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 […]

Precious Metals

Gold Demand Is Set To Rebound In Q3

Gold Demand Is Set To Rebound In Q3

The first quarter of 2018 saw gold demand dip to the lowest Q1 levels since 2008, during the height of the financial crisis. According to the World Gold Council, the drop-in demand was a function of the lack of investment into gold bars and coins, as well as, a decline in the demand for gold […]

Hedge Funds Are Buying Copper, Is Silver Next?

Hedge Funds Are Buying Copper, Is Silver Next?

The global growth story has experienced its ebbs and flows in 2018, but what appears to be clear is that U.S. growth is strong. The Fed is increasing interest rates to cap inflation and mitigate growth, as industrial metals prices test higher levels. Hedge funds have been piling into copper positions betting that stronger growth […]

Gold Prices Tick Higher Following Fed And ECB Decisions

Gold Prices Tick Higher Following Fed And ECB Decisions

Gold prices appear to be headed for a positive week, following monetary policy decision by the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank. The rally in gold prices is more pronounced in currencies other than the U.S. dollar. While the Federal Reserve increased interest rates and pointed to additional increases in 2018, the ECB signaled […]

3 Gold Stocks That Could Bounce Back

3 Gold Stocks That Could Bounce Back

Gold stocks continue to disappoint. But these 3 miners could rebound nicely Once again, gold stocks are struggling. The VanEck Vectors Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDX) and the VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSEARCA:GDJX) both have dropped about 13% from January highs. Both ETFs are down YTD as well — with performance lagging the S&P 500. More concerningly, once again, […]

5 Shining Silver Stocks To Buy Today

5 Shining Silver Stocks To Buy Today

Don’t ignore shining silver from your portfolio. The metal is red-hot these days. When it comes to precious metals, gold captures most of the spotlight. However, silver could be the real money metal in our current market. That’s because silver has the best of both worlds. On one hand, silver is seen as a precious […]

Gold News: GLD Has A Million-Share Minute

Gold News: GLD Has A Million-Share Minute

In case you were sleeping Friday, or out enjoying some sunshine, the biggest single trade in GLD history crossed the wires at 1:22 PM.  For market watchers, seeing this gold news in real time was an interesting experience. A normal sleepy Friday trading in the gold world, then all of a sudden a huge volume spike, followed […]

Natural Resource Stocks

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 […]

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 […]

Energy

4 Solar Stocks To Buy, 4 To Avoid

4 Solar Stocks To Buy, 4 To Avoid

Finding the right solar stocks to invest in can be tricky business Among investment sectors, solar energy is one of the most misunderstood. For casual observers, the appeal is obvious: solar is a clean and renewable energy source. Fossil fuels aren’t going to last indefinitely, and they represent environmental liabilities. As a result, finding the […]

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Oil About To Spike

Buy These 3 High-Yield Stocks With Oil About To Spike

As the current stock market bull market starts to look long in the tooth, I have broadened my search for income investments that are not directly tied to company business results and share prices. Direct commodity exposure provides one way to diversify a portfolio that is loaded with dividend paying stocks. Yet, I want all […]

New Oil Buyers Club To Threaten OPEC

New Oil Buyers Club To Threaten OPEC

When reports emerged that India and China are in talks about forming an oil buyers’ club, OPEC was probably too busy with its June 22 meeting to concern itself with that dangerous alliance. Now, it may be time for it to start worrying. “The timing is right. The boom in U.S. oil and gas production gives […]

3 Energy Stocks To Buy As China Cuts Solar Subsidies

3 Energy Stocks To Buy As China Cuts Solar Subsidies

There was good news recently for supporters of solar energy… Despite tariffs imposed on imported solar panels, the United States installed more solar energy than any other source of electricity (accounting for 55% of all capacity installed) in the first quarter of 2018. According to a report from GTM Research, there were 2.5 gigawatts of […]

7 Renewable Energy Stocks To Buy For Sunny Long-Term Returns

7 Renewable Energy Stocks To Buy For Sunny Long-Term Returns

The world is slowly moving toward 100% renewable energy; these seven stocks will help get us there The 2020 Olympic Summer Games are to be held in Tokyo, Japan. The organizers of the games are planning to power the events with 100% renewable energy, which is great news for renewable energy stocks.  Not only will […]

Buy This Export To China That Is Exempt From Tariffs

Buy This Export To China That Is Exempt From Tariffs

Sometimes investment opportunities can be found in the most innocuous of headlines. A perfect example of this occurred in the back-and-forth tariff threats between the U.S. and China. One of the Chinese government’s threatened retaliation measures would be to impose tariffs on the most successful export industry the United States has had in recent years […]

Commodity ETFs

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 […]

7 Best Energy ETFs For The Rest Of 2018

7 Best Energy ETFs For The Rest Of 2018

If the oil rally continues, these energy ETFs could be primed for big things As measured by the Energy Select Sector SPDR (NYSEARCA:XLE), energy stocks were laggards last year. XLE, the largest equity-based energy ETF by assets, fell 0.9% in 2017 while the S&P 500 gained 20%. Amid rebounding oil prices, things are changing for the better for the once […]

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 […]

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Tesla Electric Truck: What We Know So Far

Tesla Electric Truck: What We Know So Far

Yesterday evening the Tesla electric truck was unveiled during a live-streamed event at their design studio in California. Tesla have named the truck ‘Semi’, and claim that it is the safest, most comfortable truck ever. With four independent motors providing maximum power and acceleration while still requiring the lowest energy cost per mile. Elon Musk has arguably been […]

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 […]