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Turbulent times call for insulated investments: Steven Salz

Turbulent times call for insulated investments: Steven Salz

Source: Tom Armistead of The Energy Report  Turbulence and volatility are in Steven Salz's forecast for the energy market. The special situations analyst at M Partners tells The Energy Report that falling oil prices are hurting…

A tale of two oil stocks: Talisman and Breitburn Energy

A tale of two oil stocks: Talisman and Breitburn Energy

Talisman's rally amid takeover talks begs the question: should investors invest in oil despite the falling prices? When oil prices fall, it's obviously bad news for oil producers and exploration firms. Profits and revenue will…

Zacks: Stocks with upgraded broker ratings

Zacks: Stocks with upgraded broker ratings

Kevin Matras explains why investors should look for stocks with upgraded broker ratings in the Screen of the Week. I'm sure we've all had the pleasure of waking one morning and seeing that a broker has upgraded…

Canadian banks have seen brighter days

Canadian banks have seen brighter days

The drop in oil prices is good news for consumers. Less so for Canadian banks with exposure to the energy sector.   The dramatic fall in oil prices caught practically all market participants by surprise. The price per barrel…

Diversification does not create wealth

Diversification does not create wealth

Contrary to popular belief, Warren Cassell argues, diversification is not the way to go when investing for growth.​ If your main investment objective is to create wealth and become truly financially free, diversification is definitely…

Be bold and seek the sizzle, says VSA Capital's Paul Renken

Be bold and seek the sizzle, says VSA Capital's Paul Renken

Source: Brian Sylvester of The Mining Report (12/16/14) It's time to be bold, says Paul Renken, senior geologist and analyst with London-based VSA Capital. He seeks the "sizzle," or the narrative, in mining equities because…

Negotiating for the New Year

Negotiating for the New Year

It's time to start thinking about New Year's resolutions, and salary negotiation should definitely be on your list.  Like many people, I’ve got some lofty goals going on my list of 2015 New Year…

The Copper Denominator: Gianni Kovacevic

The Copper Denominator: Gianni Kovacevic

Gianni Kovacevic, the author of "My Electrician Drives a Porsche?" and executive chairman of CopperBank Resources Corp., takes a scientific view of historical, social and environmental trends in energy usage and identifies copper as the…

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