Africa: Opportunity Beyond the S in BRICS
Investors considering going a bit farther afield than EU countries, Japan and other developed markets might want to consider Africa—and not just South Africa.
Don’t Sell in May, Says Raymond James Strategist
Raymond James Chief Investment Strategist Jeffrey Saut tells advisors that the strong market should continue for several months.
Energy Risk Equals Insurance Opportunity
There’s a Chinese character that can be read as either risk or opportunity, and according to a report by global reinsurer Swiss Re, that’s exactly what the future in energy production presents for the insurance industry.
On the Road to Independence
The dream of energy independence for the United States of America is fast becoming a reality.
The United States continues to move toward energy independence with oil-and-natural gas industry exploration and production (E&P) companies playing an important role in that trend.
Myanmar: Once Known for Rubies, Now an Investment Hotspot
Previously best known as Burma and for its rubies, Myanmar is now presenting international investors with ripe opportunities as the country shakes off the yoke of a military dictatorship.
Strategist Valliere: Economy’s Fundamentals ‘Extremely Good’
Greg Valliere, at the FSI conference, said, "There was no fiscal cliff, there will be no government shutdown, there will be no debt default and the world according to the Mayan calendar did not happen.”
Midstream MLPs: Why They Are Attractive to Investors
We believe that Midstream MLPs are very attractive businesses, and we think investors should allocate a portion of their portfolios to this asset class.
Southern Charm in the Small-Cap Space
Don’t let the easygoing, good ol’ boy charm fool you. Raise the topic of investment management, particularly in small caps, and Mark Travis' “aw-shucks” attitude quickly fades.
Obama vs. Romney: Energy Policy + Tax Policy = Major Differences for Investors
From regulation to dividend taxation, Obama and Romney have very contrasting policies affecting the energy sector.