Tag: Commodity investing

Commodities Add To Gains…

| April 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
Commodities Add To Gains…

Now that April is drawing to a close, it’s the perfect time to recap the top commodity performers of the past month. But first, let’s discover how commodities performed overall… As you can see, the Reuters/Jefferies CRB index (blue line) gained nearly 2% in April.  That’s better than the breakeven performance of the S&P 500 […]

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Stocks Got You Down? Look At Commodities…

| April 14, 2014 | 0 Comments
Stocks Got You Down? Look At Commodities…

Last week was ugly for stocks. The Dow, Nasdaq, and S&P 500 all fell over 2% as investors fretted about valuations, geopolitics, and the oncoming earnings season.  This month’s downdraft has the major indexes in the red for the year. But commodities are still holding strong… In fact, the Reuters/Jeffries CRB Index just jumped to […]

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Grain Gains: Ukraine Crisis Has Corn Popping!

| March 7, 2014 | 0 Comments
Grain Gains:  Ukraine Crisis Has Corn Popping!

You gotta love it… It wasn’t that long ago everybody hated grains.  Analysts were unapologetically bearish on corn and wheat in late January.   Predictions of another huge crop year had them tossing around price projections of sub-$4 a bushel corn and wheat in the low $5 range. But fast-forward a month and bears are quickly […]

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Deep Freeze!

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Deep Freeze!

I don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods, but it’s downright chilly where I live.  My furnace has been running full blast for the past week thanks to the bitter cold snap covering most parts of the country. Funny thing is, it’s not even officially winter yet! According to some weather […]

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It’s Make Or Break Time For US Dollar!

| October 25, 2013 | 0 Comments
It’s Make Or Break Time For US Dollar!

Investors the world over are anxiously eyeing the US Dollar.  Ever since Congress wrongfully decided to kick the US budget and debt ceiling decision down the road, the Greenback has lost ground. Take a look… As you can see, it has been nothing but pain for Dollar bulls since October 16th.  The currency is in […]

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Should You Follow Rogers, Faber, And Schiff Into Commodities?

| August 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Should You Follow Rogers, Faber, And Schiff Into Commodities?

After a dismal first half of the year, investors have been getting wary of commodities.  After all, at one point gold was down 28% on the year, silver was down 40%, and a slew of other hard assets performed as if they simply weren’t needed anymore. My how times have changed… In just a few […]

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Precious Metals Rebound- Will The Rally Have Legs?

| August 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Precious Metals Rebound- Will The Rally Have Legs?

Yesterday was a big day for the precious metals complex.  Not only were gold and silver higher by 2% and 3.5% respectively, but platinum, palladium, and copper all shot dramatically higher as well.   Without a doubt, it was the best day for metals in months. What sent them surging? China’s National Bureau of Statistics released […]

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Buyer Beware! Three Commodities Doomed To Trade Lower…

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Buyer Beware! Three Commodities Doomed To Trade Lower…

With a few exceptions, most commodities traded flat to lower last week.  In fact, grain markets, precious metals, and natural gas all turned in firm losses.  And keep in mind, those losses came in spite of the fact Ben Bernanke announced the Fed would continue buying $85 billion worth of bonds each month.  The news […]

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Technical Analysis: Can Palladium Break To New Yearly Highs?

| July 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Technical Analysis: Can Palladium Break To New Yearly Highs?

One thing’s for certain… The South African mining industry is in a state of serious upheaval.  Companies operating in the region have fallen on hard times due to rising operating costs and weak metal prices.  For example, Anglo American, which is the largest platinum miner in the world, reported a hefty full-year 2012 loss thanks […]

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Did You Hitch Your Wagon To These Rising Assets?

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Did You Hitch Your Wagon To These Rising Assets?

On Wednesday, we discussed the worst performing commodities for the first half of 2013.  Now it’s time to cover the top performers from the first six months of the year. Let’s get to it… Lean Hogs- up 17%:  The hog market is on fire this year.  This often-overlooked commodity surged from $0.70 a pound in […]

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