U.S. stocks plunged last week. The S&P 500 Index fell nearly 5%. And as the year comes to a close, investors are again buying gold.
Mexico’s incoming government threat of changing the mining laws has exacerbated the mining sector’s decline. And changing the rules mid-game is a huge risk for mining investors.
The Directional Movement Indicator (DMI) and Average Directional Index (ADI) are showing bullish trends for gold. Why gold may present a buy signal soon.
Since October 1, the decline in growth stocks has stolen the show. However, there’s been another part of the market that’s suffered just as much: oil.
Things can’t get much worse for soybean prices. However, as all good natural resource investors know, from great pain comes great opportunities.
This year’s Thanksgiving dinner comes in as the cheapest in nearly a decade. Much of this year’s savings are from the centerpiece — the turkey.
The junior mining sector is the companies that will find the next giant gold, copper, lithium or cobalt mine. And they are getting cheaper by the day.
As oil sold off, the smart money in the futures market turned bullish. In the past, that has set up a rally in oil prices.
It’s a market of wild swings, powerful trends and enough overshoot to make Evel Knievel blush. Oil just logged its largest one-day drop in three years. That comes after a 21% slide in just 28 trading days. That is on the heels of oil’s 75% bull market rally since June 2017. Surprisingly, there is one […]
While 2018 has proved challenging to most precious metals, palladium is offering a strong performance in the second half of the year.
For some reason, the world seems to take Saudi Arabia at its word that it will produce more oil. The problem is, the kingdom can’t do it.
Uranium, the fuel for nuclear reactors, found itself in the throes of a nearly decade-long bear market. Now prices are up 40% this year.
With fall in the air, hedge funds have winter on their minds. Low natural gas stores are shaping up to be one of their biggest holiday bets.
Over the past two months, the S&P 500 fell 4%, while the gold price rose nearly 4%. That’s a warning sign. The first shot of the coming war…
This chart of gold and stocks suggests participants are rethinking the bull market. The longer they doubt, the more likely market behavior gets nasty.
Fresh money is flowing into crude oil and energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs). That’s encouraging for crude oil bulls. But I’m worried.
The copper market is in deficit. That means there is more demand than supply. And that condition will continue for the next few years.
Gold made a new low in August. The U.S. dollar made a new high. Prices are warning of a possible sentiment shift that will fuel gold’s next rally.
Base and precious metals are likely to stay near their recent lows until resolution for the U.S.-China trade war appears.
Mines take several years to develop and bring into production. That’s why Chinese miners are positioning themselves for long-term success.
Hurricane Florence is one of the strongest storms to threaten the Eastern Seaboard in decades. However, there will be a silver lining for some.
Right now, gold is out of favor. It may become even more out of favor by the end of the year. But my hunch is that we just got a bullish “soft” signal.
Lithium prices in China are tanking. Prices are down nearly 50% since the first quarter. That is echoing through world markets.
Gold is set to enter its next major bull market, just like it did back in 2002 when speculators we’re also extremely bearish.
Today, gold traders are fleeing because prices keep falling. But the best time to buy gold is after fear drives prices down to bargain-basement levels.
Time and again, gold has proven to be one of the few investments that survives, even thrives, during times of economic uncertainty.
While analysts worry that demand for railway services may wane due to the trade war, higher oil prices suggest otherwise.
Gold is a great hedge against inflation. And right now, gold is unloved and on sale. For contrarian investors, this is the perfect buying opportunity.
We need to understand Wall Street’s take on copper before we know whether this is an opportunity to invest or a warning to get out.
Looking at the fundamentals surrounding oil can be difficult. Instead, I rely on the charts, which show that oil is at a critical level right now.
The last time commodities were the best-performing asset class for an entire year was 2002. That’s when the last commodity bull market cycle began.
Oil demand isn’t going away anytime soon. In fact, it’s growing. And producers have to find those additional supplies somewhere.
Monitoring the large speculators is not a precise timing indicator. But it’s a valuable piece of information to determine when it’s the right time to bet against the crowd.
In November 2016, OPEC announced cuts to oil production. Now, a year and a half after the production cuts, the organization has accomplished its goal.
