When commodity ETFs exploded on the scene a few years ago, investing in corn, coffee or pork bellies became easier than ever. Plus, the world's growing consumer class needs commodities more than ever, too. All of that makes commodities a relevant choice for today's investors. Here, you'll find forecasts and tips for trading your favorite commodity market -- from cocoa and sugar to gold and crude oil.
Which precious metal has outperformed all others in 2016? You might think gold or silver. But the real answer is... palladium. Turns out, this metal underdog has one factor to thank for its incredible bull run… See for yourself.
Since plummeting to the abyss of a 13-year low in January, the Bloomberg Commodity Index rocketed 21% to enter official "bull market" territory on June 6. Some say the Fed's ongoing commitment to ultra-low interest rates is feeding the sector's fire. But there's a whole lot more to this new "bull" run than meets the eye.
Learn more about our Chief Commodity Analyst, Jeffrey Kennedy, and what he thinks makes Elliott wave principle so compelling: Namely, that it puts price action into context of a larger trend.
Elliott wave analysts made 10 terrific crude oil calls in a row -- simply by observing the market's pattern -- while their mainstream counterparts routinely fell on the wrong side of the trend. Why? It starts with an obvious data discrepancy they always seem to ignore.
For the year, the DJIA is up about 7%. Gold prices rose 28% between January and July. How did gold become one of this year's best performers? For answers, take a look at this chart.
In part 2 of our in-depth conversation with Steve Craig, Elliot Wave International's Chief Energy Analyst, he reveals why the volatility in crude oil and natural gas keeps him excited about the markets he covers.