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Jared Cummans

Jared Cummans is the Senior Analyst at Commodity HQ, where he contributes on a daily basis. Jared's articles have been featured in a number of financial publications, including Barron's and The Wall Street Journal. He began writing for Commodity HQ at its launch, and has quickly grown to be one of the most influential authors in the hard assets investing industry. His commodity interests include leveraged and inverse ETFs, physical precious metals investing, and fiscal and monetary policy. Jared graduated from DePaul University with a degree in finance and currently lives in Chicago.

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Best Resources for Commodity Investors

The Best Gold and Precious Metals iPhone Apps

Gold has symbolized wealth from the beginning of recorded history, and fascination with this...

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Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

3 Countries with the Largest Silver Reserves

Like its commodity cousin, gold, silver has a rich history dating back thousands of years. It was...

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APMEX vs. KitCo vs. Goldline: The Best Online Gold & Silver Dealers

Gold investing and collecting has been popular for decades among both serious investors and the...

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How to Invest in Silver Coins and Bullion

Silver investing has made a name for itself in recent years as investors have begun to look at...

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What is RBOB Gasoline?

Gasoline is one of the most widely known and used commodities in the world, primarily utilized...

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Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

25 Lessons on Commodity Investing

Commodities can be very powerful investments but they also come with their fair share of risk. In...

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Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

3 Countries with the Largest Gold Reserves

Gold has a rich history as a store of value and means of exchange for goods and services between...

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How to Invest in Commodities

A List of the Biggest Companies in Every Major Commodity Sector

Trading commodities has been popular for many years, as investors can use a number of different...

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A Look at Brazil's Commodities Exports

Due to better governance practices and a commodity boom, Brazil’s economy has enjoyed incredible...

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Biggest Gold Find Ever and Biggest Nugget Ever Found

In this piece, we highlight three of the largest gold finds in history, including some of the...

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Does GLD Really Hold Physical Gold?

The SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) is one of the most popular exchange-traded products in the world,...

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GLD vs. IAU vs. SGOL: Which Gold ETF is Right for You?

For the past few decades, gold has been one of the most popular commodities and is widely...

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How to Invest in Agriculture: 50 Actionable Ideas

The agriculture sector has long been a popular place for commodity trading. After all, it was...

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How to Invest in Copper: 13 Actionable Ideas

Copper is arguably the most useful industrial metal. Aside from its most evident use in wires and...

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How to Invest in Commodities

How to Invest in Crude Oil: 25 Actionable Ideas

In an effort to educate investors of all kinds on the various ways to invest in crude oil, we...

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How to Invest in Natural Gas: 25 Actionable Ideas

Natural gas investing is an incredibly popular and active sector of the commodity world, as its...

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How to Invest in Timber

The benefits of commodity investing have been well-documented in recent years, as this asset...

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How to Trade Crude Oil Futures

As one of the most significant resources in the world, crude oil is also a staple financial...

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Non-Fiat Currencies: The Best Alternatives

Many investors have a hard time investing in fiat currencies due to the fact that on any given...

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Testing Your Basic Commodities Knowledge

The world of commodities has played an important role in the investing landscape over the years....

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The Most Popular Gold Bullion Coins

When a gold investor decides to take the leap and “get physical”, the usual first step is the...

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How to Invest in Commodities

The Most Popular Silver Bullion Coins

When a precious metals investor decides to “get physical”, he or she often begins with a silver...

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The World’s 5 Largest Oil Consumers

Crude oil is an addiction our global economy will not be able to break anytime soon. The fossil...

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The World’s Biggest Copper Producers

Copper has long been one of the most important and popular industrial metals in the world, with a...

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Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

The World’s Largest Natural Gas Producers

The natural gas industry has exploded in size over the past several years, as new production...

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How to Invest in Commodities

Top 10 Most Valuable Numismatic Coins of All Time

Coin collecting may not be the most popular form of investing, but it certainly has been a...

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Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

Understanding Contango: Natural Gas Example

As interest in commodities as an investable asset has increased in recent years, more and more...

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What is Brent Oil?

Crude oil is one of the most vital commodities in the world. Whether we realize it or not, it has...

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What is Contango?

When it comes to commodity investing and trading, contango is a dirty word; it has the ability to...

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What is Corn Used for? 13 Surprising Uses of Corn

Corn is most often thought of as a food or food additive, or as ethanol in the oil and gas...

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100 Insightful Futures Traders Worth Following on Twitter

Futures investing is one of the safest and most effective ways to add exposure to risky assets ...

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100 Insightful Options Traders Worth Following on Twitter

Options investing is one of the safest and most effective ways to add exposure to risky assets...

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25 Ways to Invest in Silver

Silver has become an increasingly popular safe haven option as it comes with a cheaper price tag...

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Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

4 Factors Driving the Price of Copper

Copper is one of the oldest metals known to man and has been used as a currency for more than...

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Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

4 Factors Driving the Price of Platinum

Platinum, one of the rarest elements in the world, is among the most popular commodities for...

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50 Ways to Invest In Gold

Gold investing has long been a popular option for investors looking to diversify their holdings....

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Art Investing for Beginners

When most investors think of commodity investing, their go-to image is a gold coin or barrels of...

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Canada’s Top Export Commodities: A Deeper Look

Commodity traders think about the United States for natural gas, Saudi Arabia and other Middle...

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Comparing Different Types of Brent Oil Futures

Crude oil trading is one of the most prominent aspects of the commodity industry. With this...

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Gold Price History: The Last 2000 Years

It really is no exaggeration to say that human beings have valued gold for as long as they’ve...

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How to Invest in Coffee ETFs: A Five-Minute Guide

The average coffee drinker may not realize what a huge global business coffee is. One of the...

