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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.

March 2015

Fracklog Threatens to Put a Lid on Oil Prices

By - March 28, 2015

Shale companies have turned to fracklog as a way to store oil. But the resulting oil overhang threatens to put a lid on prices.

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Volatility Is Back… Embrace It!

By - March 27, 2015

Volatility is up, and markets are finally trending again. This is creating a lot of opportunities for investors. Read more…

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Insider News Reveals Second Oil Crash Coming

By - March 26, 2015

Demand is dropping, storage is near capacity, and there’s no sign of slowing production. Another oil crash is possible…

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Coal Tycoon Making Last Stand for U.S. Industry

By - March 24, 2015

About 17% of U.S. coal production is unprofitable. But the Walter-Foresight deal unites two low-cost producers into one venture.

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Q&A With Rick Rule on Gold and the U.S. Dollar

By - March 24, 2015

In the second part of an exclusive interview with Rick Rule, the commodities expert discusses where gold is headed… and when.

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Platinum Still Trying to Dig Out

By - March 18, 2015

The platinum market faces a deficit for the fourth year in a row. Yet, the price still lags. Tim Maverick investigates.

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Oil’s Plunge Cools Off Energy Hot Spot

By - March 18, 2015

The world's most exciting energy hot spot was Africa, but that was before oil's plunge. Tim Maverick investigates the effect on African projects.

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Rising U.S. Dollar Impacts Commodities Worldwide

By - March 13, 2015

Commodities markets are influenced by a myriad of factors, but the strength of the U.S. dollar is the biggest. And it’s going up.

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China Slowing, But Still Building Commodities Stockpiles

By - March 12, 2015

China lowered its growth target to the lowest level since 1999, but indicated it will continue stockpiling certain commodities.

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Innovative Fracking Boosts Silica Demand

By - March 12, 2015

A new fracking method is increasing demand for U.S. Silica’s product, allowing the firm to avoid the worst of the energy crash.

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BHP Billiton Spinoff to Outperform Parent

By - March 11, 2015

South32, the upcoming spinoff from BHP, was dubbed “Crapco” by analysts. But now it looks to be a star, outperforming BHP.

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Sell Lumber Liquidators, But Buy Lumber Futures

By - March 9, 2015

While Lumber Liquidators is suffering from the formaldehyde scandal, lumber futures are just the thing to build up your portfolio.

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Positive Outlook on Gold From PDAC

By - March 5, 2015

The mood at PDAC is cheerful as the gold market improves, and gold and mining companies once again become attractive "Buys."

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LNG: Another Casualty of Low Oil Prices?

By - March 3, 2015

The ripples from falling oil prices are affecting the LNG market. Spot prices in Asia have collapsed, pressuring U.S. projects.

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U.S. Set to Be the New Swing Producer

By - March 3, 2015

Saudi Arabia flooding the oil market indicates that it's weary of its position as swing producer, and the U.S. is ready to step in.

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