Corn prices rose again yesterday for the 7th consecutive day, continuing their longest rally since February 2012. Government estimates suggest stockpiles will continue to shrink after last growing season’s drought singed crops across the Midwest. If this winter’s precipitation turns out … Continue reading →
Trends show palladium increasingly gaining favor among speculative investors. A member of the platinum metals group, palladium is mostly known for being the main material used in automobile catalytic converters. From 2009 to 2011, the automotive industry accounted for 60% … Continue reading →
After meeting last week, the International Energy Agency projected oil prices to remain firm over the next year. As the world slow down resolves itself, and the sluggish but sustained recovery continues. Increasing world appetite for energy should provide support … Continue reading →
POLITICS AFFECTS OIL SUPPLIES Your vote on November 6th will, directly or indirectly affect domestic oil supplies and our dependency on foreign oil. The trend is already in place as gross U.S. imports of crude oil and petroleum products averaged … Continue reading →
OIL AS AN ECONOMIC BAROMETER The price of oil is monitored by economists and investors alike for a simple reason; oil prices influence the overall health of an economy. In the United States, a net oil consuming nation, we understand the importance … Continue reading →
Uncertainty has surrounded the stagnant U.S. economy as of late. The effects of negative sentiment can be seen in many areas, especially in the recent weakening of crude oil prices. Following a 2-month long rally which began in late June, the price … Continue reading →
Although corn prices may continue to climb in the short term, we believe the major profit opportunity has concluded. If you missed the research insights we published on June 11 about corn’s potential to boost your portfolio returns, you missed a great … Continue reading →
HOW TO PLAN FOR RETIREMENT IN THE PRESENT INVESTING ENVIRONMENT If you are planning to retire within the next 5, 10, or even 15 years, global challenges facing today’s investing environment require that you take a more active role in … Continue reading →
Economic concerns reignite gold prices Gold prices have reignited the bulls after last Friday’s disappointing jobs report, revving up to a three week high. Gold’s front month futures contract (June delivery) settled up $57.90 or 3.7% to settle at … Continue reading →
What is the best Latin America investment? For those among us who are history scholars, when we think of Ancient Peru, we envision the seat of several prominent Andean civilizations, most notably that of the Incas whose empire was captured … Continue reading →
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