Matt Insley

Matt Insley

The Managing Editor of the Daily Resource Hunter, Matt is the Agora Financial in-house specialist on commodities and natural resources.  He holds a degree from the University of Maryland with a double major in Business and Environmental Economics.  Although always familiar with the financial markets, his main area of expertise stems from his background in the Agricultural and Natural Resources (AGNR) department.  Over the past years he's stayed well ahead of the curve with forward thinking ideas in both resource stocks and hard commodities. Insley's commentary has been featured by MarketWatch.

Matt Insley's Recent Articles

It’s Not Too Late to Profit from the US Shale Gale

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US natural gas production continues to hit record levels. So much so that, despite one of the most severe winters on record - which decimated natural gas stockpiles - the US is already well on its way to replenishing the depleted supply. And it only gets better from there. Matt Insley details how this could reshape the US economy for years to come...


3 Pieces to China’s Gold Puzzle

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While investors in the West tend to movements in the gold price when investing in the yellow metal, the Chinese have a far simpler strategy. Today Matt Insley takes a closer look at how China approaches gold buying, and why market trends don't mean nearly as much in the East as they do in the West. Read on...


Multiply Shale Profits with the New Rail Boom

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The resurgence in the US oil industry has had far-reaching effects on several other economic sectors. And one of the biggest beneficiaries of this oil boom has been the American railroad industry. Today, Matt Insley explores one investment opportunity as this profitable stories picks up steam. Read on...


America’s “Secret” Export Boom

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Since 2007, US energy exports have been booming, raking in roughly $82 billion a year. But that's only half the story... Energy imports are down almost as much as exports are up, making the US energy story the most exciting and potentially profitable investment play on the market right now. Matt Insley explains...


Bye Bye Bitcoin, Hello Hard Assets

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Until Wednesday, Bitcoin was the darling of the digital currency world. But that all changed with the sudden disappearance of Mt. Gox - the cryptocurrency's major index. Today, Matt Insley explains why he's never even considered buying Bitcoins, and where you should put your money instead. Read on...


Why the Market Uptrend Doesn’t Have to Stop

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Holding your wealth in U.S. dollars will continue to be an uphill battle. That’s bad for savers, but it’s great for anyone that’s diversifying their savings into stocks or resource plays. So let the doom and gloomers continue to predict the market’s next catastrophic drop. In the meantime, the market’s trend is up. Matt Insley explains...


No Doom and Gloom in the Shale Boom

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Put your gloom and doom discussions on the back burner. Save them for another day. There are still a few reasons to be incredibly optimistic about the future of the US economy. Today, Matt Insley details two trends for the US economy that show no signs of slowing down. Read on...


The Gold Company With Two Aces Up Its Sleeve

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It's hard to believe that just one short year ago, gold was hovering steadily near the $1,700 per ounce mark. Now it's lucky if it has a price floor around $1,200. That said, it would be a mistake to write off gold altogether, especially some of the bigger stories in the gold market. Matt Insley has more...


The Keystone of Successful Oil Investing

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Much has been made of the shale boom going on in the U.S. And for good reason. It's the main driver behind the resurgence in U.S. oil production. But another energy story has flown under the radar, and as Matt Insley explains, it all starts with our good friends to the north. Read on...


How a Polar Vortex Uncovered a Premium Energy Play

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Since the winter weather began terrorizing much of the U.S., natural gas has been heating up - in more ways than one. Today, Matt Insley explains why this is the perfect time to invest in America's abundant nat gas market... and why it's not likely to slow down even after the weather breaks.