Commodity Stocks

Why Chevron Left The Anadarko Party Early

Why Chevron Left The Anadarko Party Early

Welcome to the bidding war that didn’t happen. The decision last week by international oil giant Chevron Corp. to leave its takeover bid for shale oil and gas-heavy Anadarko Petroleum Corp. unaltered in the wake of a higher offer from rival bidder Occidental Petroleum Corp. surprised some who had expected a back and forth escalation between the […]

7 Energy Stocks To Buy To Light Up Your Portfolio

7 Energy Stocks To Buy To Light Up Your Portfolio

The energy patch is heating up and these stocks are ready to run U.S. energy production has transformed since technology has allowed exploration and production (E&P) firms — aka, upstream oil firms — to use unconventional drilling methods to access oil reserves that were previously unreachable, or far too expensive to access. Also, these new […]

5 Cheap Energy Stocks To Buy Under $10

5 Cheap Energy Stocks To Buy Under $10

These energy stocks are starting to make a comeback A little bit of profit taking has descended on Wall Street after the S&P 500 hit a new record closing high earlier in the week. All is normal and typical behavior after such an impressive move out of the late December low. Energy stocks continue to be an […]

5 Energy Stocks Rising As Crude Oil Soars

5 Energy Stocks Rising As Crude Oil Soars

Energy stocks could benefit from $80-per-share oil this summer U.S. equities rallied again on Friday, with the S&P 500 making its third straight weekly gain. Some positive China trade headlines as well as solid credit data are bolstering sentiment as we get solidly into the Q1 earnings season this week. It’s the energy sector that I want […]

7 Cheap Energy Stocks To Buy Now

7 Cheap Energy Stocks To Buy Now

These energy stocks are heating up as the energy sector takes a leap forward U.S. equities are extending their breakout move — with the Dow Jones Industrial Average extending above the 26,000 level — pushing closer to the prior record highs set back in October. Optimism surrounds the ongoing U.S.-China trade discussion, with President Trump hinting that […]

Forget Oil: This 7.6% Dividend Will Soar In 2019

Forget Oil: This 7.6% Dividend Will Soar In 2019

Oil prices have been locked in a tight range for five years—and I know I don’t have to tell you that this has been a disaster for energy investors. Oil Fails to Launch With the benchmark Energy Select Sector SPDR (XLE) unable to hold its gains for long (let alone recover to pre-crash levels), even the most […]

Precious Metals

Through Its Purchase Of Gold, China Is Sending The U.S. A Major Warning

Through Its Purchase Of Gold, China Is Sending The U.S. A Major Warning

China announced yesterday that they increased their central gold reserves by 480,000 oz (approx 14.9 tonnes) in April, noting that this is the fifth straight month of increases.  The announcement also noted this brings Chinese reserves to 61.1 million ounces with a value of $78.35 billion USD, as of the end of April. This is an old story to regular readers […]

4 Reasons Why Silver Has Been Dropping

4 Reasons Why Silver Has Been Dropping

Silver bulls have been confounded lately by the metal’s inability to get up off the floor and run.  There are lots of reasons why silver should go higher.  After all, we are at prices only slightly higher than they were after fallback from the Hunt brothers trying to corner the silver market back in 1980. You’d think […]

Gold Dropped Below 1280 & Appears To Be Staying There

Gold Dropped Below 1280 & Appears To Be Staying There

International gold prices dropped below 1280 on April 16. We’ve been pointing at the 1285/1280 price area as important support for a long time, as history shows it is significant time and again. This is the 1-year chart of GLD, with the red line indicating the GLD equivalent of the 1280/1285 price. You can see […]

Is Buffett Wrong About Gold?

Is Buffett Wrong About Gold?

If you asked 100 random people today who in their opinion is the most known investor, probably 70 would mention Warren Buffet, the icon of investing in stocks. The legend that has been built around the “Oracle of Omaha” over the last 40 years is indeed impressive. While I very often agree with his views regarding, […]

Gold Retakes 1300 Amid Rising Uncertainty

Gold Retakes 1300 Amid Rising Uncertainty

As you know, gold dropped down through 1300 two weeks ago.  That gave gold bulls a mild heart attack because the story for gold rising includes a little bit about “rising.”  Not “falling.”  A touch of a difference there. And 1300 is a key pivot point for gold; it can’t go up without staying above 1300 (just to drive […]

Palladium – More Precious Than Gold!

Palladium – More Precious Than Gold!

  In 1803, a bright and ambitious chemist disrupted the world by discovering a rare and lustrous silvery white metal. This man was W.H Wollaston, and he named this metal Palladium, after the asteroid of Pallas that was discovered two months prior to his discovery. Palladium has been used as a precious metal in jewelry since […]

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

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 […]

5 Utility Stocks To Buy For An Extra Durable Portfolio

5 Utility Stocks To Buy For An Extra Durable Portfolio

These five utility stocks to buy should be able to rally so long as inflation remains checked [Editor’s note: This story was originally published in September 2018. It has since been updated and republished.] Utility stocks were supposed to be yesterday’s favorite investment. The theory regarding utility stocks was simple: Robust economic growth coupled with […]

4 Oil And Gas Stocks That Are In Breakout Position

4 Oil And Gas Stocks That Are In Breakout Position

Amid a bustling news day, these energy stocks are ready for a run higher U.S. equities are dealing with an avalanche of headline risk on Wednesday, including everything from an exchange of fire between Pakistan and India, a Hanoi-based summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, and Michael Cohen’s […]

Commodity Trading

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]