Commodity Stocks

Fill Up On Exxon Mobil Stock Now For An Imminent Rebound

Fill Up On Exxon Mobil Stock Now For An Imminent Rebound

XOM stock’s underperformance is your chance to buy shares of this petroleum giant at a discount With the price of WTI crude oil having traded in a range between $50 and $60 for quite some time, it’s easy to forget that the price is down around 27% since peaking last October. Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM) stock isn’t exactly […]

How Much Could You Make When Your Dividend Stock Pays An 18% Yield?

How Much Could You Make When Your Dividend Stock Pays An 18% Yield?

I feel like we have moved into a Dr. Strangelove type of financial world. The economic data shows that the U.S. economy is doing fine. We have growth in the economy, low unemployment, and rising wages. Home prices continue to increase. In contrast, on the financial markets side of the universe, traders are pushing bond […]

3 Solar Stocks To Buy For A New Day In Solar Energy

3 Solar Stocks To Buy For A New Day In Solar Energy

Despite positive trends, solar stocks are dirt cheap Editor’s note: This story was previously published in June 2019. It has since been updated and republished. The fourth-quarter results of three solar energy companies — Jinko Solar (NYSE:JKS), SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR), and Daqo New Energy (NYSE:DQ), show that they benefited from multiple, powerful positive catalysts in Q4. These positive catalysts […]

High Dividend Growth From These Three Energy Midstream Stocks

High Dividend Growth From These Three Energy Midstream Stocks

The energy sector of the economy and stock markets is divided into three groups. The upstream energy companies are the producers of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (NGLs). The financial results in the upstream swing dramatically with changing prices for the energy commodities. Downstream are the refining companies, utilities, and retail businesses. The […]

6 Energy Stocks Spilling Lower

6 Energy Stocks Spilling Lower

With oil prices treading water, these energy stocks are suffering U.S. equities are treading water on Wednesday as the latest earnings season continues and investors digest an increasing flow of results. Transportation stocks, which I discussed yesterday, are dropping in response to mixed guidance from CSX (NYSE:CSX), but that looks like a buying opportunity ahead of a likely […]

3 Oil Stocks To Buy, Whatever Oil Prices Do

3 Oil Stocks To Buy, Whatever Oil Prices Do

These three companies should serve you well no matter what Oil stocks have looked more lively recently. U.S. crude oil is up 25.85% year to date, with West Texas Intermediate (WTI) recently trading around $57.15 a barrel. That comes as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (plus non-members including Russia)  holds one of its regular […]

Precious Metals

Gold And Silver Boosted By First Fed Rate Cut Since 2008 Crisis

Gold And Silver Boosted By First Fed Rate Cut Since 2008 Crisis

Silver is set to outperform gold based on gold/silver ratio, silver mining companies present excellent entry points. The Federal Reserve cut interest rates on Wednesday (July 31, 2019) for the first time in more than a decade. It was trying to keep America’s record-long economic expansion going by insulating the economy from mounting global threats. August 1, 2019, just […]

For Gold, It’s All Eyes On The Federal Reserve This Week

For Gold, It’s All Eyes On The Federal Reserve This Week

It’s the week investors have been talking about for, well, weeks now. This Wednesday, the Federal Reserve is expected to announce if they will reduce interest rates, and by how much. The debate is pretty much over whether the Fed will reduce. The expectation is they WILL reduce rates, the question is by how much? If they […]

Gold To Silver Ratio Drops As Silver Gains In Value

Gold To Silver Ratio Drops As Silver Gains In Value

One of the most reliable indicators to buy silver is looking at the gold to silver ratio over time. This means dividing the spot price of gold by the spot price of silver. The rule relies on the assumption that there is more or less a fixed amount of gold and silver on the planet. So their […]

Gold Stocks May Have Room To Run With Spot Prices At 5-Year Highs

Gold Stocks May Have Room To Run With Spot Prices At 5-Year Highs

Gold prices have reached their highest level in five years, triggering a newfound excitement in the yellow metal, so what does that mean for gold stocks? One firm suggests gold stocks may not yet be pricing in the higher spot price for gold, so more upside could be just around the corner. Gold stock multiples may expand […]

After Silver’s Recent Rally, Where Is It Headed Next?

