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In the Crosshairs - Bankers Called Before Congress

Posted February 15, 2007

Amy Womble's story is a sad one and unfortunately it is all too common. In fact, it has become so common that Congressional hearings have been convened because of it.

Uranium Prices

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted February 14, 2007

Since the beginning of 2001, uranium prices have mushroomed 900% selling today for a multi-decade high of $75 per pound. But because of severe supply constraints, we think the energy metal still has plenty of room to grow.

Tech's Ultimate Bellwether

Posted February 14, 2007

As a longtime watcher of Cisco Systems, I have always known that the tech giant was a bellwether company in more ways than one.

600 Years of Energy is Right Under Our Noses

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted February 12, 2007

Imagine a source of energy that could reduce the world’s oil obsession. The impact of peak oil will be felt over the next five to ten years. And although renewable energy solutions haven’t advanced far enough to take over, this fossil fuel can help ease the burden.

Irrational Exuberance in China

Posted February 9, 2007

Recently voiced concerns from the Chinese government that their surging domestic stock market was crossing into bubble territory helped to set off last week's sharp decline, including a single day plunge of 6.5% (the equivalent of more than 800 points on the Dow Jones). While a bubble may indeed be forming in Chinese stocks, my guess is that there is room for a lot more air before it finally pops.

The Devil is in the Details

Posted February 8, 2007

When it comes to mortgage finance, the devil is definitely in the details. And those hard-to-read disclosures that are sprinkled throughout your loan application spells them all out just like they are required to do.

Welcome to the Surveillance Society

Posted February 7, 2007

Out of the smoking ruins of 9/11, a new world emerged. Part scared and part determined, governments around the world are increasingly turning to surveillance of anyone and everyone in hopes of preventing the next attack. And while you may not realize it, your movements are being watched, tracked, and catalogued every day because of it.

Iraq Is A Hard Place

Posted February 7, 2007

Things in Iraq are getting worse by the hour, and anyone who believes the sectarian violence will just go away, is crazy. Where we stand on Iraq, Iran, and other Middle East musings.

Taking Stock of New Global Markets

Posted February 6, 2007

Last week's announcement of a strategic alliance between the New York Stock Exchange and the Tokyo Stock Exchange wasn't just a handshake between peers - it was the opening bell of a new era of investing.

Canada's Secret Natural Gas Crisis

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted February 5, 2007

Peak gas will become a major problem over the next decade. Canada's natural gas industry is in jeopardy. And with the U.S. being so dependent on Canadian gas, this puts our economy at risk from the resulting shortfalls.

Not Much Left to Protect

Posted February 2, 2007

This week, during his testimony before the hostile Senate Banking Committee, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson sought to justify the Bush administration's China policy.

Roping the Energy Bull with Moly

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted February 2, 2007

The future of molybdenum is very promising, especially with the recent surge in the energy sector. Consumption of moly will increase over the next decade. And its wide applicability will increase demand.

David Lereah's Last Wish

Posted February 1, 2007

David Lereah could use a rabbit's foot or two. Or perhaps he ought to consider combing through the grass in search of a four-leafed clover. Either way, he could use all the help he can get.

Investing in IPTV

Posted January 31, 2007

Wealth Daily Editor Steve Christ reports on investing in IPTV, a digital video stream delivered by Internet protocol which is set to revolutionize television over the next five years

History Unhinged

Posted January 30, 2007

"There is nothing new in the world except the history you do not know," said Harry S Truman. He should have added a corollary - that there is nothing more dangerous in the world than ignorance of an enemy's history.