Commodities can be very volatile, and if you own any stocks in this group you will need to stay up on the news and chart trends. For example, copper has been in a bear market for around two years
although we had some small rallies during that period. You could look at a chart of JJC, an ETF that is based on copper. JJC fell
below its 200-day moving average back in 2011 and has continued its downward descent. Whenever a stock or index falls below its 200-day average, it is best to sell and stay away until the stock or
index gets above its 200-day average again for a significant amount of time.
Companies that are involved in oil are Suncor, Chevron, Exxon, Statoil, Petrobras, and many others. We also have service and shipping companies that assist those who are finding new oil like Rig, Seadrill, Frontline, Teekay Tankers, and others.
Next, we sometimes have a significant demand from the Far East for basic materials such as copper, iron ore, uranium, and other commodities. This gives opportunities to companies like BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Freeport-McMoran, and others. So, any of these companies that are involved with commodities can be bought and sold many times over the next ten years while India and China are growing. The small gains that are made during each cycle will add up to a lot of money over time. There will also be many repeatable cycles because the stock market never stands still. The market sells off several times each year in different amounts whenever there is any bad news.
In 2017, I discovered a big money maker in trading natural gas with the 3x ETFs DGAZ and UGAZ. If you will look at Stock Table 1, you will see that I made over $20,000 on paper during the winter and spring of 2017. So, this will be a seasonal event every year to trade natural gas on this website as well as with my own real money.