Lara Crigger

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

Features and News

Eily Ong: Chinese Gold Consumption ‘Catching Up’

The author of the World Gold Council's recent study, Gold in the Year of the Tiger, gives us her outlook on Chinese gold consumption.
  • This sector makes up 80 percent of Chinese gold demand
  • Could China affect gold's seasonality?
  • Is the current growth sustainable?

Features and News

Chris Jylkka: Natural Gas Recovery Is ‘Relative’

The energy trader and principal of Boston Energy LLC gives us his updated outlook for the natural gas markets.
  • Why a warm summer could mean $5 natural gas
  • What the offshore drilling plan has to do with carbon
  • Why there's still money to be made in natural gas

Features and News

Math Problems: Production In Natural Gas

The EIA is finally changing its natural gas statistics, amid accusations that it overstates domestic output. So will the fix give the commodity a sorely needed boost?

  • How the EIA calculates its statistics
  • Why shale gas changed the picture
  • What will happen to prices?

Features and News

George Rahal: Contango Has No Effect On Commodity Returns

The shape of the futures curve has no impact on commodity returns, says the founder of Vista CTA, LLC.
  • Why contango doesn't matter—but roll does
  • What to look for in an ideal commodity index
  • Why you don't want to be ‘where the action is’ Analysis

CFTC Commissioners Gone Wild

Thought we closed the book on position limits in the commodities markets? Guess again.

ETF Report

 Flying Solo In Small Markets

Over the past few years, a slew of single-country emerging market ETFs have hit the scene, opening up the high-risk, high-reward developing world to new investment dollars.

Features and News

Jeffrey Christian: CFTC Position Limits For Metals A ‘Bad Idea’

The precious metals expert and CPM Group founder gives us his take on the CFTC's calls for position limits in the metals markets.
  • Do NYMEX and COMEX do a good enough job?
  • Could position limits hurt bona fide hedgers?
  • Why should gold manipulation theorists be wary of position limits?

Features and News

From The Vault: Nouriel Roubini On The Coming Commodities Correction

Back by popular demand, the chairman of RGE Monitor shares his bearish outlook on commodities for 2010.
  • Too much supply, not enough demand
  • China can't be ‘main engine of growth’
  • $100 oil would mean ‘double-dip recession’

Features and News

Searching For Frontier Markets In Frontier Funds

Frontier market exchange-traded funds make it easier than ever to access these once elusive, high-stakes economies. But before buying, investors should look under the hood, as not everything is always as it seems.