Using Commodities to Build a Better Portfolio

With inflation fears and commodities trending higher, we chatted with Sean McGillivray of Great Pacific Wealth Management. He says that the sector is ready for a growth spurt as investors search for diversification. Read More »

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Examining the Commodities "Super Cycle"

Commodities are always volatile. Prices move dramatically up and down, but according to Adrian Day of Adrian Day Asset Management the "super cycle" is more than any cyclical move. It is being driven by a step up in demand from China for commodities across the board.


Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Indexes Fall as Metals Reverse

Dragged down by poorly performing single-commodity indexes for silver, copper and lead, The Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index fell 14.74% for the month of September.

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Gold ETF Passes Venerable S&P ETF in Asset Value

Two weeks ago, Apple Computer had its day in the sun, briefly surpassing Exxon Mobil in market capitalization to become the largest corporation in the world. Now it’s gold’s turn.

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Record Cotton Production Pushes Prices Lower

World cotton production in 2011 is now expected to exceed more than 27 million tons, according RISI, resulting in lower prices in the dissolving pulp market.

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Gold Surges to All-Time High in Euros

Gold prices rallied in U.S. dollars and hit an all-time high in Euros -- a response to Moody’s downgrade of Portuguese government debt to junk last week -- amid concern that troubles in Italy and Greece will drive Euro down.

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Dollar, Not Euro That Investors Should Be Worried About: Analyst

Conventional wisdom these days suggest that the U.S. dollar remains a safe haven for investors compared to the euro, which is under considerable pressure due to the growing debt crisis facing Greece and a few other European countries. But at least one analyst contends investors shouldn't be so quick to assume these macroeconomic developments are necessarily good for the U.S. dollar.

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Talking Point

"Can you hear the cacophy starting? Its the sound of yapping about the size of ExxonMobil's record profits for last year. So What? Its spill was 21 years ago. The world got over that."

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