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Southern Copper Corp (NYSE:SCCO)

U.S. Housing Market Faces Potential Headwinds

Since the unprecedented crash of 2008, U.S. markets have struggled to make up lost ground. After five years, the economy has finally started to pick up......(read more)
Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG)

3 Energy Stocks To Buy On The Dip

Major U.S. equity indexes have been giving up ground since last Friday following the massive rally to new highs in light of the Federal Reserve’s surprise......(read more)
Rex W. Tillerson with gas pump

Why the WTI Vs. Brent Crude Spread Is Shrinking

The spread between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent Crude oil has long been under the microscope for energy traders across the world. The past......(read more)
Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO)

Three Commodity Stocks To Buy On The Dip: Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (RIO), Weatherford International Ltd (WFT), Williams Companies, Inc. (WMB)

Domestic equities have managed to return to their bullish ways as easing concerns over U.S. military involvement in Syria have helped some of the uncertainty......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS), Morgan Stanley (MS): Banks Face Harsh Commodity Regulations

An event several years in the making could be just days away. For some time now, the Fed has been debating whether or not it should limit big banks and......(read more)
Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP)

Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP), U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (SLCA), Mountain Province Diamonds, Inc. (MDM): 3 Mining Stocks That Are Up In 2013

For mining and exploration companies, 2013 has been somewhat of a brutal year. Metal miners in particular have been hit significantly this year as falling......(read more)
Bunge Ltd (BG)

Teucrium Soybean Fund (SOYB), Bunge Ltd (BG): Soybeans Soar, Creating Trading Opportunity

The summer of 2013 has been notably cooler than the scorcher that 2012 brought, but August saw the heat turned up on the U.S., having a marked impact......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Commodity Stocks To Sell On The Pop: Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI), Teck Resources Ltd (USA) (TCK), BHP Billiton Limited (ADR) (BHP)

Bullish forces have returned to Wall Street as market participants appear to be changing their tune regarding the looming Fed taper; investors seem to......(read more)
Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (NYSE:PBR)

Petroleo Brasileiro Petrobras SA (ADR) (PBR): Brazil To Auction Off Massive Offshore Oil Field

With tensions and violence escalating in Syria, crude oil has once again come into the spotlight, as investors weigh the potential of a U.S.-led intervention......(read more)
Aktsionernaya kompaniya ALROSA ZAO (MCX:ALRS)

Aktsionernaya kompaniya ALROSA ZAO (ALRS), Rio Tinto plc (RIO): A Deeper Look At the World of Diamonds

Paul Zimnisky currently creates and develops new exchange-traded products as CEO of PureFunds. This past November, PureFunds launched three innovative......(read more)
Statoil ASA (ADR) (NYSE:STO)

Statoil ASA (ADR) (STO), Vale SA (ADR) (VALE), Monsanto Company (MON): A Trio of Commodity Stocks To Sell On The Pop

The bulls have lost their grip over the past trading week as Fed tapering fears have stolen the headlines, opening the doors to volatile trading. The......(read more)
Barack Obama serious

Conflict In Syria Pushes Oil Higher

In the commodities world, oil is undeniably one of the most important resources on the globe. Its price movements are closely tied to nearly every economic......(read more)
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM)

Cheniere Energy, Inc. (LNG), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM): Investing In The U.S.’s Surging Natural Gas Production

As fracking continues to develop, with new reserves being discovered on a daily basis, the world has watched natural gas production surge. Though still......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (GS) & JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)’s Aluminum Game Unravels

Since the financial crisis of 2008, Wall Street has undeniably morphed into something that is perhaps unrecognizable to everyday investors and traders......(read more)
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM), Chevron Corporation (CVX), Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD): A Trio of Commodity Stocks To Buy On The Dip

Bullish euphoria seems to have evaporated over the past week as profit-taking pressures have once again swept over Wall Street in light of the potential......(read more)
iShares Gold Trust(ETF)

Gold on the Verge of a Major Breakout

Gold has been at the center of investor attention since soaring to historical highs in the latter half of 2011. Since then, however, the metal has taken......(read more)
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)

Chevron Corporation (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM) – The Arctic Ocean: Fracking’s Future Home

Energy extraction techniques have become exponentially more efficient and effective since our first attempts to harness the elements in our favor. Unfortunately......(read more)
Natural Gas Continues Its Slide

United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (UNG): Investors Making Big Bets on Natural Gas

This summer has shaped up quite differently than the one just a year ago, throwing a wrench into a number of commodities. 2012 was the warmest calendar......(read more)
genetically modified foods

Beware Of A Dead Cat Bounce In Fertilizer Stocks (Monsanto Company (MON), Potash Corp./Saskatchewan (USA) (POT), Mosaic Co (MOS))

Stocks have recovered from the “taper” scare and the bulls are back in the driver’s seat, although sluggish growth in Japan coupled with worse-than......(read more)
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)

Chevron Corporation (CVX): Mexico Takes Steps To End Oil Monopoly

When it comes to commodity production, Mexican oil is perhaps not what first comes to mind. Currently, the country produces roughly 2.55 million barrels......(read more)
SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD)

GLD vs. SLV: 2012 In Review

Precious metals investors have been on a wild ride this year, as economies pulled back and forth and a number of major events had these metals all over......(read more)
A Deeper Look At Brazil’s Commodity Industry

A Deeper Look At Brazil’s Commodity Industry

Due to better governance practices and a commodity boom, Brazil’s economy has enjoyed incredible growth over the past 20 years. Brazil is now the largest......(read more)

The Best Agriculture ETFs of 2012

It was a pretty hectic year for agricultural commodities as the summer months wreaked havoc on prices. After the United States endured the hottest 12-......(read more)

