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Tech Investing

Why the Best Investments in Tech Right Now Stem from This Industry

Money Morning Defense and Technology Specialist Michael A. Robinson has been saying how "Big Data" will deliver some of the best investments in technology that we've ever seen…

You see, by 2009, almost every midsized-to-large company in the U.S. economy was storing more than 200 terabytes of data. (A terabyte is about 1 trillion bytes, or 1,000 gigabytes, or 2 times the size of giant retailer Wal-Mart's data warehouse in 1999.)

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This Week in Numbers

It's the numbers that count in this crazy world. They can tell stories that words can't.

Here's a look at some of the fascinating, infuriating, amusing, depressing, and altogether important numbers that the world has put up on the board recently – and why you need to know them.

Bond Markets

This Is Now Your No. 1 Choice for Big Gains

From the Editor: Subscribers who followed Keith's most recent play on U.S. Treasuries locked in a 100% gain on Friday. But "this game is a long way from over," he says. So here's what he's recommending now. Take notes. "Home run potential" isn't a phrase Keith uses lightly…

Halfway through Wednesday's session, stocks are in danger of closing in the red for a fifth straight day. And this is all you'll hear about today.

Yet bonds are telling you the real story.

In fact, at this point, they are the next best thing to the Holy Grail if you've got the right perspective and understand what's happening.

This is a big moment.

It's big for uber-investors like Bill Gross, who just experienced something brand-new for PIMCO.

And it's big for you.

So at the very least, strongly consider the first move I'm going to show you today. You don't have to buy a single bond to take advantage of its home run potential. The other two moves I'm going to share with you simply "ice the cake."

But let's go back to the 1980s for a minute, when all this payoff potential began to build…

U.S. Economy

Brace Yourself: This Is What the Fed’s QE Has Done for Our Economy

The Fed's QE (quantitative easing) program has created multiple trillions of dollars since it first started in 2008.

But now there are signs the QE policy will finally come to a close.

The Fed

Check Out What the FOMC Meeting Minutes Did to the Stock Market Today

In one of the most highly anticipated releases of the year, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting minutes from July 30-31 were released today (Wednesday).

They will be picked apart for days – but here's what you need to know.

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Precious Metals

What You Need to Know About Silver Prices and the Fed QE Taper

Silver prices have rebounded about 28% since the lows of late June, and are currently trading at around $23 an ounce.

This move was key for silver prices – it means the metal broke out above its 50-day moving average.

Barclays' technical analysts pointed out that last week was silver's best week since 2011, with a gain of 14.3%.

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Energy Investing

2013 Oil Prices: Where We Go From Here

There's been movement in crude oil prices in 2013 that investors should be watching…

Global oil prices diverged yesterday (Tuesday) as market factors both in the U.S. and abroad painted a very distinct picture for energy costs.

Options for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) for September delivery fell $2.14 to settle at $104.96 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Energy Investing

These Fracking Trucks Reveal Energy's Most Underreported Boom

Now that the rig market for oil and gas projects is heating up again, it's time to invest where energy's big-money cycle actually begins.

After all, without a rig, a well is nothing more than a dot on a map.

That's why the oil field service (OFS) business always improves before the fortunes of field production companies.

But there's an even earlier link in this profit chain…

Energy Investing

For the Best Natural Gas Stocks, Look Deep in the Heart of Texas

To pick the best natural gas stocks to play the natgas price rise, you need to look not just at company fundamentals, but one crucial factor: Where these companies' assets lie…

That's because companies with assets in Texas are booming, and will deliver some of the best gains ever seen by energy investors.

Texas is the historical center of the U.S. energy industry. Today it's a major producer of natural gas.

Joel D. Moxley, president of the Gas Processors Association, told the Houston Business Journal, "Booming is the only way to describe the natural gas industry in Texas."

Texas holds about 23% of the U.S. natural gas reserves and accounts for approximately 30% of current U.S. output.

Its present output is roughly 19.7 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. That means if ranked globally, Texas would rank third for natural gas production – behind Russia and the other 49 U.S. states.

One main area of focus for natural gas in the Lone Star state is the Eagle Ford Shale Formation. Production there nearly tripled between 2009 and 2012.

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Investing Tips

Shah Gilani Tells Us How to Invest in a Down Market

If you want to know how to invest in a down market, we have two options for you today…

You see, Money MorningCapital Wave Strategist Shah Gilani has been called "the Reluctant Bull." Even though he's still in the market on the long side, he's watching the door – and you should be, too.

In the following segment, he speaks with FOX Business' Stuart Varney of "Varney & Co." about the just how far down the stock market can go, and where it might find support.

Even better, he gives two ways to play the downturn that could happen any day now.

If you want to play, you have to watch:

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