Energy & Commodities

Amy Calistri's picture
Vale Isn't Interested in Fertilizer, But Maybe You Should Be

The world is losing arable land and needs more food every year, a situation that bodes well for the world's major fertilizer producers.

by Amy Calistri | July 21, 2009
Francisco Bermea's picture
Exxon Bets $600 million… on Algae?

Find out why Exxon is betting a chunk of its vast cash hoard on the green stuff… and if you should bet on Exxon.

by Francisco Bermea | July 15, 2009
Nathan Slaughter's picture
The Single Best Gold Play the Market Has to Offer

Ordinarily, gold mining isn't a sector to be overly enthusiastic about -- it is capital intensive and cash flows are at the mercy of volatile commodity prices. However, there are times when these stocks shine, and with the looming threat of inflation, I think we are right in the middle of one at this very moment. I've found a gold miner with some of the lowest extraction costs in the industry -- it rakes in a ridiculous profit of $630 for every ounce of gold it sells

by Nathan Slaughter | July 14, 2009
Brad Briggs's picture
Wholesale Prices Rise Faster than Expected

An update to the Producer Price Index, a key economic indicator, was released today. The index showed the largest gain since November 2007, largely due to higher energy prices. The PPI can give insight into production costs and whether inflation may be down the road.

by Brad Briggs | July 14, 2009
Kyle Hartman's picture
Oil Limits are Political Grandstanding, Not a Solution

Politicians want you to think that the proposed limitations on oil future traders will change the market. They are merely a posturing act done by politicians and market naysayers. Read the proposal carefully, the futures market won't change.

by Kyle Hartman | July 09, 2009
Meredith Margrave's picture
Natural Gas Prices Show Oil Has a Long Way to Fall

We've seen a barrel of oil rise from nearly $40 to over $70 in the last three months. That's been great news for oil investors. Meanwhile, natural gas has been in an uninterrupted downtrend since last July. Recently, oil has pulled back sharply and judging by the historical relationship between oil and natural gas, there's no reason for it to stop falling yet.

by Meredith Margrave | July 07, 2009
Andy Obermueller's picture
The Unknown Trillion-Dollar Coal Technology

Coal. If you think coal is dirty and does nothing but emit greenhouse gases and wreak environmental havoc, you're wrong. You've bought the hype. The fact is that, used properly, coal can be used to generate power with ZERO emissions. And the trick behind this technology is so simple, so elegant that you'll be amazed that no one's thought of it until now.

by Andy Obermueller | June 08, 2009
Andy Obermueller's picture
Answers to Your Questions About Profiting From Government Actions

The United States government is committing over $13 trillion to get the economy back on track. Companies are readily accepting this cash and putting it to good use while investors are clamoring to learn just how they can profit from the greatest financial force on the planet. An informed investor will be a successful investor. Let's take a look at your questions -- and the answers.

by Andy Obermueller | May 14, 2009
David Sterman's picture
What The Brutal Winter Means For Natural Gas Stocks

The futures market is ignoring the multiple demand drivers for natural gas. These two drillers are in line to profit...

by David Sterman | December 31, 1969
Austin Hatley's picture
The 7 Words That May Jumpstart The Bull Market In Gold

Two weeks ago, new Fed chairman Janet Yellen shocked the market with this controversial sentence. Here's the most important message behind what she said...


by Austin Hatley | December 31, 1969