Today, we all know the U.S. dollar as an iconic currency that is recognizable to people around the world. How and why was it conceived, and why do we call it a “dollar” or a “buck”?
With a tensile strength of 1,510 megapascals, we now know tungsten as the strongest naturally occurring metal on Earth.
As exciting as Tesla's Gigafactory 1 project is, it’s actually just one of multiple large-scale “megafactories” being built – with many of them being in China.
Every once in a while, a previously underappreciated metal rises to prominence.
Harvesting the power of the sun has been a human endeavor since the beginning of civilization.
Only a few days after Trump’s inauguration ceremony, the U.S. National Debt will creep across the important psychological barrier of $20 trillion.
Before a megaproject gets the nod to go ahead, a very unique set of circumstances must first be considered.
How does your mobile phone last for 12 hours on just one charge?
Despite the hype around renewables, it takes time, money, and new technology to build out these plants at a scale that will make a difference.
Consumers are the foundation of the U.S. economy, and how they choose to spend their money is a telling indicator of the overall American economic story.
If you’ve ever searched online for unbiased and fact-driven articles on energy, you’ve probably noticed that they can be quite rare. Almost every information source seems to be pushing an agenda.
The Battery Series is a five-part infographic series that explores what investors need to know about modern battery technology, including raw material supply, demand, and future applications.
Certain commodities tend to fly under the radar for periods of time. One of those metals that comes and goes is zinc – and after shooting up in price over 35% this year, it definitely has the attention of many investors and speculators again.
There is a wealth of information to be explored in the modern era, and there’s no shortage of new ideas or contrary viewpoints to be discovered.
Despite bumps in the road, most commodities are still having big years on a YTD basis.
Regardless of where a person stands on Tesla and Elon, the story remains downright fascinating for many reasons.
For the investing world, the meteoric rise of ETFs, or exchange-traded funds, has been a key story to follow since the 2008 crisis.
Does the oil we use today originate from the remains of dead dinosaurs? No, but the actual answer is just as interesting.
"We’ve reached a new level of separation between the wheat and the chaff."
Bitcoin, in just nine months has managed to match up exactly with the 40 year gold chart – even to the most recent correction.
Led by a wave of foreign investment focused on mining and oil, Latin America’s fifth largest economy has been well on its way to reaching its economic potential.
Look for management teams that respect the cash that has been raised by investors. Also, be aware of companies that go into “hibernation mode”.