This is the second part of a three-part series where I plan to discuss the current and upcoming battles of the “solar wars.” The three battles are: net-metering, tariff reform, and grid defection. This is the tariff battle discussion.
The solar wars are mainly between the existing monopoly utilities and the solar industry that is involved with behind-the-meter solar installations.....More>>>
This is part of a 2016 gift guide series. Read about the Gift of the Year and Gifts for Geeks.
Americans, for all our gluttony and flaws, are a generous people. We as individuals gave away nearly $260 billion in 2014, even more than the year before. That’s why in a world where 80% of the people live on less than $10 a day and most Westerners think nothing of paying $6 for a fancy....More>>>
Gerardo Del Real, a leading metals and mining expert, recently launched the Resource Stock Digest. In December, he had rare opportunity to interview the legendary James Dines.
Gerardo Del Real: This is Gerardo Del Real for Resource Stock Digest. I have a real treat for you today. Joining me today is the legendary Mr. James Dines. Mr. Dines is the editor of The Dines Letter. He’s....More>>>
The average 30-year mortgage rate was 4.07% on Monday, which equates to a $481.46 monthly payment per $100,000 borrowed. (One basis point equals one hundredth of a percentage point.) A month ago, the equivalent payment was higher by $6.39.
The average 15-year mortgage rate is 3.22%, equating to a $701.21 monthly payment per $100,000 borrowed. A month ago,....More>>>
Developing a comprehensive retirement plan isn’t easy. You need to have a strategy.
For decades, the business world has been guided by something called SWOT analysis to evaluate new ventures, ideas and opportunities. SWOT, you say? By identifying Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats, executives have made decisions that helped to shape directions of entire companies.
Dear Mr. Trump, First, I would like to apologize for all the insightful and well-informed things I have written about you. But please keep in mind the context in which those remarks were made. Honestly, I think you're tremendous. Tremendous. I love you. You are an imbecile, it's true. But at least you are not a conniving, power-grasping, finger-pointing harpy. You at....More>>>
The U.S. presidential election is up in the air right now–FiveThirtyEight’s model puts the odds at 58.9% for a Clinton victory, 41.1% for a Trump win. So Deutsche Bank’s David Bianco and team came up with two baskets of 15 stocks, one for a Trump victory, the second for a Clinton win. Here’s Bianco’s take on what might happen if Republican’s sweep both the presidency....More>>>
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Monthly Cold Storage report showed that stocks of frozen beef in the nations freezers on July 31st totaled 469.253 million pounds versus 460.093 million pounds a year ago and 456.533 million pounds on June 30th, 2016.
Stocks of frozen pork totaled 599.932 million pounds versus 633.214 million pounds a year ago and 586.479 million pounds on June....More>>>
In Lahore and Karachi, American flags were burned in front of TV cameras after President Trump’s decision on Jan. 4 to withhold $2 billion of security aid from Pakistan to punish it for allegedly harboring terrorists. The country’s government issued angry statements claiming no ins
Oil prices are coming back to life. Global demand is soaring on the back of booming global GDP growth and oil inventories are plummeting even during winter which is a historically slow period for demand. As oil prices and the cash flow of oil companies rise, oil producers will inevitably return
Shares of Achaogen (AKAO) rose by up to 90% just a few months after my December article suggesting readers buy the secondary offering. The stock has completed the round trip back down and then some, currently in the red by 20% from where we first started.