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Agricultural Commodities Awaken

Agricultural Commodities Awaken

Agriculture has been a sector long ignored by investors. So much so, in fact, that the last time the largest ETF in the sector saw investor inflows, was way back in 2009. But now, in 2016, that same ETF has seen about $162 million in investor inflows, and counts the Harvard endowment fund among its...

Banking on a Rebound

Banking on a Rebound

For a long time, big global bank stocks used to be at the core of conservative portfolios – but not anymore. Two such banking giants – with great brands – are now facing market turbulence and it’s time to take note. Crunch Time at Credit Suisse About a year ago, Credit Suisse brought in a...

Investors Can Do Better Than Betterment

Investors Can Do Better Than Betterment

The Brexit has sent many investors into panic mode. Even the pioneer in the world of automated investing – Betterment LLC – slipped into shock, resulting in some unwanted publicity. On the morning of Friday, June 24, Betterment’s robo-advisors ceased working. They halted trades altogether, which resulted in some seriously negative reactions. Further, Betterment made...

Ocean Trash Cleanup Test Underway

Ocean Trash Cleanup Test Underway

The polluting of the oceans is an ever-growing problem as more and more garbage – especially plastics – end up being dumped in our liquid ecosystem. A 2015 study by the University of California at Santa Barbara illuminated just how dire the situation has really become. The study revealed that nearly eight million metric tons...

On an Uptrend, Russia Could Explode

On an Uptrend, Russia Could Explode

Late last year, I recommended investing in one of the most hated, dirt-cheap stock markets in the world – Russia. After struggling for a bit, my three plays on Russia have taken off thus far in 2016 – up 21.8%, 31.4% and 41.8%, respectively. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 Index is up only 3.4%. This Russian...

Big Pharma On the Hunt for Profit

Big Pharma On the Hunt for Profit

With a record $724 billion worth of mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in the pharmaceutical sector, 2015 would be a truly difficult year to duplicate – much less follow. Especially since much of that M&A activity was conducted by specialty pharmaceutical companies, whose business model is now in disrepute after the fall of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International...

Is Singapore a Buy?

Is Singapore a Buy?

Asia is rather out of favor these days – mainly as a result of a slowdown in trade. And, the two markets most dependent on increasing import and export trade volumes are Hong Kong and Singapore. Trade accounts for 351% of Singapore’s GDP, and an astounding 439% in Hong Kong. In comparison, total trade represents...

The Reality of the Brexit: What Now?

The Reality of the Brexit: What Now?

“The British are leaving! The British are leaving!” In a 52% to 48% vote, the citizens of Great Britain opted to say “cheerio” to the European Union last week, on June 23rd, stunning financial markets all over the world. Though it will be a long goodbye, taking two years or more to finalize, the fallout...

Saudi Arabia Heads From Crude to Solar: Part II

Saudi Arabia Heads From Crude to Solar: Part II

Last week, my article on the Saudi Arabian oil and solar outlook, titled Saudi Arabia’s Solar Planning Is Paved in Oil Production, certainly shook up a hornet’s nest in the Twittersphere. In the piece, I postulated that the Saudis – under the de facto leadership of 30-year old Mohammed bin Salman (MbS) – would move...

Don’t Get 401-KO’d

Don’t Get 401-KO’d

Retirement aside, owning a home is the most significant financial milestone of our lives. Yet many Millennials, who are struggling to reach the same financial milestones as their parents, have found home ownership particularly elusive. According to a report from the National Association of Realtors, the number of Millennials living with their parents increased almost...