Commodities

Surging Oil Prices Will Tip Off the Renewable Reset

Surging Oil Prices Will Tip Off the Renewable Reset

The global oil market is at a tipping point. Earlier this year, oil prices trended higher on an increase in global demand. But things really accelerated in the past month. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to a massive rally. Some would even call it a super spike. The price of a barrel of crude…

2 Energy Plays to Beat Pain at the Pump

2 Energy Plays to Beat Pain at the Pump

Gas prices are going up all over America, but there’s a practical solution to save your wallet. In this week’s episode of Your Money Matters, Ted and Clint deliver a quick overview of the entire energy sector, including a few whose gains could help you beat rising costs and prepare your portfolio for the threat of…

My Top Play for Our Uncertain Energy Future

My Top Play for Our Uncertain Energy Future

Global markets are feeling whiplash as Europe severs financial ties to Russian gas and oil providers. The race to renewables is on, but will we get there before a major economic slowdown? In today’s weekly recap, I dive deeper into the war for our energy future and share my favorite pick for weathering the current…

Options Arena: Earnings

We’ve been talking about earnings a good deal in these pages lately… And today, I want to keep the conversation going! By now, you know how our resident expert Chad Shoop feels about the seasonal event — after all, he’s designed a whole strategy around it. But let’s see what the rest of our team thinks……

Options Arena: The More, the Merrier?

This week, I wanted to try something different for Options Arena. Until now, we’ve focused this feature on specific asset classes and stocks. But there’s a major movement happening right now in investing. And whether we like it or not, we’re all a part of it. I’m talking about the push to “democratize” investing. The…

Options Arena: The Gooey Black Stuff

Welcome back to another brand-new Options Arena, our weekly battle of the brains between the top options traders in our business. Here you get to see what each of our gurus thinks of a red-hot investing topic, and decide which idea should come out on top. This week, we’re talking about one of the few…

Crypto, the New Gold of Asset Protection

Crypto, the New Gold of Asset Protection

We need to have that talk. The one about using protection… You know what I mean, right? Protecting your portfolio from sudden bouts of volatility? Which you accomplish by diversifying your portfolio … not just among stocks but to different asset classes that are supposed to zig, when stocks zag? Yeah. That protection. But where…

Are You Buying Bitcoin or Gold?

Are You Buying Bitcoin or Gold?

People buy gold as a store of value. But in my experience, when you need gold the most to hedge your portfolio, it hasn’t worked. During the financial crisis, people moved their assets into gold. But it sold off along with stocks. And during the crisis last year when the pandemic hit, gold dropped when…

The Stock Market’s Hottest Sector in 2021 Is …

The Stock Market’s Hottest Sector in 2021 Is …

While I was filling up my car’s gas tank the other day, I noticed something different: The price per gallon started with a three rather than a two. Of course, paying $3 a gallon for gas isn’t anything new. We saw those prices — and higher — for years during the late 2000s and early…

As Stocks Stumble, Buy These 2 Commodity ETFs

As Stocks Stumble, Buy These 2 Commodity ETFs

We’re in the early innings of an important regime change — transitioning from a deflationary to an inflationary environment. That can make it hard to find winning stocks. But one clear beneficiary of this shift? Commodities. In today’s video, Ted and Clint show that certain commodities are about to stage a comeback, which ones in…