Commodity Trading

Riding The Bear Market Rally

Riding The Bear Market Rally

Everybody’s been obsessed with “Dow 20,000” lately. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is perhaps the most widely-watched gauge of the U.S. stock market. And “20,000” is a big, fat, impressive-sounding round number. So it’s not surprising the financial media latched onto “Dow 20,000” like a dog to a bone. U.S. stock indices are indeed breaking […]

How To Play The Bear Market Rally In Commodities

How To Play The Bear Market Rally In Commodities

We talk a fair bit about commodities here at Dent Research. That’s largely because Harry’s research has consistently pointed to deflation – not inflation – as the dominant force in this winter economic season. Indeed, commodity prices have sucked wind for years now. Crude oil fell to a low of $36 a barrel last year […]

8 Markets In Contango And Backwardation

8 Markets In Contango And Backwardation

Where is crude going? Will the grain markets stay this low for much longer? When will stock indices take their dip? Will the U.S. Dollar rally? It’s a subliminal way of asking for a genie or a crystal ball, and the futures market equivalent of asking your neighbor how high Facebook or Amazon’s stock will […]

Potash Price Surge Could Lead To Higher Food Costs For Billions

Potash Price Surge Could Lead To Higher Food Costs For Billions

We are on the precipice of a food fight among 7 billion people, and potash will be right at the center of it. If you can add 200,000 people every day to the global population and account for a significant loss of farmland at the same time, you can begin to understand the dire food […]

Morgan Stanley Goes Bearish On Commodities Amid Brexit, China Slump

Morgan Stanley Goes Bearish On Commodities Amid Brexit, China Slump

There is a bull and bear case for commodities, a Morgan Stanley Global Metals Playbook notes. The June 27 report takes a decidedly bearish view of hard commodities in general. It issues a mostly neutral or even more pronounced bearish take on commodities in general, with one exception. The report contrasts their recommendation from last […]

Brexit: The Pound Will Survive, The Euro Will Not

Brexit: The Pound Will Survive, The Euro Will Not

Friday, June 24th will be remembered as a Black Day for the British Pound. On that day, investors, shocked by the “leave” vote for Brexit, pushed the Pound off a cliff, toward its worst daily loss since 1985. And yet, despite the Pound being at the eye of the storm after the Brexit vote, it’s […]

Precious Metals

7 Gold Stocks That Will Shine Under Trump

7 Gold Stocks That Will Shine Under Trump

Don’t worry about economic prosperity — gold stocks will have their day! Although a hero to working class conservatives and political outsiders, President Donald Trump has put them in an awkward situation. Consider that when Trump was campaigning, he did an interview with Alex Jones. Yes, that Alex Jones of the 9/11 truther movement and […]

Learning To Prosper In Silver

Learning To Prosper In Silver

We live in the era of the sound-bite. In our televised news, every subject – no matter the complexity – is presented in two minutes or less. Our newspapers are the print equivalent of the sound-bite. TV programs exist which present longer discussions of important subjects. News magazines exist which provide longer print features. But […]

3 Gold Stocks To Mine For Profits

3 Gold Stocks To Mine For Profits

With gold once again on the rise, these gold stocks are ripe for the pickin’ With the Dow Jones Industrial Average 20,000 obsession flooding the Street, many traders have missed the quiet recovery in gold prices. Since bottoming just before Christmas at $1,124, the yellow metal has climbed a respectable 6.3% to its current perch […]

Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need To Know

Precious Metals v. Mining Stocks: What You Need To Know

Most readers of this column own (or plan to own) physical precious metals – gold and silver, perhaps even some platinum or palladium. They may also own mining stocks. But which category is “best”? It’s like asking, “What’s the most efficient exercise?” or “What’s the best fishing lure?” Truth be known, it’s really about what […]

Gold’s Recent Bounce Is Temporary: The Trend Is Still Down In 2017 (And Beyond)

Gold’s Recent Bounce Is Temporary: The Trend Is Still Down In 2017 (And Beyond)

Twenty-two radio interviews for the new book, 10 of them live. At this point, my voice is tired. So are gold sellers. Gold peaked at $1,934 in September of 2011 – the last major commodity to peak in the 30-year cycle that first peaked in mid-2008. Silver peaked in late April 2011, after retesting its […]

Now The Time To Buy Gold?

