Energy & Commodities

Since reaching a multi-decade low of $251.70 in August 1999, gold has been a top performing investment. Even during the 2008 financial crisis, it was only one of the few assets that increased in value (up +5.8%). While top-notch investors like John Paulson are still bullish, gold… Read More

The day will come when a public company becomes worth $1 trillion. It’s a big number to swallow, but I think it’s possible‚Ķ When I say a company will one day become “worth $1 trillion,” I’m referring to when a company reaches a… Read More

Even with all of the hype around clean energy, a wide number of solar stocks have never been able to find much affection on Wall Street, settling for single-digit price-to-earnings (P/E) multiples. Blame it on Germany. The country has been such a huge supporter… Read More

Taking aggressive steps to boost sales can be a wise move. But if you try to do too much too fast, investors can quickly grow concerned if rapid expansion plans are creating too much risk. That was the concern with LDK Solar (NYSE: LDK) in the past year, which borrowed… Read More

Everything is pointing toward higher energy prices in the next several years. First, there’s supply and demand. Worldwide demand for energy is increasing. In fact, the Outlook for Energy estimates that global demand for energy will soar +35% from 2005 to 2030. The increase… Read More

To make money in stocks, it often helps to study history’s greatest investors. Like many finance enthusiasts, I’m a fan of Peter Lynch, who’s best known for his spectacular results as manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund from 1977 through 1990, when the fund’s total returns averaged +29% a year. Read More