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Climate Change, Trade Wars And The Networked World

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Climate Change, Trade Wars And The Networked World

The increasing connectedness of the global economic system has long been touted as the path to greater prosperity and peaceful relations among nations and their peoples. There’s just one hitch: Complex systems have more points of failure and also hidden risks that only surface when something goes wrong. For example, our dependence on cheap shipping […]

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Franco-Nevada: A Great Portfolio Hedge Going Forward

| October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
Franco-Nevada: A Great Portfolio Hedge Going Forward

Exposure to gold serves as a hedge against volatility in a diversified portfolio, and Franco-Nevada Corporation (ticker: FNV) offers investors one of the safest ways to get that exposure. Gold vs Bonds for Portfolio Protection Gold and bonds often compete for the same slot in a portfolio. Traditional portfolios have much larger exposure to bonds, […]

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Gold And Silver Show Strong Historical Performance During The Summer Months

Gold And Silver Show Strong Historical Performance During The Summer Months

The summer is generally a good time to purchase precious metals. Gold and silver historically have outperformed when the weather is warm.  They have also outperformed other commodities, specifically oil.  If you are looking to add precious metals to your portfolio, look for dips in the price during the summer months, as they are likely to be […]

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Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Oil About To Spike

| July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments
Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Oil About To Spike

As the current stock market bull market starts to look long in the tooth, I have broadened my search for income investments that are not directly tied to company business results and share prices. Direct commodity exposure provides one way to diversify a portfolio that is loaded with dividend paying stocks. Yet, I want all […]

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These 3 High-Yield Stocks Are All Now “Buys” With Oil Up Nearly 50%

| June 14, 2018 | 0 Comments
These 3 High-Yield Stocks Are All Now “Buys” With Oil Up Nearly 50%

Recently there have been two big, interrelated news stories coming out of the U.S. energy sector. The first is that the U.S. crude oil production continues to grow, and the U.S. has become the world’s largest producer of energy liquids. This growth has been led by the Permian Basin play in West Texas. The parallel […]

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Buy This Commodity Set To Become More Precious Than Oil

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments
Buy This Commodity Set To Become More Precious Than Oil

Opportunities to grow your wealth do not always occur in the technology sector, although it seems that way at times. Sometimes it is the most common and mundane parts of your life that will present a fabulous way to grow the value of your portfolio. One such example is something you and I take for […]

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White Petroleum: A New War Is About To Start

White Petroleum: A New War Is About To Start

It’s the modern gold rush. Around the world, the most sought-after mineral isn’t a precious metal, nor is it oil and gas…it’s lithium. Lithium, or “white petroleum” as some call it, has become a crucial element in today’s high-tech economy. Demand for lithium is soaring, and producers are frantically searching for new sources of supply. […]

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5 Gold And Silver Stocks On The Table

5 Gold And Silver Stocks On The Table

The breakdown in the Dow Jones suggests more downside to come. Crawl into these commodities stocks to keep your head clear. Stocks are bouncing around the unchanged line on Friday as investors contend with the drama surrounding President Donald Trump’s signing of the $1.3 trillion omnibus budget bill, China trade tariffs and the aftermath of […]

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7 Best Gold ETFs And Precious Metal Hedges For 2018

7 Best Gold ETFs And Precious Metal Hedges For 2018

Precious metal investments can be a hedge against market declines and rising inflation Gold ETFs and other precious metal trades are in favor for good reason. Gold ETF investments can be a hedge against market declines and rising inflation. In 2018, a lot of investors are worried about a market decline. Stocks started the year […]

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Fear Creeps Back Into Markets, Shining A Light On Gold

| February 13, 2018 | 0 Comments
Fear Creeps Back Into Markets, Shining A Light On Gold

Monday’s monster stock selloff is exhibit A for why I frequently recommend a 10 percent weighting in gold, with 5 percent in bullion and jewelry, the other 5 percent in high-quality gold stocks, mutual funds and ETFs. What began on Friday after the positive wage growth report extended into Monday, with all major averages dipping into negative territory […]

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