How Gold’s 13 Year Bull Train Could Continue

Gold has been one of the most talked about assets in the past few years, as it has surged to heights that some never thought possible. But now that the precious metal has logged 13 consecutive years of positive returns, many are beginning to doubt its abilities to continue the historic run. We recently had the opportunity to speak with Nick Barisheff about why he feels gold is still poised to make a run higher. Mr. Barisheff is the President and CEO of Bullion Management Group Inc., a bullion investment company that provides investors with a secure, cost-effective and transparent way to purchase and store physical bullion [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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5 Commodity Trading Mistakes You Could Be Making

There’s little question that commodities trading is a risky endeavor. From margin calls to extreme volatility, there are countless ways that traders can quickly lose money trading a variety of different instruments. In this article, we’ll take a look at five commodities trading mistakes that traders commonly make and explore the best ways to avoid them [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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3 Reports Every Commodity Trader Should Know

The commodities markets are known for their high volatility, driven by a combination of market rumors and factual reports. While 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. In this article, we’ll take a look at the three most important reports that every commodity trader should know. We will show traders where to find each report, outline what the reports contain, and demonstrate the best ways to use these reports to maximize risk-adjusted returns [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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How To Use The Commitment Of Traders Report

It’s not a secret that commercial hedgers and institutional traders account for the majority of trading in the commodities markets. But, many individual traders fail to realize that they can take a behind-the-scenes look at these trades each and every week, thanks to reporting requirements imposed by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) [for more market news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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3 Commodity ETFs You Are Missing Out On

Commodity ETFs burst onto the scene in the 2000s, and the industry has never looked back. These products brought the world of commodity trading, once reserved for only the most sophisticated institutions and individuals, to the hands of retail investors around the world. Unfortunately, many investors look to the most popular products when searching for the right investment objective and often miss some of the effective funds because they have not gathered the same level of assets as their peers [for more commodity ETF news subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Earnings Preview: Schlumberger Limited (SLB)

Equity markets got off to strong start in 2013 after Congress managed to sign off on a last minute fiscal cliff deal cobbled together by Republican leader Mitch McConnell and Vice President Joe Biden. Euphoria quickly faded, however, with investors shifting their focus back to Washington as Congress begins new rounds of negotiations concerning the debt ceiling and several spending cut deadlines. Understandably, the rather uncertain economic environment has left many wary about the fourth quarter’s earnings season, though analysts predict that the lowered expectations found among investors leaves room for companies to post positive surprises, even if results do not meet last year’s double-digit figures.

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JP Morgan Escapes Silver Manipulation Charges

JP Morgan (JPM) can breathe easier today having avoided charges of a silver manipulation scheme; just one in the line of many claims of less-than-ethical practices from one of the “Big Four”. A judge found that the case offered compelling evidence, but when all was said and done, failed to present any material evidence that JPM was specifically involved in the manipulation of the COMEX silver markets [for more silver news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Under The Hood: Junior MLP ETF (MLPJ)

The new year has proven to be surprisingly kind to equity investors as “risk on” sentiment has prevailed on Wall Street. Nonetheless, savvy investors remain wary as stocks can just as easily give up all of the profits accumulated on the year, if not more, at the first signs of economic turmoil. With interest rates around the globe expected to remain at ultra-low levels throughout 2013, the hunt for meaningful yield continues, which brings our focus to the newly launched Junior MLP ETF (MLPJ) from Global X [for more MLP news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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Volatile Weather Sends UNG Into A Frenzy

Weather patterns in the United States have been throwing a wrench into the natural gas world, as temperatures have struggled to find a comfortable level. This year started off rather warm, only to see temperatures jostle back in forth, making it almost impossible to NG to maintain consistency. While the volatility has been nice for active traders looking to turn a profit, the unpredictable weather and price movements have made trading something of a headache this year [for more natural gas news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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California: America’s Next Oil Boom?

Forget Texas, California may be set to lead the United States when it comes to oil production and potential. The Monterey Shale, which stretches from Los Angeles to San Francisco, is estimated to contain approximately 400 billion barrels of oil. The United States consumes just under 19 million barrels of oil on a daily basis meaning that the Monterey reserves has the potential to meet the nation’s needs for over 57 years. Of course, recovering that oil will prove to be something of a struggle [for more oil news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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