Commodities Investing: Oil, Gas, and Energy

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Coal in the Commodities Market

Before the beginning of the 20th century, coal was truly the king of commodities. Coal was the dominant source of energy during the tumultuous Industrial Revolution. People still often associate the Industrial [more…]

Oil Commodity Exposure: Invest in Shipping Companies

Commodities such as oil and gas would be useless if there was no way of transporting them to consumers. In fact, transporting commodities to consumers is probably as important as finding and processing [more…]

Industrial Uses Drive the Natural Gas Commodities Market

The industrial sector is the largest consumer of natural gas commodities, accounting for almost 40 percent of total consumption. Although industrial uses of natural gas have always played a major role [more…]

Home Use Contributes to the Demand for Natural Gas Commodities

Residential use of natural gas accounts for almost a quarter of total consumption of the commodity. A large portion of homes in the United States, as well as other countries, use natural gas for both their [more…]

Economic Growth Pushes Up Demand for Natural Gas Commodities

You need to be bullish on natural gas commodities during times of economic growth. Demand for natural gas rises from commercial users like schools, hospitals, restaurants, movie theaters, malls, and office [more…]

NGVs May Effect the Natural Gas Commodities Market

It’s not a widely known fact, but natural gas is a commodity used in a number of vehicles (approximately three million worldwide) as a source of fuel. These vehicles, known simply as [more…]

Trade Liquefied Natural Gas on the Commodities Market

Liquefied natural gas,or LNG, is a recent development in the commodities field. LNG is exactly what it says it is: natural gas in a liquid form. The reason for this development is quite simple: As demand [more…]

The Future of Natural Gas Commodity Investments

The future for natural gas commodity investing looks bright. The total natural gas consumption on a global scale in 2005 was approximately 100 trillion cubic feet [more…]

Investments in Natural Gas Commodity Futures

The most direct method of investing in natural gas is to trade futures contracts on one of the designated commodities exchanges. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange [more…]

Exposure to Commodities: Invest in Natural Gas Companies

Investing in commodities through companies that process natural gas is a positive investment choice because it offers you exposure to this market through the expertise and experience of industry professionals [more…]

Global Warming and Renewable Energy Investments

The global warming movement has raised some serious issues and attracted the attention of investors, corporations, and individuals who invest in commodities. Perhaps the most vocal and high-profile figure [more…]

Global Warming and Energy Commodity Investments

The global warming movement has changed the energy sector of the commodities market, increasing reliance on renewable energy sources over fossil fuel sources. Scientifically speaking, global warming is [more…]

Energy Sector Commodities: Solar Energy Investment

Solar power currently accounts for only 1 percent of total renewable energy sources, but it’s one of the fastest-growing areas in the commodities arena. Governments around the world are in the process [more…]

Energy Sector Commodities: Wind Energy Investments

Wind energy is another renewable resource that’s getting increasing attention from commodities investors. Energy is generated by huge wind machines (similar to traditional windmills), which are placed [more…]

Energy Sector Commodities: Biomass Company Investment

The commodity that’s currently the biggest component of the renewable energy industry is biomass, accounting for 53 percent of total production estimates. Scientifically speaking, biomass energy is produced [more…]

Alternative Energy Has Little Effect on Traditional Energy Commodities

As the global population increases and emerging countries industrialize, the demand for energy commodities will rise throughout the first quarter of the 21st century. The Energy Information Administration [more…]

Qualities of Coal Available for Commodities Investment

As with other fossil fuel commodities, coal comes in different qualities. Specifically, coal comes in four categories, classified by its carbon, sulfur, and ash content, as well as by the level of energy [more…]

Ways to Invest in Coal Commodities

You can get access to the coal commodities markets either by trading coal futures directly or by investing in coal companies. Here are the details of each option: [more…]

Energy Sector Commodities: How to Invest in Nuclear Power Futures

When most people think of nuclear power, they tend to think of nuclear weapons and mushroom clouds, not energy and commodities. However, nuclear power has an important civilian role, too. Civilian and [more…]

Energy Sector Commodities: Uranium Mining Companies

Because uranium isn’t a widely tradable commodity, the best way to profit from nuclear power is to invest in companies that specialize in the mining, processing, and distribution of uranium for civilian [more…]

How to Invest in Uranium Commodities

For a number of reasons — environmental, political, geopolitical — there’s a strong push to move away from fossil fuel commodities as the main sources of energy and toward alternative energy sources such [more…]

Energy Commodities: Electricity Consumption and Supply Chain

Electricity is now a tradable commodity, but Benjamin Frankly couldn’t have imagined that his kite experiment would come to that. His experimentation paved the way for developments in electricity, which [more…]

Energy Commodities: Invest in Electricity Futures through RTOs

Investing in coal as well as nuclear power is one way to invest in electricity commodities. But you can invest directly in the power industry in several other ways as well. [more…]

Energy Commodities: Invest through Electric Utilities

You probably get a letter from them every month, but you may have never given too much thought about the commodities investment opportunities that they present. “They” would be, of course, the electric [more…]

Energy Commodities: Investments in Oil Exploration and Production

One way to play the commodity markets is to invest in the companies involved in the production, transformation, and distribution of the world’s most important energy commodities. The global crude oil supply [more…]

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