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Commodity Prices Update: Faber, Icahn, Soros Make Big Bets on the Sector

A few legendary influencers in investing are making huge bets right now on commodities, an area that's faced – and continues to face – some pretty strong headwinds.

Famed hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller recently made a $323 million bet on gold. Carl Icahn took an 8.5% position in copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX).

What are we to make of this? And how could this impact commodity prices? Take a look...

Commodities

Platinum Prices Could Rebound on This News

After nearly five years of a correcting bear market, platinum prices have fallen by nearly half, from $1,800 in 2010 to $1,003 on Sept. 8.

To stem the tide, some of the world's largest producers of the precious metal are cutting production.

But a new push to make the official sector a key consumer of the metal could move platinum prices higher...

oil stocks

BHP Billiton Profits: Should You Invest After Earnings? (NYSE ADR: BHP)

Australian oil and mining giant BHP Billiton Ltd. reported earnings yesterday (Monday) for the full year ending this past June.

The firm posted its weakest annual earnings since 2003 in the face of a painful commodity price rout.

Here's whether or not you should invest in BHP stock on the dip...

Commodities

Here's What Will Fuel the Commodity Prices Rebound

Commodities are one of the most hated sectors of the market right now, with commodity prices crashing to a 13-year low in July.

But it appears we're nearing the point of maximum pessimism. Opportunity could be just around the corner.

Here's how low commodity prices have affected major producers - plus a look at the factors that will drive prices higher...

commodities

How Have Commodity Prices Performed in 2015?

The biggest news we hear when we talk about commodity prices is oil prices. That's because they've crashed nearly 50% in the last year.

But oil is nowhere near the biggest loser among the most common commodities.

Here's how the five most traded commodities have performed in 2015...

Oil

Demand Is Surging in the Oil Market, Pointing to Higher Prices Ahead

As the oil market focuses on the supply side and the possibility of reaching a nuclear deal in Iran grows, something else has been developing in crude.

Worldwide demand is beginning to surge.

In fact, it's not just surging - it's accelerating. Here's why that's happening and when to look for higher prices ahead...

Investing Tips

This Turnaround Tech Stock Is Poised for Big Gains

However, there are investments that don't pass my rigorous five-part system found in "Your Tech Wealth Blueprint" – but are still worth taking a look at.

I call these "Special Situations" – or "turnaround plays" – and today I want to share one of them with you.

I'm looking for this $9 stock to soar 50% in less than three years.

Now, not every Special Situation can succeed in its turnaround and produce those kinds of gains. That's why I also have a set of rules to determine if these kinds of investments will become lucrative.

In fact, there are three tell-tale signs that can help you find these big-profit stocks.

Let's take a look...

oil

The Five Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now

Best Oil Stocks to Buy Now: For the past three months, oil prices have hovered at their lowest levels since the financial crisis.

But they're are headed higher this year – and there are still plenty of profitable gems in the oil sector.

Here's a roundup of the best oil stocks to buy now as the market stabilizes throughout the year...

Silver

The Current Price of Silver Is Climbing but Still Highly Volatile

The current price of silver is very volatile, but it is currently on the upswing.

At $17.145 an ounce – the current price of silver as of 8:45 a.m. EDT – the white metal is up 9.3% on the year and 3.5% on the month. But it is volatile.

Here's what to make of the current price of silver...

Energy Investing

A Major Solar ETF "Buy" Signal Is Here

The potential of solar power has been touted for years, yet it has always come with major limitations. The costs of producing solar power have outweighed the benefits for many power companies.

But that's changing. Solar power has reached a tipping point, and it's creating a massive profit opportunity for one solar ETF.

"Despite the odds, alternative energy - led by solar power - is rapidly approaching what the industry has always considered to be the "Holy Grail,'" Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors said.