Now is the perfect time to invest in natural gas stocks. To many investors, that may seem counterintuitive. After all, natural gas has been the red-headed stepchild of energy for years. But prices for this plentiful alternative fuel are just beginning to turn higher.
However you choose to invest, gold's recent price action indicates it could again be ready to move higher. Purists feel this is the only true hedge against global turmoil and declining values in the dollar and other fiat currencies.
Graphene offers remarkable possibilities. It also offers substantial profits for investors, but finding the right vehicle to catch the graphene wave will be a challenge – requiring both patience and close monitoring of companies that may benefit most as the new technologies evolve.
After recent falls, most current oil price outlooks range from a fairly conservative average of $104 a barrel, as forecast by the US Energy Information Association (EIA), to a turmoil-driven possibility of $200 a barrel. Either represents a substantial profit opportunity for energy bulls.
For investors who want to capture the coming move in silver, buying silver bars or coins is still one of the best options. Like gold, investing in silver is a great hedge against inflation and financial turmoil alike.
Soaring investment demand, continued industrial use, a growing supply shortage, and falling ore quality all signal a sharply bullish outlook for the "poor man's precious metal." So, how can you position yourself to profit from silver's coming advance without exposing yourself to the excessive risk?
While many investors have been distracted by the goings on in Europe, China has been making a dent in the global gold market by making it easier for investors to buy and invest in the yellow metal. The goal: To dominate the global gold market.
Gold prices have had a phenomenal run over the past year, but the distinguishing feature of the market in recent weeks has been extreme volatility - volatility that has many investors nervous about protecting the big profits they've rolled up.
With gold having doubled in price in the last four years - not to mention a US dollar that continues to weaken - it's no surprise that coin markets are attracting buyers like moths to a flame. First-timers are often confused by all that's available.