Ah commodities stocks, the wild wild west of the investment world. They come in many different shapes, colors, textures and tastes, but its how their prices move that leaves us fascinated. To stomach the volatility associated with investing in commodities stocks needs to be gritty, tough-skinned and cunning.
Market preferences for commodities are constantly changing, with innovations and market conditions propelling demand for some commodities while dragging it down for others. Because so many factors affect commodity prices, correctly predicting their direction is no easy feat.
Yet, commodities stocks continue to attract investors who want the confidence of investing in a tangible asset. The key to investing profitably is being able to separate the real growth factors from the hype.
Our commodities stocks archive below uncovers some of the most important trends affecting your commodity holdings. For actionable ideas on our favorite commodities, check out our updated report, The Top Commodities Investments To Own Now.
We examine gold’s likely direction and the best ways to profit from its gyrations.
A brand new exchange-traded note (ETN) offers a cash dividend to gold investors. But buyers beware: the risks usually outweigh the rewards.
As investors stand on the threshold of a new year marked by looming austerity, putting money in gold is no panacea.
Despite a challenging environment in the resource sector, the mining equipment supplier’s prospects still look sound
This stock’s unwarranted drop underscores a timeless lesson: Investing is the art of thinking for yourself.
What are commodities and why should you care. In stock market terms a commodity is simply a physical substance that is traded on a stock exchange…
Gold has been a relatively poor performer since the stock market’s low over three years ago. Nonetheless, here’s why gold belongs in many portfolios, especially as a hedge against downturns.
Alcoa’s unexpected profit sent the markets higher yesterday. But does that signal clear sailing ahead for the aluminum giant?
Rio Tinto Ltd (ASX: RIO, NYSE: RIO) joins a fellow Australia-based Super Miner among the ranks of the Aggressive Holdings.
Despite the uncertain global economic environment, mining stocks have several positive attributes. When choosing a miner, bigger is always better.