Kal Von Gal

Kal Von Gal

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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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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