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Jan 11, 2010 at 14:42 | Dave Forest

China was the savior of commodities the past year. And a particularly hot spot today. China's customs agency released some impressive trade numbers. December exports were up 17.7% year-on-year. Imports…

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So You Think You Can Debase a Currency

Jan 07, 2010 at 16:44 | Dave Forest

Yesterday I visited the nicest public pool I've ever set trunks in. The place was airplane hangar-sized. Giant hot tub. Towering waterslides. A float-along river for the kids. All this…

Liquidity Problems - Two Major Miners Run out of Cash

Liquidity Problems - Two Major Miners Run out of Cash

Jan 04, 2010 at 18:02 | Dave Forest

It's been awhile since we heard the phrase "liquidity problems". In October 2008, you couldn't set browser on internet without hearing about liquidity problems somewhere. During the financial crisis, cash…

Unstimulating America - How do you Undo a Trillion Dollars?

Unstimulating America - How do you Undo a Trillion Dollars?

Dec 23, 2009 at 23:45 | Dave Forest

That question has been on the minds of leaders and financial thinkers worldwide, since the financial crisis broke last fall. In response to falling asset prices, governments around the globe…

How to Guarantee Success - Why Mexico Hedged it’s 2010 Oil Production at $57 per barrel

How to Guarantee Success - Why Mexico Hedged it’s 2010 Oil Production at $57 per barrel

Dec 11, 2009 at 18:46 | Dave Forest

A lot has been made this week of news that Mexico hedged the bulk of its 2010 oil production at $57 per barrel. Several analysts chalked this up to a…

The Hot Money Likes Commodities These Days

The Hot Money Likes Commodities These Days

Dec 10, 2009 at 21:24 | Dave Forest

Inflows of speculative investment money into gold, copper and oil continue unabated and the numbers are staggering. I wrote a few months back about investment inflows into commodities setting a…

Interdependence, Integration and Investment:The Ineluctable Need to Find New Emerging Oil Players

Interdependence, Integration and Investment:The Ineluctable Need to Find New Emerging Oil Players

Nov 03, 2009 at 21:57 | Philip H. de Leon

In October 2009, Nobuo Tanaka, Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA), who was presenting at the International Energy Week and at the Oil Congress held in Moscow, predicted…

How Long Can The Gold Bull Keep On Charging?

How Long Can The Gold Bull Keep On Charging?

Nov 02, 2009 at 19:10 | Editorial Dept

Most financial experts going on record these days seem to agree with the assertion that, at least for now, wise investors in the winter months of 2009 and heading into…

Are we at the Start of Another Commodity Boom? According to Jim Rogers we are

Are we at the Start of Another Commodity Boom? According to Jim Rogers we are

Oct 29, 2009 at 20:28 | Editorial Dept

There are very few guarantees in the world of investment, especially at a time when so many national economies are in a current state of flux and seizure, which in…

How to Speculate in the Energy Markets: Crude Oil Traders have Options

How to Speculate in the Energy Markets: Crude Oil Traders have Options

Oct 28, 2009 at 16:30 | Carley Garner

Crude oil is among the most notorious commodity markets but is also among the most treacherous.  Nonetheless, speculators are drawn toward the leverage and volatility provided in this trading arena...and…

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