Commodity Trading

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 […]

8 Markets In Contango And Backwardation

8 Markets In Contango And Backwardation

Where is crude going? Will the grain markets stay this low for much longer? When will stock indices take their dip? Will the U.S. Dollar rally? It’s a subliminal way of asking for a genie or a crystal ball, and the futures market equivalent of asking your neighbor how high Facebook or Amazon’s stock will […]

Precious Metals

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, […]

The Fed’s Caution Is A Boost For Gold

The Fed’s Caution Is A Boost For Gold

The Federal Open Market Committee met today, and the Federal Reserve has stayed its hand once again. With U.S. economic readings beginning to fluctuate, and signs of slowing growth beginning to emerge, holding interest rates at current levels is a prudent move for the Fed. Unfortunately for the U.S. dollar, this hint at caution from […]

Gold’s Line In The Sand: Next Downside Target Is Around $700, Even If It Breaks Up First

Gold’s Line In The Sand: Next Downside Target Is Around $700, Even If It Breaks Up First

Many analysts have been so excited that gold broke to new highs, above $1,262, in late February. I was excited as well, but for a different reason. I’d forecast that gold could bounce back just above the July 2016 highs of $1,373, to around $1,400 or $1,450. And ANY bounce, no matter how high it […]

3 Safe Haven Dividend Stocks To Protect Your Portfolio

3 Safe Haven Dividend Stocks To Protect Your Portfolio

It might be time to trim some of the more risky stocks in your portfolio and start buying some stock “insurance”. Consider these three stocks that would do very well if the market declines.  Gold has long been the go-to safe haven investment during times of uncertainty. Things are looking quite uncertain right now. Insurance […]

Natural Resource Stocks

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 […]

SandRidge Energy Delisted:  What To Do Now…

SandRidge Energy Delisted: What To Do Now…

SandRidge Energy Delisted- Now What? No doubt about it, the collapsing price of crude is still wreaking havoc on the oil industry.  And nowhere is the pain more evident than the small-cap oil exploration space.  Fact is, this area of the energy market has been a minefield since late 2014 when West Texas Intermediate (WTI) […]

Energy

5 Oil and Gas Stocks That Are Melting Down

5 Oil and Gas Stocks That Are Melting Down

An official bear market in oil could send these energy stocks lower by as much as 35% Crude oil is getting smashed lower on Tuesday, with the United States Oil Fund LP (ETF) (NYSEARCA:USO) falling to levels not seen since February 2016. In turn, numerous oil and gas stocks are getting hammered into dangerous territory. […]

Oil Prices: What Happens Next Depends On Who You Ask

Oil Prices: What Happens Next Depends On Who You Ask

The latest selloff in oil prices have left speculators in a predicament: The fundamentals continue to look poor with unimpressive drawdowns in crude oil stocks, but there is a general consensus that the extension of the OPEC deal should push the market towards a rebalancing over the next few quarters. What that means for short-term […]

$2.5B Bidding War Signal A Resurgence For Coal?

$2.5B Bidding War Signal A Resurgence For Coal?

The past year’s big run in coal prices is fading. With rates for benchmark products like Australian thermal recently sagging to $80/tonne — after a rise that took that commodity above $110/t in late 2016. But a massive M&A deal this week shows that coal is far from dead. With one of the world’s biggest […]

7 Energy Stocks To Buy To Survive An Oil Beating

7 Energy Stocks To Buy To Survive An Oil Beating

These energy stocks have growth coming and are hovering near support Oil has been doing poorly lately, which has most energy stocks falling as well. OPEC recently agreed to continue its current production cap, but investors still aren’t having it. They were either looking for a larger cut in production (cutting down supply while maintaining […]

4 Coal Stocks That Are In Danger, With Or Without Trump

4 Coal Stocks That Are In Danger, With Or Without Trump

Rhetoric and speculation alone won’t save coal stocks from their sharp decline True to his populist base, President Donald J. Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the climate change accord known as the Paris Agreement. The decision came as no surprise, as the Commander-in-Chief has previously blasted unfavorable deals made by the prior Obama administration. […]

U.S. Shale To Keep On Pumping Even With $30 Oil

U.S. Shale To Keep On Pumping Even With $30 Oil

Since OPEC announced the production cut deal at the end of November, industry analysts have been warning that rising production from producers outside the deal—U.S. shale in particular—is effectively capping the oil price gains from that agreement. Four months after the OPEC/NOPEC deal took effect, oil prices dropped to the levels preceding the agreement, amid […]

Commodity ETFs

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, […]

Your Go-To Energy ETFs List- Part 2

Your Go-To Energy ETFs List- Part 2

Equity Energy ETFs:  Products For Every Taste! Last week we discussed the best ETFs for investors looking to profit from price movements in energy commodities.  We looked at top products like the US Oil Fund $USO, Powershares DB Oil Fund $DBO, and US Natural Gas Fund $UNG. We also covered ETNs, like the S&P GSCI […]

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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 […]