Invest NOW In the World’s Next Big Shortage

I don’t give much thought to the amount of water I use in a day. From keeping the water running while cleaning the dishes to running the sprinklers so my lawn stays nice and green, it’s all the same to me.

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Biblical Predictions For Emerging Markets.

Did the biblical story of Joseph and his dream predicting seven years of plenty followed by seven years of famine anticipate a modern market pattern of up and down years that emerging markets seem to be following? Seems like a fascinating premise.

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The Billion Dollar Battle: Laid-Back Teens Vs Detroit’s “Big 3″

When I was a kid, there was nothing I wanted more than to drive. All the cool kids were doing it. More importantly, it was a badge of independence. If I had a car, I wouldn’t have to rely on my parents to take me anywhere.

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Are Rare Earth Metals Really Rare?

So when I first started analyzing companies mining rare earth metals, I assumed these elements were very scarce and difficult to find. But, in reality, what I found was something quite unexpected.

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It’s All About the Yield

REITs crashed right along with the real estate market beginning in October 2007. And they fell harder and faster than the S&P 500 before bottoming in March 2009.

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US Banks Reporting Lower Profits But Fewer Risky loans

The banks didn’t invest very well last year. Citi, for example, absorbed 35% loss on its stock-trading activities. And the bank’s derivatives unit accounted for half the shortfall.

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Ratings Conspiracy: New York and London Seek To Beat Down Euro, Says Germany

Smacks of an American conspiracy led by speculators who want to make a killing off a falling euro, right? Well, believe me, they will, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re pulling the strings.

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Black Friday Didn’t Matter

Now, admittedly, I caught some slack for saying that, since the news outlets were reporting “the best Black Friday in years.” But the fact that people were leaving Thanksgiving Dinner only to wait outside a store for hours in the cold before it opened at midnight to save $5 seemed desperate…

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Steel Producers Prepping For a Painful Year

The commodity sector is tricky this year. Some commodities will do well. And some will fare poorly. That’s why I don’t think you should invest in ETFs that hold a diversified portfolio of commodities. It’s likely they’ll just cancel each other out.

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Arnott Claims US Will Be Beaten Down By a Plague of Debt, Deficits and Demographics

Renowned money manager Rob Arnott, chairman of Research Affiliates, says that the US has not entered into a recovery period yet. He points to the percentage of Americans between the ages of 20 and 65 without jobs.

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