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January 2015

Playing Politics With the Keystone XL Pipeline

By - January 28, 2015

The Keystone XL Pipeline is being scrambled over like a political football. Find out what the two sides are saying…

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Fight Global Warming With This Laser

By - January 28, 2015

As the world continues to look for global warming solutions, here’s a unique and highly unusual one they’ve yet to consider…

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Negative-Yielding Bonds Proliferate

By - January 28, 2015

As the ECB begins buying European government bonds, investors should avoid several funds with French and German exposure.

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Iowa Puts Walker on Path to Presidency?

By - January 28, 2015

A very unlikely governor sets to make a name for himself. That is, President of the United States... But is Iowa the key?

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D.R. Horton Immune to Winter Blast

By - January 27, 2015

The winter storm in the Northeast muted the three major stock indexes on Monday. But it didn't affect D.R. Horton one bit.

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Flash Alert: Concerning Apple’s Earnings Today

By - January 27, 2015

After the bell today, Apple is expected to report its biggest quarter on record. Here's what I’ll be on the lookout for…

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D-Day Is Coming for Shale Players

By - January 27, 2015

April will be a month many energy companies circle on their calendar, as banks plan to revalue companies’ oil assets…

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Battle of the Oil Services Titans

By - January 27, 2015

Three major companies dominate the energy services space. But which one will come out on top during this tumultuous time?

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Why Investors Will “Thumbs Down” Pandora

By - January 26, 2015

Ad agencies will boost their ad spending on Pandora’s streaming music service in 2015. What does this mean for the stock?

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Why Samsung Should Buy BlackBerry

By - January 26, 2015

Samsung Electronics (SSNLF) has approached BlackBerry with a takeover offer in the range of $13.35 to $15.49 per share

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Southwest Airlines Stock Takes Off

By - January 26, 2015

Richard Robinson takes a closer look at Southwest Airlines. Cheap fuel and solid financials should give this stock plenty of room to run going forward.

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Nicaragua Canal: China’s Boondoggle or Brilliant Strategic Move?

By - January 24, 2015

People wonder why China is building a canal in Nicaragua so close to the Panama Canal. The answer is easy… energy.

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Tap Into the Growing Beer Industry

By - January 23, 2015

Many commodities portfolios took a hit last year. Try drowning your energy sector blues with a pint-sized investment…

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Correction or Crash? Our Verdict on Tesla

By - January 23, 2015

Are Tesla shares on the ropes? We look at three factors behind the recent big drop – and give our verdict on the company and stock.

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SOTU Speech: Obama’s Finest Trickery

By - January 23, 2015

During the State of the Union, Obama proposed new tax reforms known as the “Robin Hood” tax package. Do NOT fall for it.

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Chinese Copper Conspiracy Unveiled

By - January 22, 2015

Chinese hedge funds have become a little too sophisticated, just look at the carnage in the copper market last week…

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India’s Economic Makeover

By - January 22, 2015

India’s newly elected prime minister is committed to growing the country’s economy. Here’s where you should invest now...

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Dividend Stocks Beat Annuities in These Markets

By - January 22, 2015

Retirees often turn to annuities for long-term retirement income. But in today’s environment, annuities are a bad deal.

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The New-Age Tree That Generates Electricity

By - January 21, 2015

A tech upgrade for trees? You bet. A French firm has created an “energy tree,” with leaves that generate electricity from the wind.

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Smith & Wesson: Shooting Blanks?

By - January 21, 2015

Smith & Wesson’s shares shot up by 16.4%. But after looking at the facts, should you pull the trigger or hold your fire?

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Stock Market Volatility Sends 2007-Like Warning

By - January 21, 2015

Rising realized volatility is the second major warning sign that the market is forming an important peak. Be cautious.

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Anti-Amnesty Bill Dead on Arrival

By - January 21, 2015

After the House has passed a bill to overturn Obama’s immigration policy, the bill is dead on arrival in the U.S. Senate.

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How to Recharge Your Phone in 30 Seconds

By - January 20, 2015

Weak battery life is the bane of cellphone users. But these two firms are developing ultra-fast, battery-charging technology.

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Obama Lays Smackdown on the Energy Industry

By - January 20, 2015

For the first time ever, methane emissions will be regulated by the EPA. Why kick the industry while it's down?

