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Why U.S. Investors Should Consider Canadian Oil Plays

By JuliaTyler, published on Feb 25, 2014

While the U.S. economy is hardly on solid footing, the fact remains that as the world’s biggest and most influential economy, the U.S. doesn’t have to be running optimally to keep the global economy chugging along. Though, it would be nice if the U.S. economy would gain sustainable traction. Until then, we will have to be content with it’s glacial pace of recovery.

And it is slow. In 2012, gross domestic product (GDP) growth was 2.8% and in 2013, it slowed to just 1.9%. Things are expected to get better over the next two years. U.S. GDP growth is forecast to hit 2.8% in 2014... (more)

Tags: recession, oil, europe, u.s. economy, gdp, global economy, u.s. dollar, bakken oil, chinese economy, crude oil, eurozone, gdp growth, portfolio

These Two Charts Tell a Golden Story for Investors

By michael lombardi, published on Sep 17, 2013

...will ultimately be the ones who drive gold bullion prices much higher. The phenomena of these banks getting back into gold (after they were net sellers for years) started in mid-2009.

The chart below clearly shows the rise in gold bullion reserves held by central banks across the global economy; its trend is quite impressive, even for a gold bug like me.

Central banks’ gold reserves have increased about 6.4% since the first quarter of 2008 to the first quarter of 2013. (Source: World Gold Council, last accessed September 6, 2013.) While on the surface that sounds like ... (more)

Tags: japan, interest rates, national debt, u.s. economy, budget deficits, central banks, consumer spending, gdp, global economy, gold bullion, gold bullion prices, u.s. dollar

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