Featured Articles on Commodities

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03/17/2014 - 17:22
Last week, towards the end of a very lively and comprehensive roundtable discussion on gold, Financial Sense Newshour host Jim Puplava asked his guests whether they thought the gold market was being manipulated. Of the three responses, CPM Group’s...
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Monty Guild Tony Danaher
03/10/2014 - 08:51
Supported by high agricultural commodity prices and low interest rates, farmland prices more than quadrupled in Iowa during the decade from 2000 to 2010...
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Clif Droke
02/18/2014 - 01:00
Why gold and Bitcoin are heading in divergent directions, and what the near-term portends for the yellow metal.
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Frank Holmes
01/07/2014 - 07:56
After three years of pain, can gold stocks break their losing streak and see a gain in 2014?
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BCA Research
12/02/2013 - 09:41
Gold prices have failed to rally from deeply oversold conditions. Moreover, this does not simply reflect dollar movements. The advance/decline line for gold in various currencies also is falling.
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11/01/2013 - 16:08
How will a hard landing in China affect different countries and markets around the globe? What about commodities? Will the U.S. markets be affected? To answer these questions and more, Dr. Jim Walker, Founder and Managing Director of Asianomics...
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10/04/2013 - 15:23
What's driven the ups and downs of the stock market over the last few years, you ask? Greg Weldon explains in his recent interview with Financial Sense Newshour that it all comes down to the Fed's balance sheet. To be exact, the two have a...
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09/27/2013 - 15:14
With cumulative growth in Asia well above 4% and the Eurozone finally emerging from deep recession, commodities have resumed their long-term upward trend, says commodity strategist Don Coxe of Coxe Advisors.
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Evelyn Browning Garriss
09/11/2013 - 10:07
China, like the US, has had its precipitation patterns severely altered by the changed Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO). However, as a nation dominated by seasonal monsoons, the impact has been much more complex. 
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Monty Guild Tony Danaher
09/10/2013 - 09:15
“Use tape.” That was the advice of a graduate student to Russian-born scientist Andre Geim in his University of Manchester lab in 2003, when he was trying to figure out how to create an ultra-thin layer of graphite.
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John Butler
08/21/2013 - 10:52
Since 1981, every August the great and the good from US and international monetary circles travel to the small but well-known Rocky Mountain resort of Jackson Hole to enlighten one another as to how best to manage or micromanage their respective...
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Jeffrey D Saut
08/12/2013 - 09:37
The phrase “Dog Days” refers to the sultry days of summer. In the Northern Hemisphere, the Dog Days of summer are most commonly experienced in the months of July and August, which typically experience the warmest summer temperatures of the year.
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Puru Saxena
04/19/2013 - 07:56
According to our methodology, Wall Street is currently in ‘correction mode’ and additional near-term selling pressure cannot be ruled out.  At this stage, nobody can predict the duration or depth of the ongoing stock market correction.
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04/08/2013 - 14:50
With a lot of attention being focused on record-high prices for agricultural commodities like corn, soybeans, and wheat, Ag-Commodity expert Ned Schmidt shares with Financial Sense what’s driving prices higher, what to look out for when investing...
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Evelyn Browning Garriss
04/03/2013 - 00:00
The changes in precipitation patterns created by the negative Pacific Decadal Oscillation (PDO) have made some agricultural areas more productive and others more drought-prone. This article has maps that show which areas of the globe will be facing...
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Doug Hornig Alex Daley
02/07/2013 - 14:44
Water is not scarce. It is made up of the first and third most common elements in the universe, and the two readily react to form a highly stable compound that maintains its integrity even at temperature extremes.
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Ron Hera
07/03/2012 - 08:17
Gold stocks represent a tremendous value in relation to the price of gold and to the fundamentals of the sector. There has been tremendous shorting activity by hedge funds and, as a result, dedicated gold funds have experienced redemptions.
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Evelyn Browning Garriss
11/11/2011 - 15:15
The new La Niña that is developing in the Pacific will have the impact of a strong event. Consider the early, record-breaking snowfall this year a warning. This will be a winter of Nor’easters. It will be a winter of blizzards.
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Dan Collins
11/01/2011 - 10:31
Chinese investment in silver has exploded since last year, with the trading volume going exponential. The China Daily reported today that the trading volume of silver forwards on the Shanghai Gold Exchange (SGE), China's only exchange for the...
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Gail Tverberg
08/12/2011 - 08:25
People wonder what has been happening recently, with wildly gyrating financial markets and government debt problems. It seems to me that we are bumping up against an economic growth ceiling, brought on by a limited supply of cheap oil. As a result,...
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Frank Holmes
08/03/2011 - 00:00
Gold prices have taken off the past few weeks and we haven't yet reached a historically strong period for prices. What does this mean for gold prices?
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Gail Tverberg
07/27/2011 - 10:41
While oil supply has been roughly level since 2005, neither increasing or decreasing, there is disagreement regarding what the future will hold. In this paper, we consider the scenario in which (1) world oil supply fails to increase, and (2)...
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Matthew Millar
07/19/2011 - 15:09
While headlines are dominated by the daily flip-flops of European and American political leaders, commodity supply fundamentals continue their generally bullish track. While it is impossible to predict the outcome of Oligarch clashes in the Western...
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Brian Pretti CFA
07/05/2011 - 11:34
Declaring higher commodity prices and higher inflationary pressures a transitory or temporary phenomenon based solely on lack of meaningful US wage growth is shortsighted at best and perhaps very dangerous in investment decision making.
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James J Puplava CFP
06/24/2011 - 11:33
The following is a partial transcript of my interview with legendary investor and analyst James Dines. Some of the topics discussed related to rare earths are its importance for alternative energies, like wind and solar, and fundamental factors...
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Bill Powers
06/22/2011 - 08:45
A discussion of the problems facing the U.S. dollar, the likely fallout when the slow decline of the U.S. dollar turns disorderly and finally, how investors can profit from these events.
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James Quinn
06/15/2011 - 06:17
A barrel of Brent Crude (the truest indicator of worldwide oil scarcity) sits at $118, up from $75 per barrel in July 2010 – a 57% increase in eleven months. In the U.S., the average price of gasoline is $3.69 per gallon this week, up...
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James J Puplava CFP
05/31/2011 - 11:27
The following is a partial transcript of Jim's interview with Kirk Sorensen, a former NASA scientist and current advocate for the use of thorium in meeting America's energy needs. In it, he tells the story of why uranium was originally chosen over...
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Matthew Millar
05/24/2011 - 15:08
In 2008, and again now in 2011, Congress has been looking for a Bogeymen to blame for a rise in oil prices. Since the rise in oil prices almost certainly has to do with factors outside their control – such as rising demand in developing markets and...
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James J Puplava CFP
05/17/2011 - 14:03
Dave Rosenberg discusses his outlook for the economy, the likelihood of QE3 next year, and the effects of a post-bubble credit collapse.

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