When it takes up to four million pounds of sand to frack a single well, it’s no wonder that demand is outpacing supply and frack sand producers are becoming the biggest behind-the-scenes beneficiaries of the American oil and gas boom.
There are many aspects to the success of a rare earth element (REE) deposit being developed into a mine. Yet the question arises: Why are so many REE projects not put into production while standing still with “robust” economic studies?
Commodities are and always will be a cyclical market, asserts Chris Berry. That's why he's not sweating disappointing stock performance. But the self-described long-term bull on energy materials has big plans on how to play growth in the developing world, and he insists that now is the time for investors to position themselves ahead of an upswing.
There is a way to capture eye-popping returns without having to take an “E-ticket” ride. That is to focus on MLP’s that only invest in the natural gas industry. The smart way to play here is to own securities that benefit from the increasing volume of natural gas production.
Analysts forecast China's silver demand to increase as much as 10% in 2013 from investors looking to preserve their wealth. This is a record level for Chinese silver demand – and good news for silver investors since China is the world's second-biggest user of the metal.
Although China as the second largest world economy may be in an economic slump, investors are seeking out silver as a value alternative investment. Silver climbed 15% this year and ETF’s holding silver have gained 6.5%.
Investor fears about mining stocks are misplaced, says the hedge fund manager with New York-based Firebird Management, especially if those companies are mining in Mongolia, one of the fastest growing economies with some of the most extensive, untapped resources.