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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Ultimate Guide To Silver Investing

Silver has been an important metal for thousands of years, often used as a medium of exchange or jewelry in ancient times. The mineral was traditionally mined alongside copper and lead deposits across the Near East and the Mediterranean around the height of the Roman Empire. After the Spanish conquests of the New World, the focus of the silver market shifted to Latin America and the massive deposits located in Mexico, Bolivia, and most importantly, Peru. Briefly, the U.S. was at one time the world’s largest silver producer thanks to the discovery of a massive silver deposit in Nevada (the Silver State), although this production eventually petered out and Latin American production once again reigned supreme.

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