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Daniela Pylypczak-Wasylyszyn is a regular contributor to CommodityHQ.com. She is also an analyst for ETFdb.com, where she contributes articles and analysis each week. Since joining the team in 2011, Daniela has quickly grown to be one of the most widely-followed authors in the industry. Her articles are syndicated in a number of online publications, including Financial Advisor Magazine, Fidelity.com, and Yahoo! Finance. Daniela is also a contributor for TraderHQ.com and Dividend.com. Daniela graduated from DePaul University with a bachelor’s degree in finance and economics.

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As one of the largest economies in the world, China’s success or failure impacts the entire...

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Copper Price History: A 2,000-Year Overview

Having previously discussed the historical use and value of gold and silver, we now turn to ...

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How Are MLP Distributions Taxed?

When rates hover around zero, investors often find themselves looking towards more “exotic” asset...

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The commodity cocoa refers to cocoa beans, the dried seeds from the Theobroma Cacao, or cocoa...

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Historically, the portfolio construction process has focused on two asset classes: stocks and...

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How to Invest in Wheat

Wheat is one of the oldest and most important crops in the world, primarily responsible for man’s...

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OIL vs. USO vs. USL: Which Oil ETF is Right for You?

Oil is arguably the most important commodity in the world today. Oil and its derivatives make...

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Six Academic Studies Every Commodity Investor Must Read

Several academic studies have been conducted in the past few decades on the historical...

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The Historical Value of Silver: A 2000-Year Overview

Throughout human history silver has always been the redheaded stepchild of gold. While its...

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The Ten Commandments of Commodity Investing

Commodities have obvious appeal to active investors looking to generate profits from short-term...

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Which Coffee ETF is Right for You? JO vs. CAFE

Although many might think of coffee as their breakfast time drink of choice (or in most cases,...

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Which Silver ETF is Right For You? SLV vs. SIVR vs. DBS

Although silver oftentimes lays in the shadow of investors’ number one safe haven, gold, this...

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Which Sugar ETF is Right for You? SGG vs. SGAR vs. CANE

Over the years, sugar has grown to be one of the most widely used soft commodities in the world...

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WTI vs. Brent Crude Oil: What is the Difference?

Crude oil is arguably the most important commodity in the world today. The product and its...

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15 Commodity-Friendly Professors

When it comes to commodities, most investors turn to the likes of Jim Rogers and George Soros,...

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20 Must-Read Quotes About the Commodity Industry

When it comes to investing, we often look to experts and top traders not just to learn their...

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7 Must-Read Natural Gas Blogs

Over the years, natural gas has become one of the most popular commodities. Traders have been...

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Hedging vs. Speculation with Futures

Futures markets originated as a way for producers to stabilize their income and/or raw material...

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How to Invest in Natural Gas

Natural gas is a gas that consists primarily of methane and is widely used as an energy source....

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How to Invest in Nickel

Nickel is one of the oldest known metals, with uses tracing back more than 5,000 years....

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Invest Like Jim Rogers With These Three Agriculture Stocks

In the world of commodity investing gurus, few can match the track record or fame of Jim Rogers....

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The 5-Minute Guide to Oil ETFs

The world still largely runs on crude oil. Its ever-present demand, coupled with erratic shifts...

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The Five-Minute Guide to Aluminum ETFs

Aluminum appears on the periodic table of elements as part of the ordinary metals group. At one...

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Top 50 Free Resources for Commodity Investors

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Top Nickel ETFs: JJN vs. NINI

Although many associate this metal with the U.S. coinage system, nickel is actually one of the ...

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Which Cocoa ETF is Right for You? NIB vs. CHOC

Investors have long been intrigued with cocoa as this sweet commodity has surely made a name for...

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Which Platinum ETF is Right for You? PPLT vs. PTM vs. PGM

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A Look at the Top 5 Performing Commodity ETFs YTD

Over the past month, certain corners of the commodity market have managed to claw their way back...

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The Best and Worst Performing Commodity-Producers of Q1 2015

The commodities market was in for yet another volatile quarter in 2015, with economic and...

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A Bright Spot in Energy - Solar

In recent months, crude oil’s massive decline has dominated the commodity headlines. But in...

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Gold Futures and Miners on the Rise

On Tuesday, gold futures neared a five-month high, with contracts for February delivery rising to...

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Copper Slides on China's Slowdown

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What Big Banks Are Saying About Commodities in 2015

As 2014 winds to a close, several analysts have already published their predictions for the...

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Commodity Stock in Focus: Monsanto Company (MON)

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The oil and gas industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, thanks in part to new...

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The Federal Reserve Could Keep Commodity Prices Down for the Foreseeable Future

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Oil prices have been hovering below $55 per barrel for the past year and this has taken a...