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Commodities Archive

The commodities market is one area we’re taking a special interest in…

Commodities refer to the actual physical products traded through various exchanges, like corn, soybeans, coffee and gold. One huge benefit of trading commodities is that there are only about a dozen markets worthy of your attention at any given time. That means it’s easier to get to know each market’s behavior and seasonal tendencies.

Still, investors often avoid trading commodities, thinking the market is too complex. But as you’ll see in our research, commodities trading can be as simple as trading in the stock market. Only the profits can be much bigger.

September 2014

Striking It Rich in East Africa

By - September 18, 2014

The huge natural gas finds off the coast of Africa offer great potential. But can the challenges be overcome profitably?

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Perfect Policy Storm Causes High Nickel Prices

By - September 17, 2014

Nickel is on a bull run thanks to a ban on Indonesian exports. Now the Philippines may join the party and raise prices.

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Investors Start Nibbling on Corn

By - September 17, 2014

Winter is coming faster than you think. And a potential deep freeze could spell opportunity in this corner of the market.

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Iron Ore Falls Flat and Heavy

By - September 15, 2014

Major producers continue to increase output, despite prices plunging to a five-year low. Here is the complete picture.

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We’re Betting Against the Islamic State

By - September 12, 2014

Despite the geopolitical strife caused by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, one oil field in the region is still producing.

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Rosneft Cuts Jobs as Sanctions Bite

By - September 10, 2014

Finally, Russia is feeling the sting of EU sanctions, especially its beloved Rosneft. And apparently, the sting won’t be subsiding…

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What We’re Really Paying for at the Pump

By - September 2, 2014

Everyone’s a sucker at the pump over Labor Day weekend. Shelley Goldberg explains how you can cash in on this predictable trend.

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