Lew Goes After Inverters and Drones Take Flight in Europe

by Alexander Moschina

There was no shortage of news this week. At the United Nations conference in New York - and worldwide - the focus has been on climate change and what to do about the Islamic State terrorist group in Syria. And that’s left investors wondering how they should respond (Alexander Green summed up the situation nicely here).

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The $1.06 Billion Industry With True Potential

by Tom Sandford

Data analysis firm MarketsAndMarkets estimates the virtual reality industry, along with augmented reality, will be worth $1.06 billion by 2018. But there’s more to the fledgling VR market than that.

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VIDEO Investment U Explains: High-Frequency Trading

by Alexander Green

Americans today are increasingly obsessed with the issue of "fairness." This obsession is now spilling over to the stock market, where certain folks claim that high-frequency traders are using a technology advantage to cheat ordinary investors. The technology advantage is real. The harm done is more imaginary. Here's why...

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Plus The “Burdens” of Great Wealth

by Alexander Green

People want to be rich for different reasons. Some want the things money can buy. Others seek the power it bestows. Or the status it confers. Or the security it brings. Wealth is real independence. It liberates you from want, from work that is drudgery, from relationships that confine you. Read On…

Investment U Lecture Notes: The Secret to America's Recovery

by Andrew Snyder

Uncle Sam's bombs are falling on Iraqi oilfields, yet the price at the pump has fallen below $3 per gallon in many parts of the country. In fact, smart folks now predict a nationwide average below the critical $3 mark by the end of the year. What gives? How can the Middle East be on fire... and crude prices plunging? Read On…

Plus How to Prepare for the Next Bear Market

by Alexander Green

If you sit on the sidelines too long, you'll miss out on the kind of returns that only equities can give. And, after a while, you start thinking about getting back into the market. But having missed the rally, you now risk being in for the correction... or worse. Read On…

Plus Grumpy Gold Men

by Sean Brodrick

Chief Investment Strategist at Sprott Asset Management and Sprott Gold and Precious Minerals Fund John Embry said that he doesn't know if he's seen worse sentiment in precious metals and mining shares than there is right now. But that, to him, spells opportunity. Read On…

Investing in the $1.5 Trillion Mobile Industry

by Tom Sandford

There’s a war going on in your pocket. According to research by cellphone provider advocate GSM Association, the $1.5 trillion global mobile industry is on the rise. By 2015, consumers will fork over $1.9 trillion in exchange for cell service. Read On…

Plus Using Cash Flow Can Triple Your Stocks’ Performance

by Marc Lichtenfeld

Today, we're going to talk about how you can use cash flow to boost the performance of your portfolios. As I mentioned last week, price-to-cash flow (P/CF) is a useful valuation tool. Similar to the popular price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio, P/CF is calculated by dividing the stock price by cash flow per share. Read On…

Plus Energy’s Next Big Disruption Has Begun

by David Fessler

I rarely write about the fast-growing solar energy sector. It's not because I don't find it interesting. On the contrary, I have a 10-kilowatt solar array at my farm in the Northeast. The problem is that solar stocks have been extremely volatile in recent months. However, the long-term picture for solar is, well, a bright one. Read On…

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