I’m comforted by the fact the mainstream financial press isn’t talking about gold. Because, by many measures, an investment in gold looks like a sure thing right now.
As oil prices rise, investors are jumping into oil stocks. However, there’s a good reason why we do not own any oil-producing companies in the Real Wealth Strategist newsletter right now.
Uranium production for the first quarter of 2018 is down 50% from a year prior. Tightening supply and higher demand hint at higher prices, but the market still has a way to go.
The price of oil is nearly 200% higher today than it was at the bottom in 2016. And we could easily see oil prices spike to $100 per barrel on bad news.
This monumental shift will be the most dramatic in over 100 years, maybe even more so than when ships switched from coal to oil.
As I sat among some of the smartest geologists, analysts and fund managers in the mining sector, it really hit home. The copper market is going to boom.
I believe gold is on the cusp of a major breakout higher. However, gold prices are entering their bearish prime season, and a short-term pullback is likely in the cards.
Over the last couple of weeks, we discussed two reasons for the rising oil price. However, there is another source of anxiety in the oil market.
In the next few years, the big capital investment money is headed toward offshore oil exploration and production in a big way.
On May 12, the oil market will face a critical test. If the result goes one way, we could see higher oil prices … potentially much higher.
When oil companies begin to spend on expansion, it’s a sign that they believe there are bright prospects in the oil industry for growth.
With talks of the U.S. losing in trade deals, there is a surprising victory with our southern neighbor. To understand why, we have to take a couple steps back…
This metal is another victim of the Trump trade wars. But unlike some others, the market is wrong on this, and you can profit.
Most of us have to buy gas, so there’s nothing we can do about the higher gas prices. But there is a way to offset them.
I’m going to outline a pocket of strength that will endure and even flourish in these changing market conditions. And it comes from the much-maligned oil sector.
The lithium supercycle is stoked by the electric vehicle (EV) mega trend. But every forecast for EV adaption has been too low. I can’t emphasize this enough. Every. Single. One.
The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will attribute increases in the oil price to its production cuts. But that’s a lie … the truth is much darker.
The popularity of diesel cars spiked with the promise of clean emissions. That was until 2015, when Volkswagen admitted to lying about its diesel cars’ emissions.
Recent plans to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports have economists worried. But this isn’t the first tariff announcement in recent months.
New industries can potentially redefine the way we live. But there’s been a disruptor in the energy sector that’s been largely overlooked: U.S. shale oil production.
As metal prices rose, so did the profits of major mining companies. And they are using the money for exactly the right thing today.
The recent 10% drop over a couple days has some investors looking for a new place to park their cash. Mining stocks might be the place.
We’ve had nearly four years of low gasoline prices. However, we’re paying more for gasoline now, on a relative basis, than we did back in 2008.
Silver is less expensive than gold. But sometimes the relationship between gold and silver gets out of whack. I believe today is one of those times…
Most investors hate stocks of oil producers today. But oil producers are going to have a great year in 2018. We can too … if we buy shares soon.
There is one standout this year that could easily weather a government shutdown and a stock market sell-off, and that’s gold.
Now that people are OK with investing in oil again, the buyers who were scared out before are buying back in to catch the rally.
The price of this commodity went up 17% in 2017. That’s only the third time prices have gone higher in the past decade, and it’s also the biggest gain in seven years.
In 2017, the S&P 500 had a “perfect year,” in which it rose nearly 20%. However, three unloved and overlooked metals beat that performance soundly.
The cold snap has a lot of investors focusing on natural gas prices again, and whether or not to buy the rally the price has experienced over the last few weeks.
There is a formula for rising prices — demand must exceed supply. And in 2018, a different metal’s price will begin its rise.
The Baltic Dry Index, which is a benchmark of shipping rates around the world, hit a four-year high. And that’s great news for natural resources.
There is a disconnect between the market and a major source of dividend income for investors — MLPs, or master limited partnerships.
From 2000 through 2010, U.S. exports of refined oil products grew by nearly 160%. But according to the data, we export nearly five times that much now.
Copper has enjoyed a stellar rally for more than a year, but its far from over as a rising new tech will increase demand for the metal.
