investing in commodities
One in every 10 lightbulbs in the United States gets its power from Russian fuel. It's been that way ever since 1993, when the Megatons to Megawattsprogram began.
Under this agreement, the highly enriched uranium (HEU) contained in ex-Soviet nuclear weapons was downblended and converted into nuclear fuel.
It was a win-win arrangement. Americans got the nuclear fuel they needed; the Russians got the hard currency they needed. And the world got a cleaner, less dangerous environment, as around 20,000 warheads were stood down.
But this era is rapidly coming to a close. The very last shipment of the program's uranium recently left St. Petersburg, Russia, for Baltimore, Maryland.
By the end of December, the deal that helped provide about half of all commercial nuclear power in the United States... will simply end.And that's going to open up a fantastic opportunity for us...
How to Invest in Commodities
One of things all investors should know for 2013 is how to invest in commodities, as the prices of many of these products head for huge gains.
One of the reasons they will soar is because institutional investors have quickly abandoned them in the current risk on/risk off investment climate. There is right now roughly $424 billion invested in commodities, but that is a mere fraction of 1% of all global investment assets.
When all that money comes pouring back in, those commodity-related investments will skyrocket.
The few institutions that jumped into the market were disappointed because the commodities "super-cycle" did not generate spectacular gains for them in a year or two. Also, with inflation appearing to be nonexistent in the government-reported numbers, institutions are bailing on commodities.
8 Commodities You Should Be Investing In
Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS), in its newly released Commodity Manual, just delivered good news for anyone investing in commodities in 2013.
The report gives a bullish outlook in 2013 and 2014 for eight of 14 commodities it evaluated. Estimated two-year gains range from 3.05% to 17.3%.
Money Morning Global Resources Specialist Peter Krauth agrees most commodities will perform well. In fact, he projects even higher growth than Morgan Stanley's outlook.
"With central banks on their virtually uninterrupted fiat money-printing spree bound to continue for the next few years, hard assets remain a great place to be," Krauth says. "That being said, some commodities will undoubtedly do better than others."
The Commodities Bull Market: Insights on Gold, Energy and Agriculture
Despite the setback caused by the 2008 financial crisis, the commodities bull market rolls on. A short four years later, many commodities are trading at or near all-time highs.
And thanks to huge swaths of the developing world moving up the ranks, the current bull market in commodities promises to be one for the history books-- both in time and size.
After all, the wants and needs of 7 billion people are an irresistible and monumental force.
Soon virtually every substance vital to modern life will become enormously expensive − and profitable for investors who know how to play it.
In fact, today's scarcity and soaring costs could spur history's biggest gains.
It is one of the reasons why I recently sat down with resource investor extraordinaire Rick Rule.
A leading American retail broker specializing in mining, energy, water utilities, forest products and agriculture, Rick has dedicated his entire life to all aspects of the natural resource industry.
Rick is without question something of a heavy hitter.
At Sprott Global Companies, he leads a team of professionals trained in resource-related disciplines such as geology and engineering. Together, they work to evaluate commodities-related investment opportunities.
I think you'll enjoy what Rick had to say during our recent Q&A.
Insights on the Commodities Bull MarketPeter Krauth: What is your general outlook for commodities - the commodities market over the next, say, one to three years and even beyond that?
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