Ethan Park of Extract Capital could teach a college graduate-level course on the differences between phosphate and potash. Park's basic advice to The Energy Report: Don't miss out on making money with these essential commodities just because they smell like, well, fertilizer.
Despite its natural endowment of resources such as gold, platinum, palladium and many other precious, rare metals, the Southern African state of Zimbabwe has not been able to profit from the decade-long boom in the metals markets.
Despite the risks and unfavorable public opinion associated with offshore drilling, the truth remains that the keys to unlock the planet's vast remaining oil resources lie beneath ocean floors, in places like the Gulf of Mexico, Brazil and the Arctic.
As potash prices reach their highest levels, uranium prices have suffered. But the host of Ahead of the Herd online and editor of the Ahead of the Herd newsletter believes the prospects for both industries are bright.
A secure supply of this substance is essential to America's future well being - as well as the many other of the world's people who depend on this nation's farming output. Yet the story around phosphate remains under told.
Simply put, we have had too much money chasing goods and services. But there's more to the story than just too much money. Commodity prices are rising because people living in emerging economy nations are seeing unprecedented growth.
Global crude oil production has leveled off at 74 million barrels per day. However, now that economies are recovering, consumption levels are back on the rise and the result will be an inevitable rise in oil prices.
Junior resource companies offer the greatest leverage to increased demand and rising prices for commodities. There is also a very real and increasing trend for mergers and acquisitions in this one of the few bright spots available for investors.