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Army Unleashes Secret "Invincibility" Technology on Taliban

Army Unleashes Secret “Invincibility” Technology on Taliban

File this under the most disruptive (and obvious) technology I’ve come across in years… In short, a small team of combat veterans, scientists and engineers are about to revolutionize how gunshot wounds are treated. Now, in case you didn’t know, “bleeding out” (or hemorrhaging) is the leading cause of death for soldiers on the battlefield....

Tantalizing 132% Energy Surge You Can’t Afford to Miss

First Shot Fired in Asia’s Energy War

When investors turn to Asia for profits, most of them are fixated on China. But I know better. There’s another country in Asia that stands to pummel the energy market with a 132% increase in consumption. Indeed, its energy demand is set to skyrocket faster than any other major global economy. It might not have...

Scary Mathematical Certainty Hits Market on Thursday

Scary Mathematical Certainty Hits Market on Thursday

Blame China’s slowing growth. Blame the Fed. Blame the currency crisis in Argentina. It doesn’t matter. Investors are kicking off the New Year by panicking – sending stocks down for three consecutive weeks. A mere month into 2014, and the S&P 500 Index is already down almost 4%. At this point, you might be considering...

Warning: This Bubble is Hiding in Plain Sight

Warning: This Bubble is Hiding in Plain Sight

Bubble watching is a favorite pastime of the talking heads on CNBC. Virtually everything that’s popular in the financial markets has earned the “bubble” title. Now, I dislike the term for various reasons. It’s hard to define. A financial bubble is harder to spot than most so-called experts would lead us to believe. And accurately...

Natural Gas Catapults Higher in 2014

In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re pretty bullish on natural gas. And we spend a lot of time analyzing the market here at Oil & Energy Daily. Recently, there has been a massive surge in at-home natural gas resources in the United States. Today’s infographic, courtesy of Visual Capitalist, takes a short look at some...

Patent #20140019367 Threatens to Bring Down the U.S. Mint

Patent #20140019367 Threatens to Bring Down the U.S. Mint

Last Wednesday, I was fortunate to appear on CNBC’s Closing Bell to discuss Apple’s (AAPL) precipitous, post-earnings selloff. You’ll recall, the stock fell to its lowest level in three months, thanks to disappointing iPhone sales. The crux of our debate centered on investors’ perception that Apple is in an “innovate or die” situation. I disagree....

Acquisition Envy… or Regret?

Acquisition Envy… or Regret?

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) acquired renewable chemical technology developer LS9, Inc. for $61.5 million this week. This officially enters REGI into the realm of industrial biotech – a renewable chemicals platform the North American biodiesel producer has been yearning to infiltrate. This is the second acquisition in just over a month for REGI, which...

Three No-Brainer Reasons to Build Your Portfolio With Energy

A “Perfect” Energy Portfolio With One Fatal Flaw…

As an Oil & Energy Daily reader, I don’t need to tell you that there’s no other investment sector that provides more steady growth and demand than the energy market. The technology sector requires constant rebalancing… You can run into major disasters with financials… (Think 2008!) And let’s not even begin to talk about the airline...

375 Companies Prepare for the Guillotine

It’s Friday in the Wall Street Daily Nation! That means the longwinded analysis is out. And instead, some carefully selected charts are in. After all, a picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words, right? Without further ado, check out these snapshots on the annual disappearing act by S&P 500 companies, why Sunday’s big...

Dividend-Achievers

Incoming Class of Dividend Achievers Triggers Growth Envy

Longstanding companies in the Dividend Achievers Index are officially on notice… As you know, the U.S. Dividend Achievers Select Index is composed of companies with at least 10 consecutive years of increasing annual dividend payments. This is the Index that the popular Vanguard Dividend Appreciation ETF (VIG) tracks. The Achievers have a median three-year dividend...