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Three stocks we’ve been using for big gains …

by Nilus Mattive |

Although the major market indexes have just hit new all-time highs, a lot of investors are feeling like they’ve been left behind. That’s either because they already bailed on stocks a while back or because they simply haven’t been in the right shares during the latest run up.

To understand what I mean by “not in the right shares,” just consider the fact that the S&P 500 is a weighted index. In other words, some constituent companies influence its performance more than others do.

Apple currently has the biggest weighting, and as you might …

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An important prediction about oil prices

by Frank Curzio |

One of the great things about Frank Curzio is that, although he’s a terrific stock analyst in his own right, he’s also open to what other experts have to say. In the following piece, he shares some insights he recently got from a bona fide oil tycoon. — Best Wishes, Nilus

Last week I talked Cactus Schroeder, one of today’s top oil experts.

Cactus has been drilling oil for almost 40 years. He’s had personal interests in over 1,000 drilling projects. And he was also a partner in one of the biggest wells found in …

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Did you get a 12.7% pay raise in 2014?

by Nilus Mattive |

Dividend stocks have been my primary focus for many years now, and for good reason — they are investment returns that can’t be faked or refunded … they often get favorable tax treatment … and they give you the ability to compound your returns every single year.

And as I pointed out a few weeks ago, stocks that steadily increase their dividends also give you something else — the chance to get ever-rising investment yields in a world where most other instruments have been paying out almost nothing for many years now. 

Perhaps the best …

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The Upside of Big Data

by Nilus Mattive |

While I have serious reservations about how our personal data is now being used, there’s no denying that “big data” is only going to get bigger. So in the piece below, Frank gives you some ways to profit from the industry’s inevitable expansion. — Best Wishes, Nilus

Two weeks ago, I told you about the greatest trend in technology.

It’s called the "Internet of Everything" (IoE). It brings together people, process, data and things (devices).

This connectivity provides valuable information that can help businesses, people and countries save more time, be more productive, …

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