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March 2015

Debunking 60 Minutes’ Rare Earths Report

By - March 31, 2015

60 Minutes’ segment on rare earths and China left out loads of information. Here’s what the show didn't tell you about the industry.

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Do Rig Counts Matter These Days?

By - March 31, 2015

Using rigs counts alone to predict future oil production is an amateur move. Here is what you should be using instead…

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The U.S. Military’s Greatest Weapon Ever

By - March 31, 2015

Boeing’s latest incredible technology aims to protect soldiers and military vehicles from one of the deadliest threats on the battlefield.

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Shareholders Love the Dow-Olin Deal!

By - March 30, 2015

Olin and Dow Chemical agreed to a Reverse Morris Trust deal. Both saw shares rise on the news. But what does this mean for investors?

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You Can’t Invest Like Warren Buffett

By - March 30, 2015

Though we’d all like to mimic his success, the truth is that everyday investors simply can’t invest like Warren Buffett.

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Are You Ignoring the Real Market Threat?

By - March 30, 2015

The Fed's actions are merely diverting our attention from the true threat to the market. Interest rates aren't the real problem...

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Fracklog Threatens to Put a Lid on Oil Prices

By - March 28, 2015

Shale companies have turned to fracklog as a way to store oil. But the resulting oil overhang threatens to put a lid on prices.

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Volatility Is Back… Embrace It!

By - March 27, 2015

Volatility is up, and markets are finally trending again. This is creating a lot of opportunities for investors. Read more…

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Unstoppable Mobile Trend Fuels Endless Growth

By - March 27, 2015

Our relentless mobile addiction means data usage is exploding. That’s why these firms are critical – and their growth curve is endless.

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A Brilliant App to End Drunk Driving

By - March 26, 2015

Uber and Breathometer have teamed up to create a new app that aims to end the shocking number of deaths from drunk driving.

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Papa Murphy’s Profitable Business Trend

By - March 26, 2015

As Millennials drive change in the fast-casual food industry, Papa Murphy’s makes business moves outpacing competition!

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Investors’ Foolish Rush Into Oil ETFs

By - March 26, 2015

Investors continue pouring money into oil ETFs, betting on higher oil prices. But this bet is likely to be a bad one…

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How to Play Economic Climate Change

By - March 26, 2015

Economists have been slow to recognize the Economic Ice Age, but it’s an immediate concern for traders and investors.

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Insider News Reveals Second Oil Crash Coming

By - March 26, 2015

Demand is dropping, storage is near capacity, and there’s no sign of slowing production. Another oil crash is possible…

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State Pension Problems Create Hidden Muni Risks

By - March 25, 2015

Across the country, pension-funding problems are growing. That means municipal bonds carry outsized risk for little reward.

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Coal Tycoon Making Last Stand for U.S. Industry

By - March 24, 2015

About 17% of U.S. coal production is unprofitable. But the Walter-Foresight deal unites two low-cost producers into one venture.

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McDonald’s: The Next Fast-Food REIT?

By - March 24, 2015

McDonald’s shares jump after Larry Robbins suggests it spin off real estate assets into a REIT. Is this good or bad news for shareholders?

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Q&A With Rick Rule on Gold and the U.S. Dollar

By - March 24, 2015

In the second part of an exclusive interview with Rick Rule, the commodities expert discusses where gold is headed… and when.

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Strong Dollar Blamed for Tiffany Revenue Dip

By - March 23, 2015

With the strong dollar, tourists refused to visit Tiffany’s flagship store in Manhattan, triggering a dip in revenue...

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Weak Economic Data Keeps Rate Hike at Bay

By - March 23, 2015

The Fed may have removed “patient” from its FOMC statement, but weak economic data will keep a rate hike at bay for now.

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Three Roadblocks to a Driverless Car Future

By - March 23, 2015

A driverless car future is en route… but there are three roadblocks to overcome before this bold prediction from Elon Musk is realized.

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Aftermath of the Derailed Keystone Pipeline

By - March 21, 2015

The aftermath of the Keystone Pipeline veto is two-fold: more oil train derailments and more pipelines. Learn more…

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Will Starbucks CEO’s Latest Move Hurt Shares?

By - March 20, 2015

Starbucks’ CEO launches new “Race Together” campaign. But will the move help or damage business-consumer relationships?

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Art Market Adds Beauty to Your Portfolio

By - March 20, 2015

Shelley Goldberg explains fours reasons why she thinks the sizzling art market will continue to grow, and how you can profit.

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Here’s the U.S. Deficit’s Next Victim

By - March 20, 2015

With projected deficits reaching $1 trillion in 2025, this issue has to be addressed soon. At that time, one clear victim will emerge.

