Commodity Trading

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 […]

Why Big Oil Is Still A Big Dividend Trap

Why Big Oil Is Still A Big Dividend Trap

There are, literally, a billion reasons to avoid the energy sector right now. Hedge funds now own a billion barrels worth of bets that crude oil prices are heading higher. Problem is, these guys are usually wrong – especially when they wager with such conviction! In April 2014, I warned that then-$103 crude oil was […]

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 […]

Precious Metals

Gold’s Line In The Sand: Next Downside Target Is Around $700, Even If It Breaks Up First

Gold’s Line In The Sand: Next Downside Target Is Around $700, Even If It Breaks Up First

Many analysts have been so excited that gold broke to new highs, above $1,262, in late February. I was excited as well, but for a different reason. I’d forecast that gold could bounce back just above the July 2016 highs of $1,373, to around $1,400 or $1,450. And ANY bounce, no matter how high it […]

3 Safe Haven Dividend Stocks To Protect Your Portfolio

3 Safe Haven Dividend Stocks To Protect Your Portfolio

It might be time to trim some of the more risky stocks in your portfolio and start buying some stock “insurance”. Consider these three stocks that would do very well if the market declines.  Gold has long been the go-to safe haven investment during times of uncertainty. Things are looking quite uncertain right now. Insurance […]

Gold Is Glittering Again

Gold Is Glittering Again

It was supposed to be the end of the gold trade. Donald Trump had taken the White House. The American economy, a decade in the doldrums after the Great Recession, was on the road to becoming a mighty beast again. The dollar was rallying strongly – so strongly – and the stock market was surging. […]

This Coming Development Could Trash The Platinum Cost Curve

This Coming Development Could Trash The Platinum Cost Curve

Upheaval going on in the platinum space right now. With big fluctuations in the South African rand threatening to take down prices across the platinum group metals complex. That trend kicked off when the South African government fired its finance minister last week. A move that caused an 11% fall in the rand against the […]

Surprise, Surprise: Gold Moves Higher

Surprise, Surprise: Gold Moves Higher

NEW YORK (March 20, 2017) – Jeffrey Nichols, Senior Economic Advisor to Rosland Capital, had the following comments: Surprise, surprise! Despite last week’s move by the U.S. Federal Reserve, America’s central bank, to tighten monetary policy a notch, gold prices surprised many observers of and participants in the gold scene, even those who had expected […]

3 Profitable Long-Term Trades On Gold Stocks

3 Profitable Long-Term Trades On Gold Stocks

Gold is not a fad. Go long with confidence. Fundamentally, Gold is rare and getting more difficult to mine. Furthermore, demand for the precious metal is never waning. So in theory it should only go up over the long term. I prefer to take the long bets on gold, so it’s a matter of finding […]

Natural Resource Stocks

6 Growth Stocks Sitting On A Trillion Dollar Opportunity

6 Growth Stocks Sitting On A Trillion Dollar Opportunity

These stocks could see over a trillion dollars pour into their coffers over the next ten years as the United States starts spending on critical infrastructure repairs. Buy and hold these stocks as America invests in infrastructure.  In a previous article, Investors Alley introduced readers to a problem that will not fade away any time […]

The 3 Best Oil Stocks To Buy For Retirement Investors

The 3 Best Oil Stocks To Buy For Retirement Investors

Oil stocks are not typically considered ideal stocks for retirement, but these stocks fit the bill Oil stocks might not normally be what you’d consider ideal stocks for retirement. Energy prices are notoriously volatile and cyclical, and those aren’t qualities you usually want to see in a retirement stock. I wouldn’t want the comfort of […]

3 Overlooked Investment Opportunities In Humanity’s Most Important Resource

3 Overlooked Investment Opportunities In Humanity’s Most Important Resource

With consumption expected to increase 85% in less than 20 years and a scarcity problem that’s only increasing, this natural resource that is vital to the existence of the human race represents an amazingly overlooked investment opportunity. Find out how to profit from the one resource humans cannot live without as the market increases by […]

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) […]

Energy

HSBC: Why Oil Stocks Will Slump This Year

HSBC: Why Oil Stocks Will Slump This Year

Spring is in the air and so too is the prospect of a sharp decline in the global oil inventory excess according to HSBC’s Natural Resources & Energy research team. In a research note published at the beginning this month, the team headed by Gordon Gray Global Head of Oil & Gas Equity Research proclaims […]

The Myth About Peak Oil Demand

The Myth About Peak Oil Demand

Notwithstanding that oil demand has increased for over 150 years, it will eventually stop increasing. If oil demand were to reach an actual peak, then the top might be easier to predict. As it stands, the forecast models of demand are likely predicting peak demand far later than it will be. The so-called balance of […]

5 Energy Stocks To Buy As They Power Up

5 Energy Stocks To Buy As They Power Up

The dynamic in play for energy stocks is making way for some solid swing trades Oil and gas stocks are on the move on Wednesday thanks to a rebound in crude prices on a smaller-than-expected inventory build. Never mind that U.S. shale production has pushed output to 14-month highs. Or that overall U.S. crude inventories […]

Saudi War On Shale Is Not Over Yet

Saudi War On Shale Is Not Over Yet

Two weeks ago when Saudi Arabia let it leak that the kingdom has no intention of leading OPEC toward another cut in production to accommodate the growing volumes of oil from American shale deposits, it was another sign that the Saudi war on shale actually never ended. To properly understand this announcement, we need to […]

3 Dividend Stock Investing Mistakes Costing You Money

3 Dividend Stock Investing Mistakes Costing You Money

Most dividend investors have fallen victim to these mistakes before, and if you do not correct them, it could end up meaning thousands of dollars lost over the long-term. See if you’re making these costly mistakes and how to correct them in this article. There is tremendous interest in high-yield stocks. Unfortunately, there is more […]

Is A Second OPEC Cut On The Cards?

Is A Second OPEC Cut On The Cards?

OPEC’s coordinated effort to curtail global supply has so far managed to put a floor under oil prices, which have been sitting modestly above US$50 since the deal was announced at the end of November last year. But resurging U.S. shale has been capping the upside, and Brent has not breached US$58 per barrel. Analysts […]

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 […]