2 Commodity Stocks To Buy When The Government Shutdown Ends

Week two of the government shutdown is here and politicians have offered little to no hope that a prompt resolution will be enacted prior to the much-feared October 17th debt-ceiling deadline. Although many speculate that the U.S. will avoid default even if the deadline is missed, it’s undeniable that such an event has the potential to trigger a much steeper correction on Wall Street, especially since major stock indexes are still up double-digits YTD [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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India Could Help Gold Rebound

Gold has been steadily declining for the past year, as the precious metal looks like it will finally end its 12-year bull run. Part of its demise stemmed from equities rallying, causing a major increase in risk appetite and an asset class shift for many. Others stipulate that it is simply a natural correction preceding a run higher. Lately, however, gold has been feeling pressure from India as the emerging economy has been frustrating traders around the world [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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How The Government Shutdown Could Disrupt Livestock And Agricultural Trading

Though taper talks have dominated the headlines in recent months, investors are once again turning their attention to Washington as Congress struggles to come to a bi-partisan budget agreement. On Tuesday, the U.S. federal government officially shut down after Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a fiscal budget. And though the government has stressed that all “essential” operations would continue, investors are already feeling the impacts of the shutdown [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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2 Basic Materials Stocks To Buy On The Dip: APD and RKT

The bears are back in town; although they are a bit late this year when you consider that the broad U.S. equity market sank upwards of 5% in 2012 from mid-September to mid-November thanks to mounting fears over the “fiscal cliff.” Policymakers on Capitol Hill kicked the can down the road last year, and here we are again worrying about our nation’s growing debt burden with a clear plan of action in sight [for more commodity futures news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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