The WTI crude oil price just hit its highest price in 2 1/2 years. We need to know what’s driving it to decide if we should buy some oil producers.
Saudi Arabia does a masterful job of talking the price of oil higher. And without ever taking any action, that has had an impact on oil prices.
On October 8, Kobe Steel admitted to quality-control fraud on its metal products. And make no mistake: This scandal will deepen.
You would think that if the world is on the brink of going electric, that should mean less need for palladium. But that hasn’t been the case.
This metal hit a record low in November 2015. It was the cheapest it’s been since the bottom of the last bear market. And now the price is soaring.
The price of lumber is up 10% since Harvey hit in August. That’s sending timber companies’ shares soaring.
When a bull market comes to natural resources, it’s a constant source of worry. The truth is, no bull market goes straight up.
Oil prices have been stuck around $50 a barrel since they collapsed in 2014. But oil may now be finding a bottom and heading higher.
The thing you should be worried about is if your portfolio is prepared, whether the top happens tomorrow or in six months…
There is an uptrend that’s forming in one of my personal favorite commodities. And the trends line up for a double-digit move in the short term.
Someday we’ll look back and say this event scrambled the global economic order … and put gold center stage in the geopolitical spotlight once again.
When you have a major South Florida hurricane, the price of oranges goes up. And that’s just one of the many impacts a hurricane has on the markets.
Prices are up all over the U.S. from this time last year. However, we are still paying far less for gasoline today than we did for most of the last decade.
In the 21st century, an army needs more than food and ammunition. Modern armies need vast amounts of oil to win.
This metal just hit its highest price since 2007. That’s why it’s one of my favorite investment ideas.
Investors want Uber and Google, not cotton and wheat. They want Apple, not apples. Food is boring. Now that sentiment has hit an unusual extreme.
I have been watching the price of gold closely. And I couldn’t help but notice that we are on the cusp of a new multiyear rally for the precious metal.
There is a clear downward trend in the seasonal pattern for this commodity that is set to last until the end of the year.
Matt Badiali has been spot-on in his bullishness on copper. In the past few years, the supply of this important metal has moved from oversupply to shortage.
The collapse of oil prices has convinced many investors that U.S. oil is dead. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth.
I want to pass along what I believe is the single best story in mining today: the underinvestment in critical metals.
The price of corn is heading higher thanks to record heat, lower production estimates and record ethanol production.
The headlines are clear: Oil will never be able to pull out of this bear market. But there are some bullish investors in the market.
You cannot just pack up a gold mine when trouble starts. New political regimes, new laws, heavier taxes and wars have all destroyed mining companies in the past.
Demand for lithium is projected to skyrocket. And that poses a problem for the lithium market … and an opportunity for investors.
Oil exploration companies are getting pounded by lower oil prices. However, this area of the oil industry is making money.
This resource is probably the stealthiest bull market in the world. Its performance since 2009 beats every other metal out there…
One of the most common questions I get is: What should I buy today — silver or gold? Right now, I have a clearer answer for you than I usually do.
Gold has always been subject to speculative frenzies, of course. But never has the market been subjected to such extremes of buying and selling.
Gold is the one natural resource that confounds most investors. That unpredictability makes investing in gold miners even more difficult.
The platinum supply is running out … but the market doesn’t care. Platinum has lost ground to gold consistently since 2008.
This week, I thought I’d dig around in our Sovereign Investor Daily mailbag to see what thoughts and questions readers have for us.
Engineers didn’t believe fracking would work on oil strata. Fortunately, American petroleum engineers made the leap, and U.S. oil production soared.
I’ve noticed that many folks assume gold to be money. It isn’t … and that makes an enormous difference when it comes to wealth management strategies…
The market got everything OPEC promised: a nine-month extension of oil production cuts. So why are oil prices still falling? Let me show you…
We seem to have forgotten about gold in the U.S., where we saw a 46% decline in bullion coin sales this year. But in the U.K. they can’t buy enough of the stuff.
Every time you look at a chart, you can see something different. And I came across one recently that is signaling gold is about to break out.
As I said in the first article I wrote for Winning Investor Daily, its price volatility makes silver a great metal for speculation.
Gold is an investment linked to crisis. Gold buyers are telling us they’re worried. Political risks dominate Europe … and investors are turning to gold.
