Commodity Stocks

Osisko Gold Royalties: Set To Prosper From Gold Appreciation

Osisko Gold Royalties: Set To Prosper From Gold Appreciation

Osisko Gold Royalties (NYSE: OR) is one of the smaller gold royalty and streaming companies, and it is quite well-positioned for a bull price appreciation in gold. Importantly, it’s also reasonably well-protected from a potential bear market in gold compared to many gold miners. Gold royalty and streaming companies don’t operate mines themselves, and instead they […]

3 Reasons To Be Bullish Exxon Stock, Even After The Rally

3 Reasons To Be Bullish Exxon Stock, Even After The Rally

Exxon stock still looks really attractive Last year was definitely rough for Exxon Mobil (NYSE:XOM), with the shares down about 24% from the high Exxon stock was the sixth worst performer in the Dow. But the drop in XOM was more than just about the market swoon. The oil industry has had to deal with some tough […]

Kinder Morgan: A Recession-Resistant High-Yielder At Low Prices

Kinder Morgan: A Recession-Resistant High-Yielder At Low Prices

Kinder Morgan Incorporated (NYSE: KMI) has a long and controversial history among dividend investors. They cut their dividend a few years ago, but have since recapitalized the company into a much more reliable platform for dividend growth going forward. After the late-2018 sell-off, I’m certainly a buyer of Kinder Morgan at today’s prices. Dedicating a portion of […]

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 […]

Precious Metals

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 […]

The Reason Why Silver Is In ‘No Mans Land’

The Reason Why Silver Is In ‘No Mans Land’

Today marks a moment in history for your friendly Gold Enthusiast. Due to increasing requests, we’re starting coverage of the world of silver as well as gold.  Because we want to make this as easy for you as possible we’ll be covering gold Monday – Wednesday – Friday, and silver Tuesday – Thursday.  So if you’re only […]

3 Gold Stocks Percolating Right Now

3 Gold Stocks Percolating Right Now

Time to buy gold stocks as the metal hits multi-month highs? The yellow metal has been on fire, with gold hitting multi-month highs and threatening to run to new 52-week highs should its recent momentum continue. As such, gold stocks have been on the move as well, pushing higher as its underlying product gains in […]

5 Gold Stocks That Should Glitter In 2019

5 Gold Stocks That Should Glitter In 2019

Don’t look now, but gold stocks are shining bright As concerns about the health of the global economy are starting to make themselves known, one asset class has started to shine in a big way. We’re talking about precious metals and gold stocks. The price of gold has steadily climbed and is now around $1313 per […]

Has The Gold Bull Run Already Started?

Has The Gold Bull Run Already Started?

Seems like every day brings an article by another analyst asking if the next gold bull run has already started.  Or is about to…  Your friendly Gold Enthusiast believes it has, but as with the start of all bull markets, one needs to be careful. As the old traders say, everything is timing. Put all your money in […]

Commodity ETFs

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. […]

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 […]

Energy

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 […]

Low Natural Gas Prices Fuel The US LNG Bull Run

Low Natural Gas Prices Fuel The US LNG Bull Run

It is the legally mandated purpose of a for-profit corporation to make money for its owners and to prioritize that goal above all else. So, it is no surprise that U.S. natural gas producers have been seeking relief from domestic prices that have generally hovered between $2 and $4 per thousand cubic feet for most of […]

3 Renewable Energy Stocks In A World Demanding More Electricity

3 Renewable Energy Stocks In A World Demanding More Electricity

With much of the U.S having just gone through what has been described by some media outlets as the coldest temperatures EVER in the Midwest, let’s talk about something on everyone’s mind, air conditioning. No, I’m not crazy. The World Economic Forum, in the midst of this major cold snap in the U.S., just published […]

Will U.S. Shale Companies Survive This Oil Price Downturn?

Will U.S. Shale Companies Survive This Oil Price Downturn?

The bad news coming out of the shale oil fields of America could all be put down to slumping oil prices. That is certainly a big factor. But as investment professionals like to say, when the tide goes out, we all find out who’s been skinny-dipping. The pattern of negative news from shale country is […]

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 […]

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 […]