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India and China Ripe for Investing

By - January 20, 2015

Half of the BRIC countries are getting left behind in a mess of low oil prices – while the other half is going strong…

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So Easy, It Almost Feels Like “Stealing”

By - January 20, 2015

Readers have expressed a remarkable level of interest in learning more about put-selling. So let's run through an example.

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There Are No Safe Havens Left

By - January 19, 2015

Peter Schiff says a debt bomb is coming. Are there any safe havens anymore? Listen to find out where to invest in 2015…

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Has Molybdenum Seen the Bottom?

By - January 19, 2015

Little-known “molly” may be bottoming out. Now mining and Chinese policy could make this the perfect time to invest…

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Cracker Barrel, a Cheap Dividend Grower

By - January 19, 2015

If you’re in the market for a relatively cheap dividend grower, you should consider home-style restaurant, Cracker Barrel.

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Ocwen Financial Beats Wall Street

By - January 16, 2015

In another day of high volatility, the major indices saw more declines, but one financial company bucked the downtrend.

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Russia-China Bond Raises Price of Rare Metals

By - January 16, 2015

Russia and China have teamed up and are trying to damage the U.S. dollar. Investing in rare metals may be your best bet.

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“Breathing” Battery Extends EV Range

By - January 16, 2015

The aluminum-air battery could extend the range of electric cars by an unheard of 1,000 miles! Alcoa set to profit…

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Cyber Security Proposals Threaten Privacy

By - January 16, 2015

Next Obama scheme: Move consumer data from private companies’ hands and into the claws of law enforcement agencies. Yikes.

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Small-Cap Tech Firm Quietly “Wins” CES

By - January 16, 2015

While big tech firms enjoyed plenty of buzz at CES, this small cap’s innovative products made it the quiet winner of the show.

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Energy Shares Drown Stocks

By - January 15, 2015

On Monday, U.S. stocks took a serious hit. The cause? Record-low oil prices are pushing the whole energy sector down…

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Boosting Income Through Call Option Sales

By - January 15, 2015

Income investors are usually focused on the long term, but selling call options can boost our profit in the short term.

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Gold Rally and Euro Closely Connected

By - January 15, 2015

Gold is doing surprisingly well, even when the rest of the commodities are suffering. Find out why and how to profit...

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New Trial Could Make Your Dog Live Longer

By - January 14, 2015

Want your pet pooch to live longer? Scientists are testing a drug that could reverse the aging process in dogs, – and help humans, too.

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Copper Deficit to Turns Into a Shortage

By - January 14, 2015

Copper prices are at a 5.5-year low, but dwindling supplies and solid demand foretell a brighter future for this metal.

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Obamacare Blasts Aetna to New Heights

By - January 14, 2015

Aetna jumped higher on Tuesday, thanks to a recent Obamacare-driven boost to membership. How long can the uptick last?

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Making a Profit From Live Cattle Put Options

By - January 14, 2015

Cattle futures prices are doing surprisingly well compared to other commodities. Take advantage with this strategy.

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Dangerous Yield: Canadian Banks

By - January 14, 2015

Canadian banks are in trouble right now, as commodities prices are plunging at the same time the housing bubble peaks.

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ARO Falls Out of Fashion in More Ways Than One

By - January 13, 2015

Aéropostale was able to reduce its expected Q4 2014 losses, which gave the stock a jolt this week... But for how long?

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Could This Shirt Save Your Life?

By - January 13, 2015

The world just got its next “smart” product. And far from being a gimmick, this wearable tech innovation could save your life.

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Examining Kinross’ Recent Performance

By - January 13, 2015

You might be optimistic about Kinross Gold’s recent uptick, but its troubles go much deeper than just a low price for gold.

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Cobalt Shortage Put Brakes on Electric Car

By - January 13, 2015

Demand for batteries from Tesla’s Gigafactory will be rising soon. But will the necessary supplies be around for long?

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Thousands of Investors Crushed by This Mistake

By - January 13, 2015

Thousands of investors trade shares in the market daily. But they’re making a very costly mistake. Don't be one of them!

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Any Potential for NSA Reform Dies in Paris

By - January 13, 2015

Just when libertarians were ready to discard the Patriot Act come this June, Paris terrorists breathed new life into it.

