Julian Murdoch

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

Features and News

Rio’s Big Deal

Rio Tinto reports earnings today amidst an enormous bid for 18% of the company. Here's what to look for.
  • Chinalco's bold bid and regulatory challenge
  • Iron negotiations
  • Spin and positioning

Features and News

Bunge’s Bungee

Agricultural company Bunge reported terrible, terrible earnings last Thursday, and the stock popped up like a cork. Huh?
  • The importance of forecasts
  • Bunge's future exposure
  • Soybean expectations

Features and News

Free Fall Or Parachute?

A look at the S&P GSCI's Commodity Perspective Report for January 2009.
  • The contango headwind
  • The energy drag
  • A few notable winners

Features and News

Water Showdown

Infrastructure is a hot topic with a new administration in place. So where does water fit in?

  • Disparate performance in water ETFs
  • Construction conundrums
  • The dollar connection

Features and News

Rethinking Uranium

Uranium is living in a constant state of undersupply, so how could the price be
falling?
  • The rise and fall
  • Supply paradox
  • The Russian connection

Features and News

Rethinking Uranium

Uranium is living in a constant state of undersupply, so how could the price be
falling?
  • The rise and fall
  • Supply paradox
  • The Russian connection

Features and News

A Tarnish On Long-Term Copper

Copper's been taking a beating lately, and good news is hard to find.
  • LME inventory woes
  • Faltering demand
  • Prospects for an Obama bump

Features and News

Whither The Weather?

Should investors be looking to trade the weather? Maybe yes. Maybe no.
  • Does weather matter?
  • The OTC weather derivatives market
  • Insurance vs. markets

Features and News

West Texas Troubles

An unprecedented disparity between West Texas Intermediate and Brent is highlighting the perils of oil contango. How long can it last?
  • The shifting oil dominance of Cushing, Oklahoma
  • Rising spreads in Brent crude
  • The contango connection