Now The Time To Buy Gold?

The Fed finally raised its target interest rate and issued guidance for 2017. Trump shocked the political world and stocks seem to be making new highs daily. Investor sentiment is at two-year highs, fueled by optimism for renewed economic growth, de-regulation, and tax cuts. Meanwhile, the mood is decidedly negative toward gold. Mainstream media sites […]

Natural Resource Stocks

This Trade Points To An Energy Market Bottom…

This Trade Points To An Energy Market Bottom…

A Risky Bet On An Energy Market Bottom… No doubt about it, things have gone from bad to worse in the energy space.  West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil recently slid to $26 a barrel thanks to ongoing global oversupply issues. Making matters worse, natural gas is sliding back towards multi-year lows under $2.00 mmBtu […]

Chesapeake Energy: Another One Bites The Dust?

Chesapeake Energy: Another One Bites The Dust?

Is Chesapeake Energy Headed To Bankruptcy Court? Things are quickly going from bad to worse in the US energy space… Case in point, shares of one of the largest natural gas producers in the US sank 50% in yesterday’s trading session.  Chesapeake Energy $CHK plunged as low as $1.55 a share as panicked investors ran […]

SandRidge Energy Delisted:  What To Do Now…

SandRidge Energy Delisted: What To Do Now…

SandRidge Energy Delisted- Now What? No doubt about it, the collapsing price of crude is still wreaking havoc on the oil industry.  And nowhere is the pain more evident than the small-cap oil exploration space.  Fact is, this area of the energy market has been a minefield since late 2014 when West Texas Intermediate (WTI) […]

Occidental Petroleum $OXY: Unusual Call Option Activity…

Occidental Petroleum $OXY: Unusual Call Option Activity…

Big Call Option Buyer In Occidental Petroleum $OXY! As I mentioned a few days ago, tomorrow’s OPEC meeting has big consequences for the oil market.  If smaller OPEC members convince Saudi Arabia to cut production, we could see a sudden upturn in oil prices.  On the other hand, if the Saudis stick to their guns, an […]

Energy Recovery $ERII Scores Huge Contract…

Energy Recovery $ERII Scores Huge Contract…

Energy Recovery $ERII Just Hit The Jackpot… Pressure energy technology provider, Energy Recovery $ERII, just landed a huge contract with oil field services giant Schlumberger $SLB. In exchange for exclusive rights to $ERII’s VorTeq hydraulic pumping system for the next 15 years, $SLB is forking over $125 million in upfront payments to $ERII, plus annual […]

Is Monsanto A Buy At Multi-Year Lows?

Is Monsanto A Buy At Multi-Year Lows?

Monsanto– Great Investment, Or Steer Clear? Without question, Monsanto $MON is one of the most controversial companies in existence.  For years, the Agricultural chemical/bio-technology giant has faced harsh criticism due to their involvement in genetically modified organisms (GMOs). I’ll assume you know what GMOs are (and the controversy surrounding them), and not waste precious time […]

Energy

My Favorite Income Stock Sector For A Corporate Tax Cut

My Favorite Income Stock Sector For A Corporate Tax Cut

With a new tax cut plan due to be out in weeks, Tim Plaehn shares his favorite income stock sector that will benefit the most from lower taxes. The three companies shared in this article will be able to boost dividends by a large amount if the proposed tax cuts go through. If you can […]

