Lara Crigger

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

Features and News

Nusbaum: Buying Agriculture

Financial adviser and contributor Roger Nusbaum sees opportunities in agriculture and other hard asset categories.
  • Oil is going to $80
  • Gold still has a place
  • Monsanto as a core holding

Features and News

Commodity Equity ETFs Get Active. What About Futures?

The filing for active commodity equity funds from Claymore has some asking when active commodity futures ETFs will appear.
  • Claymore vs. its competitors in the equity space
  • CTAs and active futures
  • What about the Barclays Hedge Index

Features and News

Uranium: An Under-The-Radar Bull Market

Uranium prices are rebounding. But how does the long-term picture look?

  • Headed for a bull market?
  • New mines in Africa
  • Uranium stocks outperform

Features and News

David Morgan: A Bull’s Case For Silver

Gold may make the headlines, but we caught up with one of silver's notorious bulls to hear the case for ag.

  • The 'good times' metal vs. 'doom-and-gloom'
  • Uncommon supply issues
  • The 'right' ratio with gold

ETF Report

 Breaking Down BRIC

Data on the BRIC Nations...

Features and News

Playing Platinum And Palladium Ahead Of The ETF Launch

With ETF Securities lining up to launch platinum and palladium exchange-traded funds in the U.S., some investors are positioning ahead of the launch.
  • Could an ETF cause a shortage in demand?
  • What's changed since the last time they talked about a platinum ETF?
  • The best way to play platinum ahead of a launch

Features and News

‘Subprime’ Carbon?

Will the rapidly evolving carbon market spell salvation for the environment – or disaster?

  • The real power of ‘green’: money?
  • Obtaining credits through offsets
  • Test-driving a voluntary market

Features and News

MLPs: Profit In The Pipelines?

This often-overlooked asset class can help you tap into the coming infrastructure boom.

  • High yields, low risk
  • Oversold and undervalued?
  • The risks and challenges

Features and News

Dipping Into The Rice Bowl

Boosted by weather concerns, oil costs and biofuel programs, the price of rice looks quite nice.

  • Rice a daily staple for more than half the world population
  • 7% of total production trades on the global market
  • Stockpiles at lows not seen since 1976