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“Earth Hackers” Adopt Radical Methods to Stop Climate Change

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 22, 2017

Whether it’s the result of human activities or part of a natural cycle, there’s little question that surface temperatures around the world are going up. What is up for debate, though, is how to deal with it. That’s where the science of geoengineering comes in…

Special Situations

Dissecting Trump’s Border Wall Parameters

By Louis Basenese - Mar 21, 2017

Like this weekend, when I perused the 132-page government document that outlines the parameters for Trump’s wall. The document offers guidelines to contractors who wish to help build the wall. With the wall getting closer to reality, I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to gauge the situation. Hutch surprised me with his analysis.

INNOVATION

Friday Charts: Economic Sentiment Reaches Record High

By Louis Basenese - Mar 17, 2017

Optimism can be a powerful economic force. That is, as long as all the good feelings translate into good actions. Like increased capital expenditures and hiring. Well, economic sentiment has never been higher.

Special Situations

Hawkish Yellen Kills Her “Inner Dove” With Rate Hike

By Louis Basenese - Mar 17, 2017

Rate hikes are pervasive. They bleed into every financial endeavor — whether it’s a mortgage payment, a credit card purchase or the values of stocks. So I asked my senior analyst, Martin Hutchinson, to do a deeper dive into the Fed’s rate hike.

Federal Reserve

Fed Rate Rise Spawns New Opportunity in Small-Caps

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 16, 2017

While stocks generally cool off seven days after a Fed rate hike, small cap stocks – particularly, value names – are actually among the best performing stocks when rates rise.

Small-Caps

How to Play the World’s Most Overlooked Emerging Market

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 15, 2017

Argentina is reemerging as a powerful force in the global economy. And the country is home to the world’s hottest small-cap utility stock: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (EDN).

Japan

5 Reasons to Diversify Into Japanese Stocks

By Martin Hutchinson - Mar 14, 2017

With a healthy uptick in GDP, increased political stability going forward and a weakening yen boosting exports — now is the perfect time to diversify into the Japanese market.

Retail

Profit From the Rise of Ghost Malls

By Martin Hutchinson - Mar 13, 2017

Capitalism forces businesses to adapt or die. And the age of malls is clearly over. But with a handful of once-great retailers destined for the courthouse steps, we have an opportunity to profit from their demise.

Friday Charts

Two Hot “Commodities” on the Brink of Implosion

By Louis Basenese - Mar 10, 2017

Today, I’m serving up a limbo edition. I’m profiling just how low Snap Inc.’s (SNAP) newborn stock can go.

Federal Reserve

The Best Way to Prepare for a Fed Rate Hike

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 9, 2017

The Fed meets on March 14 to decide whether or not to raise interest rates. The odds of an increase at this month’s meeting have jumped to 88%. Here’s how to prepare...

Options Trading

If the Trump Rally Reverses – Here’s Your First Move

By Jonathan Rodriguez - Mar 8, 2017

Senior Analyst Jonathan Rodriguez shows how to use options to profit handsomely on a stock’s downside – without shorting a single share. The strategy could come in handy if the Trump-driven rally cools off.

Gold

Dangerous Gold ETF Lures Greedy Investors

By Martin Hutchinson - Mar 7, 2017

To play the precious metals market, I recommend buying shares of the world’s best junior miners. Just be careful of these types of ETFs…