The fact that an interest rate rise seems likely in the US soon will weigh against the commodities sector. But if higher rates come with an increase in economic activity, commodities will benefit.
Oil and Gas
These two key commodities can turbocharge the returns for your portfolio. Strategic and valuable assets, in a world of tight resources and strong demand, oil and gas stocks could prove to be the most lucrative investments you’ll ever make.
But you have to be careful. These industries are no strangers to hucksters, con men and incompetent management.
Stay informed on the best way to profit from the oil and gas market right here.
The bull needs to calm down a bit. With the volatile month of September around the corner, there might be a ‘bull-calming’ selloff in the market on its way.
With the reporting season in full swing, investors are keenly waiting to see how their stocks have fared. Will profits be up or down...
Keep an eye on oil and oil related stocks. There might be some good long term opportunities emerging over the next few months.
The global oil market has been flooded with excess supply. Yet, putting a strong bid under crude oil this year, punters have chosen to ignore this fact.
The oil and gas landscape is changing rapidly. If you took on debt, overpaid for assets, and outspent your revenue, you are done…toast…kaput.
If gold can trade above US$1,300 an ounce, it will represent the highest close in nearly two years.
The rout in the oil price threatened to turn a huge amount of debt ‘bad’. That was a big threat to the stability of the global banking system.
From the European Union’s point of view, the relationship between Russia and Greece might already be too close for comfort.
Oh dear. It’s spreading! What can we call it? Hey, let’s call it ‘debt contagion’. That’s a nasty sounding disease if ever we’ve heard one.
Shocking news this morning courtesy of a Fairfax/Huffington Post investigation…Brace yourself folks, this is big…Get this: the oil industry is rife with corruption! Can you believe it?
The recent oil price surge is more about short sellers getting out of their positions than new buyers coming in to push prices higher. It's the need to buy back positions and exit the trade that is behind oil’s latest price surge. To me, this is a sign of the oil market nearing a bottom.
88 Energy has had a spectacular run in recent weeks. Following its Icewine crude oil discovery, the share price jumped 550% in five days at the 13-year low in crude oil.
India has announced it aims to attract $25 billion dollars in oil and gas investment with the help of reforms to its licensing and production rules.
Oil jumped more than 5% while gold was up US$30 an ounce, or around 2.5%. Clearly, there is still a lot of bearish positioning in the commodity space.