3D Printers Can Create Stuff Smaller than a Speck of Dust: 3D Printer Stocks?

If you are wondering if there are any publicly traded companies that are involved in 3D printing, there are actually a couple to choose from. 3D Systems Corporation (DDD), a Rock Hill, South Carolina based company, makes and sells 3D printers and related products.

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Oil and Natural Gas Prices Move Even Further Apart

In 2010, I wrote a series of posts documenting how oil and natural prices had decoupled from each other . For many years, oil prices were typically 6 to 12 times natural gas prices.

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Stem Cell Stocks

On Sunday evening, 60 Minutes broadcast an extensive report on stem cell scams. It reported on companies around the world that make outrageous claims with regards to the treatment and cures that stem cells can provide.

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Let’s Hope My Daughter Doesn’t Read This

Confession time. I’m a dishonest and deceitful father. I’ve lied to my daughter. Deliberately misled her with outright distortions of the truth. Made her do things she otherwise would not have done.

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Why Has Gold Been Down?

After all, in spite of some short-term fixes, there remains no real resolution to the sovereign debt issues in many European countries. We’re certainly not spending less money in the US, and now we’re bailing out Europe via currency swaps with the European Central Bank. Shouldn’t gold be rising?

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Silver Confirms the Bullish Outlook for Precious Metals

The new year started off with a bang with precious metals out-shining the competition. Is this a harbinger of things to come? We think so and we are not alone. Forecasts for gold for 2012 include a price per ounce of $2,200 by Morgan Stanley, $2,050 by UBS, and $2,000 by Barclays.

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How Central Bankers Attempt to “Cure” Insolvency

Like trying to patch a nuclear reactor with scotch tape and chewing gum, the central banks of the world’s leading economies are trying to Spackle over cracks in the global monetary system with a variety of desperate tactics and measures.

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Apples to Apples

I mentioned in the post the amounts a few products were down but noted that I had not factored in the yields but that I thought it was still an apples to apples because I did not include the dividends for any of them.

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Valeant says currency fluctuations hitting results

Valeant Pharmaceuticals International said on Friday that exchange rate fluctuations were hitting its results more than expected and announced its outlook for 2012.

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The Most Important Trend to Watch in 2012

Since the beginning of June, investors pulled a total of $152 billion out of stock-based mutual funds. That’s the biggest round of selling in a six-month period since March 2009. Back then, investors responded to the financial crisis by pulling $188 billion out of stock-based mutual funds.

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