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

5 Things That Precede Major Bottoms In Gold

5 Things That Precede Major Bottoms In Gold

The following post was originally published on TheDailyGold.com The recent weakness in Gold and gold mining stocks is not over. In fact, we are worried about another leg down getting underway. Long-term oriented investors and speculators should be aware of the near term trends but they should also be aware of the conditions that will lead […]

Gold News: US Mint Runs Out Of Silver

Gold News: US Mint Runs Out Of Silver

Yesterday in gold news, the US Mint notified “authorized purchasers” (only in quotes because it sounds weird) that it has run out of silver coins.  “…[D]ue to recent increased demand”, they say.  To these old, grizzled Gold Enthusiast ears, that just sounds wrong.  For several reasons. Number one: Isn’t silver gold’s poor cousin?  Aren’t the only people who […]

Expert Sees Gold Prices Passing $10,000 If Investors Panic

Expert Sees Gold Prices Passing $10,000 If Investors Panic

Gold prices have been under pressure lately but still showing signs of life as they brush off the latest economic data. Investors are betting against the yellow metal in mass, but time may be running out for the shorts, depending on how quickly things change. Daniel Oliver of Myrmikan Research, who writes extensively about credit bubbles and economic […]

Silver Prices Are Enticing Ahead Of Late Cycle Rebound

Silver Prices Are Enticing Ahead Of Late Cycle Rebound

Silver prices recently tested the $15.25 region which is very close to the bottom of a two year range near $15.15. Prices have been trading under pressure during a seasonal low for precious metals. Heading into the latter half of 2018 is the time to buy silver, preparing for the seasonal run up that occurs […]

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 […]

Commodity Stocks

4 Natural Gas Stocks To Buy For A Cold Winter

4 Natural Gas Stocks To Buy For A Cold Winter

A cold winter could lead to hot performance from these natural gas stocks Natural gas prices finally are showing some signs of life. Prices have rallied of late amid projections for a colder winter — and higher natural gas demand. A current national average near $3.20 represents an eight-month high — despite the recent dip […]

Franco-Nevada: A Great Portfolio Hedge Going Forward

Franco-Nevada: A Great Portfolio Hedge Going Forward

Exposure to gold serves as a hedge against volatility in a diversified portfolio, and Franco-Nevada Corporation (ticker: FNV) offers investors one of the safest ways to get that exposure. Gold vs Bonds for Portfolio Protection Gold and bonds often compete for the same slot in a portfolio. Traditional portfolios have much larger exposure to bonds, […]

Occidental Petroleum Could Return 10% Per Year From Today’s Starting Point

Occidental Petroleum Could Return 10% Per Year From Today’s Starting Point

Peter Lynch is one of the best professional portfolio managers of all time. During his tenure as portfolio manager of the Fidelity Magellan Fund between 1977 and 1990, his fund generated annual returns of 29.2%. To put this into perspective, a 29.2% annual return over 13 years would have turned a $10,000 investment into nearly […]

Ride Ecopetrol Through The Crude Oil Turbulence

Ride Ecopetrol Through The Crude Oil Turbulence

Leverage emerging market growth with growing oil demand. Ecopetrol (NYSE:EC) is the largest oil producer in Colombia. That may not seem like a big deal, but Colombia is the fourth-largest oil producer in Latin America behind Brazil, Mexico and Venezuela. At this point, Venezuela is a basket case, so there’s no opportunity for investing there. And […]

7 A-Rated Materials Stocks To Buy

7 A-Rated Materials Stocks To Buy

These stocks are great choices for an improving economy Materials stocks run the gamut. But whether a firm is making steel, refining oil and gas or making distilled spirits, the fact is, in an expanding economy these companies are in very good positions. As witnessed by the rise in oil prices in recent days, demand […]

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 […]

Energy

Time To Scoop Up These Three Yieldcos Paying 7% And Higher

Time To Scoop Up These Three Yieldcos Paying 7% And Higher

Last week was a seriously mixed bag for energy sector fundamentals. The WTI crude oil benchmark tumbled to $56 a barrel, after trading above $70 a few weeks ago. Over the same period, natural gas went from $3.00 MMBtu to $4.60. In recent days, the share values of renewable energy Yieldco stock have also been […]

Shale Marching Higher Despite Lower Oil Prices

Shale Marching Higher Despite Lower Oil Prices

The shale oil revolution is still going strong… That’s the story of today’s chart, which maps U.S. daily oil production in the top-five shale oil regions from 2013 to today… and projects production to 2025. The five regions are: Permian (Delaware), Permian (Midland), Eagle Ford (in Texas), Bakken (in parts of Montana), and Niobrara (in […]

From Shale Oil To Shale Fail

From Shale Oil To Shale Fail

I’m tempted to say the following to the writers of two recent pieces outlining the continuing negative free cash flow of companies fracking for oil in America: “Tell me something I don’t already know.” But apparently their message (which has been true for years) needs to be repeated. This is because investors can’t seem to […]

4 Natural Gas Stocks To Buy For A Cold Winter

4 Natural Gas Stocks To Buy For A Cold Winter

A cold winter could lead to hot performance from these natural gas stocks Natural gas prices finally are showing some signs of life. Prices have rallied of late amid projections for a colder winter — and higher natural gas demand. A current national average near $3.20 represents an eight-month high — despite the recent dip […]

Oil Market Outlook, October 2018

Oil Market Outlook, October 2018

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Short-Term Energy Outlook for October, and it shows that OECD oil inventories likely bottomed in July at 2.806 billion barrels. It shows inventories rising in the third quarter, contrary to the normal seasonal trend. However, it forecasts that stocks will drop in December to 2.817 billion after the […]

7 Energy Stocks To Sell Immediately

7 Energy Stocks To Sell Immediately

These energy stocks are set for more pain than most investors are willing to stomach Volatility has returned to U.S. equity markets, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average falling as much as 300 points before recovering back to the unchanged line in mid-day trading on Wednesday. Investors were spooked by soft housing data showing that buyers are […]

Commodity ETFs

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. […]

7 Energy ETFs To Buy For A Potential Resurgence

7 Energy ETFs To Buy For A Potential Resurgence

Energy ETFs may be overlooked because of the sector’s struggles, but these funds could deliver some upside In 2017, the S&P 500 returned 21.70%, including dividends paid, but the energy sector did not get the memo. Last year, the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), the largest energy exchange-traded fund (ETF) by assets, lost 0.9%, marking the fifth time in […]

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 […]

Natural Resource Stocks

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 […]

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 […]