After Silver’s Recent Rally, Where Is It Headed Next?

Silver bulls have been breathing easier after last week’s performance.  This is probably the best “silver pop” we’ve seen in several years.  The sad thing is it came rather unexpectedly so longer-term traders may not have caught the beginning of the run.  The chart of SLV shows just how quickly the pop hit. I’ve drawn the […]

Gold Prices May Reach $1,500 By This Time Next Year

Gold Prices May Reach $1,500 By This Time Next Year

Ever-climbing stock prices have kept a lid on gold prices for most of this year, but that could be about to change. Fund managers from Incrementum believe we have entered the early stages of a new bull market for gold, although they don’t expect an easy path upward. In their annual “In Gold We Trust” report, Ronald-Peter […]

Commodity ETFs

4 Active Energy Funds For Aggressive Investors

4 Active Energy Funds For Aggressive Investors

Consider these active energy funds for exposure to a sector that could rebound later this year The energy sector started off 2019 in fine fashion, but a confluence of negative factors recently pressured the sector. As of May 15, the S&P 500 Energy Index was lower by 4.63% on a month-to-date basis. May usually marks the start […]

3 Of The Best ETFs To Buy For A Play On Gold Stocks

3 Of The Best ETFs To Buy For A Play On Gold Stocks

Gold stocks are rising again With a few tweets, gold stocks are looking a bit more golden these days. As President Trump announced that a trade deal with China was off the table for now and that tariffs would increase, investors have naturally gotten nervous. Volatility has spiked and markets saw some heavy losses over […]

6 Commodities ETFs To Buy

6 Commodities ETFs To Buy

These commodities ETFs can help investors get involved in a useful asset class As an asset class, commodities are frequently overlooked compared to stocks and bonds. Typically, financial advisors and planners will recommend that investors allocate between 5% and 10% of their portfolios to commodities. Rarely do the recommended allocations to commodities exceed 10%. Like […]

7 Best Energy Funds To Outperform The Market

7 Best Energy Funds To Outperform The Market

Oil is surging and these energy ETFs are benefiting. After a dismal 2018, the energy sector is bouncing back in a big way. The Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), the largest energy exchange-traded fund (ETF) by assets, closed February with a year-to-date gain of almost 14%, taking a big bite out of its 2018 loss of 18.20%. […]

5 Oil ETFs For Rising Prices

5 Oil ETFs For Rising Prices

Oil is on the mend and these oil ETFs are benefiting. After ranking as one of last year’s worst-performing commodities and sectors, oil and the energy sector are rebounding to start 2019. Among exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the United States Oil Fund (NYSEARCA:USO), one of the most heavily traded oil ETFs, is up more than 20% year-to-date. The Energy […]

7 Crude Oil ETFs To Consider On The Dip

7 Crude Oil ETFs To Consider On The Dip

These beaten up oil ETFs could be ideal for contrarian investors October has not been kind to crude oil and the related ETFs. The United States Oil Fund (NYSEARCA:USO), widely considered the benchmark crude oil ETF, is lower by more than 9% since October 1. Even with that decline, oil is one of this year’s best-performing commodities. […]

Energy

What If Venezuela And Iran Oil Are Totally Off The Market?

What If Venezuela And Iran Oil Are Totally Off The Market?

