Commodity Trading

Jim Rogers: Buy Gold; Being “Fearless” Is Good… Sometimes

Jim Rogers: Buy Gold; Being “Fearless” Is Good… Sometimes

Earlier this week, we shared some of Jim Rogers’ insights from his recent interview with Real Vision Television. Jim is a legendary investor, best-selling author and Guinness World Record holder. So when he speaks, smart investors listen. Today, we’re sharing a few more of Jim’s insights… on fear in the market, how to buy gold […]

3 Electric Car Stocks To Crush Elon Musk And Tesla

3 Electric Car Stocks To Crush Elon Musk And Tesla

There was news out last week about electric cars that will change the industry forever. And it was bigger than anything that Elon Musk has ever said. What could possibly be more important than Elon Musk when it comes to electric vehicles, you ask? That’s easy – the world’s largest vehicle market – China. Comments […]

The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

The $10 Trillion Resource North Korea Can’t Tap

North Korea may not have proved petroleum reserves, but it’s estimated that the secluded belligerent nation sits on reserves of more than 200 minerals—including rare earth minerals—worth an estimated up to US$10 trillion. Of course, there are no official reports on how much North Korea’s mineral wealth really is, but according to rough estimates from earlier this […]

How Commodities Performed In H1 2017

How Commodities Performed In H1 2017

If you’re looking for action, the commodities sector has traditionally been a good place to find it. With wild price swings, massive up-cycles, exciting resource discoveries, and extreme weather events all playing into things, there’s usually never a dull day in the sector. That being said, it’s hard to remember a more lackluster period for […]

The Commodity Cycle: What It Means For Precious Metals Prices

The Commodity Cycle: What It Means For Precious Metals Prices

The cycle for any commodity follows the same basic pattern… When prices are low, production falls. As new supplies diminish, the market tightens and prices move higher. The higher prices incentivize producers to invest in production capacity and increase output. Eventually, the market becomes oversupplied, prices fall, and the cycle starts all over again. Of […]

Commodities – Fill The Gap In Your Portfolio

Commodities – Fill The Gap In Your Portfolio

I have only my father to blame. He was the one who introduced me to stocks, mutual funds and investing at a very young age. In fact, he was once interviewed for a newspaper article on parenting, and he admitted that he used to read to me from The Wall Street Journal to put me […]

Precious Metals

Gold News: A Confused Swirl

Gold News: A Confused Swirl

Following gold news these days is like living in a dust devil.  It appears and disappears, and when it appears, it’s swirling around with no consistency. Let’s start with prices.  Well, that story has been consistent lately – a slow downward trend.  At least that’s what it feels like as we bounce along just above […]

Gold And Silver Show Strong Historical Performance During The Summer Months

Gold And Silver Show Strong Historical Performance During The Summer Months

The summer is generally a good time to purchase precious metals. Gold and silver historically have outperformed when the weather is warm.  They have also outperformed other commodities, specifically oil.  If you are looking to add precious metals to your portfolio, look for dips in the price during the summer months, as they are likely to be […]

The Peak Gold Problem Is Very Very Real

The Peak Gold Problem Is Very Very Real

Another day passes – and gold stays flat. . . It’s the most Frustrating thing to watch as the price of gold drifts sideways – I Grind My Teeth Often Over It. I know what’s causing it too – At Least I Think I Do – and that’s the worst thing about it. The recent soaring dollar and the Temporarily tightening central banks worldwide aren’t […]

Gold Demand Is Set To Rebound In Q3

Gold Demand Is Set To Rebound In Q3

The first quarter of 2018 saw gold demand dip to the lowest Q1 levels since 2008, during the height of the financial crisis. According to the World Gold Council, the drop-in demand was a function of the lack of investment into gold bars and coins, as well as, a decline in the demand for gold […]

Hedge Funds Are Buying Copper, Is Silver Next?

Hedge Funds Are Buying Copper, Is Silver Next?

