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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.

Coal's Brutal Sell-Off

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted November 9, 2012

A closer look at coal's post-election sell-off — and how investors can limit their risk.

Drug War Rights Violations

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted October 4, 2012

The war on drugs has cost us one trillion dollars and counting.

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.

Water Desalination Technology

Written by Brianna Panzica
Posted August 27, 2012

As the fracking boom adds to the pressure for more freshwater, desalination could be the answer...

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.

Graphite Mining Stocks

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted July 25, 2012

Once the world realized graphite was in the same position as rare earths (that demand was rising and will continue to rise, but supply was controlled by the Chinese), prices took off quickly.

Algae Biomass in Brazil

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted July 24, 2012

An innovative algae company is teaming up with a Brazilian ethanol producer in a $9.8 million biofuel project.

West Virginians Protest Obama's 'War On Coal'

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 10, 2012

West Virginians vote for a convicted felon over America's current president to send a powerful message to the Obama administration's about its alleged "war on coal mining."

A Two-Decade Coal Bump

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted April 24, 2012

Outside our retina scan-protected borders there's this crazy thing called the rest of the world. It still burns coal... a lot of it.

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.

Declaring War on Coal

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted April 3, 2012

How the newest EPA ruling may drive our coal production to China, and why investors can find new profits in natural gas...

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.