Tim Parker

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Inside APMEX: A Physical Gold Dealer

If you believe the increasing amount of reality TV shows, investing in physical gold is as easy as heading to a small patch of land in Alaska, hiring a few people and digging. The truth is, it’s not that easy, and that’s why people who want to profit from precious metals take a much less, well, muddy route to owning and investing in the space. For those new to the metals space, knowing where to go to buy or sell for a fair price is difficult. That’s where APMEX, formerly known as American Precious Metals Exchange, enters the scene. APMEX has become a favorite among precious metals buyers and sellers for a few key reasons [for more gold news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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How Corn’s Massive Spike Impacts You

Mother Nature has unleashed her fury in ways not seen in most peoples’ lifetime. With the unseasonably mild winter, tornados, the recent Tropical Storm Debby that caused widespread flooding, and now severe drought conditions, 2012 is shaping up to be the year of natural disasters and as commodity investors know, an angry mother nature can mean a market full of volatility [for more commodity news subscribe to our free newsletter].

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A Deeper Look At Canada’s Commodity Industry

Commodity traders think about the United States for natural gas, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern nations for oil, Africa for gold, and Asia for foods such as rice. In doing so, they sometimes ignore commodity-rich Canada [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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