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Frank Holmes: What's really driving gold?

November 15, 2011

Frank Holmes, chief executive officer and chief investment officer of U.S. Global Investors, stopped by the InvestmentNews office to talk about the direction of gold throughout the remainder of 2011, and beyond. Mr. Holmes also offered a unique...

Flag pattern says gold is about to flag

October 23, 2011

Gold prices, down 14% since touching a record last month, are poised for more losses, according to technical analysis by Steel Vine Investments LLC. Bullion's advance from the Sept. 26 low of $1,535 an ounce to a high of $1,696.80 last Monday...

The price of tea in China — and what it means for your clients

May 11, 2011

An interesting — and somewhat worrisome — article from Bloomberg today reported that China's inflation rate held above 5% in April. In fact, the inflation rate in the People's Republic has exceeded Premier Wen Jiabao's 4% target each month...

Oil price jump benefits investors for now, but potential for crises abounds

March 13, 2011

Institutional investors are seeing short-term gains from their recent commodities investments, but those gains could be overshadowed by an economic catastrophe if political turmoil overseas causes a drop in demand or an oil price spike to more...

LeBron should sign short deal, buy gold: Anti-inflation group

July 8, 2010

LeBron James, the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player the past two seasons, should sign a short-term contract and plow his wealth into gold and silver to protect himself against hyperinflation, according to the National...

Commodities prices resume their upswing

August 16, 2009

A decade-long rise in commodities prices — the so-called supercycle — is about to resume, market bulls say, driven by rising industrial demand, a weaker dollar and production constraints. If recent performance is any indication, the upturn...

There's gold in them thar commodities

November 1, 2009

The secular bull market in commodities, which took a breather during the stock market downturn last year, is back on track and poised for an extended rally, according to money managers and market watchers. “The real move in commodities hasn't...

Betterment adding commodities to adviser platform

December 19, 2018

Betterment is expanding the menu of asset classes available to advisers using the white-label version of the digital-advice platform. Beginning Wednesday, advisers can customize client portfolios managed by Betterment for Advisors with exposure...

Why gold is less of a haven these days

August 31, 2017

Having waited patiently for the "any-minute-now" moment, gold investors are taking comfort from the recent rise in price in response to geopolitical tensions. Yet the responsiveness of gold, as well as the overall price, appears weaker than...

Commodity funds a tough sell, while managed futures hold out some hope

June 6, 2017

Commodities are an asset class that, at least in theory, can help diversify a portfolio over the long term. Unfortunately, investors have received little benefit from the theory: Commodity funds have lost an average 8.7% a year over the past...

Oil drops sharply as glut fears take hold

December 8, 2015

Oil drops to levels not seen in more than six years amid speculation the global glut will not end soon. Don't look to oil to spark inflation. For some of us, however, the slide in the price of oil is not all bad news. Lowest gasoline prices...

Gold shunned on interest-rate fears as commodity rout approaches 13-year low

July 20, 2015

The rout in commodities deepened with prices heading for the lowest close since 2002 as the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates sent gold tumbling. Raw materials are losing favor with investors as the dollar gains amid signals from Federal...

Real liquidity: Why investors care about water

April 19, 2015

One of the great teaching tools in undergraduate economics is the Diamond-Water Paradox, which challenges us to think through why water, a necessity of life, is almost free, while diamonds, which pretty much everyone can live without, are expensive....

T. Boone Pickens expects to see oil at $75 a barrel by year-end

May 7, 2015

After correctly predicting in December that half the fracking rigs in the U.S. would be shut down this year, T. Boone Pickens is now calling for the price of oil to reach $75 by the end of the year. Speaking Thursday in Las Vegas at the SkyBridge...

Energy sector continues to suffer as oil price declines

November 4, 2014

The price of oil is falling, adding new pressure to energy stocks already posting lackluster returns this year. Saudi Arabian Oil Co. lowered the cost of the crude it ships to the U.S., where production is the highest in three decades, deepening...

Investors warm to commodities in search for return

August 6, 2014

Global uncertainty, coupled with the strength of the Chinese markets, is leading U.S. investors back into commodities. Investors put more money into commodities ETFs and ETNs in July than they have in any single month over the past two years,...

Natural gas looks to burn clean for investors for some time

June 10, 2014

The Obama administration's latest set of climate rules might be bad news for the coal industry, but it looks like another leg up for natural gas, both short-term and longer term. “For natural gas investors, it looks like the wind will be at...

Top gold forecasters still bearish after rally

February 18, 2014

The two most-accurate gold forecasters are holding to their bearish forecasts for 2014 even after the metal posted its best start to a year since 1983. Futures rose 9.7% in 2014 through last Friday, rebounding from the biggest annual drop in...

How the big guns are playing gold mining stocks

January 10, 2014

You could argue only fools would buy gold-mining stocks today. If that's the case, there may be a lot of idiot savants out there. The Direxion Daily Gold Miners Bull 3x Shares (NUGT) exchange-traded fund, which uses leverage to amp up exposure...

Advisers not sure which way to turn with gold

January 3, 2014

No wonder gold bugs are bugging out. After a 12-year rally came to a stark end last year with a 28% drop, gold is poised to recover nicely, given high levels of investor bearishness and a bullish supply-demand balance. That said, if stocks continue...

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