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After a 10-year bull market, is it prudent to invest in gold?

From America’s gold-teeth-rappers, Lil Wayne and 50 Cent, to miners, individual investors, and bankers-everyone seems to want gold for different reasons. It is of no surprise that every investment newsletter and financial television channel tells you that gold is back in vogue. Actually, it is almost impossible to find gold bears. A quick look at…

The Next Gold Rush: Copper

The demand for copper is expected to overshoot supply by a significant margin in the future, leading some in the industry to predict that copper could be the next gold rush. For this reason, TheBull decided to take the time to investigate the trends in copper, the forecasts and the copper stocks that could stand…

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COMMODITY OUTLOOK: Black Gold

Wars have been fought over it and nations desperately jockey to pillage the Earth of it: oil is Mother Nature’s densely packed energy storage sludge.  This sludge, however, is so valuable that many consider it an indicator of the overall health of an economy. A high crude oil price is worrisome because it shrinks businesses’…

COMMODITY OUTLOOK: What’s In Store For Iron Ore?

Did you know that iron ore is the world’s second largest commodity market by value after crude oil? Also, it accounts for about 95% of the total metal produced worldwide.  However, its production is concentrated in the hands of three big miners: Vale, BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto Group. These three miners account for over…

The Commodities Lowdown: The Future For Coal

When I think of coal…two questions pop in my mind: 1) How much coal is out there? 2) How is the coal mining industry going to survive in an ever increasingly emissions-conscious world? Supply To answer the first question, I did a little digging, no pun intended. It turns out that the world has plenty…

Eight stocks to ride the coal boom

Coal exports during the March quarter may have taken a hefty whack after Queensland’s recent ‘big-wet’ – but the clouds that caused havoc to many coal-plays may have a silver lining. Admittedly, the knock-on effect of the disrupted coal supply from Australia did cause a short-term rally in prices. While this did defer orders from…

The Commodities Lowdown: Gloom and Doom for Uranium?

Depending on whom you speak to, opinions are mixed about uranium: some see it as the most viable alternative to non-renewable energy resources, and others view it as a potential source of ecological disasters. However, uranium has many uses and some countries have made a long-term commitment to use it. Out of 500 new nuclear…

Eight undervalued uranium-plays

With the Australian and global uranium share indices ebbing at lows following the fallout from Japan’s natural disaster in March, now’s the time to identify prime buying opportunities within the sector. In the wake of Japan’s earthquake/tsunami-induced nuclear fallout at Fukushima, the average value of the Australia’s uranium-plays tumbled by around 33 per cent. But…

10 ways to invest in the mining boom

No doubt about it, the current mining boom is the biggest in our lifetime and many investors have been richly rewarded. Australia was the second-most active nation for mining mergers and acquisitions last year – 16 per cent of the total, or $US16 billion. Phenomenal gains have been made on companies that specialise in the…