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Investing Topics: Commodities

Green Acres: The Fallow Years

By Elliott H. Gue on Aug. 28, 2015
Demand for agricultural products will continue to grow in coming decades, as rising household incomes prompt consumers in frontier and emerging markets upgrade their diets. But despite the recent hype in Barron’s and other financial publications, many of the agricultural industry’s former high flyers look like value traps in the current market. Cheap stocks can always get cheaper.

Looking for a Pullback

By Elliott H. Gue on Apr. 30, 2015
Technical factors and weakness in the US economy suggest that the risk of a 5 percent to 10 percent pullback in the S&P 500 continues to rise. As a precaution, we’ve exited a number of positions in recent months, usually for a profit. We highlight several stocks we’re watching for potential inclusion in our Wealth Builders Portfolio.

Mining Stocks: Good Value, But Recovery Pushed Back to 2016

By Yiannis G. Mostrous on Dec. 23, 2014
Concerns about slowing economic growth in China, coupled with supply overhangs in many key commodity markets, have weighed on share prices in the mining industry. But bargains abound for income-seeking investors with the patience to wait for a recovery.