Julian Murdoch

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

Features and News

Should You Buy CORN?

As the first pure-play corn ETF launches, should you take a second look at the yellow grain?

 

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PGMs: A Tale Of Two Demand Drivers

Platinum group metals offer much more than wedding rings and reduced auto emissions. But how has their increasing investment appeal affected the market?

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Gold Investment Demand: Can It Last?

Gold has rebounded near all-time record highs. But could a pair of new ETFs change everything?

 

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Copper: Short-Term Moves, Long-Term Outlook

What's behind copper's latest moves—supply and demand, or the news cycle? Plus, are we headed for a supply bottleneck?
  • Have we returned to normal supply/demand?
  • How the Goldman fraud charges have affected copper
  • Why Rio Tinto forecasts a coming supply crunch

Features and News

Brave New Ore: The End Of Benchmark Pricing

With the iron ore benchmark system officially declared dead, what will become of steel prices?
  • How the benchmark system collapsed
  • The new world of pricing
  • Will steel-makers falter?

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Where Will Nickel Go Next?

Nickel's on a tear—but can the run continue? Or are lower prices inevitable?
  • Why nickel prices jumped in February
  • Can stainless steel demand recover?
  • The right ETFs and stocks to play nickel

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How To Play Rising Uranium Demand

Uranium-based nuclear power is responsible for 15% of the world's electricity—and that number's growing. So how can you play rising demand for nuclear fuel?
  • Why China will drive future uranium prices
  • How prices of uranium and nuclear stocks diverge
  • Which nuclear ETF has performed best?

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Oil Supply Rising

With higher rig counts and increasing OPEC production, is crude headed for oversupply?
  • Why quotas matter when prices are low, not high
  • How do rig counts affect the price of oil?
  • Why has the futures curve flattened?

Features and News

March Madness In Natural Gas

Natural gas is in a seasonal upswing—but how does the long-term picture look?
  • Should investors bet on seasonality?
  • How contango has eaten into returns
  • Why more supply has meant less contango