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How to Create Furniture From Rotting Trash

By - January 12, 2015

Submerged in a sea of trash, Bolivia’s capital city, La Paz, has come up with a creative, green, and profitable way to use it.

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Plunging Oil Prices Lead to U.S. Refining Boom

By - January 12, 2015

The start of an oil price war between Canada and Mexico has some refiners rolling in the dough. Who’s earning the most?

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Silver Lining Uncovered in Energy Crash

By - January 12, 2015

Karim Rahemtulla breaks down a little-known options strategy that’s generating loads of income during the energy crash.

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Boeing Is Poised to Outperform in 2015

By - January 12, 2015

Aircraft manufacturer, Boeing, is poised to have a strong 2015, in large part because of its humongous order backlog.

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2015 Brings America Economic Pain

By - January 12, 2015

Since Reagan’s exit, radical malinvestment has hindered the U.S. economy. Expect the chips to come falling down this year…

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Will We Run Out of Power in 2015?

By - January 10, 2015

New EPA regulations are forcing many coal-fired power plants to close. Utilities worry there won’t be enough power…

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New Mercedes-Benz Driverless Car Wows CES

By - January 9, 2015

As driverless car technology continues to grow, Mercedes-Benz just showcased its new high-tech design at CES – the F 015.

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OPEC Member Asks for Production to Be Cut

By - January 9, 2015

The first OPEC member to call for an oil production cut has stepped forward. But it's just a preview of what's to come.

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The Dark Side of the Internet of Things

By - January 9, 2015

As the Internet of Things trend gains momentum, we look at what it means – and two downsides for consumers and investors.

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Obama’s Foreign Policy Blunders to Explode

By - January 8, 2015

Despite an unstable 2014, the actual shooting wars were well contained. But these time bombs are ready to explode in 2015.

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Cheap Dividend Growth Stocks for 2015

By - January 8, 2015

As the energy bust continues, investors should begin to realize that dividend growth, not yield, is the key to success.

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Chinese Oil Buying Sends Tanker Rates Skyrocketing

By - January 7, 2015

Oil is on the move! China is using the Saudi-U.S. stalemate to stock up on cheap oil, boosting the tanker business…

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Waiting for the Perfect Fit

By - January 7, 2015

Boot Barn Holdings has shown tremendous promise since its IPO in October. But now might not be the best time to jump in.

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Turning Boring Car Parks Into Energy Stations

By - January 7, 2015

A British solar startup has a simple and innovative way to turn ordinary, boring spaces into powerful areas of solar energy generation.

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Why Income Investing Beats Value Investing

By - January 7, 2015

In the battle between value investors and income investors, it’s dividends that ultimately put income seekers on top.

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When Will the Dollar Bubble Burst?

By - January 7, 2015

Against a backdrop of falling oil prices, the dollar has rallied by nearly 15% since June 30. But is it all an illusion?

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Republican Party Diagnosed Bipolar?

By - January 6, 2015

The Republican Party is split in two directions. Activists fight for change, yet Congress doesn't want to make waves...

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Will Cheap Oil Dethrone Natural Gas?

By - January 6, 2015

Cheap oil seems like it will rule the energy roost for the near future. But investors shouldn’t give up on natural gas.

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A 3-D Printer for Foodies

By - January 6, 2015

Spanish-based Natural Machines has created a new 3-D food printer. Will it spark a natural foods revolution among foodies?

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Which Countries and Companies Will Place?

By - January 5, 2015

It’s easy to assume that oil-producing companies are going down with oil prices, but the failures may surprise you…

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Expect a 242% Hike in Obamacare Fines for 2015

By - January 5, 2015

Obamacare was craftily written: Benefits come first; then the bite comes later. And that's exactly what's coming in 2015.

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NGL Market Is Worse Than Oil’s

By - January 2, 2015

NGLs are in a bear market worse than oil. Tim Maverick explains why this segment of the shale boom is under pressure.

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2014 Financial Market Year in Review

By - January 2, 2015

Bitcoin may have been 2014’s biggest loser, but how did other financial assets and investments fare this past year?

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Russia Masks Wheat Duty With Health Scares

By - January 2, 2015

Russia is implementing regulations under the guise of food safety, but it’s actually imprisoning wheat producers.

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