Commodity Stocks

7 Well-Positioned Oil Stocks In Today’s Trading Environment

7 Well-Positioned Oil Stocks In Today’s Trading Environment

These oil and gas equities are positioned to profit investors as prices recover Thanks to a seemingly endless supply of oil coming from the Permian Basin of Texas and other places, oil and gas prices, and often oil stocks, have struggled to gain traction. While the price of crude oil remains above $50 per barrel, […]

Newmont Goldcorp: Assessing The Outlook For This Gold Stock

Newmont Goldcorp: Assessing The Outlook For This Gold Stock

Gold has proven an extremely popular investment over time. Investors are drawn to its “safe haven” status, meaning it tends to outperform equities in harsher economic times, and during other times of market volatility. This can be accomplished via investing directly in gold, either physically or through an exchange-traded fund like the GLD. It can […]

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 […]

Precious Metals

Economic Uncertainty Means A Bullish Trend For Gold And Bitcoin

Economic Uncertainty Means A Bullish Trend For Gold And Bitcoin

According to the World Uncertainty Index (WUI) quarterly reports, the first and second quarter of 2019 has had the highest levels of uncertainty in global trade since 1996. The latest IMF projections also indicate that amid Economic uncertainty the growth of the global economy is set to slow down from a 3.6 percent growth in 2018 to a 3.3 […]

Will Silver (SLV) Prices Keep Sliding?

Will Silver (SLV) Prices Keep Sliding?

Silver’s impressive run-up came to a halt last Thursday when some good news about the US-China trade war hit the Twitterverse. (We’ve given our opinion on that already, so we’ll just move on.) You’ll remember our adage about drops hitting 3x as hard as rises – well it wasn’t true in this case. The last 3 trading days brought a drop […]

4 Triggers That Could Kick Gold Into High Gear

4 Triggers That Could Kick Gold Into High Gear

Here’s why the current gold rally will keep going “Gold will never produce anything,” Warren Buffett once declared. “Gold has two significant shortcomings, being neither of much use nor procreative.” And yet, this “lifeless” asset often springs to life at the exact moment when many investors are eulogizing it. In fact, gold usually finds its […]

Why Gold Is Just Getting Started

Why Gold Is Just Getting Started

Despite the best efforts of price manipulators and even new forms of money, gold just won’t go away. In between articles about the ongoing trade war between the US and China, Trump’s latest twits, and central bankers trying to make everyone happy about the economy, there is still a good old-fashioned sense that something is truly wrong with the world […]

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 […]

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

3 Solar Stocks To Buy While Investors Underestimate Them

3 Solar Stocks To Buy While Investors Underestimate Them

Solar stocks are being underestimated, largely because of a forecast that appears to be biased and inaccurate For a couple of years, I’ve repeatedly emphasized that solar equities are great stocks to buy. One of the reasons for my bullishness about solar stocks was the rapid adoption of solar energy by most of the largest countries in the world, […]

High Yield From Renewable Energy

High Yield From Renewable Energy

Although the rate of growth has slowed, developing and operating renewable energy facilities remain on a growth trajectory. A more moderate pace will allow the industry to sustain growth over an extended number of years better. Developers of renewable energy projects finance that development with the use of high-yield business structures as the final owners […]

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 […]

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 […]