World Cup and World Prices ‘Heating Up’: LPL’s Kleintop
The global soccer tournament is seeing more goals, and the world's central bankers are facing some signs of inflation.
The Contrarian Play: Emerging Markets Energy Sector
Emerging markets natural resource companies can be dirty companies, but they’re dirt cheap.
Brightman, Ferri Slug It Out Over Smart Beta
Is smart beta really better beta? Research Affiliates' Chris Brightman says yes, but Rick Ferri was having none of it at a Morningstar conference debate.
Nigeria’s Revamped Economy Poses Big Growth, Big Concerns for Investors
Opportunities and pitfalls still await investors in a growing economy.
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.
Jim Rogers’ 5 Best & Worst Regions for Commodity Investing
Rogers, speaking to The Daily Ticker, is all surprises on where to dig and grow a good commodity play.
Syria Strike by U.S. Likely to Push Oil Prices Higher
Disruptions in oil supply network could also affect U.S. inflation. Kerry speech slams Assad regime for chemical attacks; markets respond as military action appears to still be an option.
Soccer Spurs Gabon to Shoot Beyond Oil
Diversifying Gabon's economy away from oil is the right move for the long term, but its infrastructure and government transparency are still lacking.
Full Speed Ahead for Midstream MLPs
The role of natural gas as an energy source continues to expand as the United States moves toward energy independence.
Sub-Saharan Africa didn’t suffer as much in the 2008 global financial crisis as the rest of the world, since it lacked both large banks and sophisticated financial infrastructure, and its levels of consumer and government debt were relatively low.