How to Profit from the “Shale Oil Bubble”

It’s true: French, Japanese, and Chinese energy companies cannot seem to get their hands on a big enough slice of U.S. shale oil deposits these days.

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Two Credit Card Companies I Got My Eye On

While the markets have spent the last several months focused on the macro economic issues of Europe, this week brings a slew of earnings. And even in macro-economic dominated periods like the one we’re in now,

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Inside: The names of three big winners from my portfolios!

Because for the last couple weeks I’ve been telling you a lot about the performance of my portfolios in 2011 … general trends that should have helped my subscribers handily beat the markets … and some of the stock sectors that I like for the coming year.

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Does Suze Orman’s Prepaid Debit Card Make Sense for You?

Suze Orman is famous for her personal, easy-to-digest, and friendly personal finance advice. Many of us less famous finance writers admire her general approach, which boils down to “spend less than you earn.” Who can argue with that?

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Why Brazil Stocks?

Last week, the rating agency, Standard & Poor’s, downgraded the credit ratings for nine countries, France, Austria, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Cyprus, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia.

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China’s Cinderella Story

Everyone knows that when the clock strikes midnight for Cinderella, the carriage turns back into a pumpkin, the horse into mice and the jeweled gown into rags. The spell is broken and reality returns. I keep thinking of China in this context.

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Gold Rebounds and Gains Momentum

Gold rallied this week hitting its highest in a month and breaking above its 200-day moving average. There were a myriad of reasons suggested in the financial press.

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Pinstriped Psychopaths

Psychopaths possess a profound lack of empathy. They use other people callously and remorselessly for their own ends. Psychopathic CEOs are no different.

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European Downgrades: Will There Really Be a Fallout?

On Friday, after the close of business in the stock market, S&P downgraded 9 European countries. Spain and Italy were both taken down another notch, leaving Italy with a BBB+ rating and Spain with an A.

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U.S. Exports to China Have Increased by 21% per Year Since 2005, Twice the 11% Growth in Imports

As much as we continually hear about China’s currency manipulation to artificially increase its exports to the U.S., the chart above shows something very interesting. When: a) monthly U.S. exports to China, and b) monthly imports from China,

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