In 2010, a wave of greed ripped through the mining investment community. Every stock tout in the business began crowing about a coming boom.
A critical subgroup of the oil industry has been left for dead. We should make double- or even triple-digit gains as its stocks catch up with reality…
Cocoa prices are near an eight-year low. And as a natural resource investor, this kind of situation is a dream come true.
I expect the market price for gold to begin to rally in anticipation of a hyperdeflationary resolution of history’s greatest orgy of debt.
Ethanol ruins gasoline, but it has spurred a huge windfall for corn farmers. Today we have an investment opportunity in this once-beloved Midwestern staple.
Commodities — such as oil, gold, sugar, coffee and timber — offer an avenue for investing that can offer great profits if you’re right about the timing.
To understand what’s going on in today’s oil market (and to suss out what will happen next), we need to go back a few years…
Cotton plants are useful for a multitude of things. And right now, cotton fiber is in a bull market, with room for us to make money.
Silver is a great metal for speculators if you can stomach the volatility … or if you’ve got someone in the know when it comes to natural resources.
We’ve seen a rise in the use of renewable energy as it becomes cheaper. And it’s ensuring that massive changes are coming to the energy industry…
De Beers sold us on the idea that diamonds are a measurement of love and commitment. But diamonds continue to be a great store of wealth, much like gold.
Gold is seen as more trustworthy than any paper currency. And not only is gold alive and kicking, but it needs to play an important role in your portfolio.
I’ve spent countless hours analyzing weather patterns, and one thing is apparent: They indicate opportune times to invest and generate profits.
If you were waiting on the sidelines after this year’s monster rally, this may be your last chance to buy gold and gold mining stocks at these prices…
The European Union is headed for meltdown with the failure of the Italian referendum vote. Many votes are still ahead and this spells trouble for U.S.
Oil is dead … according to the media heralding electric vehicles and the growth of wind and solar energy. Don’t believe it. In fact, we may be entering a new golden era for oil investing.
Commodities have shown signs of life this year, but are still viewed as an underperforming asset class. And that perception is exactly why it’s worth looking at this sector right now.
A year ago, mining companies were in the midst of the “Great Dividend Cut.” But dividends are back, and that’s good news not just for stock investors, but for gold prices as well.
Black gold’s roller-coaster ride has been frustrating for many investors. But cost-saving decisions made over the past couple years are going to send oil roaring back in a big way.
Gold mining stocks have posted big gains, but there may be more on the horizon. When the odds are in your favor, you have to make the bet. You have to take the initiative and go for it.
Counterfeiting has been around for centuries. It’s big business. But with the recent discovery of fake gold bars bearing a highly respected mark, where you buy has become more important than what you buy.
Don’t believe anything saying a rate hike is on the table in July. It’s not. The U.S. won’t see meaningfully higher rates for many years. The sooner you accept this, the sooner you can avoid financial ruin.
There’s a reason why copper is sometimes called “Dr. Copper.” The price of copper indicates the health of the economy — and according to the most recent prices, our economy’s about to flatline…
Don’t believe the media, oil consumption is not declining — it’s rising. But oil exploration budgets have been cut, and a supply shortfall is looming on the horizon.
The growing concern over the well-being of American corporate revenue underscores the need for portfolio diversification. It’s more important than ever to have exposure to commodities.
Buy stocks when they’re cheap. It’s one of the tenets of many hedge fund strategies. And right now, gold mining stocks are cheap … 12-year-low cheap.
It’s an investment you’ve likely not heard about, but big-money investors have, and they routinely seek it out for high-level returns. So, what is this investment? Timber.
Declining silver supply and rising demand have created an incredible opportunity in the precious-metals market. It’s a trade where the odds are in your favor.
When a financial firm like Munich Re starts vaulting gold and griping about monetary policy, you have to believe that they might be on to something serious.
Oil prices are low for now, but demand is rising in China, India and the U.S., and refiners are already in “max gasoline mode.” One thing’s certain, out of sync oil means profit … if you’re prepared.
Gold coin sales are surging. Don’t miss your chance to count your blessings and get in on this limited time investment opportunity.