Grain Prices Facing Harsh Headwinds

Grains commodities are sitting at lows that have not been seen for approximately four years, creating something of a headache for commodity investors. Corn, soybeans, and wheat have all been getting hit hard this year, as production is on track to set records. In fact, the aforementioned commodities are among the worst performing of the entire space in 2014 [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Commodity Stock in Focus: Emerge Energy Services (EMES)

The oil and gas industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, thanks in part to new technologies such as hydraulic fracturing, or fracking. Big Oil companies have benefited significantly from fracking, though there are several smaller players in the industry that have also profited. Companies that produce fracking sand, a key component in the hydraulic fracturing process, have become more popular with investors in recent years [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Gold’s Struggles Continue

In 2012, gold endured a bull run that was unlike any that commodity investors had ever seen. The precious metal managed to notch 12 straight annual gains through 2012. That meant that until 2012 had expired, the ultra-popular SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) had never seen a negative annual performance. That quickly came to a head in 2013, as gold sank more than 30%, finally enduring a correction that seemed long overdue [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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