Commodity Trading

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 […]

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 […]

Precious Metals

Gold Breaks Through Resistance Level & Continues Rising

Gold Breaks Through Resistance Level & Continues Rising

Several important factors are affecting demand for gold, and the price of gold accordingly. For starters, tensions with North Korea are looming large. Various experts are cautioning that the price of gold could surge to record levels – as high as $10,000 per ounce, owing to an imminent war with North Korea. Whether this comes to pass […]

6 Myths About Precious Metals (And The Facts)

6 Myths About Precious Metals (And The Facts)

Note From Kalen: I have limited knowledge in the precious metal arena. So I’m happy to bring on Stefan Gleason, President of Money Metals Exchange, to take some common myths, and replace them with the facts. Check it out! Gold attracts its fair share of detractors, but the most common objections to gold as money, and […]

3 Gold Stocks To Buy As The Fed Tightens

3 Gold Stocks To Buy As The Fed Tightens

These gold stocks could help you shine up your portfolio What the Federal Reserve says and what the Federal Reserve does are not always the same thing. The central bank has thus far failed to raise interest rates as quickly as it had indicated last year, and now the market is starting to really doubt […]

World Powers Are Stockpiling Gold

World Powers Are Stockpiling Gold

Last week, I talked about my husband’s adventure in the emergency room with his collapsed lung. Let me say that it’s not an experience I would wish on anyone. But as doctors and nurses were rushing about preparing the chest tube and snapping X-rays, there was one person who I wasn’t worried about in this chaos. […]

How Silver Can Pay You Dividends

How Silver Can Pay You Dividends

Silver straddles the line between a precious metal and an expensive industrial commodity. The vast majority of gold (over 85%) is used for jewelry and bullion, which makes it rather immune to recessions.   Silver, on the other hand, while still used for jewelry and bullion, has industrial uses for its majority demand, so its price tends […]

Predicting For Future Of Gold

Predicting For Future Of Gold

In an Unpredictable Market, the Future of Gold Remains Clear Even though the markets haven’t behaved logically of late, it would have seemed a slam dunk for gold to rise if Donald Trump won. After all, we faced uncertainty around his policies, rising inflation from infrastructure spending, and higher expected growth rates. But instead, gold […]

Natural Resource Stocks

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 […]

2 Stocks To Buy, 2 Stocks To Avoid Amid The Canadian Lumber Tariff

2 Stocks To Buy, 2 Stocks To Avoid Amid The Canadian Lumber Tariff

Trump dives into another controversy with the Canadian lumber tariff No stranger to bold words and actions, President Donald Trump announced a tariff on Canadian softwood lumber. The decision stems from an ongoing trading dispute with our normally friendly neighbor. The Trump administration accused Canada of unfairly subsidizing its lumber industry, as well as violations […]

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 […]

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 […]

Energy

Impact Of Hurricane Harvey On Oil And Gasoline

Impact Of Hurricane Harvey On Oil And Gasoline

Over the past several days, thousands of people have been displaced since Hurricane Harvey made its initial landfall in eastern Texas. The images shown documenting its impact, especially in the areas hit with the heaviest devastation, have been saddening to say the very least. As the storm continues to run its course, our thoughts are […]

3 Energy Stocks Getting A Lift From Hurricane Harvey

3 Energy Stocks Getting A Lift From Hurricane Harvey

Refiners are getting a broad bid in the storm’s wake U.S. equities are rallying back from steep initial losses on Tuesday as the initial shock of an overnight ballistic missile launch from North Korea fades. This has given way to a renewed focus on the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey in the Houston area. In Wall Street’s […]

Major Oil Buyers Are Quietly Prepping For A Supply Shock

Major Oil Buyers Are Quietly Prepping For A Supply Shock

Continuing major changes in global oil flows this week. With big consumers like Indian Oil Corp and South Korean refiner SK Innovation making their first-ever purchases of U.S. crude exports. And in Iran this week, the nation saw its first crude swaps in 7 years — with shipments of oil arriving in Caspian ports from Turkmenistan, to be swapped with shipments […]

Time Is Up For This Oil Price Rally

Time Is Up For This Oil Price Rally

Last week, crude oil rallied the most so far this year, gaining more than 8 percent, or $4 per barrel. Oil traders are much more optimistic than they were just a month ago, and the market is on the upswing. However, the rally could run out of steam in the not-so-distant future, a familiar result […]

What Energy Sources Power The World?

What Energy Sources Power The World?

There are many types of maps out there, but one of the most telling ones is a simple satellite image of the Earth at night. On these powerful images, the darkness is a blank canvas for the bright city lights that represent the vast extent of human geography. The bright spots help us understand the distribution of […]

6 Energy Stocks To Buy On This Bounce

6 Energy Stocks To Buy On This Bounce

The data is finally starting to side with oil bulls, creating a tradable spark across these six energy stocks Small energy stocks — services names in particular — are on the move, pushing the VanEck Vectors Oil Services ETF (NYSEARCA:OIH) up and over its 50-day moving average for the first major upside breakout since November. This looks like […]

Commodity ETFs

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 […]

3 Energy ETFs To Buy Today For Better Gains Tomorrow

3 Energy ETFs To Buy Today For Better Gains Tomorrow

Higher average crude oil prices means better gains are ahead for energy ETFs This year hasn’t been too kind to energy stocks. After rebounding from lows not seen in over a decade, the energy sector has spent much of 2017 in a straight shot downwards. Oversupply problems and a lack of demand have crimped share […]

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, […]

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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 […]