Julian Murdoch

Julian Murdoch is a former staff writer of HardAssetsInvestor.com, which is now part of ETF.com.

Features and News

Pork Catches The Flu

Forget about reality, perception is killing the pork contracts.
  • International overreaction in commodities prices
  • Breaking the April 'sure thing'
  • Import bans: just fixing trade imbalances? 

Features and News

Where’s The Oil?

High oil prices make exploration profitable. So what about now?

  • Is a reduction in drilling laying the groundwork for higher prices?
  • How much has exploration fallen, anyway?
  • What does this mean for oil services companies?

Features and News

Buying Diamonds?

If gold is a 'safe haven,' are diamonds a sure thing too? Maybe not.

  • Are diamonds a commodity?
  • Is there a liquid market for diamonds?
  • How do they fare during times of inflation?

Features and News

Gazprom: A Russian Invasion?

Russia's house band in the natural gas business is setting up gigs in the U.S. of A. Be afraid.
  • Why is Gazprom bothering with prices so low?
  • Could the U.S. come to rely on Russian gas?
  • When will nat gas prices recover?

Features and News

Alcoa, Aluminum And You

The market expected bad news from Alcoa earlier this week, and it delivered. Does it matter?
  • Can the industry shrink itself to greatness?
  • China ramping up
  • Little agreement from analysts

Features and News

Thinking Sugar

Sugar is like a ‘minor metal' for agriculture investors. Should it be?
  • Global supply and demand
  • India's production and its role on the global stage
  • Prices up and down on news both short and long term

Features and News

Everything You Ever Wanted (Needed) To Know About Junior Gold Miners

With everyone focused on gold as an inflation/recovery play, cocktail conversation turns to the "juniors."

  • What is a "junior," anyway?
  • Is it gold? Or is it dirt?
  • Separating the dreams from the reality

Features and News

Gaming Grains

With the flooding in Fargo swamping wheat and the USDA prospective plantings on tap, HAI examines the outlook for corn, soybeans and wheat.

  • Why the massive flood isn't moving prices
  • The global wheat glut
  • Soybean fever

Features and News

A Copper Rally?

Copper had a good beginning of the week. Is it to early to call the bottom?
  • Chinese imports on the rise
  • Surprising housing numbers
  • The inventory problem