Lara Crigger

Lara Crigger is a senior staff writer for and ETF Report.

Features and News

Is ‘Cash For Clunkers’ Salvaging Metals?

The metals markets have seen a boost from the government's CARS program -– but can the good times last?
  • The psychological impact of CARS
  • ‘Wishful thinking' in the steel markets?
  • Is U.S. platinum miner in trouble?

Features and News

Chris Cook: Energy ETFs Not To Blame

Former IPE Compliance Director Chris Cook argues that speculators are to blame for high oil prices – but position limits aren't the solution.

  • The impact of Wall St. refiners
  • The invisible tail wagging the dog
  • The submarines are running the

Features and News

Nicholas Brooks: The Outlook For Silver

ETF Securities' head of research and investment strategy talks about fundamentals in the silver market.
  • The rise in physical investment
  • Can higher prices be sustained?
  • Protecting against silver market manipulation

Features and News

Tom Konrad: Investing In Clean Energy

A renewable energy expert discusses the latest news and trends on the alternative energy scene.
  • Clean tech and Internet similarities
  • Exxon's leap into biofuels
  • The smart-grid free lunch

Features and News

Philip Klapwijk: A Coming Bear Market For Gold?

The executive chairman of GFMS Group gives his big-picture outlook on the gold market.
  • Gold's rising price floor
  • Demand difference between East and West
  • Real market recovery: myth or reality?

Features and News

Exxon: A Biofuel Bet?

Could you soon fill your gas tank with the sweat of pond scum? Exxon Mobil hopes so.
  • Exxon's new venture
  • The algae tech
  • Does it really matter?

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Chris Steiner: Priming For $20/Gallon Gas

Author and Forbes magazine writer says top-dollar gas prices will dramatically change every aspect of life as we know it.
  • How China will drive up gas prices
  • What's behind the death (and rebirth) of globalization
  • Why Wal-Mart is doomed to extinction

Features and News

John Rubino: Gold, Green And The Fate Of The Dollar

Longtime financial commentator and author discusses how investors can profit from the clean tech revolution.
  • A spike in oil spikes the best clean tech stocks
  • ETFs: more trading vehicle than physical ownership substitute
  • Avoid the ‘story' stocks

Features and News

Hal Sirkin: Commodities And The ‘Next Billion Customers’

Author and senior partner of the Boston Consulting Group sees rising wealth among emerging markets driving commodities demand.

  • What is globality and what does it mean for investors?
  • From subsistence to consumption
  • Invest where the resources are