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How to Play Small Caps and the Lithium Boom

How to Play Small Caps and the Lithium Boom

Lithium is having a moment. Right now, there is a lot of excitement over the silvery-white metal. Wall Street analysts have even dubbed it, “white petroleum,” or “the next gasoline”. Yet, the lithium market is still quite small, worth only about $1 billion, annually. It is only a matter of time, however, before the market...

Helium Shortage Averted

Helium Shortage Averted

Helium is not a natural resource that receives much press. It’s not the life of the party. Instead, it’s more of a wallflower, used to fill balloons and, depending on the party, sometimes give people those squeaky voices. Despite its low profile, however, helium is actually all around us every day. For instance, helium neon...

Agricultural Commodities Awaken

Agricultural Commodities Awaken

Agriculture has been a sector long ignored by investors. So much so, in fact, that the last time the largest ETF in the sector saw investor inflows, was way back in 2009. But now, in 2016, that same ETF has seen about $162 million in investor inflows, and counts the Harvard endowment fund among its...

Saudi Arabia’s Solar Power Planning is Paved in Oil Production

Saudi Arabia’s Solar Planning is Paved in Oil Production

In light of recent turmoil between the U.S. and Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (MbS), it may be hard to believe that Saudi Arabia is one of the world’s biggest believers in a sunny future for solar power. Last year, its now-former oil minister Ali al-Naimi announced that the Saudi kingdom plans to...

China Set to Control Crucial Cobalt Cliff for Electric Cars

China Set to Control Crucial Metal for Electric Cars

Investors are still salivating at the prospects for Tesla Motors Inc.’s (TSLA) electric cars – particularly the Model 3. But is all the anticipated hype really warranted? There may, in fact, be a bumpy road ahead for the commodity sector and Tesla’s future. Tesla’s electric cars require lithium-ion batteries to maintain power. These batteries are,...

How to Cash in on the Oil Matrix

How to Cash in on the Oil Matrix

As we approach this month’s Federal Open Market Committee meeting, all eyes are once again on the Federal Reserve. Improving economic data has prompted some increasingly hawkish comments by Fed officials ahead of the June 17 decision. And the probability of a June interest rate increase has jumped from the single digits to more than...

The Commodities Market Has a Sweet Tooth

The Commodities Market Has a Sweet Tooth

Despite appearances that the entire commodities sector is continuing on a major downslide, one resource remains steadfast – sugar. Sugar has been one of the best-performing commodities so far this year – largely driven by a global supply shortage, after wallowing in a five-year surplus. Supply woes are pushing futures prices higher, while demand continues...

China Takes a Gamble on Commodities

China Takes a Gamble on Commodities

In April this year, the commodities market saw some very good fortune. The S&P GSCI Index soared by 10.1%, and 20 of the 24 components rose in value – thus making it the second-best April on record. The Bloomberg Commodity Total Return Index rose in a similar fashion in the same month, experiencing a rise...

Interview With Tim Maverick: More Downside Ahead for Oil Prices

Interview With Tim Maverick: More Downside Ahead for Oil Prices

Editor’s Note: Tony Daltorio, Wall Street Daily’s Senior Correspondent who writes under the name Tim Maverick, recently appeared on America’s Web Radio to discuss oil prices. Listen to his take below. http://wallstreetdaily-1.wistia.com/medias/1qkxi4zlt9?embedType=async&videoFoam=true&videoWidth=530 “Do not trust this current rally.” That’s Wall Street Daily Senior Correspondent Tim Maverick’s advice to us on the current surge in oil...

Investing in Organics – a Profitable Endeavor

Investing in Organics – a Profitable Endeavor

Ten years ago, buying organic seemed like a luxury reserved for the rich and famous – with pictures of celebrities in tabloids carrying Whole Foods bags under headlines like, “They’re just like us! They go grocery shopping!” The times have changed, however. With so much research on the pitfalls of non-organic and GMO (genetically modified...