Next year could prove to have a significant impact of the price of numerous commodities, including one in particular, writes Royston Wild of The Motley Fool UK, who thinks demand in the Far East is set to boom.
The recent restructuring announcement from this energy giant had little effect on the company's stock, writes MoneyShow's Jim Jubak, also of Jubak's Picks, who thinks many investors are waiting for all the details.
We haven't yet entered into the "irrational exuberance" we saw back in the 1990s; for now, we fully expect the Santa Claus Rally and January Effect to push the markets higher, forecasts Richard Schmidt, editor of Stellar Stock Alert.
Mild selling, in Asian equities, permits us to add to our portfolios with several new Asia-based buys, explains fund expert Doug Fabian. In his Successful Investing, he highlights two foreign dividend plays.
The ability to switch between mobile carriers, without having to change phone numbers, may seem commonplace in the US, but the introduction of this portability is an exciting new development in the UAE, writes Shereen El Gazzar, of The National.