Lara Crigger

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

Features and News

Hilary Till: The Question Of ‘Excessive’ Oil Speculation

The co-editor of "Intelligent Commodity Investing" discusses her recent research in energy speculation.
  • The role the speculator plays in oil
  • Separating the speculators from the hedgers
  • Do we need more transparency?

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Interview With Trader Vic

We catch up with the outspoken commodities whiz on his outlook for 2010.
  • Gold is the world's best investment for next 2-3 years
  • Other precious metals will shine
  • ‘Buy the stuff, not the paper'

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S&P Launches S&P 500 Gold-Hedged Index


Today Standard & Poor’s launched its new S&P 500 Gold-Hedged Index, which is designed to grant investors exposure to the
equities market while hedging the currency risk of a declining U.S. dollar.

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James Hamilton: The Fundamentals Of Oil Shocks

The professor of economics and blogger gives his insight on what really drives the commodities markets.
  • Why index funds make commodities move together
  • What really drove the 2008 spike in oil prices
  • Could higher crude prices kill the recovery?

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Tom Winmill: $2,400/oz Gold In The Next 10 Years

The portfolio manager of the Midas Fund gives us his take on the precious metals market.
  • Where gold goes next in the short and long term
  • Have we hit peak gold?
  • Why he likes platinum best of all Analysis

Will UNL Beat UNG?

Can USCF's new fund tackle the natural gas contango?

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John Hyland: Regulators ‘Evolving’ On Commodity ETFs

The man behind USO and UNG sees some movement on the regulatory front.

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Adrian Ash: Gold’s Uptrend Driven By Leverage

We take the temperature of the gold markets with BullionVault's head of research.

  • Why gold is a terrible inflation hedge
  • The real reason behind gold's recent rise
  • Are we in a gold bubble?

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Tim Guinness: Oil Market Tightening

Do current fundamentals justify oil prices? Yes, says the founder and CIO of Guinness Atkinson Funds.
  • fWhat’s the right equilibrium for oil?
  • Gas vs. Oil: which has more upside left?
  • Why Saudi Arabia doesn’t want $100 oil