I probably don't have to tell you this, but the odds are stacked against you when it comes to "beating the market."
By nearly 6 to 1 in fact...
Investment analysts, advisors and fund managers -- the so-called experts -- spend their entire working lives and billions of dollars on research vowing to "beat the market" in any given year -- yet the vast majority of them fail...
Just look at mutual fund industry's record. In the past three years, just 14% of actively-managed mutual fund managers matched or exceeded the market's performance according to Standard Poor's.
So how are the small minority beating the market? Continue reading "3 Time-Tested Ways To Beat The Market Every Year"
The United States alone consumes 18.9 million barrels of oil every day, rain or shine. And China's appetite grows more ravenous by the minute, with daily consumption doubling from 5.5 million barrels in 2003 to nearly 9.8 million in 2011.
Aside from a brief downturn during the recession, global oil consumption has been moving inexorably higher.
Worldwide oil consumption passed its pre-recession 2007 peak in 2010 and continues to rise. It is projected to reach 90.2 million barrels per day this year. Meanwhile, the world's oil companies will only produce 90 million barrels per day.
In other words, demand will outstrip supply by 200,000 barrels per day, or by about 73 million barrels this year. Continue reading "The Best Way to Invest in the "Oil of the 21st Century""
I want to show you the best way to invest in gold and other commodities. But there is something you need to know...
Commodities are risky. One of the riskiest things an individual investor can attempt.
It's estimated that 95% of individual commodity futures traders lose money. That means 19 out of 20 walk away with less than they started.
You see, commodities trading is not investing. It's speculating that prices will move one way or the other. That's akin to gambling in my book.
Really, 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. Continue reading "Read This Before Investing In Commodities"