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How Long Can the U.S. Oil Boom Last?

The long-term problem for oil frackers isn't just low prices. It's low reserves.<p>Now that oil prices have dropped to levels not seen since 2009, helped by a flood of oil flowing from hydraulic fracturing or fracking wells in North Dakota and Texas, it's time to ask the question: How long can the …

Why 2015 will be good for the West but bad for emerging nations

Exporters of commodities – many of them poorer nations – are being hammered by the collapse in oil prices<p>We have got used, in recent years, to a depressing narrative. The global economy has made enormous strides, despite all of the post-crisis turbulence, but much, if not all, of the progress was …

Who Will Get Caught When The Oil Debt Bubble Pops?

America’s oil and gas boom was enabled by a huge pile of cheap financing. Many of the leading players in the boom, such as Chesapeake Energy and Continental Resources have for years been making capital investments at levels far surpassing the cashflow generated from operations.<p>The mountain of debt …

The Shocking Sector That Nearly Quadrupled the S&P 500's Return in 2014

^GSPC data by YCharts<p>As we approach the end of 2014 we as investors get time to sit back and reflect on the year that's been. This includes taking into account what's worked well for us and what hasn't exactly gone our way.<p>Overall, it's probably been a pretty good year for most long-term investors, …

What Are Technical Indicators Saying About The Market?

It was just a week ago that financial headlines bemoaned the market having suffered its worst week in 2 ½ years. The bears came out of hiding with scary forecasts. Plunging oil prices, previously thought to be a positive for global economies, were suddenly seen as a major negative, along with the …

The Lessons of Mr. Market, Philosopher in Chief - The Big Picture

Once again, the markets prove that nobody knows nuthin’.<p>Following a bit of oil-driven turmoil the past few weeks, financial markets took off on …

Weekly Market Wrap: December 19, 2014

The fifty-first trading week of 2014 comes to a close with the Dow Jones, S&P 500 and NASDAQ composite slightly higher in early-afternoon trading on Friday.<p>Most actively traded stocks include Bank of America (BAC) up 0.4%, Apple (AAPL) lower by 0.27%, General Electric (GE) higher by 0.8%, and …

Will Rapid Charging Damage Your iPhone 6 Or 6 Plus?

Based on recent marketing campaigns, if there is one area where new Android phones have iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus beat, it’s rapid charging.<p>With the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s “fast charging” technology became “ultra fast charging.” Motorola’s Droid Turbo promises an 8 hour charge in just 15 minutes. …