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The U.S. equity market actually makes up less than half of the global equity market. So there may be more overseas investment opportunities than you realize. Think of the world’s dominant manufacturers, China and Germany. Also consider the vast amounts of natural resources coming out of Latin America and Africa. Indeed, some of the greatest opportunities for growth lie outside of the United States in markets that are just getting warmed up. The stories below detail all of the amazing profit plays outside the U.S. border.

April 2014

Focus on Silver, the Dual-Purpose Precious Metal

By - April 18, 2014

Unlike gold – where 75% of what’s mined annually is used for jewelry – silver is mostly used for industrial purposes. Indeed, 75% of the silver that’s mined annually is used for industry. It’s not surprising, given silver’s electrical and…

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Night of the Walking Oil Rig

By - April 17, 2014

It’s a beautiful thing when technology meets the oil industry. Because this translates into higher efficiency and, ultimately, more profit. Pennsylvania-based, drilling equipment manufacturer, Schramm Inc., cracked the code by giving its oil rigs a new pair of legs, setting…

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Will Price Cuts at Tesco Restore Profits?

By - April 17, 2014

After the second year of a profit decline, multinational grocer and general retailer Tesco (TESO) attempts to redeem itself, but is its CEO’s master plan enough to win back its customers’ hearts? The retail giant (the world’s third largest) has…

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Rise of the Princelings

By - April 16, 2014

Foreign investment in China remains limited, at best. In many ways, it’s a state-controlled economy, with the gateways of investment in the hands of government officials. This makes it especially difficult for outsiders to invest in areas such as finance,…

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Breakthrough Technology Unlocks Hidden Natural Gas Reserves

By - April 16, 2014

Those who doubt Australia’s ability to become the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) often point to the exorbitant cost of some of the country’s LNG projects.  And it’s a valid point. But there may be a solution…

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How to Survive the Coming Correction

By - April 15, 2014

Over the past five trading sessions, the VIX – or Volatility Index – has seen a major pickup, soaring by 25%. The meltdown began just over a week ago with the Nasdaq, which suffered its worst three-day loss since 2011.…

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Time to “Get Lucky” in the Natural Gas Market

By - April 14, 2014

As we enter stage II of the LNG boom, many analysts are focusing on how the United States will fit into the equation. But it’s important to keep in mind that the LNG export story doesn’t just affect the United…

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Doctors Ditch Needles for Microchips

There were three dreaded words we all hated as children: a doctor’s visit. Just the thought of the needle puncturing your skin invokes images of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde flashing before your very eyes. As adults, the usual needle-and-syringe…

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Russia Prepares to Corner the Market

By - April 11, 2014

I’ve visited Russia and its former Republics several times. Yet it never ceases to amaze me how often those of us in the West think we can influence politics in a place like that. Here’s a region that cares little…

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Don’t Expect Miracles From China’s Regulators

By - April 10, 2014

The ever-trusting bull investors have replaced Aladdin’s genie with China’s regulators. But frankly, they don’t have the magic to avert every crisis in this emerging market. Reuters‘ Jon Gordon gets the skinny from Breakingviews‘ Peter Thal Larsen on what investors should beware of……

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U.S. LNG Export Projects Face Delays

By - April 10, 2014

At first glance, the LNG export boom in the United States seems to be well under way. After all, the Department of Energy has accelerated the pace of approvals for such projects, signing off on six new LNG export permits…

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Billionaire Ends a Long-Standing Mystery…

By - April 10, 2014

Today, I’d like to share a conversation I had with celebrated investor and bestselling author, Jim Rogers. Jim is the Co-Founder of the world-renowned Quantum Fund, which gained 4,200% over a 10-year period. He also has six bestselling books to…

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Russia’s Favorite Weapon

By - April 9, 2014

Mikhail Kalashnikov, creator of the AK-47, would undoubtedly be proud of the weapon that Russia is using right now against Ukraine. While it’s not the famed assault rifle he created in 1946, it does have a comparable amount of persuasive…

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As Gold Demand Decelerates, Do This…

By - April 8, 2014

Gold prices have dropped by more than $100 per ounce in recent weeks – from over $1,380 in mid-March to $1,280. I warned you about the lack of faith in the gold rally a few weeks ago after returning from…

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China’s Long March to Shale Gas Development

By - April 7, 2014

Last June, our Investment Director Karim Rahemtulla told readers about all the difficulties that China faces in developing its vast shale gas resources. These difficulties include more complex geology and deeper gas deposits than the United States, and lack of…

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Cheap Shale Gas Leading to Chemicals Renaissance

By - April 2, 2014

The recent World Petrochemical Conference, held in Houston from March 25 to March 28, enjoyed record attendance… and for good reason. You see, cheap shale gas is fueling a renaissance in a chemicals industry that, just a decade ago, was…

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