heating Up

    After years of struggling, Europe may finally be turning a corner. Critical pieces of economic data are all pointing towards recovery. That’s lit a fire under European equities.
  9. The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead
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    The Refiners See Diesel Fueled Gains Ahead

    While it’s often ignored, diesel is quickly becoming a very important piece of the global energy pie. Demand continues to grow as various nations shift towards the fuel for both transportation and power ...
  10. Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive
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    Are Small Caps Getting Too Expensive

    Given their torrid run, small caps may finally be getting expensive. That could signal some down days in the months ahead. For investors, shift some of the focus away from the sector or hedging their holdings ...
  11. A Dragon-Sized Play In Chinese Tech
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    A Dragon-Sized Play In Chinese Tech

    For tech investors, China’s growth story is just getting started. The nation is quickly becoming a hot bed of internet and mobile activity. That could mean some big gains down the road for those investors. ...
  12. At Long Last, The Hotel Market Shows Signs Of Life
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    At Long Last, The Hotel Market Shows Signs Of Life

    The hotel operators are finally breathing a sigh of relief as several key metrics are now showing positive growth for the year- all of which should make their investors quite happy.
  13. Is It Time For Low Volatility Funds?
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    Is It Time For Low Volatility Funds?

    The recent government shutdown, potential debt ceiling breach as well as dour global economic news has once again caused volatility to rear its ugly head. Those market swings can cause for some rough nights ...
  14. Private Equity For Retail Investors
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    Private Equity For Retail Investors

    Recent hot IPOs has many regular investors salivating at the chance to participate in start-ups and private equity. With returns in the 13% to 30% range, who wouldn’t be? Luckily, the world of private ...
  15. Rare Earths Offer A Volatile, Yet Profitable Long Term Play ...
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    Rare Earths Offer A Volatile, Yet Profitable Long Term Play ...

    The commodities space is full of opportunities for investors willing to go off the beaten path. One such long term opportunity is in the strategic and rare earth metals. As we increasingly turn towards ...
  16. Low Interest Rates May Remain In Place For Decades
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    Low Interest Rates May Remain In Place For Decades

    According to Bond King Bill Gross, investors may be in for a low interest rate environment for a very very long time. Point blank, the economy just isn’t ready for higher rates. That has wide sweeping ...
  17. Make A Play For The Land Down Under
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    Make A Play For The Land Down Under

    Australia is often overlooked by investors. However, the nation’s commodity sector is the envy of the world. That key contributor is about to get even more powerful given some recent policy changes
  18. For Consumer Discretionary Investors, Luxury Is Where It’s ...
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    For Consumer Discretionary Investors, Luxury Is Where It’s ...

    For the rich and growing middle classes of the world, spending on luxury goods continues to surge. That can provide a nice portfolio play for the rest of us.
  19. The Commodities “Super-Cycle” Is Still Well At Hand
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    The Commodities “Super-Cycle” Is Still Well At Hand

    After a decade of torrid growth, the natural resources sector has taken a bit of a break during the last year. This has given birth to the idea that the “super-cycle” is dead. However, there could be still ...
  20. It's Finally Time To Bet On Solar
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    It's Finally Time To Bet On Solar

    After experiencing some of the worst years in its history, the solar energy sector could be having one of its best. New installed capacity is growing and will finally overtake wind energy in new added ...
  21. The Fed Gives The OK To Load Up On Emerging Markets
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    The Fed Gives The OK To Load Up On Emerging Markets

    Continued quantitative easing by the Fed suggests emerging markets may still be a buy. Here are some ETFs to consider.
  22. Did India Just Hurt Gold’s Chances Even Further?
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    Did India Just Hurt Gold’s Chances Even Further?

    With tapering talk and better economic conditions facing the global economy, investor sentiment for gold is fading. That luster is about to get even more dim as world’s largest gold importer- India- is ...
  23. The 1% Are Looking Elsewhere For Returns
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    The 1% Are Looking Elsewhere For Returns

    For the rich, stocks and bonds aren’t cutting it. They continue to add more alternative asset classes to their portfolios. However, you don’t have to have millions of dollars to follow their lead. Regular ...
  24. The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now
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    The Time For Retail Real Estate Is Now

    Driven by cost-cutting consumers and high unemployment, firms operating the shopping and strip mall space have been left behind. However, various pieces of sector data are pointing in the positive direction, ...
  25. The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors ...
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    The Commercial Mortgage Story Gets Better For Investors ...

    Things are looking up for loans tied to commercial real estate mortgages. Delinquencies continue to drop, while refinancing opportunities have lowered debt-service coverage ratios. All in all, that’s not ...
  26. Are The Shippers Now A Buy?
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    Are The Shippers Now A Buy?

    Investors looking for values among the beaten down market may want to give the shippers a go. Several bullish catalysts are lining up in the sectors favor and currently firms in the sector are trading ...
  27. Is It Finally Time To Buy Silver?
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    Is It Finally Time To Buy Silver?

