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Nasdaq Crushes, Fed Pumps, and IMO Spreads

Written by Christian DeHaemer
Posted December 31, 2019

Nasdaq had a great year. Of course, a lot of those gains are a direct result of the Federal Reserve pumping money into the market. Here's what to watch in 2020.

Daily Gold Market Update 12/30/19

Written by Samuel Taube
Posted December 30, 2019

Today is Monday, December 30, 2019, and this is your daily gold market update. Let’s look at the latest price of gold, value of the dollar, gold/silver ratio, Commitment of Traders data, and exchange-traded fund (ETF) prices to get a sense of how the yellow metal is faring today.

Oil Stocks Roundup 12/30/19: FANG, BP, CEO

Written by Samuel Taube
Posted December 30, 2019

Today is Monday, December 30, 2019, and this is your daily oil stocks roundup. Today we’re looking at the valuations of Diamondback Energy (NASDAQ: FANG), BP (NYSE: BP), and CNOOC (NYSE: CEO).

Oil's Final Rally of 2019

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 30, 2019

There are two things oil investors should pay most attention to in 2020: the U.S. dollar and inventories. Energy and Capital editor Luke Burgess lays out oil's last rally of 2019 and what investors can expect going forward.

2020 Oil and Gas Stock Preview

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 27, 2019

2019 was not a great year for oil and gas stocks. Energy and Capital editor Luke Burgess explains why oil and gas may remain in a slump in 2020 and how investors can prepare...

2020 Predictions Every Investor Should Read

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted December 26, 2019

2020 has, for a long time, been the threshold for many of Energy and Capital Editor Jeff Siegel's predictions. Here's what he sees coming in the next decade and what he predicts for 2040...

Chaos in the Oil Markets

Written by Christian DeHaemer
Posted December 24, 2019

On January 1, 2020, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) will impose new emissions regulations designed to significantly curb pollution produced by the world’s ships. Christian DeHaemer has identified the companies that will benefit.

2019: A Year in Review for Oil and Gas Stocks

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 23, 2019

CNN writer Matt Egan suggests that an increase in climate change awareness and socially conscious investing has made fossil fuel stocks less appealing this year. Energy and Capital Luke Burgess believes something else is the cause.

A Rise in Catalytic Converter Thefts Signals the Top of the Palladium Market

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 20, 2019

Police departments around the country are warning car owners about a resurgence in a particularly annoying and costly crime for victims: catalytic converter thefts. And the crime actually has huge implications for a particular market...

Deficits Don't Matter, and Boy Are We Screwed!

Written by Jeff Siegel
Posted December 19, 2019

Last week, congressional negotiators announced that they had reached a deal to approve a federal spending bill for 2020 — to the tune of $1.3 trillion. Energy and Capital editor Jeff Siegel laments the burden of taxation that will fall on the shoulders of younger generations.

Stock Market Predictions 2020

Written by Christian DeHaemer
Posted December 18, 2019

Like Babe Ruth pointing two fingers toward center field and then knocking the next pitch a country mile, deep in the center cheap seats, Christian DeHaemer is going deep with his predictions for the stock market in 2020.

Year in Review: Predictions from 2018

Written by Christian DeHaemer
Posted December 17, 2019

Last year, Energy and Capital editor Christian DeHaemer made seven predictions about the stock market for 2019. Now, on the threshold of 2020, he is revisiting those predictions to see how he did.

Cobalt: The Beauty and the Beast

Written by Luke Burgess
Posted December 13, 2019

Cobalt has been used historically as a beautiful coloring agent. Today it's a vital component to the electric vehicle revolution. Problem is, the best place in the world to mine cobalt is the world place in the world to mine anything: the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The U.S. Senate’s “Miracle Metal”

Written by Keith Kohl
Posted December 12, 2019

There’s a crisis in the metals market that’s been developing for the past several years that is so unnerving, it recently caught the attention of many of billionaires, big tech corporations, and members of U.S. government.

The Best Sector to Own in 2020

Written by Christian DeHaemer
Posted December 10, 2019

It’s becoming rarer to see dollar bills or loose coins changing hands. And this is just one sign that the fintech industry will emerge to dominate 2020. Energy and Capital editor Christian DeHaemer has the stocks to watch.