Features and News

A Bumper Crop Of Agricultural Products

Managing editor of HardAssetsInvestor.com
Brad Zigler talks turkey about the plethora of
ag products coming to market.

  • Well-timed bonanza
  • Volume tells the story
  • The ETN skew


Features and News

Soybeans & Roller Coasters

Soybean prices whipsawed last week, as consumers weigh one oil against another in the era of food price inflation.
  • The nature of the rise and fall
  • Palm oil – the cheap spoiler
  • China (surprise!)

HAIMarch 11, 2008

Features and News

SBUX = Coffee

Starbucks has been a pretty terrible place to be lately. But don’t blame the poor Arabica bean.

  • Coffee 101
  • The China connection
  • Is Starbucks’ stock correlated with coffee prices?

Features and News

The New GreenHaven Commodity ETF Examined

A new ETF tied to the old CRB index offers a different take on the commodities market.

  • Huge focus on agriculture and softs
  • How it compares to GSG and DBC
  • Watch the expenses carefully

Features and News

An Interview With ‘Trader Vic’

Victor Sperandeo … aka “Trader Vic” … is one of the most famous commodity traders in the world. In an exclusive HAI interview, he offers his insights on the best opportunities in the commodities market today.
  • Gold is going to $1,000/ounce … soon.
  • Almost nothing can stop the commodities boom.
  • Oil is not the place for aggressive traders.

HAIJanuary 14, 2008

Features and News

Not So Sweet: U.S. Sugar Sales To Asia Unlikely To See Boom

Will the U.S. find future prosperity in selling low-tech commodities abroad to countries manufacturing high-tech products?

  • The situation with sugar indicates otherwise
  • A global sugar surplus continues
  • Stiff competition from other countries

Features and News

An Interview With Michael Metz

Michael Metz, chief investment strategist for Oppenheimer & Company, lays out his opinions on each segment of the commodities market.

  • Bullish on oil, bearish on alternative energy
  • The dollar has hit bottom
  • Agriculture looks good, gold may look better


HAIDecember 06, 2007

Features and News

An Interview With Wesley Karger

Wesley Karger manages money for some of the wealthiest families in the world. He spoke with HAI about commodities.

  • An important part of all portfolios
  • Playing the “reflation” theme
  • Is China a bubble?

HAINovember 05, 2007