Lara Crigger

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

Features and News

Playing The Sugar Rush

With sugar hitting 28-year highs, should investors consider indulging their sweet tooth?

  • Rainfall causes supply crunch
  • Food makers freaking out
  • Does sugar keep rising?

Features and News

James Turk: Gold To Hit $1,000 This Fall

Founder of GoldMoney gives Hard Assets Investor his predictions on the yellow metal's short-term future.
  • Physical vs. ‘paper’ gold
  • Why September’s a key month
  • Are we nearing ‘peak gold’?

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?

Features and News

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