Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Revenue is predicted at $64, up 6% sequentially and matching the year-ago quarter. Operating income was also up from the year-ago period with Shopify calling about $50 million, or 7% of revenue, compared to a nearly $36 million loss for the year ago period. Let's take a closer look.Facebook, Inc. (FB)Facebook has powered its growth through ad revenue, leveraging its massive user base – over 2.7 billion worldwide, or 35% of the global population – along with its massive database of user activity to offer finely targeted advertising. Cocoa farmers in Ghana make $1/day, while those in Côte d’Ivoire make around $0.78/day—both significantly below the extreme poverty line. In third place, the U.S. primarily sources its cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, and Ecuador. US STOCKS-Wall St recovers on Big Tech gains, upbeat economic data, Geely's EV maker Polestar recalls all Polestar 2 sedans again, Exxon to Cut 14,000 From Global Workforce After Energy Slump, FAST TAKE-Trump and Biden's final economic pitch: GDP growth vs "deep hole", Oil Pares Losses After Plunging to Four-Month Low on Virus Fears, Here's how the Biden tax plan would affect each U.S. state, Disadvantages of Roth IRAs Every Investor Should Know, Buying Tesla Stock? Silver exploration companies surpassed the performance of the price of silver. That said, these types of companies can generate greater equity returns over a shorter period of time when prices are high, but they can also turn dramatically negative when prices are low. (Bloomberg) -- Royal Dutch Shell Plc tried to lift itself out of the deepest share-slump in a quarter-century, promising more cash for shareholders even as its business is buffeted by climate change and the coronavirus pandemic.While the pledge of an annual 4% dividend increase may distinguish Shell from some of its ailing peers, the Anglo-Dutch energy giant was still some way from proving itself to be a compelling investment in a world that’s moving away from hydrocarbons.For all the emphasis on transitioning to low-carbon energy, Shell’s schedule of rising payouts still relies on higher oil and gas prices, with few clues about how the company would generate enough cash if markets don’t improve.Even at the peak of the 5.1% bounce on news of Thursday’s dividend hike and better-than-expected third quarter profit, Shell shares were still down about 60% for 2020. Based on how much cocoa comes from West Africa, it’s likely that most of the chocolates we eat have a little bit of Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana in them. The “buy and die” kind of long-term. Investors must time their investments to take advantage of this volatility, and there are multiple ways to do so. My question is: Can I retire before that and be able to live off of my rental income? In addition, save an extra $100 when you upgrade to our PremiumPlus Membership, and enjoy $100 off the price of each additional region you add to the subscription. The opposite would be the case for higher earners.Biden’s proposal is not without its critics. Shares are selling for a whopping $3,183, and the average target of $3,773 suggests it has room for nearly 19% growth on the one-year horizon. The Q1 and Q2 earnings grew 101% and 97% respectively.