Brad Zigler

Features and News

Cocktail Talk: A Gold Turnaround?

We run the latest numbers on the gold vs. gold stocks question.
  • What the GLD/GDX ratio tells us right now
  • Which GDX miner has the lowest beta?
  • Gold or gold stocks?

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How ALT Stacks Up

How has the new commodities-heavy alternative strategies ETP fared in its first 48 days?
  • Why ALT's composition matters
  • Has it met its objectives?
  • GCC vs. ALT

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Inflation Vs. Deflation: An Internal Debate

Are we headed toward inflation or deflation? HAI's managing editor revisits the question with the latest data.
  • Why core inflation has remained stable
  • What happens when reserves are drained?
  • How unemployment matters

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What’s Wrong With DBA’s Picture?

How have DBA's recent composition tweaks affected the fund's recent trajectory?
  • Equities beat futures in 2009
  • How DBA's lineup has changed
  • Why future backwardation isn't a given

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Ranking 2009’s Commodity ETPs

As we head toward 2010, we take one last look back at the year's best-performing commodities—and its worst.
  • Why do returns between ETFs, ETNs and trusts differ?
  • Rankings of 12 different commodities
  • What a difference contango makes

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More Gains For Ag Stocks In 2010?

As 2009 draws to a close, we take a second look at the year's best-performing ag stocks.
  • Why ag stocks missed out on 2009's equity market low
  • Which ag stocks have outperformed this year
  • Could DBA outperform MOO in 2010?

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What's The Gold/Oil Ratio Telling Us?

Can the relationship between gold and oil, two traditional bellwethers of inflation, give us any clues about our future economic prospects?
  • What drives the gold/oil ratio?
  • The influence of retail vs. institutional investors
  • Are we heading back to normal?

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Whither Commodity Stock Funds?

Of the various ways you can invest in commodities, which did best over the past year?

  • Should you have bought MOO, DBA or stock?
  • How momentum is shifting
  • Could futures-based funds soon overtake equity-funds?

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Gold Makes A Near Clean Sweep

Gold has a reputation as a dollar play—but now it's starting to perform well against other currencies, too.
  • Which reserve currencies struck new highs?
  • Why the Swissie buckled, but the yen refused to yield
  • Why you shouldn't count the dollar out yet