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.
Gold mining stocks can offer an inflation hedge and gains potential. Here are four ways we unearth producers that are poised to shine.
Fertilizer MLPs have stunk it up in recent months, but with yields this rich opportunity beckons.
Low fees, direct tie to the metal’s price make this gold ETF a simple solution for individual investors.
Bakken stocks have surged as the fast-growing region leads the U.S. closer to energy independence. Here’s a look at what may lie ahead.
The metal has a growing number of uses, and its relative scarcity should support prices. This platinum ETF offers an easy way to buy in.
The developing world is getting richer—and hungrier for more and better food. That’s a big plus for the world’s largest potash producer.
Weyerhaeuser (NYSE: WY), the biggest lumber producer in the U.S. by market cap, made headlines on three fronts last weekend: The company appointed Doyle Simons as its new president and CEO. The 49-year-old was the chief executive of Temple-Inland, a maker of packaging and building materials, from 2008 until the company was taken over by [...]
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.