The Top 5 Commodity Stocks of 2013

With 2013 drawing to a close, we’re taking a moment to reflect back on the biggest moves seen by commodity investors over the past year on Wall Street. Overall, it’s undeniable that the commodity market has been largely clouded with uncertainty this year as evidenced by the fact that the S&P GSCI Commodity Index has turned in a negative performance year-to-date compared to the S&P 500′s stellar gains topping 25% [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter]. China’s slowdown coupled with persistently “easy” monetary policies from major central banks around the globe were the biggest factors in 2013 contributing to investors’ rotation out of the natural resources market and into the appreciating stock market.

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5 Commodity Stocks to Be Thankful for This Year

So far in 2013, commodity markets have had a troublesome year, with many analysts speculating that the epic commodity boom seen in recent years is finally over. On the equity side, however, major commodity producers have benefited from this year’s bull run, logging in double- and triple-digit gains. Oil and gas producers in particular continue to come out on top, while precious and industrial metal miners struggle to stay out of the red. But on this Thanksgiving Day, it is perhaps most appropriate for us to reflect on those commodity producers we’re particularly grateful for [for more commodity news and analysis subscribe to our free newsletter].

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10 Ways to Invest in Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has become tremendously popular in the United States and Canada over the past couple of years. By pumping pressurized fluid into a wellbore  the process enables companies to extract previously inaccessible hydrocarbons. The result has been a natural gas bonanza in many parts of the U.S., particularly in shale regions like the Barnett Shale Basin in Texas and the Bakken Formation in North Dakota, as well as in parts of Canada [for more fracking news and analysis 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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