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    commodities recovery

    Commodities prices have essentially crashed.

    The Thomson Reuters/CoreCommodities CRB Commodity Index peaked near 365 in 2011.

    Today it sits at just 189, a brutal loss of more than 48%. Gold, silver, oil, natural gas, uranium, coal, iron ore, and copper are all at or near multiyear lows.

    It's been devastating for companies producing them and countries dependent on exporting them.

    But by definition, commodity production is a cyclical business, and what goes down simply must come up.

    In fact, there's so much upside potential at the other end of this sector-wide slump that my eyes have been glued to some important indicators - including some that few others are looking at.

    When a bottom and recovery develops, it will appear here first. That will give us the earliest opportunity to capture gains on the way up.

    I really like what I see right now. Let me show you...

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If These Commodity Prices Tank… Run for Your Life


Both U.S. and overseas stocks have been rallying since their ugly August sell-off.

But, if these key commodity prices tank, expect stock prices to follow.

Oil and copper hold the keys to the future of stock prices...

Here's why...

Thanks to Glencore, That "Ticking" Sound You Hear Is the World Stock Market


It's the biggest commodities-trading player on Earth. And it's in big trouble. I'm speaking, of course, about Glencore Plc.

Here's the truth about how close the company is to the edge of the cliff, how markets would be affected by a Glencore "credit event," the signals that will tell you a crash is imminent...

And how to protect yourself and profit from this company's extreme difficulties.

How to Beat This Market’s “Three Cs” of Risk

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The last few weeks of trading have been downright rough...

The markets staged a "whistling past the graveyard" rally for a little more than a week after the Aug. 24 crash only to come tumbling down again by 3% on Sept. 1 as nearly every sector was hit.

Robust technical support levels that were years in the making have been snapped like so many little twigs.

Key indicators have all but failed traders who are scrambling to find bottoms to trade off of, and the Chicago Board of Options Exchange Volatility Index (VIX) has been breaking six-year records, topping 53 on Aug. 24 and 30 on Sept. 1.

The sheer breadth of the chaos is matched only by the growing chorus of pundits speculating on the drivers of the chaos.

Let them speculate and fumble around in the dark. What's really rocking this market is what I call the "Three Cs."   

Here they are - plus the two sectors that will rise above it all...

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

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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...

Here's What Will Fuel the Commodity Prices Rebound

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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...

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...

Why Uranium Prices Are Rising, and How You Can Profit

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Currently, uranium prices are creeping upwards after bottoming out mid-year 2014.

If you're an investor who thinks mostly of coal and oil in regards to the energy sector, consider giving uranium a chance.

As a clean, base load power at low cost to billions of people, it's a hard-asset must-have for investors' portfolios.

Commodities Prices Forecast for Q2 2015

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What happens in the resource sector is a great barometer for the world economy.

Looking at where commodities prices are headed can even help us forecast what state the world economy will be in over the coming months.

Here's a look at how major commodities (oil, natural gas, gold, silver, and copper) performed in Q1 and where they are headed in Q2 2015...

A Commodities Market Rebound Investors Don't Want to Miss

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Uranium has been one of the worst performing commodities markets for years. Since 2011's Fukushima reactor leak, the price of uranium fell by more than half.

But we're now at a pivotal point in this sector. Demand is about to jump, uranium supply outlook is getting tighter, and Japan's nuclear needs are coming back.

Within the next two years, this commodities market is forecast to face a deficit scenario that will drive prices higher once again...

Deflation in 2015? These Four Charts Say Yes

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Deflation in 2015 seems to be upon us. And while falling prices might seem like a good thing, deflation can wreak havoc on the economy.

In a deflationary period, prices will drop, corporate profits will dry up, wages will shrink, and all of this will reinforce the conditions of recessions.

These four charts show that the U.S. has a real deflation problem now...

Here's Why Silver Prices Today Are Near Five-Month Highs

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Silver prices today are soaring.

Investors are wondering: why are silver prices up today? And why now?

There are a couple of factors buoying the price of silver this week that explain why silver is up 7.3% this week. Here's why...

The Best Oil ETFs to Buy Before Crude Rebounds in 2015

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Best oil ETFs to buy now: Crude oil prices have dropped to their lowest prices since 2009, falling below $50 a barrel this month, after reaching $115 a barrel in June.

But Money Morning's Global Energy Strategist Dr. Kent Moors says oil prices are near a bottom, and will rebound in 2015.

"As the most fluid commodity in the world, crude oil has the ability to quickly self-correct, which is why longtime oil veterans aren't worried about falling prices,” Moors said. "In fact, the vast majority of them (including myself) actually expect oil prices to climb next year."

These oil ETFs are trading at a huge discount now, but won’t for long…

Uranium Prices Will Head Higher Due to This Supply Crunch

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With nuclear power bouncing back worldwide, and the number of global uranium mines declining, the signs are building that uranium prices are poised to head higher.

After stabilizing under $30 per pound, prices have begun to rebound, posting their largest gain in more than 30 months. Since Aug. 4, the cost of uranium has climbed by 13.91%.

But that could be just the beginning of the move...

Price of Gold Today Surges on Malaysian Flight Crash News


The price of gold today skyrocketed when news of more geopolitical tension hit headlines. The safe-haven investment tends to enjoy gains when fear is in the air.

Here's the latest on this geopolitical turmoil, and where it sent today's gold prices...

Four Compelling Reasons to Buy Gold Stocks Right Now

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Gold prices have rallied 8% so far in 2014. It follows that investors in gold stocks - which are closely linked with gold itself - stand to profit. But the first half of 2014's gains aside, pressures shaping the yellow metal right now demand an allocation of gold stocks in a healthy investment portfolio.

In fact, Money Morning Chief Investment Strategist Keith Fitz-Gerald said in May that the case for owning gold has never been stronger.

"Many investors are asking themselves if now is the time to buy gold. I think that's the wrong question," Fitz-Gerald said. "What they should be asking themselves is if they can afford not to buy gold."

Here’s why…