Managing Investment Expectations Like Surfing

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla Motors, told the Guardian last year: "The lessons of history would suggest that civilizations move in cycles. You can track that back quite far-the Babylonians, the Sumerians, followed by the Egyptians, the Romans, China. We're obviously in a very upward cycle right now and hopefully that remains the case."

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Where's the Market Heading in the Short-Term

Follow the yellow brick road, follow your intuition, but by all means see the stock market from numerous points of view. It's hard to ignore doses of tough thinking like the one proposed by Richard Gobel in his article titled

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As Russia's Isolation Grows, Oil Companies Caught in Middle

The confrontation between Russia and the West took a turn for the worse with the downing of a Malaysian airliner on July 17, and that could spell trouble for several major oil companies operating in Russia.

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Will Gold Drag Down the Miners?

We know that the gold and silver stocks lead the metals at key turning points. The stocks started their bear market well ahead of Gold. This year the stocks have exhibited excellent relative strength. Gold and Silver are up less than 10% this year while GDX is up 27% and GDXJ is up 43%.

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2014 Commodities Halftime Report

What a difference six months can make.  After a disappointing 2013, the commodities market came roaring back full throttle, outperforming the S&P 500 Index by more than 4 percentage points and 10-year Treasury bonds by more than 6.

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