Energy & Commodities

This week brought a significant bit of news in the ethanol world. Industry-watchers might assume I’m talking about President Obama’s Wednesday announcement with the Energy and Agriculture secretaries that a federal biofuel output quota schedule had been finalized, a move that… Read More

Certain companies are always worth owning. Happily, short-term market anomalies can transform such companies from a good buy into a screaming buy. Now may be such a screaming-buy time for a certain company in the energy industry. The demand for crude oil fell in… Read More

It’s become an annual tradition among the research staff of Market Advisor — StreetAuthority’s longest-running publication.   Every December, through phone calls, emails, and meetings — heck, everything short of smoke signals — the office is abuzz with chatter.   You see, December is when… Read More

The clock is ticking. We don’t have much time. That’s not just the opening line of the upcoming season of “24,” it’s the statistical reality of the world’s petroleum reserves. Fact: The world consumes 80 million barrels of oil every day. Read More

Beginning next Wednesday and for the following two weeks Copenhagen will have the coal industry on pins and needles. That’s where President Barack Obama and leaders of 190 other countries will convene to try to reach a consensus on reducing carbon emissions. It’s doubtful that the international… Read More

Gold has been grabbing all the headlines lately as the price for the precious metal has hit record highs. In the weeks and months to come, however, you’re going to be hearing about a far more pedestrian commodity: Rice. The price of rice has started to climb based on reports… Read More