Commodities Investing

Trade of the Week: Steel

Trade of the Week: Steel

The steel industry showed up on the unusual options volume radar last week, with both United States Steel (X) and Nucor (NUE) near the top of the list.  NUE preannounced much lower than expected earnings, and X was expected to follow suit. At least some traders were snatching up blocks of short-term X puts, possibly […]

This Lithium Stock Is Up 120% and Could Run Higher

This Lithium Stock Is Up 120% and Could Run Higher

By now, everyone has heard how the shortage of semiconductors has constrained production from automakers. Well, move over semiconductors, now the lack of lithium supply threatens to hold back the entire electric vehicle (EV) revolution. And just months ago lithium carbonate prices high all-time highs. Some prices for the key metals used in batteries for […]

Here’s Where to Find Copper Mining Bargains

Here’s Where to Find Copper Mining Bargains

For thousands of years, the dual histories of humans and copper mining have intertwined. Copper is one of the few metals occurring in nature in a directly usable metallic form. This led to very early human use, beginning around 8000 BC. Thousands of years later, it was the first metal to be smelted from sulfide […]

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Options to Hedge Your Rising Expenses from Inflation

Inflation is hitting all of us pretty hard. The cost of living is rapidly increasing—most notably, we have seen gas prices increase substantially over the last year. While gas prices are the headline, consumers are being hit with rising costs everywhere. Food, rents, housing prices, gas prices, heating oil. It’s everywhere. That list doesn’t even […]

Five Energy Stocks to Lead the Clean Energy Transition

Five Energy Stocks to Lead the Clean Energy Transition

Markets are getting crushed… but there’s always a bull market somewhere. Look at uranium prices, for example, which is strong for a few reasons: First, Congress is considering legislation that could ban Russian imports, which currently accounts for about 17% of the uranium used by U.S. power plants, says Real Clear Energy. Second, global leaders […]

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Floating Your Way to Easy Profits in Europe

On May 4, the European Union proposed a phased-in ban on imports of all Russian oil. The ban will cover all Russian oil, seaborne and pipeline, crude and refined. The goal is to phase out Russian oil supplies in an “orderly fashion” within six months and refined products by the end of the year. The […]

Russia Sanctions Mean Hidden Opportunities for Metals

Russia Sanctions Mean Hidden Opportunities for Metals

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resultant sanctions against Russia are creating many profitable opportunities for investors. However, many of these opportunities have been passing by unnoticed because they occur in a sector that Wall Street routinely ignores: commodities. A major piece of news on March 21 has led to one of these under-the-radar opportunities: […]

Generate Cash Flow From This Gold Trade

Generate Cash Flow From This Gold Trade

Gold has been a popular investment with inflation concerns currently a headline topic.  The SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD) is one of the most popular methods for investing in gold.  The heavily traded ETF is backed by physical gold.  One thing GLD doesn’t do is pay a dividend.  To generate a form of cash flow […]

Should I Sell My Gold?

Should I Sell My Gold?

With all the world turmoil, high inflation, war in Ukraine, China rattling their saber, gold has gone up in price. Trading Economics tracks gold prices for the last 12 months. Less than a year ago, gold was just under $1,700/oz. It recently hit $2,050/oz. and was knocked down $60/oz. the following day. Remember the old saying, there […]