Commodity Trading

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 […]

Riding The Bear Market Rally

Riding The Bear Market Rally

Everybody’s been obsessed with “Dow 20,000” lately. The Dow Jones Industrial Average is perhaps the most widely-watched gauge of the U.S. stock market. And “20,000” is a big, fat, impressive-sounding round number. So it’s not surprising the financial media latched onto “Dow 20,000” like a dog to a bone. U.S. stock indices are indeed breaking […]

How To Play The Bear Market Rally In Commodities

How To Play The Bear Market Rally In Commodities

We talk a fair bit about commodities here at Dent Research. That’s largely because Harry’s research has consistently pointed to deflation – not inflation – as the dominant force in this winter economic season. Indeed, commodity prices have sucked wind for years now. Crude oil fell to a low of $36 a barrel last year […]

Precious Metals

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 […]

4 Gold Stocks That May Be Due For A Surprise Breakout

4 Gold Stocks That May Be Due For A Surprise Breakout

Recent metals volatility is based on technical factors, which implies future upside for gold stocks Are gold stocks primed for another leg up? On surface level, that notion seems utterly ridiculous. The yellow metal’s spot price fell 1% to close last week, while it has lost roughly 4% of its value since June 6. Because […]

Why The World’s Billionaire Investors Buy Precious Metals

Why The World’s Billionaire Investors Buy Precious Metals

There are always lessons that can be learned from the “smart money”. Unlike regular investors, billionaire money managers like Ray Dalio and Stan Druckenmiller are professional investors. They have entire institutional teams at their disposal, dive deep into the nuances and complexities of the market, and spend every waking moment of their lives thinking about […]

7 Gold Stocks Under $7 That Could Glitter This Year

7 Gold Stocks Under $7 That Could Glitter This Year

These cheap gold stocks trade for less than a value meal While the recent win for centrist Emmanuel Macron in the French election took some of the pressure off the world’s geopolitical environment, things are still kind of dicey out there. Slowing growth, rising tensions and overall overpriced equities are just some of the risks […]

Gold Will Be Priceless By 2020

Gold Will Be Priceless By 2020

Over the next few years as debt, currencies, and countries start to fall apart, individuals will be looking to place their money where it will hold its value and buying power during times of extreme uncertainty. If you eliminate fiat currencies, which are created out of this air and are nothing more than a credit, […]

Natural Resource Stocks

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 […]

Chesapeake Energy: Another One Bites The Dust?

Chesapeake Energy: Another One Bites The Dust?

Is Chesapeake Energy Headed To Bankruptcy Court? Things are quickly going from bad to worse in the US energy space… Case in point, shares of one of the largest natural gas producers in the US sank 50% in yesterday’s trading session.  Chesapeake Energy $CHK plunged as low as $1.55 a share as panicked investors ran […]

Energy

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 […]

The ‘Big Oil’ Lie

The ‘Big Oil’ Lie

Over the past several years, this false narrative that business is inherently evil has steadily crept into the social conscious. It has become commonplace, even laudable among some camps, to criticize corporate America as the antithesis of the working class. Nowhere is this animosity on display more—nor more misplaced—than towards traditional energy producers. Let’s be […]

The Entire Oil Sector Is Screaming: ‘Buy Me!’

The Entire Oil Sector Is Screaming: ‘Buy Me!’

I don’t put much stock in news headlines (probably because I used to write them in my days as a financial journalist). So when I read lots of energy stories with a uniformly grim outlook, like… “It’s a World of Worry for Oil Companies” (Houston Chronicle). “Saudis Boxed In by Low Oil Prices” (Wall Street […]

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 […]