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Apr
2
John Murphy
3 Reasons to be Optimistic about Natural Resources
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  A previous article on this site detailed how strong the first quarter was for the natural resources sector.  The main exchange traded fund, SPDR S&P Global Natural Resources (NYSE: GNR) was up for the first quarter.  So was BHP Billiton (NYSE: BHP), the world’s largest natural resources.  Promising small caps such as Mondial Ventures […]

Mar
17
Ida Hansen
Is Now the Time to Start Investing in China?
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Due to recent economic news, prices have fallen for Chinese securities. The exchange traded fund for China, iShares FTSE China (NYSE: FXI), is off by nearly 14 percent for 2014.  China Mobile (NYSE: CHL), the biggest cell phone company is the world, is down more than 14 percent.  PetroChina, (NYSE: PTR), a major oil and […]

Dec
17
John Murphy
Is it Time to Buy Coal Stocks?
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There was more bad news for coal stocks such as Peabody Energy (NYSE: BTU) and Arch Coal (NYSE: ACI). The State of New York announced that it was spending $150 million to convert the power plant in Dunkirk to natural gas.  There are only four coal-powered utility plants now in New York.  The major reason […]

Nov
29
Ida Hansen
Bullish News from Asia for Commodity Stocks!
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Rising prices for commodities such as oil and gold should be coming from greater demand in Asia in the future. That should have investors pleases as recent bullish reports from China and India had the exchange traded funds for oil, United States Oil (NYSE: UNG), and gold, SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD), rising.  Bullish news […]