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Death of the Dollar: Consequences Worldwide

Aug 21st, 2014 | Filed under: Hard metals, Alpha Strategies, Gold

Rickards' new book expands on some of the themes of his 2011 publication, Currency Wars. The new book is, specifically, about the end of a particular phase in the history of money, the reserve significance of the U.S. dollar. Read More


Markets Work: The Argument from Robert Bork’s Beard

Aug 13th, 2014 | Filed under: Currencies, Hard metals

Markets work. We are warranted in believing this because it has proven itself in human history and we have studied history. Centralized social planning fails. Now, having said all that, let's talk about the Fed. Read More


Windfall: a Book on the Rise of the Climate Investor Class

Aug 6th, 2014 | Filed under: Social investing, Alpha Strategies, Energy, Climate change

Guest columnist Doug Friedenberg reviews "Windfall," and looks at the potential for investing in a changing climate.Read More


China’s Oil Giant At Center Of Corruption Probe

May 27th, 2014 | Filed under: Energy

Oilprice.com's Ky Krauthamer looks at corruption in China's oil industry.Read More


Producing Energy: The Closest Thing to a Perfect Asset

Jul 7th, 2013 | Filed under: Commodities, Alpha Seekers, Energy

Guest columnist Paul Thomas looks at the energy markets.Read More


Another Energy Boom is on the Way

Apr 17th, 2013 | Filed under: Energy

Guest columnist Dan Dicker looks at oil and energy.Read More


Is Tunisia the New Hot Spot for Energy Investors?

Apr 11th, 2013 | Filed under: oil, Energy

James Stafford talks to John Nelson, CEO of Africa Hydrocarbons Inc. about what should be on the energy investors' watch list.Read More


What SandRidge May Herald for Challenge Slates

Mar 27th, 2013 | Filed under: oil, Energy

Litigation before the Delaware Chancery Court, Kallick v. SandRidge, led to an opinion issued March 8 that addresses when a board of directors must approve a particular dissident slate for the purpose of avoiding a so-called “poison put.”Read More


NG Futures Traders: Who’s Your Regulator?

Mar 24th, 2013 | Filed under: Commodities, CTA, Regulatory, Energy

As a three-judge panel of the D.C. Appeals Court saw it, there were two questions in the Brian Hunter case. First, did the CEA’s language encompass manipulation of NG futures contracts as part of the exclusive jurisdiction of intervener CFTC? Second, if so, was that repealed or modified by the 2005 legislation? Read More


Dollars and Nuggets Part II: Spain, Cyprus, and the Future

Mar 19th, 2013 | Filed under: Commodities, Currencies, Hard metals

The present global monetary situation, plainly, is not at equilibrium. Everybody else’s currencies depend upon the dollar, the dollar depends upon petroleum, and petroleum depends upon … whatever. Changes will continue (through a succession of crises if no other way can be developed) until a new equilibrium can be attained.Read More


Dollars and Nuggets Part I: Cycles and the Big Picture

Mar 18th, 2013 | Filed under: Commodities, Hard metals

Last summer the CME Group's European clearing house for derivative products announced that unallocated gold would serve as collateral for margin cover. Was that the sort of illusory good news that marks the top of a trend or was that a symptom of a secular trend toward the de facto monetization of gold that will re-assert itself once the present cyclical down move is done?Read More


Oil Explorers Beware: Hackers Are Watching What You Know

Mar 13th, 2013 | Filed under: oil, Energy

Cyber risk management is critical new exploration territory for oil companies.Read More


Peak Oil Is Almost Here and There’s No Magic To Counter It: Interview with Dave Summers

Mar 11th, 2013 | Filed under: oil

Guest columnist James Stafford interview Dr. Dave Summers about peak oil. Read More


Be Careful: Russia is Back to Stay in the Middle East

Mar 5th, 2013 | Filed under: Energy

Felix Imonti looks at Russia's presence in the Middle East.Read More


A Look at the World Diamond Market

Jan 27th, 2013 | Filed under: Alpha Strategies, diamonds

AllAboutAlpha's Vikas Shah talks to David Prager of DeBeers about the diamond market.Read More


A Thought for the Next Relapse: Europe and Gold

Oct 22nd, 2012 | Filed under: Currencies, Hard metals, Alpha Strategies

Either Portugal or Italy could kick off a move toward the use of gold as collateral for sovereign debts. Each country has significant supplies of the stuff. Portugal, for example, has 383 metric tons, equaling 90 percent of its foreign reserves. Read More