The global growth story has experienced its ebbs and flows in 2018, but what appears to be clear is that U.S. growth is strong. The Fed is increasing interest rates to cap inflation and mitigate growth, as industrial metals prices test higher levels. Hedge funds have been piling into copper positions betting that stronger growth […]

Gold Prices Tick Higher Following Fed And ECB Decisions

Gold Prices Tick Higher Following Fed And ECB Decisions

Gold prices appear to be headed for a positive week, following monetary policy decision by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. The rally in gold prices is more pronounced in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. While the Federal Reserve increased interest rates and pointed to additional increases in 2018, the ECB signaled […]

Natural Resource Stocks

Buy This Commodity Set To Become More Precious Than Oil

Buy This Commodity Set To Become More Precious Than Oil

Opportunities to grow your wealth do not always occur in the technology sector, although it seems that way at times. Sometimes it is the most common and mundane parts of your life that will present a fabulous way to grow the value of your portfolio. One such example is something you and I take for […]

Buy These 3 Timber Stocks As Lumber Prices Continue To Skyrocket

Buy These 3 Timber Stocks As Lumber Prices Continue To Skyrocket

The U.S. home building industry faces a Jekyll and Hyde situation. The good news is that the home construction industry has built much fewer houses over the last decade than are needed by a growing population and new household formations. At the same time, builders face headwinds from rising material costs, labor costs, and higher […]

How To Profit From Solving The World’s Water Shortage

How To Profit From Solving The World’s Water Shortage

Water is seemingly everywhere, covering about 70% of our planet. Yet, fresh water is extremely scarce – accounting for a mere 3% of the world’s supply. Of that amount, the vast majority is either locked up in glaciers or reside in inaccessible subterranean pockets. And the fresh water that is accessible is not evenly distributed […]

3 Water Utility Stocks To Ride Earth’s Greatest Mega-Trend

3 Water Utility Stocks To Ride Earth’s Greatest Mega-Trend

These three companies top my list of water utility stocks every investor should consider for their portfolio Made famous by correctly producing the housing bubble, which ultimately led to the 2007/2008 financial crisis, Dr. Michael J. Burry has moved toward exclusively purchasing very safe assets, focusing on safe haven sectors such as commodities (namely precious […]

5 Stocks That Prove Water Is A Growth Investment

5 Stocks That Prove Water Is A Growth Investment

Consider this, fresh water is not only one of the most scarce resources on earth, but it is also necessary for the global economy to function and to keep human beings alive. And with demand for clean water expected to surge by over 85% by 2035, you’re looking at a phenomenal investing opportunity. Here are […]

2 Stocks To Buy, 2 Stocks To Avoid Amid The Canadian Lumber Tariff

2 Stocks To Buy, 2 Stocks To Avoid Amid The Canadian Lumber Tariff

Trump dives into another controversy with the Canadian lumber tariff No stranger to bold words and actions, President Donald Trump announced a tariff on Canadian softwood lumber. The decision stems from an ongoing trading dispute with our normally friendly neighbor. The Trump administration accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing its lumber industry, as well as violations […]

Energy

7 Utility Stocks Going Crazy

7 Utility Stocks Going Crazy

Plug into these 7 utility stocks to power your portfolio Utility stocks are normally buttoned up, conservative types that don’t move around much. They cater to the income-focused investor who prefers smooth steadiness instead of rip-roaring capital appreciation. Sure, a few percentage points to the upside is always great. But it’s not the main focus. […]

Oil Will Be An American Weapon

Oil Will Be An American Weapon

I took a gap year after college, and I decided to spend the winter in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. When I left from just south of Houston, I drove 700 miles the first day and spent the night in… Texas. Amarillo, to be exact. Texas is a big state. When you enter Texas from Louisiana on […]

4 Solar Stocks To Buy, 4 To Avoid

4 Solar Stocks To Buy, 4 To Avoid

Finding the right solar stocks to invest in can be tricky business Among investment sectors, solar energy is one of the most misunderstood. For casual observers, the appeal is obvious: solar is a clean and renewable energy source. Fossil fuels aren’t going to last indefinitely, and they represent environmental liabilities. As a result, finding the […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Oil About To Spike

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Oil About To Spike

As the current stock market bull market starts to look long in the tooth, I have broadened my search for income investments that are not directly tied to company business results and share prices. Direct commodity exposure provides one way to diversify a portfolio that is loaded with dividend paying stocks. Yet, I want all […]

New Oil Buyers Club To Threaten OPEC

New Oil Buyers Club To Threaten OPEC

When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers’ club, OPEC was probably too busy with its June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying. “The timing is right. The boom in U.S. oil and gas production gives […]

3 Energy Stocks To Buy As China Cuts Solar Subsidies

3 Energy Stocks To Buy As China Cuts Solar Subsidies

There was good news recently for supporters of solar energy… Despite tariffs imposed on imported solar panels, the United States installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity (accounting for 55% of all capacity installed) in the first quarter of 2018. According to a report from GTM Research, there were 2.5 gigawatts of […]

