Commodities and Gold

Gain valuable investment tips about commodities, including gold, silver, and oil/gas.

ETF Talk: Agriculture Fund Provides a Positive Outlook for Investors

The agricultural sector in the United States has been experiencing a recent bout of hardships, particularly with the...

Are We Going Back to the Gold Standard

After I wrote "The Economics of the Pure Gold Standard" (FEE, 4th ed., 2010) -- click here to...

Trump Blames OPEC, White House for Oil Crisis

The United States is in the midst of an “oil crisis” and President Obama is not taking the...

Yes, Money Does Grow on Trees

In a world where the listing of Facebook (FB) dominates the financial headlines, boring old trees hardly seem...

ETF Talk: Looking to Cash in on Coal

As I have indicated in the recent past, energy stocks are well worth considering as investment opportunities. Coal...

I Lead All Investment Writers in This Category

As an investment newsletter editor, I probably lead all other writers in this one category: traveling and speaking....

Playing Defense with the “Hedge Portfolio”

The recent sharp sell-off in global financial markets has put the fear of God into many investors. The...

Conditions in the United States and Europe are Bad News for Investors

The latest negative market conditions for investors include slowing gross domestic product (GDP) growth and poor employment reports...

ETF Talk: Watching for the Cows to Come Home

Every human needs food to survive, so wouldn’t it be great to make money from it? As a...

ETF Talk: Natural Gas Shows Signs of Recovery

As spring continues to bloom, even the natural gas markets are showing signs of coming back to life...