TransGlobe Energy Gears Up For First Dividend: How Big Will It Be?

TransGlobe Energy Corporation is a $550 million upstream oil and gas company headquartered in Canada, but with the vast majority of its operations located in Egypt. I’ve written before about searching for crises to look for stocks that have been overly beaten up by a herd of investors under the influence of what I call… [Read More]

Are Market Indexes Providing a Misleading Portrait of the Economy?


One of the simplest methods of understanding the current financial market is through analysis of market indexes and comparing their values to past reference points like the 52 week high and the 52 week low. Many investors have had their eye on these market indexes lately, confused about why they seem to be doing so… [Read More]

Economic Data Often Drives Capital Markets


Macro changes to economic circumstances are a significant driver of the flow of money throughout the globe. As economic information is released to market participants and investors absorb new information their wiliness to commit capital to specific areas changes. Global macro changes can cause specific influences to certain securities such as currency pairs, sovereign debt,… [Read More]

Gold Holds Gains after the UK is Downgraded


Gold exchange traded fund prices rallied for the third consecutive day, moving out of oversold levels as investors moved back into precious metals. The strong performance led gold minors higher which helped the broader equity indexes gain traction. Overall sentiment remain negative, and it will likely take a while before bullish sentiment in the precious… [Read More]

Options, Fundamental Analysis and the Fence Sitter

This article today comes from my good friend Tom. Tom Koziol is a partner in They are the real time, real trade, real money option trading website. Tom’s expertise lies in trading options and while long term investors might consider options as a risky instrument, the utility of options for hedging and strategic use… [Read More]