The Best and Worst Industrial Metals ETFs of 2012

As 2012 draws to an end, investors are taking time to reflect on some of the best and worst performing commodities of the year. Though the year’s headlines......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Six Months Later: USMI, SNDS, BNPC

The rapid development of the ETF industry has cracked the world of commodity investing wide open, allowing average investors to gain cheap and easy access......(read more)
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM

Exxon Mobil (XOM) Setting Up For A Rally

Major equity indexes continue to drift higher despite unresolved drama in Washington D.C., which has led many to wonder just how serious the next sell......(read more)
Natural Gas Continues Its Slide

Natural Gas Continues Its Slide

It looks like déjà vu all over again for natural gas traders, as the coming winter has already had a mild start. With warmer than usual temperatures......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Inside Citi’s 2013 Agriculture Outlook

As 2012 comes to a close, Wall Street begins to look ahead to the coming year and what trends will have the biggest impact on the commodity world. Financial......(read more)
Biggest IPOs in US History

Gold’s 12 Year Run May Finally Be Over

It is no secret that gold is one of the most talked about assets of the last few years, as this metal’s historic run has put it in the limelight. The......(read more)
JPMorgan Chase & Co (NYSE:JPM)

Physical White Metals ETF (WITE): Two Years Later

Two years ago, ETF Securities launched the first ever physically-backed precious metals ETF that focuses exclusively on silver, platinum and palladium......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Inside Citi’s 2013 Precious Metals Outlook

As 2012 nears its close, investors are beginning to look toward a new year, one that will hopefully be less volatile for the commodity world. The precious......(read more)
3 Commodities For A Housing Recovery

3 Commodities For A Housing Recovery

Homebuilders and other housing industry stocks have been strong performers in 2012 as low interest rates offset higher underwriting standards for home......(read more)
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX)

Inside A Slaughter: Why Freeport McMoRan (FCX) Lost 16%

Trading in the overall market was relatively normal yesterday; your average worry about the fiscal cliff and Europe snuck their way in, but there was......(read more)

Preparing For Economic Headwinds: Bill Gross’ Commodity Picks

In his most recent investment outlook, aptly titled “Strawberry Fields – Forever?”, legendary bond king Bill Gross warned that Americans should......(read more)
SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD)

Jim Rogers: There’s Too Much Speculation In Gold

Gold has been a major talking point in the commodity world for the last few weeks. Though it seems that the metal has been grabbing headlines for the......(read more)
iShares Gold Trust(ETF)

Gold And The Fiscal Cliff

As we roll into December, the clock is ticking on the time bomb that is the fiscal cliff. For the most part, markets seem confident that Congress will......(read more)
Ben Bernanke

What Bernanke, Marc Faber’s Bathroom And Gold All Have In Common

Marc “Dr. Doom” Faber has never been shy about his opinions concerning the global markets, especially with his Twitter account. As usual, the slight......(read more)
SPDR Gold Trust (ETF) (NYSEARCA:GLD)

3X Leveraged Gold: One Year Later

The gold ETF space has been one of the most active in the industry in recent years. In fact, the SPDR Gold Trust (NYSEARCA:GLD) is the second-largest......(read more)
Natural Gas Continues Its Slide

UNG’s Woes Visualized

The United States Natural Gas Fund, LP (NYSEARCA:UNG) is by far the most popular ETF offering exposure to this fossil fuel. But the fund has come under......(read more)
C&J Energy Services Inc (NYSE:CJES)

10 Ways to Invest in Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has become tremendously popular in the United States and Canada over the past couple of years. By pumping pressurized......(read more)
Barack Obama serious

Commodities That Have Thrived Under President Obama

As an asset class, natural resources often get lumped together, falling under a single weighting in one’s investment portfolio. After all, the most......(read more)
Three New Pure Play ETFs From FactorShares PureFunds

Diamond ETF GEMS Hits The Market

FactorShares, an ETF provider that was recently acquired by GenCap Ventures, has debuted the first ever ETF to focus on diamonds and gemstones. The PureFunds......(read more)
10 MLPs with Impressive Dividend Yields

10 MLPs with Impressive Dividend Yields

In the current economic climate investors have sought any and all potential investment opportunities to see attractive yields and returns. One such asset......(read more)
Largest Financial Services Companies

Citi’s Energy Outlook For 2013

Considering this year’s rather volatile performance, one thing can be agreed upon by almost all investors – commodity investing is essentially a crap......(read more)
Natural Gas Continues Its Slide

Get Ready To Buy Natural Gas

The winter months typically see demand kick up for natural gas, which is often reflected in the higher prices. But last year’s unseasonably warm winter......(read more)
iShares Dow Jones US Home Const. (ETF) (NYSEARCA:ITB)

3 Metals Outshining Gold

As is typical for the commodity world, all eyes have been fixated on gold in recent months. The precious metal has been under a microscope since the ......(read more)
High Yielding Commodities: Beyond Energy

High Yielding Commodities: Beyond Energy

In a low rate and relatively uncertain economic environment, dividend yields have been the saving grace of many portfolios. A steady stream of income......(read more)
PowerShares QQQ Trust, Series 1 (ETF) (QQQ)

Agriculture ETFs Taking A Hit

Agriculture is perhaps the most practical commodity sector, as many of its products enjoy inelastic demand around the world. As such, this segment has......(read more)
iShares Gold Trust(ETF)

China Market Welcomes Gold ETFs

The ETF world is set for another historic jump as the Chinese are eyeing gold funds on their local exchanges. As its gold market continues to grow, China......(read more)
Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX)

Breaking Down the Cost of a Gallon of Gas

The price of a gallon of gasoline ranged from $3.27 along the Gulf Coast, to $3.90 along the West Coast in November 2012; ever wonder how much of that......(read more)
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