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The Big Yawn

The Big Yawn

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 23, 2006
Our mining stocks this past month have been mostly a “big yawn.” The seasonal surge in the metals that we usually see going into the fall appears to be on hold.

Is Tech Investing Only for Professionals?

Is Tech Investing Only for Professionals?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 20, 2006
By far the question I most often get asked about investing in technology stocks involves the level of difficulty.

NEWSFLASH...The Fat Lady Has Sung

NEWSFLASH...The Fat Lady Has Sung

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 19, 2006
Baltimore, Md.—It may have taken a while and may have been long overdue, but it has finally happened—the fat lady has sung at last. And in singing as she did, she unleashed a monumental downpour on the dreams of housing bulls everywhere.

Forget Wall Street...The

Forget Wall Street...The "Great Wall" Is Where the Money Is

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 18, 2006
Just the other day I talked to you a bit about the Wireless Wave-the mega-trend taking shape in wireless technologies and services. Today I’d like to get a bit more specific.

New Discoveries Needed

New Discoveries Needed

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 18, 2006
As we have been patiently waiting over the summer months and into early fall for the next up wave to take hold, a few juniors have performed well. Why is this, when most other juniors have suffered due to lack of trading volume or interest in the market?

Europe's Open Wound

Europe's Open Wound

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 17, 2006
These days many investors look at world markets through one of two lenses: a telescope or a microscope. In the search for international opportunities, it is imperative not to gloss over the mid-range opportunities, and the overlooked locales in which many of those chances for growth are found.

Peak Oil Has Changed Everything

Peak Oil Has Changed Everything

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 16, 2006
If you need more proof that the Age of Oil is coming to an end, you need look no further than two sentences that were uttered last week. One was spoken by the Pentagon. The other, about two hours later by President Bush.

The Wireless Wave

The Wireless Wave

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 16, 2006
Wireless technology is literally creating a “wave” of change and profits that’s sweeping across the globe at lightning speed. It’s about to completely shift how we do everything, from communicating with one another to how we pay for our groceries. Let me tell you what I mean.

Alan the Preposterous Rides Again

Alan the Preposterous Rides Again

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 12, 2006
Alan Greenspan probably never met Neville Chamberlain, but the two men certainly share a penchant for the preposterous definitive statement. For Chamberlain, of course, it was that memorable “peace for our time” quote as he stepped off the plane after being bamboozled by Hitler in Munich in 1938. And for Mr. Greenspan it was a gem that he delivered earlier this week.

China Wields Carrots and Celery Sticks

China Wields Carrots and Celery Sticks

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 10, 2006
In the Asian political sphere where stability is the rule, China’s choices are limited when dealing with its newly nuclear neighbor, North Korea.

In Their Own Words

In Their Own Words

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 5, 2006
The housing story is big one, in fact, I believe that it’s monumental. But as important as this story is, it is also a big one simply by the breadth and variety of smaller stories that have collectively made the bubble what it has become. And if you don’t believe me when I write that the bubble has popped, just listen to words of the some of the folks at ground zero.

Soft Landing Gear

Soft Landing Gear

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 4, 2006
A robust trade in Russian-made counterfeit aircraft parts is worrying many in the aviation industry. Emerging markets can help secure a soft landing for the global economy as the US descends from record altitudes, but the components need examining.