    As the precious metal space has given up many gains in the wake of a strengthening global economy, silver remains a value. The metals industrial side will help propel it higher over the next few years. ...
  28. Making A Play With Currency ETFs
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    Making A Play With Currency ETFs

    For investors looking for alternatives for their portfolios, currency remains a compelling addition. The exchange-traded fund boom has made it easy for regular retail investors to add currencies to a portfolio. ...
  29. A Huge Opportunity In Fertilizer Stocks
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    A Huge Opportunity In Fertilizer Stocks

    While the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC) cartel’s break-up shook the entire fertilizer industry, the long term picture is still rosy. That’s helping create some of the best values in the commodity sector ...
  30. The Big Play In Big Data
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    The Big Play In Big Data

    Given just how technology oriented our lives are becoming, the amount of data we are creating is staggering. But in that staggering amount of zeros and ones, there are opportunities for investors. At the ...
  31. Time To Get Defensive With ETFs
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    Time To Get Defensive With ETFs

    With some storm clouds beginning to form over the global economy, investors may want to consider thinking about moving some money into more “defensive” areas. ETFs make that easy.
  32. Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries
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    Bill Gross Is Still Bullish On Treasuries

    Given his impressive track record, when PIMCO’s Bill Gross speaks, investors should listen. The Bond King knows what he is talking about. This time he’s advising buying U.S. treasuries as they have sold ...
  33. Illuminate Your Portfolio With LEDs
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    Illuminate Your Portfolio With LEDs

    While new sources of supplies are helping curb the energy crisis, the truth is that we are still using more and more. That’s were energy efficiency measures could come in with LED technology being a perfect ...
  34. Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion
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    Get Ready For Brazil’s Consumer Explosion

    With Brazilian stocks currently down in the dumps, long term investors currently have the opportunity to load up on one of the biggest trends affecting the nation- its rising consumer wealth.
  35. Find A Home In The Frontier
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    Find A Home In The Frontier

    For investors with a long term- possibly decades- timelines, adding a dose of frontier markets make sense. These emerging nations of tomorrow offer significant growth potential for investors willing to ...
  36. REITs Still Hold Long Term Value
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    REITs Still Hold Long Term Value

    The Fed’s taper talk recent squashed some of the euphoria for the commercial real estate world. However, REITs have historically performed well during phases of rising rates. With prices for the sector ...
  37. It Keeps Getting Worse For The Gold Miners
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    It Keeps Getting Worse For The Gold Miners

    With gold’s recent price drop and lowered future price targets, the miners are in a world of hurt. Cash costs for the sector are now well above the breakeven point. With costs still rising, investors still ...
  38. Stock Analysis

    Taking The Contrarian Approach With European Equities

    Investors continue to shun European equities due to the regions debt issues and economic problems. However, that’s a real shame as the companies on the continent are some of the largest multinationals ...
  39. Stock Analysis

    The Mortgage REITs Are Beginning To Look Like Values

    As the Fed has begun its taper talk, shares of the mortgage REITs have fallen hard. That could make the high yielding sector a potential value for income seekers
  40. Stock Analysis

    The IEA Provides Some Bullishness News For Renewables

    While it may be hard to swallow, but renewables are actually over taking fossil fuels when it comes to electricity generation. The IEA latest study and predictions offer a very bullish case for investing ...
  41. Stock Analysis

    U.S. Manufacturing Is Still Alive & Kicking

    With durable and core capital goods orders rising, businesses are still betting on a strong U.S. economy in the months ahead. That will ultimately benefit the industrial firms making these items. For investors, ...
  42. U.S. Insurers Turn A Major Corner
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    U.S. Insurers Turn A Major Corner

    After suffering, the property and casualty insurance industry is back. The group has reported their first underwriting profit since 2009. That’s an important milestone.
  43. Stock Analysis

    Rising Interest Rates? Not A Problem For These Funds

    As the United States moves further into recovery, it's only a matter of time before the Fed begins raising interest rates. For investors in the bond market, this could prove problematic. However, there ...
  44. Stock Analysis

    Fight This Summer's Volatility With Infrastructure

    With the markets returning to their up and down patterns, investors are getting nervous. Luckily, infrastructure assets can help diminish that volatility. Their stable cash flows will help smooth-out a ...
  45. Credit Suisse Says Not To Give Up On MLPs Just Yet
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    Credit Suisse Says Not To Give Up On MLPs Just Yet

    Interest in MLP has waned over the last few weeks as the Fed has hinted at winding down its QE programs. However, according to investment bank Credit Suisse, now could be the best time to add the sector ...
  46. The Bullish Trend For Muni Bonds
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    The Bullish Trend For Muni Bonds

    For investors looking for tax-free income, the municipal bond sector continues to get stronger. It seems that states have finally begun to get serious about their budgets. Overall, recent trends in debt ...
  47. Finding Growth At Value Prices
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    Finding Growth At Value Prices

    With the markets continuing to move in an upwards manner, finding bargain is becoming harder and harder to do. In an attempt to bridge growth and value style investing, growth at a reasonable price or ...
  48. Building A Portfolio BRIC By BRIC
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    Building A Portfolio BRIC By BRIC

    When Jim O'Neil first came up with the acronym of BRIC, the four nations were the cream of the emerging market crop. A decade of fast growth later, the group has recently begun to stall. For long-term ...
  49. Energy CAPEX Spending Surges
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    Energy CAPEX Spending Surges

    As global energy demand continues to trend higher, more pressure is being placed on finding new sources of supply. That fact is driving energy firms to open up their wallets in spades.
  50. Big News For U.S. Wind Energy
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    Big News For U.S. Wind Energy

    The recent Dept. of Interior decision to begin auctioning off blocks of federal waterways for offshore wind development does wonders for the United States in terms actually tapping its potential. Investors ...
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