Undervalued Alliance Resource Partners – Remains A Gem In The Mining Sector

Undervalued Alliance Resource Partners – Remains A Gem In The Mining Sector

One of the cheapest stocks in our all All Investable – Stock Screener is Alliance Resource Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:ARLP). ARLP is a diversified producer and marketer of coal to major United States utilities and industrial users. The company is the nation’s first publicly traded master limited partnership involved in the production and marketing of coal. It’s currently the […]

How Trump’s Presidency Could Impact Oil Prices

How Trump’s Presidency Could Impact Oil Prices

Donald Trump officially becomes president of the United States on Jan. 20. However, his impact has already been felt in numerous sectors of the economy as well as when it comes to foreign policy matters. How will his words and actions as president influence the price of oil? His Pick for Secretary of State Runs […]

The Best Energy Trade Of 2017

The Best Energy Trade Of 2017

No, it’s not in oil either, the best energy trade in 2017 will come from a cheap and abundant energy source that has been used effectively in America for decades. See which stock will profit the most in 2017 and how to use options to increase your profits by 720%. There is no shortage of […]

Our 100% Renewable Energy Future?

Our 100% Renewable Energy Future?

Authors Richard Heinberg and David Fridley in their recent book Our Renewable Future make the case for a society that runs on 100 percent renewable energy. But they don’t pull any punches, giving us both the good news and the bad news. Okay, here’s the good news: A 100 percent renewable energy society is well […]

4 Underrated Profit Plays For Higher Oil Prices

4 Underrated Profit Plays For Higher Oil Prices

You don’t only have to invest in the big oil companies to earn profits from an increase in the price of the black gold. These four picks should do well even with just a modest increase, and it looks like 2017 is the year that could happen. The trading week has begun with a nice […]

Commodity ETFs

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 […]

Silver ETFs For The Savvy Speculator…

Silver ETFs For The Savvy Speculator…

Silver ETFs For Every Market… As I mentioned earlier this week, the price of silver is facing some strong fundamental headwinds.  The metal is trading under $16.00 an ounce for the first time since early May, and looks as though it may drop further to test $15.50- and possibly much lower. No doubt about it, […]

Your Go-To Energy Focused Leveraged ETN List…

Your Go-To Energy Focused Leveraged ETN List…

Energy Traders Will Love This Leveraged ETN List! A few weeks ago we discussed the best energy-focused commodity ETFs/ETNs investors can buy.  You’ll find those articles here and here. While the basic ETFs discussed in those recent articles are highly useful in various situations, they’re not as exciting as the ones we’re looking at today. I’m […]

A Checklist For Every Commodity ETF Trade…

A Checklist For Every Commodity ETF Trade…

Three Questions I Ask Before Every Commodity ETF Trade… I’m going to let you in on a little secret.  It’s a relatively unknown fact that every commodity ETF trader must understand.  But the truth is, most don’t. Here it is… If long-term market success is your goal, you must have a trading plan. That’s right, […]

Your Go-To Energy ETFs List- Part 2

Your Go-To Energy ETFs List- Part 2

Equity Energy ETFs:  Products For Every Taste! Last week we discussed the best ETFs for investors looking to profit from price movements in energy commodities.  We looked at top products like the US Oil Fund $USO, Powershares DB Oil Fund $DBO, and US Natural Gas Fund $UNG. We also covered ETNs, like the S&P GSCI […]

Your Go-To Energy ETF List – Part 1

Your Go-To Energy ETF List – Part 1

An Energy ETF For Every Need! We’ve been talking a lot about Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) and Exchange Traded Notes (ETN) in recent articles.  These relatively new products offer investors a simple and efficient means to invest/trade in various industries and markets. The energy markets are no exception.  There are numerous commodity ETF and ETN […]

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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 […]

Housing Stocks Rally To A New Roof?

Housing Stocks Rally To A New Roof?

A key index of housing stocks hit a 9-year high today – but will its break above the 2015 high be sustainable? The recent historically tight range-bound trade in the major stock averages continues to unfold, but in a rather interesting manner. The lack of direction in the averages is partially the result of a […]