Gold Prices Inching Higher

Several factors determine the U.S. price of gold. Inflation, market uncertainty (i.e. worry),  the value of the Dollar compared to other currencies (a falling dollar increases the gold price), supply and demand. Market supply can come from three … [Read more...]

The Oil War Just Getting Started

Let the battle begin. OPEC is trying to cut production and drive prices up while U.S. Shale Oil producers are seeing the increase in oil prices as an opportunity to get back in the game. More oil rigs are coming on line in the U.S. accompanied by … [Read more...]

Oil Prices Running Out Of Reasons To Rally?

Oil prices faltered at the start of the second week of the year, as fears set in about a rapid rebound in U.S. shale production. For the better part of two months, optimism surrounding the OPEC deal has buoyed oil prices, but bullish sentiment from … [Read more...]

Oil Prices High Enough to Spark Shale Rebound

U.S. Shale Is Now Cash Flow Neutral - What that means is that Operating Cash flow is finally covering the cost of Capex (i.e. Capital Expenditures - an expense is a capital expenditure when the asset is a newly purchased capital asset or an … [Read more...]

Trump Changes Everything

This morning I received an email alert from Michael Swanson editor of WallStreetWindow.com in it  Mike makes this shocking statement... "It's all about the US dollar for Trump and his advisors. Wild markets mean that we cannot make bets any longer … [Read more...]

Is Fast Food Slowing Down? Five Growing Trends in Restaurants Today

Food trends in the United States seem to come and go quickly. Today’s kale obsession will be gone as quickly as yesterday’s all-protein diet. However, through it all, the American people have remained loyal to their numerous fast food chains. But … [Read more...]

Could A Lithium Shortage De-Rail The Electric Car Boom?

We've gone electric, and there's no going back at this point. Lithium is our new fuel, but like fossil fuels, the reserves we're currently tapping into are finite—and that's what investors can take to the bank. You may think lithium got too … [Read more...]

Surprise Natural Gas Draw-down Signals Higher Prices Ahead

The U.S. electric power sector burned through a record amount of natural gas in recent weeks, a sign of the shifting power generation mix and also a signal that natural gas supplies could get tighter than many analysts had previously expected. The … [Read more...]

Move Over Oil – Lithium Is The Future

Just a few years ago, we would have scoffed at the idea that electric vehicles could be mainstream anytime soon, or that the global appetite for lithium-ion batteries and mass power storage would be so voracious, and so sudden. Today, no one is … [Read more...]

Gold is Back in the LimeLight

As you can see in the chart to the left courtesy of GoldSeek.com after a precipitous drop in November 2015 gold bottomed near $1,000/oz in December. But then in January and February everything changed. Gold went from a "Barbarous Relic" to a store of … [Read more...]