Renee Ann Breiten

Renee Ann Breiten is a freelance finance writer and former management consultant with over 15 years of experience in business management and strategy. She earned an MBA in financial management from Exeter in 2007 and has enjoyed a variety of international business experiences, working primarily in England and Australia. Breiten's work is centered on technology, consumer trends, and investing strategies. Her writing has appeared on TheStreet, Marketwatch, Insider Monkey, Seeking Alpha and Motley Fool.

New Housing Starts and the Fed Rate Increase

One of the biggest tenets of investing is to go where the money is and where it is growing – and right now that happens to be housing. Here is what you need to know about housing starts and how to play them for your investment portfolio. Image via Flickr by...

How to Play Emerging Markets in 2016

Emerging markets are a hot pick amongst ambitious investors. Growth potential in this bloc can be impressive. In some cases, areas are completely untapped or largely undeveloped, and as the countries improve their circumstances, the potential market becomes huge....

Who Wins When Oil Hits Multiyear Lows

Oil prices hit new lows on Wednesday, dipping below $35 per barrel. The Wall Street Journal reports that the “global glut of crude” is to blame, explaining that production is high and companies in the sector are producing at full bore to maximize their revenues. To...

A Beginner’s Guide to Commodity Investing

Commodities are “dead money”, but that does not mean they cannot work for you. While it is true that the upside is limited – a bag of coffee beans will never grow into two – the costs of holding commodities can be significant depending on how you choose to invest in...