Lara Crigger

Lara Crigger is a senior staff writer for and ETF Report.

Features and News

Dipping Into The Rice Bowl

Boosted by weather concerns, oil costs and biofuel programs, the price of rice looks quite nice.

  • Rice a daily staple for more than half the world population
  • 7% of total production trades on the global market
  • Stockpiles at lows not seen since 1976

Features and News

Uranium Update

The market continues to reflect its faith in fission.

  • The boom, the pullback and now...
  • The top pure-play mining companies
  • Could thorium be the secret winner?

Features and News

Pollution Is Good Business

All three remaining presidential candidates favor a mandatory cap-and-trade CO2 system. Is now the time to buy carbon contracts?
  • Can conservation and capitalism mix?
  • CCX or NYMEX?
  • Will it really work?

Features and News

Cocoa Hits Its Sweet Spot

This Valentine's Day, skip the heart-shaped box - buy futures instead.

  • Heart-healthy message spurs demand
  • War, drought plague supply
  • New 24-year price record

Features and News

Helium: Investing in the Loner Element

Is the helium bull market real, or is it a lot of hot air?

  • Dwindling supplies and a constrained market
  • The uses of helium
  • The importance of natural gas