With the election almost upon us, traders and analysts weigh in on how its outcome may affect the currently oversupplied energy market as well as any potential geopolitical repercussions, which have been a major factor in recent years.
2012, like 2004 and 2008, ALWAYS was going to be a relatively modest year for gold and silver. Modest, that is, within the context of a run rate of a 17% year-on-year increase that we have seen for 12 years.
The volatility that could ensue following the November elections means the following list of ETFs almost certainly will be in play. Simply put, these are the "must know" ETFs ahead of the 2012 presidential election.
In a new analysis, Andrew Wilkinson, Chief Economic Strategist at Miller Tabak & Co., looks at the recent track record for both Republicans and Democrats by examining jobs data from George Bush’s presidency and the current Obama administration.
U.S. corn stockpiles are poised to be the smallest in 16 years by August and soybean reserves will be lower than the government expected, potentially accelerating food-price inflation in an election year.