China's stranglehold on REEs offers opportunities By Richard Karn | August 9, 2016 Richard Karn, managing editor of The Emerging Trends Report, makes the argument for investment in rare earth and specialty metals, and explains why one company is a particularly smart bet for investors. Fuelhardy By Richard Karn | August 1, 2007 Executive SummaryLet us for a moment adopt the sunniest of outlooks for the transportation fuel sector in the United States and assume all of the ... Coalescence: Putting U.S. Electrical Needs in Perspective By Richard Karn | January 5, 2006 Increased demand suggests higher coal prices well into the future, making coal a solid long-term investment. However, there are three stand-out opportunities likely to be missed by the general public. The Gold Treatment By Richard Karn | January 3, 2006 Considering gold has more than doubled since 2001 and has just completed a dramatic run to well over $530 an ounce, it is reasonable to ask, why now? The Silver Intersection By Richard Karn | November 3, 2006 By and large, there are two approaches to investing in silver, one mundane and easily grasped, the other emotionally-charged and somewhat abstruse. Agua Caliente By Richard Karn | March 27, 2006 Investors who grasp the enormity of this problem and position themselves accordingly stand to reap tremendous profits for years to come. Nuclear Tide By Richard Karn | August 1, 2006 We have to find a better energy policy, one we can live with for generations to come. Nuclear energy holds far more promise than either coal or natural gas. Electrifying Change By Richard Karn | April 4, 2007 The build-out of an improved electrical grid and transition to the delivery of digital-quality power is a foregone conclusion - there is simply no going back.