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Gasoline Market Tightening In Latest EIA Energy Report

| April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments
Gasoline Market Tightening In Latest EIA Energy Report

Introduction After last week`s surprising build of 7.2 million barrels in the oil market, we were wondering if this was an anomaly, the effects of the shipping channel disruptions, or just a timing issue regarding tanker offloads. Well, we added another 7 million barrels to oil inventories again this week, but gasoline inventories had a […]

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6 Commodities ETFs To Buy

6 Commodities ETFs To Buy

These commodities ETFs can help investors get involved in a useful asset class As an asset class, commodities are frequently overlooked compared to stocks and bonds. Typically, financial advisors and planners will recommend that investors allocate between 5% and 10% of their portfolios to commodities. Rarely do the recommended allocations to commodities exceed 10%. Like […]

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Is Buffett Wrong About Gold?

| March 26, 2019 | 0 Comments
Is Buffett Wrong About Gold?

If you asked 100 random people today who in their opinion is the most known investor, probably 70 would mention Warren Buffet, the icon of investing in stocks. The legend that has been built around the “Oracle of Omaha” over the last 40 years is indeed impressive. While I very often agree with his views regarding, […]

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Low Natural Gas Prices Fuel The US LNG Bull Run

| February 12, 2019 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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5 Oil ETFs For Rising Prices

| February 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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

| January 22, 2019 | 0 Comments
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 […]

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5 “Discounted” Oil Stocks To Buy After A Tough 2018

| January 15, 2019 | 0 Comments
5 “Discounted” Oil Stocks To Buy After A Tough 2018

The right catalysts could spark a massive revival in these well-positioned oil stocks Amid the uproar over the wildly unstable markets, the usual suspects like technology or retail garnered the most attention. However, the deterioration in oil stocks presents one of the more troubling economic indicators. While drivers appreciate the discount at the pump, a […]

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Gold Outshone Bitcoin In October

| November 29, 2018 | 0 Comments
Gold Outshone Bitcoin In October

Bitcoin has long been seen as an asset that rivals gold as a hedge during stock volatility. It tends to zig when the market zags, it’s scarce but in a known quantity, and it’s easy to store, keep track of, and transfer. When the stock market ended its nearly decade-long bull run last month, gold futures […]

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Have Gold And Bitcoin Seen The Worst Of Their Bubble Bursts?

Have Gold And Bitcoin Seen The Worst Of Their Bubble Bursts?

You know I’ve been fighting the gold bugs for a long time. Gold is an inflation hedge, not a deflation hedge. Turn to gold for safety during a deflationary period and you’ll get your ass handed to you on a golden platter! Gold is simply another commodity and it burst in the 30-year cycle top between 2008 and 2011, […]

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Climate Change, Trade Wars And The Networked World

| November 15, 2018 | 0 Comments
Climate Change, Trade Wars And The Networked World

The increasing connectedness of the global economic system has long been touted as the path to greater prosperity and peaceful relations among nations and their peoples. There’s just one hitch: Complex systems have more points of failure and also hidden risks that only surface when something goes wrong. For example, our dependence on cheap shipping […]

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