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How to Invest in Fine Wine and Wine Investment Funds

Drinking wine has been a pastime for thousands of years and it remains an incredibly popular...

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How to Trade Copper Futures

As one of the most popular industrial metals, copper has cemented its place in the commodity...

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Commodities Trading

How to Trade Gold Futures

Gold is one of the most popular assets in the world. This precious metal has proven its value...

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How to Trade Natural Gas Futures: UNG and Beyond

Trading natural gas has long been the dominant way of obtaining exposure to this fossil fuel....

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How to Trade Platinum Futures: Strategies & Exchanges

Platinum, one of the more industrious precious metals, has become a popular trading instrument in...

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How to Trade Silver Futures: Strategies & Exchanges

Silver is one of the most popular and useful metals in the world. The majority of this commodity...

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How to Trade Sugar Futures

As far as soft commodities are concerned, sugar futures offer a compelling investment thesis....

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Jim Rogers: The Agriculture Industry is Doomed

Legendary investor Jim Rogers has long been a fan of agricultural assets, companies, and a number...

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Physical Gold vs. GLD: 5 Questions to Find Your Perfect Goldmate

Gold investing has surged in popularity in recent years. The debut of financial instruments like...

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The American Gold Eagle Coin: Weight & Value

Gold investing has been a mainstay for a wide variety of individuals for hundreds of years. From...

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The Definitive Guide to the American Silver Eagle Coin

Silver, the other precious metal, has an appeal all its own. While gold usually takes all the...

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The Most Liquid ETF for Every Commodity

The introduction of commodity ETFs brought trading to a whole new level as the average retail...

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Top 10 Crude Oil Traders Worth Following on Twitter

Crude oil has, arguably, the widest global presence of any commodity currently in existence. As...

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Best Resources for Commodity Investors

Top 10 Gold Traders to Follow on Twitter

Gold investing is arguably the most popular facet of the commodity world. The hard asset has...

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Best Resources for Commodity Investors

Top 100 Futures Trading Blogs

Futures investing was the original means of establishing exposure to commodities. It was first...

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Top 100 Gold Investing Blogs

It seems like the past few years have seen everything align in favor of gold, skyrocketing the...

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Top 100 Options Trading Blogs

Options investing is one of the safest and most effective ways to add exposure to risky assets...

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Top 20 Silver Investing Forums

Investing in silver is among the more popular strategies for commodity allocations. The precious...

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Top 25 Gold Investing Forums

The past few years have seen gold’s popularity (and its respective price) rise to new highs as...

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Top 25 Websites for Energy Futures News

Energy investing is one of the most lucrative commodity sectors as these assets tend to exhibit...

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Top 50 Alternative Energy Blogs

Alternative energy has been a hot topic in recent years and has been heavily debated in both the...

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Best Resources for Commodity Investors

Top 50 Silver Investing Blogs

Silver investing often takes a backseat to gold, as the yellow precious metal seems to gobble up...

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Top 7 Crude Oil Trading Blogs

Crude oil trading is without a doubt the most common commodity activity in the world. Be it...

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Top 7 Odd Commodity Futures

Commodity futures have been a popular destination for active traders over the years. These...

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Top 7 Warren Buffett Quotes on Gold Investing

Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, is one of the most famous investors of all time. The...

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Top Commodity Exchanges in the World

Commodity investing has become increasing popular over the years as the exchange-traded world has...

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Best Resources for Commodity Investors

Where to Store Gold and Silver: 7 Key Web Guides

Finding and acquiring precious metals has been the investor’s mainstay for years. But owning...

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Why No Investor Should Own GLD

Those looking for a reason to add commodity exposure to their portfolio will find gold’s massive...

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Picking the Right Commodity ETF: Takeaways from the Global Grains Conference 2015

Earlier this week, we at CommodityHQ.com attended the Global Grains North America conference in...

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Gold Falls Back into Investor Favor

Gold was one of the hottest commodities of the 2000’s, as its insatiable bull run was...

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Silver Takes the Lead for 2015

As we reach the end of the first quarter, the commodity world has had plenty to chew on in 2015....

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Labor Disputes Sink Hog Futures

Crude oil has been stealing most of the headlines in the commodity world as of late, as the...

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Palladium Flying Under the Radar

When it comes to precious metals, gold and silver typically garner all of the market’s...

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Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

What Is a Crush Spread?

Soybeans do not garner the same attention as some of their commodity counterparts, but their...

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Commodities Investing 101: The Basics

What Is a Crack Spread?

Crude oil is one of the most traded commodities in the world, as the fossil fuel is a key energy...

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The Best and Worst Performing Commodities of 2014

Commodities took investors on another wild ride for 2014. This year was characterized by yet...

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Cotton Sits Near Five-Year Lows

Cotton has been among the most disappointing commodities in recent years, as it is currently the...

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All Eyes On Major OPEC Meeting

Crude oil has been under the microscope for the latter half of 2014, as prices have all but...

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Gold and Silver Sit at Multi-Year Lows

It is no secret that the bull run has spelled trouble for precious metals, especially the likes...

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Crude Oil Takes a Tumble

Crude oil prices enjoyed a strong first half of 2014, as energy had placed itself among the...

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Grain Prices Facing Harsh Headwinds

Grains commodities are sitting at lows that have not been seen for approximately four years,...

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Commodities Winners & Losers From a Dovish Fed

Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen indicated that the central bank would “proceed cautiously...

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Checking in With Dr. Copper

If you want to check up on the health of the global economy, you need look no further than the...

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Keeping up With Commodities in the Second Quarter

There hasn’t been a clear asset class winner so far this year. Equities fell in January and...