Francisco E. Bermea is a writer and researcher at StreetAuthority. Francisco Holds a B.A. in economics from the University of Texas at Austin. His experience has taken him around the world, including a stint at the prestigious Pontificia Comillas in Spain, where he studied finance and econometrics. When not following the market, Francisco enjoys watching Seinfeld and football.

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Fossil fuels are out, alternative energy is in and dozens of companies are likely to benefit from the transition. Investors can use one security to capture these imminent gains. Leaders of 192 countries are meeting at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen to… Read More

Unemployment hit 10.2% in October. That’s only the second time that figure has ventured into double-digit territory since World War II. And it may get worse. Many economists predict the unemployment rate won’t peak until mid-2010 at 11%. That’s bad news for most sectors… Read More

First GM needed a bailout. Then AIG. Then the banks. Now, the country that sits atop the world’s largest oil field says it needs one, too. Saudi Arabia says it will lose $19 billion a year in oil revenue beginning in 2012. OPEC stands by the claim. Oil ministers fear… Read More

“Stupid.” That’s what Buffett’s right-hand man Charlie Munger had to say about not investing in railroads sooner. That was two years ago. Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) now has a stake in three of the four major railroads in the United States. But he is so fond of one, he owns… Read More

If you think “widow and orphan” utility stocks are boring, then you’ve never heard of this one. It’s an electric utility that has increased its dividend each year for the past 20 years. Not only does it offer its shareholders an… Read More