Money Talks Michael Campbell interviews Josef Schachter, Canada's leading independent energy analyst and founder of Schachter Asset Management, on OPEC's fate as the U.S. marches toward energy independence.
Industrial minerals like copper and nickel are essential to global economic expansion. But everywhere you look, grades are getting lower, and costs are getting much, much higher. Is there a way out? Rick Mills says mining companies need to look to Greenland.
The numbers don't lie—but politicians and industry bigwigs do. While pundits still wax poetic about an era of American energy independence, Bill Powers sees productivity plummeting in almost every major shale play.
PureFunds has a simple strategy: Be first in the market with innovative exchange-traded funds. Andrew Chanin, PureFunds' co-founder and COO, describes the firm's ISE Junior Silver ETF and the factors that make a "leveraged play to the actual spot price of the metal."
Big gains are rarely found by jumping on the bandwagon. Peter Epstein argues that market darlings won't reward latecomers; that's why he spends his time finding undervalued, underfollowed junior resource companies
"Regulation" is a dirty word among most investors, but for speculators like Rodney Stevens, state-mandated emissions caps and renewable energy goals present an extraordinary opportunity for growth. Whatever your strategy, Stevens says get the heck out of bonds and into equities.
So much for the lessons of Fukushima. Never mind oil spills, the Russian Federation is preparing an energy initiative that, if it has problems, will inject nuclear material into the maritime environment.