Resources & Commodities

Natural resources occur within the environment in their original and natural form, undisturbed by humanity. Natural resources come in many forms. It may be a solid, liquid or gas. It may be organic or inorganic. It may also be metallic or non-metallic. It may be renewable or non-renewable. That said, our editors analyse minerals (gold, copper, iron ore, oil and gas etc.) where you can make money. For that reason, you’re guaranteed to hear about the hottest news affecting commodities around the world.

Remember, with the exception of the air you breathe, everything you use in your daily life is made from commodities that are either grown or mined. The chair you are sitting on, the computer terminal you are viewing, the fiber optic cable bringing you this feed — all are products of agriculture or mining, the most basic of all industries.

Resource & Commodity Price Updates

There’s a lot to love about the resources sector. If you pick the right stock and you could make a fortune. For example, Sirius Resources was once a penny stock. In July 2012, the company hit the nickel-copper mother lode in Western Australia. That sent the share price skyrocketing from 5 cents to $2.50 by mid-2013. If you’re looking to invest in the next Sirius Resources, you have come to the right place. We provide investment advice on the hottest resource stocks, with massive potential.

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Why You Should Buy Copper Stocks Now Before the Next Global War
With global tensions rising by the day, there’s a good chance the world’s heading towards another war. Copper is arguably more important than any other metal when it comes to military applications. It’s a vital component in ammunition, ships, tanks, helicopters, rifles and thousands of other military supplies.
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The Midnight Oil Can’t Be Burnt Forever
Globally, we consume around 96 million barrels of oil every day. At this rate, worldwide reserves are estimated to dry up by 2039. Not far off at all. It’s the delicate balance of supply and demand that makes the crude oil price one of the best economic indicators. And for the past two years, it has been soaring.
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Why Crude Oil’s Run Simply Won’t Last
Crude oil’s definitely had a good run. But, unfortunately, one rally — an impressive one at that — doesn’t make a bull market. Crude oil still isn’t in a bull market. This is a two-year rally, just like many other commodities. I believe, unless a war breaks out in the Middle East, we should still see new lows in the months ahead.
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US Shale and The ‘Energy Freedom’ Myth
US shale developments have a history of exploding with production growth before rapidly drying up. Overly-optimistic oil companies are lapping up the low interest rates in the US, as it allows them to expand through increasing debt. Yet, seemingly, being positive cash flow doesn’t matter when you are ‘investing’ in the future.
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When Tourism Is Worth More than Iron Ore
Tourism Australia says the number of Chinese visitors will top two million by 2025. For investors, this means that there are opportunities to profit. This tells us that certain companies listed on the ASX should perform well over the next few years. But you have to know where to look.
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Oil Price Shows the Global Economy is Strong
Markets make opinions, goes the old saying. Nowhere is that more true than in the oil market right now. More broadly, the rally in oil prices tells you the global economy is healthy. That should keep stocks moving higher in 2017.
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Where to Invest Over the Next Decade
Thinking about big trends and who will benefit from them is crucial to making long term investment decisions. The key question right now for investors is what about the next 10 years? To my mind, I believe a resurgence in Australia’s resources sector as well as opportunities in agriculture, education and tourism.
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Here’s a Free Tip: Crude Oil Stocks
People ask me all the time what stock they should buy. With that in mind, here’s my free tip: Trade with the trend. It makes life so much easier. After months of trading above US$50 per barrel, oil prices have started to surge higher. That’s something we must respect.