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"Growth" Is in the Eye of the Beholder

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 4, 2007
It may come as a shock to many of you, but I too believe that we are experiencing a “Goldilocks” economy. But unlike most on Wall Street, I do not define this as economic growth that is neither too hot nor too cold. I believe the analogy is apt simply because U.S. economic growth is a fairy tale!

Value of US Dollar

Value of US Dollar

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted May 4, 2007
What I’m about to show you could be the most important chart of the past decade for precious metal investors and speculators… the value of the US Dollar.

Not Watch?...Fugetaboutit!

Not Watch?...Fugetaboutit!

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 3, 2007
If you weren’t watching, then you probably missed it. Last week was National TV Turnoff Week, an event sponsored by TV-Free America.

Coming Soon: Energy Tech Stocks from the Persian Gulf

Coming Soon: Energy Tech Stocks from the Persian Gulf

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 3, 2007
Never say the desert can’t bloom. From oil and gas engineering advances to solar panels outside the world’s richest cities, tech is taking root in the sand.

EPA Guarantees Market for Ethanol

EPA Guarantees Market for Ethanol

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 3, 2007
Because the mandate means a guaranteed market. Even if the price of oil drops and makes ethanol less competitive. Even if the price of corn goes sky-high.

Save a Tree, Make Some Money

Save a Tree, Make Some Money

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 2, 2007
A new realignment of U.S. corporate accounting standards with Europe could halt the hemorrhage of companies now filing elsewhere. For the U.S.-based international investor, this adds up to enhanced profit.

Contrarian Island is a Lonely Place

Contrarian Island is a Lonely Place

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 1, 2007
Being a bear on the Street these days is some kind of hard business. While the bears continue to insist that the glass is half full and could shatter into a million pieces at any moment, the markets only race higher. Their dire warnings have turned up as empty as their honey pots.

The Rise of Nuclear Energy from Peak Oil's Ashes

The Rise of Nuclear Energy from Peak Oil's Ashes

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted April 30, 2007
Over the weekend, I had the distinct pleasure of conversing with one of my Wealth Daily readers. This reader was distraught over society’s collapse from peak oil.

What Record High?

What Record High?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 27, 2007
As the Dow burst through the 13,000 milestone this week, few understood the hollowness of the achievement. Measured against the rising dollar-denominated prices of just about everything else on the planet, the Dow has actually lost value over the past seven years.

Say it Ain't So, Angelo Mozilo

Say it Ain't So, Angelo Mozilo

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 26, 2007
Even now, Angelo Mozilo cries bloody murder as the various branches of the government ponder how to fix the problems that he and his mortgage buddies created.

Europe Adds to Central Asian Resource Frenzy

Europe Adds to Central Asian Resource Frenzy

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 26, 2007
With the specter of Russian dominance haunting European energy markets, the EU’s problems pose a huge energy investment opportunity. This week, a group of European Union foreign ministers gathered in Luxembourg took a first step towards the resource-rich countries of Central Asia.

Sunshine on the DMZ

Sunshine on the DMZ

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 25, 2007
Reunification has long been the watchword in Korean diplomacy. Even through the North’s recalcitrance, nuclear proliferation, missile-lobbing, and Viagra counterfeiting, the South has kept a sanguine smile. Make that a cyber-smile, as the Koreas connect in a new way this year.