Towards the end of last year I had a couple of posts, the first explaining the oil price crash of 2014 in terms of a simple supply-demand model and the second using this model to anticipate where the oil price may head in 2015 and 2016. In light of... (full story)
Analyst David Smith Speaks on Freedom, Personal Responsibility, and Prudent Investing Welcome to this week's Market Wrap Podcast , I'm Mike Gleason. Coming up we'll hear a tremendous and fascinating interview with David Smith of The Morgan... (full story)
By Sumit Roy Commodities were mixed ahead of a key referendum in Greece over the weekend. Commodities were mixed this week as the grain sector continued to sizzle, while gold, silver and oil sagged. At the same time, the stock market was hit by... (full story)
By locking in a price now for a commodity to be delivered at some point in the future, futures markets permit buyers to secure insurance against future adverse price changes. In other words, futures markets supply a means for the mitigation of price risks. Futures charts track futures prices over time, and supply historical data that buyers and sellers can use to project where futures prices will be in the coming days or months. Frequently updated futures charts are a very useful tool for identifying pricing trends within a certain commodity.