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How Madrid Just Got Smarter and Brighter

By - March 19, 2015

Madrid is following Los Angeles by replacing 225,000 of its traditional street lights with more-energy-efficient, cost-saving LED bulbs.

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Q&A With Rick Rule on Future of Energy Prices

By - March 19, 2015

Commodities expert Rick Rule discusses the future of energy prices and divulges his No. 1 rule in an exclusive interview.

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Income ETFs Not Offering Much Useful Income

By - March 19, 2015

The market is flying high these days, and good yield is tough to find. Does solid income without excessive risk still exist?

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Macerich Declines Simon’s $91-Per-Share Bid

By - March 18, 2015

Macerich recently declined Simon’s acquisition bid. Then MAC executed two strikes in the bidding war. What comes next?

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Platinum Still Trying to Dig Out

By - March 18, 2015

The platinum market faces a deficit for the fourth year in a row. Yet, the price still lags. Tim Maverick investigates.

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Oil’s Plunge Cools Off Energy Hot Spot

By - March 18, 2015

The world's most exciting energy hot spot was Africa, but that was before oil's plunge. Tim Maverick investigates the effect on African projects.

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Obama Signs “Student Aid Bill of Rights”

By - March 18, 2015

Will Obama’s “Student Aid Bill of Rights” help make education affordable, or simply pave the way for a massive bailout?

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Timeless Secrets of Warren Buffett’s Mentor

By - March 17, 2015

Ben Graham’s dummy-proof method is so profitable, it’s the key to Warren Buffett’s riches. Now it’s your turn…

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5G: Get Ready for the “Wireless Autobahn”

By - March 17, 2015

Just as 4G revolutionized the wireless world, in terms of boosting the bandwidth and speed to handle our increasing data, 5G will take it even further.

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When Will the Euro Stop Its Slide?

By - March 17, 2015

The euro will soon reach parity with the U.S. dollar and spark a rally in the European market. Time to take advantage.

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Presidential Hopefuls Watch Market With Bated Breath

By - March 16, 2015

Will our next president be Republican or Democrat? The answer depends on if the market crashes sooner rather than later.

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Don’t Be Fooled… GameStop Is a Value Trap

By - March 16, 2015

This videogame company looks cheap on the surface, but significant problems and negative trends should scare investors.

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The U.S. Electric Grid’s Days May Be Numbered

By - March 14, 2015

Electricity sales are down since the recession, and that’s pressuring utilities finances and the future of the electric grid.

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Why the FCC Just Botched Net Neutrality

By - March 13, 2015

After years of haggling and controversy, the FCC finally just made a decision on net neutrality. Unfortunately, it’s the wrong one.

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Rising U.S. Dollar Impacts Commodities Worldwide

By - March 13, 2015

Commodities markets are influenced by a myriad of factors, but the strength of the U.S. dollar is the biggest. And it’s going up.

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Can Tyson Foods Dodge the H5N2 Bullet?

By - March 12, 2015

Tyson Foods stock dips on the heels of an influenza outbreak in its home state. Don’t worry, here’s why Tyson will bounce back…

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Now These Are REAL Smart Glasses

By - March 12, 2015

Oxford University scientists have used augmented reality technology to create new smart glasses that help visually impaired people see better.

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China Slowing, But Still Building Commodities Stockpiles

By - March 12, 2015

China lowered its growth target to the lowest level since 1999, but indicated it will continue stockpiling certain commodities.

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Innovative Fracking Boosts Silica Demand

By - March 12, 2015

A new fracking method is increasing demand for U.S. Silica’s product, allowing the firm to avoid the worst of the energy crash.

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Have European Stocks Reached a Turning Point?

By - March 12, 2015

The eurozone’s quantitative easing has officially begun, meaning now could be the time to move in on European equities.

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Akorn Fights Off Competitive Drugmakers

By - March 11, 2015

Specialty drug prices rose by more than 31% in 2014! Now, an inflow of bloodthirsty competition has drug companies on the defensive.

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BHP Billiton Spinoff to Outperform Parent

By - March 11, 2015

South32, the upcoming spinoff from BHP, was dubbed “Crapco” by analysts. But now it looks to be a star, outperforming BHP.

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Overpriced Mall REIT Should Be Avoided

By - March 11, 2015

Simon Property Group (SPG), the world’s largest REIT, has been popular with investors… but its great run may be ending.

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Meet Your New Wireless Provider: Google

By - March 11, 2015

Wireless providers beware: Google is coming after you. The firm’s latest expansion sees it entering the world of wireless communications.