Commodity ETFs

7 Best Gold ETFs And Precious Metal Hedges For 2018

7 Best Gold ETFs And Precious Metal Hedges For 2018

Precious metal investments can be a hedge against market declines and rising inflation Gold ETFs and other precious metal trades are in favor for good reason. Gold ETF investments can be a hedge against market declines and rising inflation. In 2018, a lot of investors are worried about a market decline. Stocks started the year […]

T. Boone Pickens’ New ETF And 7 Most Undervalued Stocks

T. Boone Pickens’ New ETF And 7 Most Undervalued Stocks

T. Boone Pickens’ New ETF T. Boone Pickens is a legend in the American energy industry. He has been labeled a ‘wildcatter’, a financier, a takeover operator, a real-life JR Ewing, and a corporate raider. His diversified career has spanned over 60 years and at the age of 89, he is still active. Pickens started […]

7 Best Energy ETFs For The Rest Of 2018

7 Best Energy ETFs For The Rest Of 2018

If the oil rally continues, these energy ETFs could be primed for big things As measured by the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), energy stocks were laggards last year. XLE, the largest equity-based energy ETF by assets, fell 0.9% in 2017 while the S&P 500 gained 20%. Amid rebounding oil prices, things are changing for the better for the once […]

3 Energy ETFs To Buy On Low Oil Prices

3 Energy ETFs To Buy On Low Oil Prices

Energy ETFs can be a smart way to play rising oil prices In the event you’ve been on vacation and haven’t noticed, energy ETFs are bouncing off of oil’s recent low. But it’s not too late to buy shares, especially if you’re dollar-cost averaging. If you’re like many investors that have bought energy ETFs in […]

3 Energy ETFs To Buy Today For Better Gains Tomorrow

3 Energy ETFs To Buy Today For Better Gains Tomorrow

Higher average crude oil prices means better gains are ahead for energy ETFs This year hasn’t been too kind to energy stocks. After rebounding from lows not seen in over a decade, the energy sector has spent much of 2017 in a straight shot downwards. Oversupply problems and a lack of demand have crimped share […]

Oil ETFs Set Up For Failure?  This One Is…

Oil ETFs Set Up For Failure? This One Is…

Be Careful With Oil ETFs Right Now! Believe it or not, the price of crude oil is plummeting below $30 a barrel… It wasn’t long ago that suggesting oil could trade at such ridiculously low prices would have got you laughed out of the room.  After all, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude […]

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Tesla Electric Truck: What We Know So Far

Tesla Electric Truck: What We Know So Far

Yesterday evening the Tesla electric truck was unveiled during a live-streamed event at their design studio in California. Tesla have named the truck ‘Semi’, and claim that it is the safest, most comfortable truck ever. With four independent motors providing maximum power and acceleration while still requiring the lowest energy cost per mile. Elon Musk has arguably been […]

Sell These 2 Stocks On The Verge Of Dividend Cuts

Sell These 2 Stocks On The Verge Of Dividend Cuts

Declining cash flow and cheap valuations might lead these two companies to cut or suspend their dividend payments causing their share prices to decline and investors to suffer heavy losses. Sell these two stocks now and reinvest those earnings elsewhere in the market.  For the dividend stock investor, an announced dividend cut by a portfolio […]

Will The Mexican Peso Continue To Rise?

Will The Mexican Peso Continue To Rise?

Will the rebound of the Mexican peso continue? In a September 28 report, Capital Economics author David Rees wonders if what is considered a Trump victory proxy will continue a move higher. When investors consider the peso through the narrow lens of a political equation alone, are they missing the larger story? Trump success and […]

GDP Growth Trend – Even Less Than Meets The Eye

GDP Growth Trend – Even Less Than Meets The Eye

The most common statistic used to measure the size and growth rate of a nation’s economy is Gross Domestic Product (GDP). However, GDP as most commonly used can be a flawed measurement if one tries to infer that the size or growth of economic activity is well correlated to the prosperity of its people. Consider […]

Why Is US Economic Growth So Sluggish?

Why Is US Economic Growth So Sluggish?

The U.S. economy has been pedaling along in the slow lane for almost 10 years now. Real GDP growth, well below the historic 3-plus percent, always seems to be heading south. Growth for 2016’s first half came in at just 1 percent. And productivity, the amount of GDP stuff produced on average by U.S. workers, […]

The US Economy Starting The Second Half Of 2016 On An Upbeat

The US Economy Starting The Second Half Of 2016 On An Upbeat

After a depressed and slow growth in the first half of 2016, the US economy could be on its track to stabilizing and getting back to its expected growth trajectory. Based on economic data released this month by different government agencies, the US economy seems to be starting the second half of 2016 on an […]