Commentary

The Impact of Oil’s Collapse

On November 27th while most of us in the U.S. were gathering with our families to celebrate Thanksgiving, the twelve nation members of OPEC (Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries) were also gathering together for their biannual meeting to discuss global oil production and prices. The price of crude leading up to the meeting had […]

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What Does a Republican Controlled Congress Mean for Investments

In order to gain control of the Senate, Republicans must pick up six additional seats during Midterm elections. Polls suggest that Montana, West Virginia, and South Dakota will be easy wins for Republicans. Polls are also showing GOP candidates widening their lead in the once too close to call states of Kansas and Georgia. That pretty […]

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Is the U.S. to Become a Net Energy Exporter?

Beginning in 1859, when the first oil well began production in Titusville, Pennsylvania; the U.S. has been intricately involved in the global energy market. First as a net producer and then as a net consumer in the 1970’s, and now potentially a net producer once again. Five years ago the idea of the U.S. becoming […]

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Is it Impossible to Beat the Market?

Is it Impossible to Beat the Market? The efficient market theory, proposed in the 1960s by the “father of modern finance,” Eugene Fama, is the concept that the price of stocks, bonds, and other securities fully reflect all available information at any point in time. The idea is that profit-maximizing investors tirelessly searching for information […]

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Uranium: Can You See the Light?

The Case for Uranium The last four years have taken quite a toll on uranium prices. The current price of uranium is at $28 per pound, a far cry from its 2007 highs. At that time, the price of uranium peaked above $130 per pound but started losing value, along with the rest of the […]

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How Shareholder Friendly Companies Create Value for Investors

How Shareholder Friendly Companies Create Value for Investors   When looking at individual companies to determine whether or not they would make a good long term investment, one of the most important things to pay attention to is the company’s Free Cash Flow. Free Cash Flow, or FCF, is all of the excess cash profit […]

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Is Coal a Dead Commodity?

In recent news, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulations, aimed directly at coal-fired power plants, requiring carbon emissions to be cut 30% by 2030. By the EPA’s own estimates this will reduce coal-supplied power in the U.S. from 40% today to 30% by 2030. Naturally, the news of this proposal has put increased […]

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Is the Stock Market Currently Overvalued?

The S&P 500, a broad market index, has increased in value an impressive 185% since March 2009. Does that mean that the rally is over and that it’s too late to buy stocks at these valuations? The truth is, the broad market valuation can’t help you to make individual investment decisions. There are always opportunities […]

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