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Canada's Nuclear Alternative Gaining Steam

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted March 12, 2007

The future demand for Canadian oil sands is practically assured. Over the next decade, the U.S. is going to reduce its reliance on Middle Eastern oil. President Bush confirmed this during his last two State of the Union Addresses. But Bush's plan to develop renewable energy sources won't have a significant effect on our energy consumption for a long time, perhaps more than 20 years.

Breaking Oil's Expensive Grip

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 8, 2007

Peak oil or not, the price of crude continues to climb. Driven by increasing worldwide demand and a supply pipeline that is both more costly to produce and found more and more in the hands of our enemies, oil seems destined to edge higher over the coming years.

Diving into Latin America

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 7, 2007

PUERTO VALLARTA, MEXICO: Back in Baltimore, it's snowing and below freezing. In Mexico, the blue water is as clear as President Bush's choice: adapt to the Latin American climate or get swept up in a new tide of populist rage.

Cisco and the Long Tail

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 6, 2007

Ever since Chris Anderson coined the term “the long tail,” the business world has been abuzz about what the Wired editor managed to uncover. As with Malcolm Gladwell’s “tipping point” before him, the truths that Anderson revealed have taken the conference room by storm--particularly within the tech industry.

Don't Worry, Be Happy! Part II

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 5, 2007

Last September I wrote and article with the same headline (Part I) shortly after the gold market had a big selloff. In that article, dated September 13, 2007, I told investors to not worry, that gold would be going much higher. On that date, the New York spot price was $590 an ounce.

The Sub-Prime Inferno

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 2, 2007

What started as a mere brush fire in the sub-prime mortgage market has now quickly turned into a five-alarm blaze. Fed by tinder-dry bundles of risky loans, the fire has now singed the fingers of investors and lenders alike on one bad deal after another, as the notices of defaults begin to pile up in mailboxes around the country at a record pace.

Opportunity Amid the Carnage

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 1, 2007

Tuesday morning started just like all of the rest of them: the cat woke me up, my wife had taken all of the covers and the kids were carrying on and getting ready for school. But after tuning into to CNBC in those early morning hours, one thing was perfectly clear - this wasn't going to be an ordinary day for the markets. Dow futures were down over 80 points.

Sign Your Country on the Dotted Line

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 1, 2007

Old research habits die hard. Actually, it's my belief that knowledge should not be compartmentalized - you know what you know, and latent awareness can only help. Now, why does my linguistic training apply to fossil fuel?

Cultural Crossover on a Sword's Edge

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 28, 2007

In the critically acclaimed film "Letters from Iwo Jima," the central character is an embattled Japanese general with an intimate understanding of the Americans he is about to fight. But having traveled throughout the United States, Tadamichi Kuribayashi's sense of cultural amity doesn't prevent him from doing his military duty.

Profit from Oil in 2007

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted February 26, 2007

Last week, crude oil prices jumped to the highest level so far this year. This latest increase is attributed to a recent Energy Department report speculating that fuel inventories will drop sharply because refineries are operating at lower levels.

Is the Fed Finally Losing Its Credibility?

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 23, 2007

Since higher interest rates are typically bearish for gold, the metal has dipped on signs of elevated inflation. However, Wednesday's $20 surge indicates that something meaningful may have changed.

An Open Letter to Wealth Daily Readers

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 22, 2007

Brian Hicks introduces Justice Litle, who comes to us from Agora Financial. As lead editor of Outstanding Investments, Justice's readers saw some great years. But that was only the beginning...

How to Beat the Market Every Year

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 21, 2007

Executive Publisher Brian Hicks shares a recent and very profitable trip he took to the Rocky Mountains, where he learned how you can beat the market this year...and every year thereafter.

The New Bionic Man

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 20, 2007

For countless evenings during the 70s, Americans found themselves in the iron grip of one Steve Austin, a fictitious but very expensive bionic man. Barely alive due to a fiery crash, the astronaut's life was not only saved, but radically improved.

South America's New Drug

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 20, 2007

At the upcoming Biofuels America Conference and Expo in Cartagena, Colombia, I will bear witness to a crucial development in Latin American history - the development of alternative energy.