What's the Fracking Industry Up To?

[From the Editor: Today, as West Texas Intermediate  Oil fell below $60 a barrel, I couldn't help but wonder how cheap gasoline is impacting the carbon emissions into our priceless atmosphere. If gasoline drops to $2 a gallon, what kind of message does that send to consumers? Drive more, spew more pollutants into the air?

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Could falling oil prices spark a financial crisis?

[From the Editor: The following article contributed by Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com answers a question many a financial analyst has been asking in the current energy bear market we've experienced.

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Gold’s Volatility & Other Things to Watch

Gold’s reversal from $1130 to $1200 combined with sharp rebounds in the gold miners has given precious metals bulls some hope that the bottom may be in. A few weeks ago we noted that the sector was extremely oversold and a snapback rally could begin.

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What If Silicon Valley Moved to Puerto Rico?

The tax benefits of Puerto Rican residency gained some attention and notoriety when hedge fund billionaire John Paulson went to Puerto Rico to “kick the tires.”

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4 Steps for Avoiding a Catastrophe in the Next Downturn

[No, this isn't a photo of Dennis Miller. It's a photo of a male baby-boomer who has personally been impacted by the "Great Financial Catastrophes" of the past 14 years. What Dennis shares with us are 4 reasonable, prescient steps we can choose to take to reduce investment risk. Enjoy!]

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