Is A Breakout Brewing For The VanEck Steel ETF? (SLX)

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From Chris Kimble: In the past few weeks we've highlighted some assets and indicators that point to a stable/improving economy: Copper prices, firmer interest rates, etc. Time to add one more to the list: rising steel prices.
NYSE:SLX October 19, 2017 6:04am

Car Manufacturers Are Electrifying Copper, “The Metal Of The Future”

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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.
NYSE:DBC October 16, 2017 12:02pm

Copper Suddenly Testing Six-Year Breakout Level (JJC)

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From Chris Kimble: Doc Copper has struggled over the past six years, as it has created a series of lower highs since 2011.
NYSE:JJC

How China’s Electric Vehicle Plans Could Crush Oil Prices (USO)

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From Nick Cunningham: The rapid adoption of electric vehicles could cause oil prices to fall to $10 per barrel in less than a decade, according to the CEO of Longview Economics.
NYSE:USO

Why Copper Is Poised To Benefit From Solar Energy’s Boom (JJC)

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From Sean Brodrick: If you missed our marathon Q&A session this Wednesday, that's kind of unfortunate in a way.
NYSE:JJC October 6, 2017 9:44am

Copper Strength Propelling Basic Materials ETFs (XLB, IYM) Higher

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From Chris Kimble: Many are of the opinion that what Doc Copper does, can send an important price message about the strength or of lack of in the overall economy. Doc Copper is important to keep a close eye and how Basic Materials stocks are performing can be important to keep aware of.
NYSE:XLB October 5, 2017 11:04am

Uranium Unlikely To Rally Any Time Soon (URA)

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From Collin Kettell: Energy and commodity analyst George Glasier thinks the uranium price hovering around $21 means that there is currently enough supply to meet demand in the market -- at least for the next couple of years.
NYSE:URA October 2, 2017 6:17am

What’s Driving Commodity Prices? (DBC)

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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 to focus on these investments (with a quick note at the end about key events from last week).
NYSE:DBC September 26, 2017 6:18am

Hedge Funds Get Ultra Bullish On Metals (XME)

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From Zacks: Metals are riding high on favorable demand-supply dynamics and a subdued greenback. Powershares DB US Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP - Free Report) is off about 9.7% so far this year and has lost about 1% in the last one month (as of Sep 19, 2017). Since most commodities are priced in the greenback, a dip in the U.S. dollar bodes well for metal investing.
NYSE:XME September 24, 2017 8:02am

How To Profit From A Global Food Crisis (VEGI)

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From Jon Markman: Your parents probably told you to eat your vegetables so you could grow up strong and healthy. Well, if you give the same advice to your children and grandchildren, you might be wasting your time.
NYSE:VEGI September 22, 2017 6:25am

More Upside Ahead For The Global X Lithium ETF (LIT)

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From Sean Brodrick: The price of lithium has been on a tear since the beginning of 2016. And a smart move was to buy the Global X Lithium & Battery Tech ETF (LIT). This is a basket of 28 stocks that run the full lithium cycle, from mining and refining through battery production.
NYSE:LIT

Analyst: Copper’s Rally Is Only Getting Started (JJC)

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From Collin Kettell: In this interview, metals analyst Cameron McRae explains why he thinks the recent run-up in copper price has been long overdue.
NYSE:JJC September 19, 2017 6:34am

Timber ETFs In Focus Amid Post-Hurricane Rebuilding Efforts (WOOD)

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It is no surprise that Timber related stocks have rallied sharply given the path of destruction that Hurricane Harvey and now Hurricane Irma have leveled in the Atlantic, Caribbean, and the Gulf Coast, and today we look at the two ETF plays in the segment.
NASDAQ:WOOD September 8, 2017 12:35pm

U.S. Releases 4.5 Million Barrels Of Oil From Reserves In Hurricane Harvey’s Wake (USO)

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From Zainab Calcuttawala: Approximately 4.5 million barrels of oil have been released from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in response to Hurricane Harvey's effect on national gasoline availability.
NYSE:USO September 3, 2017 7:53am

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