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how to invest in 2013
- How to Invest in Frontier Markets and Tap the World's Fastest Growth
- Keith Fitz-Gerald: How To Invest In Today's Volatile Market
- Intellectual Property: How to Invest in America's Strongest Game
- Another Shoe Has Dropped… and It's a Big One
- The Next Best Investments in Oil Come From This Texas Sweet Spot
- How to Succeed in the Low-Yield Inflationary Matrix
- A Big Time Squeeze for Refineries is About to Begin
- How to Invest in Oil in 2013: The New U.S. Profit Plays
- How to Invest in Precious Metals in 2013
- Why the Fed's QE Policy is Bullish for Oil Prices
- How to Invest in Platinum in 2013
- These Oil Stocks Are the Big Winners in This Year's "Summer Pop"
- How to Invest in Uranium in 2013
- The Six Questions that Can Make You Rich (Part One)
- How to Invest as America Spends $190 Billion to Fix Our Highway System
- How to Invest in Oil's Final Frontier: The Arctic
Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald appeared on CNBC World to caution investors on how to invest in today's volatile market.
Fed action - or inaction - makes for roiling markets in the days ahead. Fitz-Gerald suspects Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke "won't have the guts to take his foot off the gas" by September.
It's hard to overstate the importance of intellectual property, the creative side of industry, to the United States economy - especially in an era when there is a (mistaken) perception that the United States can no longer compete.
It's a complex, interwoven subset of the economy, and it consists of more than just royalties for music and television - although that's part of it. Software, hardware, entertainment, medicine, science, technology - all of these generate immense quantities of intellectual property revenue.
A Hugely Important Segment
You must consider that...
...More than 50% of the world's total intellectual property revenue flows directly into the United States. ...Intellectual property rights touch nearly every facet of our immense economy.
...Employment, either direct or indirect, in 313 IP-intensive industries account for some 40 million jobs, nearly 28% of all jobs in our economy.
...And those are good jobs; they pay on average 42% more than non-IP-intensive work.
...IP-intensive industries add $5.06 trillion in value, nearly 35% of the United States' GDP in 2010.
...Nearly 61% of American exports, $775 billion, come from IP-intensive industries.
The figures, from the United States Patent and Trademark Office, more or less speak for themselves.
They point to the United States as possibly the most creative and innovative society on Earth. Even as the overall economy wheezes along, intellectual property continues to grow, playing an ever more vital role.
I wasn't more than 30 minutes outside of D.C. the other night before my cell phone started ringing.
The calls involved breaking new developments overseas that promise to have a big impact on the global energy markets. They concerned a major global energy situation that is likely to create a domino effect that will have consequences for U.S. domestic policy.
As I wrote up this analysis of the best investments in oil, a familiar saying came to mind: "Everything old is new again."
A truer statement could not be said about the Permian Basin, which is a geological formation roughly 300 miles long and 250 miles across that stretches across west Texas and eastern New Mexico.
Income investors may be feeling the quiet prejudice of low expectations when it comes to their income investments.
And the smart ones are learning that if you want to generate the kind of income you’re really going to need in this new paradigm, you’re going to have to be more aggressive, more sophisticated and more proactive than you’ve likely ever been.
The old rules simply don't apply. Even the way most investment advisors try to keep your portfolio performing is more likely to burden your retirement rather than free it. They’re ill-equipped to navigate the new yield waters.
After banking some very hefty profits for Energy Advantage and Energy Inner Circle subscribers on refining stocks earlier this year, the entire sector now is about to land "between a rock and a hard place."
Once a high-flying place for investors to earn substantial profits, refiners have been under pressure for the last two months. But that's actually just the beginning of what's to come.
The latest annual Statistical Review of World Energy from energy giant BP PLC pointed out how the U.S. energy landscape has changed in just a few short years - which changes how to invest in oil for maximum profits.
In the Review, BP said that the expansion of both oil and natural gas production in the United States was the fastest in the world in 2012.
