Riding the U.S. Energy Boom
The U.S. energy outlook continues to improve; the International Energy Agency recently forecast that the U.S. would surpass Saudi Arabia as the world's top oil producer by 2016.
Equities Slump, Gold Rallies as Contrarians Predicted
Jeffrey Gundlach and others had warned of a possible correction, as well as an improvement in gold.
Producer Prices Rose in 2013 by Least in Five Years
Wholesale prices in the U.S. climbed in December for the first time in three months to cap the smallest annual increase in five years, showing companies face little pressure to charge more.
Euro Improves Latvia’s Prospects but Highlights Geopolitical Tension
Investors to date have found it difficult to gain access to Latvia, but the adoption of the euro is encouraging.
Top Portfolio Products: Van Eck to Subadvise Market Vectors’ China A-Share ETF
Also new this week are two funds from Thornburg Asset Management, four funds from American Independence and a new AICPA tax calculator.
Commodities Outlook: Not So Bright
Analysts say there are very few segments that could see price increases next year.
Trading Tips for Tepid Commodities Markets
Experts from Direxion Funds and ETF Securities share their latest strategic secrets for investing in this diverse asset class.
Introducing FRED: a Free Analysis Tool From the Fed
I use FRED, an Excel add-on from the St. Louis Fed, to keep informed on all matters economic and markets, and to perform analysis.
Ukraine's Trade Deal About-Face From EU to Russia Fraught With Risk
Failure of President Yanukovich to sign with Europe threatens progress, economy and government.
Iran Nuke Deal Could Spur Economic Growth
The agreement, breaching a 30-year impasse, indicates an easing of sanctions that could happen fairly quickly and in a variety of key areas.