commodities

Are We in for a Summer of High Natural Gas Prices?

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This week usually ends the natural gas withdrawal season, as spring weather typically reduces the...

Why Gold and Silver Are Losing Their Luster

As the bull market continues on, one asset class continues to underperform: precious metals.

The iShares Silver Trust , which tracks the...

What the Russia-Ukraine Crisis Means for Fertilizer Companies

The ongoing dispute over Crimea has sent the entire market through its shares of ups and downs, but when the dust settles the long-term...

Dow Jones Oil Stocks Up Today as Houston Channel to Reopen

The Dow Jones Industrial Average  was up 25 points, to 16,301, at 12:30 p.m. following some mixed reports on the economy. Oil stocks on the...

Can LINN Energy Cover Its Distribution?

It's hard to be unloved. LINN Energy exited a tough year with an excellent quarter. Yet investors were singularly unimpressed, selling off...

Will Gas Prices Keep Rising?

Recent rises in the price of crude oil have also driven gasoline prices higher, to around $3.50 per gallon currently. Despite the recent...

What Occidental Petroleum Corporation Might Look Like After the Split

In February of this year, Occidental Petroleum (NYSE: OXY), one of America's largest independent oil companies, announced that it would be...

Gold Tumbles to 1-Month Low on U.S. Rate Hike Fears

Gold fell 1 percent Monday as expectations that U.S. interest rates could rise in early 2015 supported the dollar and prompted investors to cash in on gains.

Gold Up, Still Set for Biggest Weekly Drop in 4 Months

Gold rose Friday ahead of a series of speeches by Federal Reserve officials but was still on track for its biggest weekly fall since November.

Why Is Gold Crushing the Stock Market This Year?

So far in 2014, though, the benchmark indexes have struggled to make progress, while much stronger returns have come from an unexpected corner of the financial markets: gold.

3 Top Movers: Keurig Green Mountain, Newmont Mining, and Herbalife

Macro concerns linked to the Crimean crisis and China were prominent this week and U.S. stocks suffered their worst weekly...

Hedge Funds Are Plowing Cash Into These Oil Companies, But Should You Follow?

While I don't advocate blindly following the "smart money," I find it is always helpful to keep an eye on what they are buying and selling....

When Will Global Oil Demand Peak?

One of the biggest debates in the energy sphere right now is whether global oil demand is approaching a peak. Some commentators, like ...

Why This Gas Producer Could Be Hugely Undervalued

Though drastic reductions in spending have weighed on Ultra Petroleum's production, earnings, and stock price performance in recent years,...

That Coffee Habit of Yours Is Getting Awfully Expensive

Coffee prices hit a two-year high this week as Brazil's worst drought in 80 years continues to cut production predictions. With the next cup...

Weekly Winners: Newmont and NRG Defy S&P's 37-Point Drop; Energy Stocks Also Gain

Last week, the S&P 500 dropped 37 points, or about 2%, in the wake of investor nervousness about the situation between...

How Chinese Defaults Could Create Opportunity

What commodity is the collateral of last resort for Chinese companies about to default? Copper. What commodity is ironically hitting new...

What Is Holding Back BP plc?

The recent ruling of U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier against BP plc on Gulf spill payments is keeping BP from resolving the settlement. But...

Does ExxonMobil Corporation's Dividend Have Room to Grow?

ExxonMobil 's dividend policy hits all the right notes. The petroleum products giant offers a 2.7% yield, right in line with the...

Weak Demand, Supply Glut Mar Outlook for Copper

It has been a rough week for commodities, with iron ore and copper falling on worries over China. Like iron ore, copper has also come under...