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European Gas is Not Cost-Competitive with Coal

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted January 9, 2013

With an abundance of coal pushing down prices, the European gas market would not be viable unless coal prices grew $80.

3D Printing Investments

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted November 28, 2012

Instead of using factories, production lines, multiple pieces of million-dollar equipment, and then shipping products around the globe... these companies make printers that manufacture almost any product imaginable.

Natural Gas, The New Coal

Written by Brianna Panzica
Posted November 24, 2012

Natural gas is no reason to discount America's biggest electricity source...

Coal's Dirty Secret

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted November 23, 2012

Editor Keith Kohl shows readers how investors are turning a profit in the coal sector.

Coal Company Cuts Jobs

Written by Brianna Panzica
Posted September 24, 2012

Competition with natural gas for power generation has hurt coal miners, and Alpha Natural Resources (NYSE: ANR) is cutting 1,200 jobs...

One Silver Dollar

Written by Christian DeHaemer
Posted September 19, 2012

Why is a piece of sixty-four-year-old cardboard worth so much money? The obvious answer is that it's worth what someone is willing to pay.

Innovations in Uranium Mining

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted August 23, 2012

Nuclear power plants require uranium to function. Seawater holds four billion tons.

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.

Investing in Graphite

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 12, 2012

Now is the time to take advantage of the graphite bull. Here's what you need to know...

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.