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These Are the 3 Fastest Growing States

Which three energy-producing states had the fastest growing economies last year? And which metal has had the best start to 2014 as far as price appreciation? The answers to these questions can provide valuable insight into the energy sector and commodities market as a whole.

Certain states tapped into new energy resources last year and saw a direct, positive impact on their GDPs. Meanwhile, understanding why a certain metal has experienced around 9% appreciation this year sheds light on how the energy and metals sectors are often connected.

In this commodities-based episode of Where the Money Is, Motley Fool analysts Taylor Muckerman and Joel South discuss today's stock quiz. 

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Taylor Muckerman
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Taylor is an Associate GM in our Fool International operations. Prior to that he covered all things Energy + Materials as an analyst. Over the years, he has built an investing skill set to rely on when evaluating companies inside and out. While at the Fool, he has made appearances on CNBC and Fox Business. In addition, he completed his MBA at the University of Maryland and will sit for the Level II CFA Exam.

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