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Investing in Water Desalination

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted October 16, 2013

The world population is rapidly growing, countries are urbanizing, and energy production is expanding. Water will be more in demand than ever.

Coal Price Increases

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 24, 2013

As natural gas prices start to creep back up, U.S. power plants are turning back to coal once more. Will this reversal hold?

Investing in Coal in China

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted May 7, 2013

As coal imports become cheaper and more abundant, Chinese coal miners are slowing down production...

China Coal Investing

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted April 29, 2013

U.S. coal exports are strong, and over the next few years, coal suppliers will continue to generate significant revenue through these exports. But how long will it really last?

U.S. Coal Recovery

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted April 22, 2013

Coal stocks jumped following Peabody's (NYSE:BTU) earnings report, showing smaller than expected losses. Could U.S. coal be recovering?

Coal-Fired Power Generation Growth

Written by Brian Hicks
Posted February 14, 2013

After being pushed down by low natural gas prices, coal-fired power generation is growing again, and it could continue to do so if natural gas prices climb...

World Coal Investment Opportunities

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted December 3, 2012

Cheap natural gas, stricter emissions regulations, the rapid reduction in renewable energy production costs are slowly chipping away at coal's market share here in the U.S.

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.

U.S. Housing Rebound

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted October 31, 2012

U.S. home values are starting to rise was again. Higher rental incomes and still-lower sales have created unique opportunities for investors.

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.

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.

Election Year Investing

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted July 18, 2012

It's time to make your independent self successful - no matter who's in office.

Graphite Investments

Written by Nick Hodge
Posted May 30, 2012

It's been called a "miracle material" and "the newest next big thing" by scientists and market analysts alike. But more important than what it can do for energy and technology is what it's going to do for investors.