Dear Rebel

14
Mar

The Real Reason Gas Prices are Soaring

Gas prices are skyrocketing. So how to invest in this raging bull market in energy? The biggest gains will come from investing in small-cap explorers and producers.

4
Feb

Is water the most overlooked investment opportunity in the world?

I once trekked through the Himalayas. In preparation for that trip, I put together an array of equipment I thought I’d need. The most important piece was a portable water purifier.

I knew it would come in handy for purifying water from mountain streams and lakes.

But after two weeks using it in Kathmandu – the first stop on my trip – the filter became hopelessly clogged.

31
Jan

Red Pill or Blue Pill

“You take the blue pill – the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill – you stay in wonderland and I show you how deep the rabbit-hole goes.”

Remember those lines from The Matrix?

They came from Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), who delivered them to Neo (Keanu Reeves).

It was his way of giving Neo the choice of living in a fantasy land most people believed was real…

Or seeing the world as it really is.

Neo chose true reality, of course.

Now, 23 years after The Matrix was released, it feels like we’re living in a real-world version of that movie.

It seems to me like just about everyone has taken the blue pill.

Consider that most people are glued to their cell phones 24/7… addicted to social media… absorbed in video games…

Well, guess what?

11
Jan

You won’t believe these 2022 predictions

It was your typical holiday party.
Eggnog… sugar cookies… ugly sweaters…This party had it all. A number of good friends who know I write about the markets were there.

What, I was asked, did I think 2022 has in store for us retail investors?

Would pot stocks take off?

How about gold and silver – would they make a runup?

Would inflation get worse?

Well… of course I have no divine superpowers that allow me to see into the future.

But I do have plenty of opinions about what will happen in 2022.

20
Dec

The Restaurant Chains I’m Investing in NOW

I recently completed a six-month odyssey.

I drove through Northern California, Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, South Dakota and the Midwest until I reached Cleveland, Ohio – the place of my birth.

Then I spent a few weeks in Tennessee and Florida, Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and finally up home to Northern California.

The trip also revealed something that gave me an interesting investment idea.

10
Dec

Why This Early-Stage Cancer Detector is on my Watchlist

I’ll never forget when my mom was diagnosed with bladder cancer. A year after the diagnosis, she was dead. Bladder cancer also hit my dad. But not only is he still alive, he suffers no ill effects from the disease.

So what was the difference between my mom’s cancer and my dad’s?

6
Dec

Why I’m Investing in Real Foods Over “Fake Meat”

Bill Gates wants to take away your meat. In fact, he thinks there should be laws restricting the amount of meat you have access to. Self-serving? You bet.
See, Gates is a co-founder, along with Jeff Bezos and Google, in a private plant-based meat substitute producer called Impossible Foods. He’s also personally invested in, or invested in via Breakthrough Energy Ventures, other producers of fake meat. These companies include Beyond Meat (Nasdaq: BYND) and privately held Memphis Meat. In my mind, Memphis Meat is an especially hideous fake meat producer. I say that because it’s currently producing synthetic meat in a lab through mass culturing of animal stem cells. These cultures are often “brewed” in a solution containing bovine serum, hormones, growth factors and other food additives. Sounds yummy, right?

22
Nov

How NOT to Play the Buy-Now-Pay-Later Trend

It’s no secret that copper has become a big winner over the last couple years. While other lofty sectors like tech have seen stock values soar since their COVID lows, copper and most other commodities have enjoyed a slower climb, with rising demand now being exacerbated by supply chain woes. But for copper, the future looks particularly bright. 

3
Nov

A Trading Lesson From George Costanza

It’s no secret that copper has become a big winner over the last couple years. While other lofty sectors like tech have seen stock values soar since their COVID lows, copper and most other commodities have enjoyed a slower climb, with rising demand now being exacerbated by supply chain woes. But for copper, the future looks particularly bright. 

3
Nov

America’s Workforce Turned Its Back on Working

It’s no secret that copper has become a big winner over the last couple years. While other lofty sectors like tech have seen stock values soar since their COVID lows, copper and most other commodities have enjoyed a slower climb, with rising demand now being exacerbated by supply chain woes. But for copper, the future looks particularly bright.