In fact, U.S. oil production in 2012 grew at the quickest pace since BP began keeping track of the global oil scene in 1965.
The increase of about one million barrels per day was due, of course, to the exploitation of unconventional sources such as shale and tight oil.
Pair the increasing production numbers with where oil prices will be trading in the near term, and we get a clearer picture of how to invest in oil in 2013... here's why.
Prices are down, but it pays to know how to invest in precious metals in 2013. In fact, the right choices – like these – will yield huge gains. Read more...
Recently, I talked about how crude was beginning to occupy a position as a store of market value ("Why Oil Is Becoming the New 'Gold Standard," May 20, 2013). The development has been a direct consequence of the flight from holding gold.
That flight may be tapering and a new floor established for the next major spike by the metal.
The problem is there is no agreement on which direction that move will be...
These days, a sudden improvement in gold prices may only extend as far as hedge funds and institutional investors covering shorts.
Nonetheless, there is an interesting parallel developing between the plight of gold and crude oil prices.
You need to understand what’s happening in South Africa if you want to know the best ways to invest in platinum in 2013. Here’s the story... Read more...
I have been "in the field" for the past several days and will be back in circulation later this week. But I wanted to send you a note on what's been taking place recently.
The last two trading sessions have seen a spike in oil stocks. The rise has been focused on companies that provide services to early-stage field development, as well as for crude production.
Now, we have witnessed a similar "summer pop" in each of the past three years. It tends to signal a rise in expected medium-term demand for both crude oil and oil products.
However this time around, the improvement isn't reflected in companies across the board, but rather in those emphasizing geographically specific field plays.
It’s going to pay to know how to invest in uranium in 2013 – just look at why uranium prices are getting ready to soar. Read more...
That is the question that every American must ask.
As we noted last week, investment in technological innovation and global scale has been a key driver of wealth creation for the richest of the rich around the globe. But it also has led to the elimination of many lower income and middle class jobs across the country.
It's an economic phenomenon first explored by the classical economist David Riccardo called "Technological Unemployment," and it's beginning to affect individuals with even six-figure salaried jobs around the world as technology grows ever more sophisticated.
That got our team at Money Morning talking about the best ways to identify radical technology innovation and help readers protect their wealth, restore their confidence as investors, and identify the next breakthrough on the horizon.
By answering "yes" to six questions, one can identify the stocks and technologies on the cusp of being the next breakout, one that will rival the financial booms seen during the dotcom and current mobile tech era.
There are six questions that you can ask yourself when you begin investing in a company for its "next-generation" technology.
Now, this strategy won't guarantee that the innovation will be the next iPhone or America Online (at the time, AOL changed the face of the personal internet and its stock soared to record heights), but it will do something that is remarkably important for the retail investor:
It will significantly raise the probability of success.
And in a game of numbers, that is what we're looking for when it comes to technological innovation.
So, let's ask the first question and learn how to identify the next technology revolution or company poised to take the world by storm.
The United States' Eisenhower Interstate Highway System was the biggest, most expensive public works project since the Pharaohs had the Pyramids built.
The Interstate System, started in 1956, became the envy of the entire world, except perhaps Germany, symbolizing a nation on the march to progress - a four-lane wonder stretching from sea to shining sea.
But now, in the early decades of the 21st century, that once-vaunted highway network is overwhelmed, underfunded, and flat out crumbling in parts.
Interstate 5 is the West Coast's main artery, spanning the distance from Canada to Mexico. Last week, a portion of Interstate 5 fell into the Skagit River north of Seattle.
The Skagit River Bridge was 58 years old, and listed as "functionally obsolete," meaning the bridge was safe but did not meet current standards. No one was killed, but three people were injured as their vehicles plunged, along with the bridge's deck, into the river.
Thirteen people were killed and 145 injured in August 2007 when a bridge carrying Interstate 35W across the Mississippi River at Minneapolis collapsed during rush hour. In that tragedy, the bridge was found to have been over its weight limit, and some non-critical components had been corroded by, of all things, bird droppings.