We’re hyper-focused on politics at the moment because, well, Trump. If he weren’t the president, with unshakeable support from one faction while inducing loathing from another, then the 2020 election cycle might be a touch less fanatical. But he is the president, and we’ve got Democratic hopefuls pummeling each other as they move to the […]

Shale Oil And Gas Industry: 80% Of Its Value Destroyed In 10 Years

Shale Oil And Gas Industry: 80% Of Its Value Destroyed In 10 Years

Recently, the former CEO of the largest shale gas producer in the United States told a roomful of conference goers what any competent financial analysis would have revealed many years ago: the shale oil and gas industry as a whole has been destroying capital since its inception. “The fact is that every time they put the drill […]

Will Rising Energy Prices Lead To Higher Inflation?

Will Rising Energy Prices Lead To Higher Inflation?

It happens whenever there’s a sharp rise in gasoline or oil prices. Pundits focus on the increases and cry foul if broad inflation gauges don’t confirm the price hikes at the pump. But it’s short-sighted to assume that a spike in energy prices will automatically lead to higher inflation overall. It’s tempting to argue otherwise, […]

Gasoline Market Tightening In Latest EIA Energy Report

Gasoline Market Tightening In Latest EIA Energy Report

Introduction After last week`s surprising build of 7.2 million barrels in the oil market, we were wondering if this was an anomaly, the effects of the shipping channel disruptions, or just a timing issue regarding tanker offloads. Well, we added another 7 million barrels to oil inventories again this week, but gasoline inventories had a […]

The Russians Are Coming To America ….. Bearing Oil

The Russians Are Coming To America ….. Bearing Oil

As America’s Russia hysteria is stirred once again by the arrival of the long-awaited report of the U.S. Department of Justice on Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a surge in Russian oil imports has arrived on America’s shores. The surge was little noticed by what passes for the U.S. foreign policy apparatus these days […]

Natural Gas: The Hottest Fossil Fuel

Natural Gas: The Hottest Fossil Fuel

In recent years, global coal consumption growth has slowed. In developed areas such as the U.S. and the European Union, coal consumption has been declining for over a decade. While the world will continue to use coal for decades, its days as a growth industry appear to be behind it. Likewise, oil appears to be […]

Commodity Trading

The Chinese Ban On U.S. Agricultural Products Will Be A Death Blow For Countless U.S. Farms

The Chinese Ban On U.S. Agricultural Products Will Be A Death Blow For Countless U.S. Farms

U.S. farmers have never experienced a year quite like this.  During the first half of 2019, endless rain and unprecedented flooding were the major problems.  As a result of the incredibly wet conditions, millions of acres of prime farmland didn’t get planted at all, and tens of millions of other acres are going to yield […]

Map Shows Devastating Crop Losses Are Happening All Over The World

Map Shows Devastating Crop Losses Are Happening All Over The World

Let me warn you right up front – the information in this article might freak you out.  If what some experts are telling us is true, a global food crisis appears to be inevitable.  Even during good years we have a really difficult time feeding everyone on the planet, and now a major climate shift […]

How The CFTC’s New ‘Speed Bump’ Rule Could Effect Gold & Silver

How The CFTC’s New ‘Speed Bump’ Rule Could Effect Gold & Silver

Yesterday, the CFTC approved the first “trading speed bump” for US silver and gold futures markets. Normally this might only get a mention as a feature article by your friendly Gold Enthusiast, but as you will see there are some points that bear attention, and possibly even – perish the thought – deeper thinking. You see, there’s a big difference between doing […]

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 […]

Natural Resource Stocks

3 High-Yield Oil Stocks Paying Over 6%

3 High-Yield Oil Stocks Paying Over 6%

Recently there have been two big, interrelated news stories coming out of the U.S. energy sector. The first is that the U.S. crude oil production continues to grow, and the U.S. has become the world’s largest producer of energy liquids. This growth has been led by the Permian Basin play in West Texas. The parallel […]

Profit From This One Stock As Fresh Water Becomes Scarce

Profit From This One Stock As Fresh Water Becomes Scarce

Back in April, I shared with you about the growing problem facing humanity in many places around the world – the growing scarcity of water, which is the foundation upon which our very civilization is built. Conditions are still very bad, making water even more of a no-brainer sector for some of your investment money. […]

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 […]