5 Commodity Stocks to Be Thankful for This Year

So far in 2013, commodity markets have had a troublesome year, with many analysts speculating that the epic commodity boom seen in recent years is finally over. On the equity side, however, major commodity producers have benefited from this year’s bull run, logging in double- and triple-digit gains. Oil and gas producers in particular continue to come out on top, while precious and industrial metal miners struggle to stay out of the red. But on this Thanksgiving Day, it is perhaps most appropriate for us to reflect on those commodity producers we’re particularly grateful for [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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2 Commodity Stocks to Buy on the Dip: APC and BHP

Major equity benchmarks continue to rise into uncharted territory as optimism levels remain elevated following the latest “No Taper” decision from the Fed coupled with expectations that monetary policy will remain accommodative for the foreseeable future. Developments in the Middle East have further helped to bolster stocks higher, and crude oil lower, as investors expressed optimism following overnight news of the deal between the United States and five other superpowers that would freeze advancement of Iran’s nuclear program [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Weak Diwali Gold Purchases May Spell Trouble for Gold

The Diwali holiday traditions in India are often marked by healthy gold purchases and increased use of the precious metal. The demand that India typically holds this time of year often offers a boost for gold prices, as citizens and jewelers across the country scoop up the commodity left and right. This year’s Diwali season, however, painted a much different picture as purchases and interest in the metal were quite muted [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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A Closer Look At EIA’s Latest Short-Term Energy Outlook

Though many day traders base their decisions on technical trends, savvy commodity traders also incorporate factual fundamental reports into their research to ensure that they are on the right side of the trade at all times. For energy traders, the data and outlook provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) are some of the most important reports to follow [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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2 Commodity Stocks To Sell On The Pop: KMI, POT

Buyers remain in the driver’s seat with the gas pedal to the floor. Hopeful bears were rudely reminded of the main price driver at hand last week when new Fed Chairwoman Yellen managed to bolster markets higher after she reassured investors that monetary policy will remain accomodative for the foreseeable future [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. Amid the ongoing “No-Taper” rally at home, many remain hesitant to jump in long  ahead of the silently approaching federal government funding deadline on January 15th, 2014. As such, below we highlight two commodity stocks that may offer an attractive short selling opportunity for those looking to bet against some of the stellar run-ups already seen across Wall Street.

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What To Do With Losing Gold Positions

Gold has been one of the most polarizing assets of the past decade as it enjoyed a rare 12-year bull run. Barring a borderline miracle, it looks like gold will snap its winning streak in 2013 as the precious metal has hit a wall and has failed to find any kind of positive momentum. While the yellow commodity has been sputtering for months, a number of investors have been holding onto their positions, growing more frustrated by the day as the metal has shown little signs of turning around [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Earnings Recap: Chesapeake Beats Estimates; MOS and RGLD Miss the Mark

While many commodity producers have reported better-than-expected third quarter results, particularly oil and gas companies, several firms have been missing the mark, citing lower demand and lower commodity prices as significant detriments to growth. Last week, Peabody Energy Corp (BTU), Halliburton (HAL), ConocoPhillips (COP), and Exxon Mobil (XOM) managed to beat analyst estimates. Meanwhile, El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB), Dow Chemical (DOW), and Chevron Corporation (CVX) missed expectations [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Commodity Earnings This Week: MLPs in Focus

As we near the end of earnings season there are still a few firms that have yet to disclose the results of their most recent fiscal quarter. Thus far, the season has been somewhat mixed; there have been some big misses and some big wins that have caught the Street’s attention. The coming week will see the energy space heat up, with a number of smaller MLPs slated to report in the coming five days [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Q3 Earnings Scorecard: Commodity Stock Hits And Misses

2013′s third quarter earnings season was perhaps not what many analysts had expected, as companies across all sectors reported both hits and misses. In the commodity space, Alcoa had set the tone for the start of the season, beating earnings and revenue estimates and posting a profit of $24 million. And while other commodity stocks also managed to post better-than-expected results, some showed signs of weakness from this year’s commodity slump [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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2 Commodity Stocks To Buy On The Dip: COG and DOW

This bull is still raging. Major equity indexes continue to drift higher following the Fed’s decision last week to hold off  from scaling back bond-repurchases. Although bullish forces have prevailed since this decision, it’s clear that market participants were disappointed with the fact that the Fed’s policy statement made no mention of the government shutdown as evidenced by the negative, volatile performance on 10/30/2013; this has led many to believe that because the Fed made no mention of the shutdown, it is signaling that it will proceed with the taper at the next meeting [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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