A recent article from Stansberry Research discusses a favorite ‘boom or bust’ sector. Most commodities go through cycles where they boom and then go down. Whenever supply and demand become unbalanced there will be a shift to adjust. Therefore when a certain commodity becomes hard to find then the price for it will start to rise as demand increases. Resources, however, tend to be less volatile as they are more capital and time-intensive to produce (Glassdoor). For instance, it can take a while to build a mine or get a farming operation up and running. This time and money make it so the prices of resources are less likely to spike as demand increases. The most recent commodity being tracked is marijuana. With only a handful of states allowing the purchase for recreational use, there is a surge in demand with a limit to supply. Coffee is another commodity that has been tracked but has proved harder to predict as it has soared in years where prices were thought to plummet.
Stansberry Research is an American publishing company that focuses on publications in the financial and investment research fields. The main headquarters are in Baltimore, Maryland and they have satellite offices in California, Florida, and Oregon. They look at resources such as power, oil, or mining as well as biotechnology and healthcare investments. Stansberry Research was founded in 1999 by Porter Stansberry. The articles posted through Stansberry Research show a wide view of the market so that there is a strong mixture of strategies, recommendations, and opinions instead of one unified view. The analysts at Stansberry Research have diverse backgrounds in the financial industry. Networks such as CNBC, Fox Business News, and CNN Radio have all showcased analysts and editors from Stansberry Research.