At the beginning of every year, we update what’s typically one of our most popular pages, the Periodic Table of Commodity Returns.
From Sean Brodrick: Are you looking for a bargain to buy in 2018?
In its November report, mortgage security firm Freddie Mac called 2017 the “best year in a decade” for the housing market by a variety of measures.
From Matt Badiali: There is good news for natural resource investors out there. The Baltic Dry Index (BDI), which is a benchmark of shipping rates around the world, hit a four-year high.
From Invesco: I recently have been traveling around the country participating on a panel titled: “Alternatives: Time to Buy When Others Are Selling?” Spoiler alert — my answer to that question is a resounding “yes.” There are two reasons why.
Recently we have spoken about surges in Fuel Energy commodities such as Crude Oil and even more notably Natural Gas along with related flows and trading volumes in linked ETPs such as UGAZ (VelocityShares 3X Long Natural Gas ETN, Expense Ratio 1.65%).
As many of you know, copper is often seen as an indicator of economic health, historically falling when overall manufacturing and construction is in contraction mode, rising in times of expansion.
From Invesco: The past few weeks have seen commodity prices experience some significant swings, with different commodities impacted by different factors. I find that investors have a lot of questions about commodities and what drives them — particularly given all the dramatic weather events over the past few weeks — so this week I’m going […]
From Invesco: In this chapter of my “summer school” blog series, I take a look at what investors might expect from alternative investment performance. (Part 1 reviewed what alternative investments are, and Part 2 explained why investors should consider adding them to portfolios.)
From Invesco: As highlighted in my previous blog, What are alternative investments, I’m embracing the spirit of summer school with a series of four blogs reviewing the basics of alternative investments.
From Invesco: Most will agree that one of the least enjoyable summer traditions is summer school. I got a vivid reminder of this the other day when I put my youngest son on the bus for his summer classes, then had flashbacks to my own summer before 9th grade when I did the same thing. But […]
From Invesco: While the dollar moved higher against global currencies in 2014 and 2015, headlines touting the dollar’s strength continued long after its price trend flattened out. Since then, the Federal Reserve adopted tighter monetary policy, leading many market prognosticators to predict a renewed rise in the US dollar. I was not among them.
From Invesco: As I travel around the country to meet with institutional clients, I often hear this question: “What is everyone selling? Because that’s something I’m really interested in buying.”
From Taki Tsaklanos: Commodities are getting a boost since the U.S. dollar started to break down last week. Note that this is a tactical breakdown in the dollar, not a secular one.
From Invesco: 2017 has been challenging for commodities, which are down more than 9% on the year as of May 5, 2017.1 In the first week of May, commodity markets experienced heightened volatility in the wake of rising US crude oil output and expectations of a recovery in Libyan production. Copper and iron ore prices […]