Nathan Slaughter

Posted April 19, 2013

To understand the sheer magnitude of this opportunity, let's put that figure in context. The U.S. Dept. of Energy estimates that there are 23.9 billion barrels of recoverable shale oil in the lower-48 states. That means the Monterey Shale by itself holds nearly two-thirds of the total.

Posted March 26, 2013

The only people that make serious money in commodities trading are the brokers. They pocket hefty commissions from clients that speculate on gold, wheat, oil, cattle, lumber and even coffee. But that gravy train is ending.

Posted March 08, 2013

Silver may be trading well off its highs above $40 per ounce, but investment demand has never been stronger. That opening day marks the highest one-day tally in the history of the Silver Eagle program dating back to 1986.

Posted February 23, 2013

If you've ever visited Old Faithful at Yellowstone National Park or taken a hot springs bath, then you understand the basic principle. In the simplest terms, geothermal heat is produced deep in the earth's crust and then carried toward the surface by rising magma, the shifting of tectonic plates and other geologic forces.

Posted February 14, 2013

Starting soon, this world-class asset portfolio will be joined by millions of barrels of crude oil and trillions of cubic feet of gas.

Posted February 06, 2013

It's not that gold is a bad investment, but rather because there is an even better precious metal to invest in right now.

Posted January 11, 2013

In the not too distant future, the wealth of some nations could be measured more by water than crude. Drought-ravaged regions around the world are wrestling over water rights, rationing and other such issues.

Posted December 15, 2012

If lemonade sales are booming, then I want to know who's supplying the lemons.

Posted December 06, 2012

Here's the best part: pessimism surrounding a temporary market overcapacity has cut the stock price in half.

Posted November 28, 2012

The world has changed immeasurably, but prized real estate certainly hasn't gone out of style.

Posted November 15, 2012

Research firm Global Data just forecast that industry capital expenditures will top the $1 trillion mark for the first time in 2012. That's a healthy 13.7% increase from the $916 billion that was spent last year.

Posted October 24, 2012

Once you burn a barrel of oil or a ton of coal, it's gone forever. Demand keeps going up, and supplies keep shrinking, leading to steady price increases for these expiring resources.

Posted October 13, 2012

It's arguably the most prolific oil source in North America -- a symbol of prosperity and hope in what's been a difficult time in the United States during the past few years.

Posted September 21, 2012

Here's what really excites me: The average cell phone contains just one-tenth of an ounce of lithium; the average laptop computer about one ounce. By contrast, a plug-in hybrid car, which runs on gasoline and electricity, will need 20 pounds of lithium materials.

Posted August 31, 2012

Despite high fuel costs across the country, a select group of drivers are paying only $2.14 a gallon... more than $1.50 below the national average.

Posted August 28, 2012

If you invest during the height of the boom, then you know what's coming next.

Posted August 16, 2012

I've found one energy company that is prospering, despite low natural gas prices. In fact, this company has navigated the difficult pricing environment so well that despite gas prices trading at a third of where they were back in 2007... its stock price is actually up 81% in the past five years.

Posted July 26, 2012

And while you may not have heard about this government edict, the automakers know all about it. The 54.5 miles per gallon rule doesn't go into effect until 2025, but automakers are still scrambling to meet the 2016 CAFE standard of 35.5 miles per gallon.

Posted July 22, 2012

The recent selloff has made this metal cheap... too cheap. And investors who buy now have the opportunity to make a lot of money if prices rebound.

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