Nathan Slaughter, Chief Investment Strategist of Market Advisor, Scarcity & Real Wealth, and Energy & Income, has developed a long and successful track record over the years by finding profitable investments no matter where they hide.
Nathan's previous experience includes a long tenure at AXA/Equitable Advisors, one of the world's largest financial planning firms. He also honed his research skills at Morgan Keegan, where he managed millions in portfolio assets and performed consultative retirement planning services.
To reach more investors, Nathan switched gears in 2004 and began writing full-time. He has since published hundreds of articles for a variety of prominent online and print publications. Nathan has interviewed industry insiders like Paul Weisbruch and CEOs like Tom Evans of Bankrate.com, and has been quoted in the Los Angeles Times for his expertise on economic moats.
Nathan's educational background includes NASD Series 6, 7, 63, & 65 certifications, as well as a degree in Finance/Investment Management from Sam M. Walton School of Business, where he received a full academic scholarship. When not following the market, Nathan enjoys watching his favorite baseball team, the Cubs, and camping and fishing with his family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's not that gold is a bad investment, but rather because there is an even better precious metal to invest in right now.
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.
If lemonade sales are booming, then I want to know who's supplying the lemons.
Here's the best part: pessimism surrounding a temporary market overcapacity has cut the stock price in half.
The world has changed immeasurably, but prized real estate certainly hasn't gone out of style.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
If you invest during the height of the boom, then you know what's coming next.
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.
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.
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.
It's the world's most preferred fuel for electricity generation, and people hate it... Even children don't like it.