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Cadillac Desert: America’s Fresh Water Crisis

May 21, 2018 | By | Reply More
Cadillac Desert: America’s Fresh Water Crisis

Thirty years after Marc Reisner penned Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, his prophesy is being fulfilled. As the chalky rings which mark previous higher water levels around Colorado River reservoirs grow ever wider, Grist reports that major disputes are now afoot over the remaining water supply. Modern economists have long told us not […]

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Oil Is Breaking Out, How About Oil Company Stocks?

April 20, 2018 | By | Reply More
Oil Is Breaking Out, How About Oil Company Stocks?

In late 2016, OPEC agreed to cut production in order to address an oversupplied oil market. Global crude oil inventories had reached record highs, and the price of oil had crashed. OPEC’s strategy is having the desired effect. Over the past year, despite strong U.S. shale production growth, global inventories have steadily declined. In response, […]

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Is Crude Oil Due For A Big Move?

July 3, 2017 | By | Reply More
Is Crude Oil Due For A Big Move?

In options trading, a straddle is literally a sit-on-the-fence strategy. By purchasing a put and a call at the same strike (price of underlying commodity) for the same time period, an investor isn’t making a conventional directional bet; rather the investor is looking for a big move either up or down. The rub is that […]

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Gold Will Be Priceless By 2020

May 22, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gold Will Be Priceless By 2020

Over the next few years as debt, currencies, and countries start to fall apart, individuals will be looking to place their money where it will hold its value and buying power during times of extreme uncertainty. If you eliminate fiat currencies, which are created out of this air and are nothing more than a credit, […]

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Where Do We Go From Here In 2017?

January 6, 2017 | By | Reply More
Where Do We Go From Here In 2017?

Where to now… after what 2016 dished out? First, there was the surprise upset of the presidential election of dear old Donald. Then came the surprise shift in sentiment about the election. Before, he was a wrecking ball. After, he’s suddenly Jesus walking on water. Never mind that he’s already pissed off China… twice! Or […]

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Trump Could Fuel A Nuclear Energy Boom In 2017

December 14, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Trump Could Fuel A Nuclear Energy Boom In 2017

With Trump at the helm, sentiment gives way to practicality in the energy industry. For the vast untapped potential of the nuclear energy industry and the uranium that feeds it, this could contribute to a market-disrupting revival that no longer bows to fear and the politics of economy. While there have been some oversupply issues […]

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Oil Price Frenzy: Big Opportunity Or Sucker’s Bet?

December 7, 2016 | By | Reply More
Oil Price Frenzy: Big Opportunity Or Sucker’s Bet?

Wall Street is giddy over the latest oil price bounce, but you should be leery. The energy market has played Lucy-with-the-football before. Crude oil surged last Wednesday after the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) reached an agreement to curtail production by 1.2 million barrels a day. OPEC currently produces 33.6 million barrels a day, […]

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What Could Send Big Oil Into “Investor Death Spiral”?

October 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
What Could Send Big Oil Into “Investor Death Spiral”?

What if China decides, “We don’t want petrol cars in five years?” Every global automaker is furiously working on a lineup of electric vehicles. Many of them already have a model in their showrooms. Billions are poured into it every year. Electric cars are cheaper and simpler to build, and have been around longer than […]

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Is Premium Gasoline Really Worth It For Your Car?

October 10, 2016 | By | 1 Reply More
Is Premium Gasoline Really Worth It For Your Car?

Today I want to address an energy issue relevant to many motorists. According to a recent report by AAA, U.S. drivers wasted more than $2.1 billion dollars in the last year by using premium-grade gasoline in vehicles designed to run on regular fuel. Since some readers likely contributed to this windfall for refiners and fuel […]

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Should You Use Your Retirement Account Money To Buy A Home?

August 15, 2016 | By | Reply More
Should You Use Your Retirement Account Money To Buy A Home?

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 […]

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