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Sex Sells Real Estate in Spain

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 13, 2012

Spain actually has the highest rate of home ownership in the euro zone after Estonia and Slovakia. Even higher than the US. Here is a lesson in how to sell properties in Spain.

Not Enough Oil

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted July 21, 2012

Saying there's plenty of oil is like saying the integrity of LIBOR is fine.

Energy Dividends

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 28, 2012

If you start when you're 20, you can double your money well before retirement with just a 2% return. Fortunately, the energy sector can deliver both explosive gains and guaranteed long-term returns...

U.S. Coal Exports to China Expected to Double in 2012

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 19, 2012

Shrinking domestic demand, brought on by strict U.S. regulations and competition from cheap natural gas, coupled with dwindling European imports, has caused many U.S. coal sellers to mark Asia as their new primary consumer market.


Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 18, 2012

A new OPEC has been unveiled. It's been put together by the Chinese to further manipulate the supply of critical rare earth metals.

China Sets Up Rare Earth Cartel Amid WTO Investigation

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 12, 2012

China launches 155-member consortium to regulate rare earths sector while under investigation by the WTO.

Information Overload

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 6, 2012

There is such a thing as information overload. And in this high-speed digital age, I think we're all affected by it in some way.

U.S. Farmers Plant Record Number of Corn in Attempt To Offest High Prices

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted March 30, 2012

In order to avoid a shortage, farmers are expected to plant 95.9 million acres of corn this spring, 4% more than what was planted a year go and the highest since 1937, when 97.2 million acres were planted.

Your Guide to Financial Autonomy

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted March 13, 2012

Editor Nick Hodge offers a few quick stories to help you focus on the goal of financial autonomy and be prepared when chance comes knocking.

Rare Earth Investment Opportunity

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted March 12, 2012

Thanks to M.I.T. researchers, we know exactly which mining stock we want to buy next.

Rare Earth is Buzzing

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted March 9, 2012

Nick Hodge shows the value of investment newsletters with a story.

Nick Hodge's Energy Investments

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted February 14, 2012

Over the past few years, as the Dow has whipsawed from over 14,000 to below 7,000 and everywhere in between, I've actually made some decent money...