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Putin Puts U.S. Titanium at Risk

By - March 10, 2015

With a Russian firm supplying titanium to two American companies, Putin holds the power to bring U.S. industry to its knees…

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Oil Insiders Bullish for Their Own Stocks

By - March 10, 2015

Inside buyers made a crucial mistake with the oil market this winter, but it’s time to move on. There’s still money to be had.

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Don’t Overweight the Utilities Sector

By - March 10, 2015

Regulatory pressures and the current bull market have made utilities stocks expensive relative to their net asset value.

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What to Expect From the Apple Watch Launch

By - March 9, 2015

The long-awaited Apple Watch is finally here. Apple will officially launch its smart watch today. Here’s what to expect from the unveiling.

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Tax Policy Will Prove Crucial for GOP Win

By - March 9, 2015

As Republicans work to win the most votes in 2016, a huge factor will be their stance on taxes. Which GOP group will win?

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Sell Lumber Liquidators, But Buy Lumber Futures

By - March 9, 2015

While Lumber Liquidators is suffering from the formaldehyde scandal, lumber futures are just the thing to build up your portfolio.

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Apple to Become a Player in Batteries?

By - March 7, 2015

Rumors abound about Apple’s plans to get into the automotive market. A lawsuit against Apple may offer some new clues.

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Joy Global Suffers From Dying Coal Industry

By - March 6, 2015

U.S. coal-fired electrical generation plants are under fire… No one is safe. And this particular company is guilty by association…

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Three Reasons Why the Nasdaq Will Hit a Record

By - March 6, 2015

The Nasdaq just cracked 5,000 for the first time in 15 years. But will the rally continue, or is it another dot-com-style bubble?

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Springleaf: Largest U.S. Subprime Lender

By - March 5, 2015

Wall Street celebrates the creation of the largest U.S. subprime lender, an ironic by-product of the 2007 crash. Expect this next…

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Gold: Apple to the Rescue?

By - March 5, 2015

Gold is Wall Street’s favorite whipping boy. But it has three positives going for it, including one from a very surprising source.

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Samsung and Google Ignite Mobile Payment War

By - March 5, 2015

With the unveiling of Samsung Pay and Android Pay, Samsung and Google just raised the stakes in the mobile pay war with Apple Pay.

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Positive Outlook on Gold From PDAC

By - March 5, 2015

The mood at PDAC is cheerful as the gold market improves, and gold and mining companies once again become attractive "Buys."

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Hunting Dividends in the Transportation Sector

By - March 5, 2015

Decent, yet safe, yield is tough to come by lately – but intriguing opportunities still exist in the transportation sector.

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Gundlach’s DoubleLine Launches First ETF

By - March 4, 2015

The new bond king, Jeff Gundlach, has launched DoubleLine’s first exchange-traded fund – and investors should take notice.

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LNG: Another Casualty of Low Oil Prices?

By - March 3, 2015

The ripples from falling oil prices are affecting the LNG market. Spot prices in Asia have collapsed, pressuring U.S. projects.

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Lumber Liquidators Scorched in the Media

By - March 3, 2015

Lumber Liquidators Founder’s attempt to save face proves futile after a poor on-camera interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes.

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How to Make the Invisible Visible

By - March 3, 2015

How do you “see” crucial movement that’s invisible to the naked eye? MIT scientists found a solution – the “motion microscope.”

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U.S. Set to Be the New Swing Producer

By - March 3, 2015

Saudi Arabia flooding the oil market indicates that it's weary of its position as swing producer, and the U.S. is ready to step in.

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Weight Watchers Repeats Henry Ford’s Blunder

By - March 2, 2015

Henry Ford, known for his ingenuity, made a very costly mistake almost a century ago. And now, Weight Watchers is following suit.

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Four Ways That Virtual Reality Upgrades Life

By - March 2, 2015

As big companies enter the field and the technology improves, once-niche virtual reality is quickly turning into a mainstream hit.

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“Roach Motel” Tech Company Trumps Ridicule

By - March 2, 2015

Two years ago, Oracle Founder Larry Ellison called salesforce.com the “roach motel” of its industry. But now, it's making history!

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Wireless Tech Giant on the Cheap

By - March 2, 2015

Qualcomm – a world leader in advanced wireless technology – is trading at a discount right now despite its sunny outlook.

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Apple to Be Replaced Soon?

By - March 2, 2015

Over 100 stocks are setting all-time highs, with thousands more close to record-breaking territory. But don't be spooked.

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The 2016 GOP Battle Heats Up

By - March 2, 2015

As the competition for a 2016 presidential nomination heats up, the Republican Party will be split on several issues…

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