Investors looking for a traditional safe harbor in light of ongoing jitters in the stock market may want to take a closer look at gold futures. Gold has enjoyed a price run-up over much of the last decade, but investors are still attracted to the precious metal because it is seen as a traditional safe… Read more.
Those who plan to invest in energy futures in the coming weeks may be interested to know that the U.S. government is calling for an “active to extremely active” Atlantic hurricane season in 2010. This is potentially important because large storms, particularly those that affect states situated on the Gulf of Mexico, tend to disrupt… Read more.
Natural gas futures have reportedly been falling in recent days due to stable supplies as well as a significant increase in U.S. drilling activity. Last week, the Energy Information Administration reported that there were 2,165 billion cubic feet of natural gas in storage, marking an increase of 76 billion cubic feet over the previous week… Read more.
Oil futures appear to be losing momentum for investors this week in light of renewed concern about the economic recovery, both in the U.S. and overseas. Stock markets around the world were already jittery in light of the ongoing debt situation in the European Union, where some member states are considered candidates for a sovereign… Read more.
An increasingly important thing to consider when investing in commodities will be whether a given material is needed for the manufacture of clean energy products and other emerging technologies. For example, lithium is a key material for the batteries currently used by many hybrid electric vehicles, and gallium is one of several relatively rare metals… Read more.