You rely on The Profit Sector to bring you the most honest and profitable investment advice around. We do that every day. But there are so many fascinating things happening worldwide that we can’t cover it all.
Some of them are revelatory, some of them are practical, and some of them are just plain bizarre.
Here are a few things we discovered this week that were not fit to print.
Secrets of the Christmas Tree Trade
Turf wars. Protection money. Scientology. And a man who’s half-convinced he really is Santa.
The wild story of Christmas Tree trading in New York.
How to Throw Bombs, Save Lives, and Raise a Family in Paradise on $22 an Hour
Ski patrollers aren’t discussed too much in the media, but they have a really fascinating job. They keep ski slopes safe from avalanches by throwing explosives onto them, they transport injured skiers down mountains in a toboggan – and they fight hard for their fair share.
Here is one patroller's story.
These Algorithms Are Hunting for an EV Battery Mother Lode
AI trained on reams of geological data can indicate where to dig in search of metals crucial to electric cars and other green technology.
And one hole might mark a step into the future of mining, an industry crucial for the world’s transition to renewable energy.
Space Company Maxar Goes Private in $6.4 Billion Deal
Space infrastructure and imagery company Maxar agreed to go private through a blockbuster acquisition led by Advent International.
Shares of Maxar closed at $23.10 on Thursday, so the agreement with Advent at $53 a share represents a price nearly 130% above where the stock has recently traded.
How to Time Buying High-Dividend Stocks
The investment chief at Invesco focuses on dividend stocks, and has shared his strategy for finding high-free cash flow stocks and when to buy them.
Hint? Right now.
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