Matt Insley

Matt Insley

Matt Insley is the managing editor of The Daily Resource Hunter and now the co-editor of Real Wealth Trader and Outstanding Investments. 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

Why a Strong U.S. Dollar is a Commodity Killer

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What's green and white and absolutely killing the commodity sector? Answer: The U.S. dollar... That's right the ol' greenback has been on a tear since the beginning of July, and it doesn't show any signs of slowing down. Today, Matt Insley explains why this is such a huge blow for commodities... and oil in particular. Read on...


Your Front Row Seat to the Next “Big Oil” Event

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Just as Exxon got its start back in the U.S. oil patch, a few companies are set to ramp up production and grow larger than most Wall Street analysts would ever believe. Over the last several months, Matt Insley has been researching which of these companies are set to explode. Today, he details 4 of them...


Buy the Dips: Why the Pullback in US Shale is Only Temporary

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Since early July, there's been a sharp pullback in the prices of most major U.S. shale players. Is this the start of a long-term meltdown, or is this simply a great opportunity to "buy the dips"? Matt Insely explores, and offers four specific ways to play the trend. Read on...


Why “Fair-Weather Investing” is a Winning Strategy

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A "fair-weather fan" is someone who only roots for his team when the team is winning. And while that's usually a derogatory term, Matt Insley explains why, at least when it comes to investing, being a "fair-weather fan" can be the best strategy to making huge gains in any kind of market. Read on...


How to Claim Your Spoils from Shale’s Latest Victory

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Despite thousands of wells being drilled without a single case of groundwater contamination, environmentalists still have it out for fracking. That's especially true in Colorado, where a potential roadblock could've hindered production. Luckily, common sense has prevailed. And as Matt Insley explains, that could mean a huge boon for energy investors. Read on...


How to Shield Yourself from the Next US Debt Crisis

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With the pain of the 2008 financial crisis squarely in America's rear-view mirror, consumer credit and US debt are steadily on the rise. My how quickly we forget... Today, Matt Insley explains why you should not be sleeping on the severity of the US's debt load, and how you can avoid the coming crunch. Read on...


Look Who’s Taking Credit for the U.S. Shale Boom

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Matt Insley is optimistic about America's economic future - all thanks to the oil and gas boom taking place right under our feet. But there's something that he has to get off his chest... an injustice that goes back two whole years... to the floor of the House of Representatives. Read on...


Why the Dollar Will Be King Longer Than You Think

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How is it that the US dollar has maintained such a strong foothold as the world's reserve currency, despite its continued decline and the steady erosion of its purchasing power? According to Matt Insley, it has to do with something called "path dependence"... And it's precisely why the dollar isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Read on...


2 Stats That Will Change How You See the US Oil Boom

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As the U.S. "shale gale" nears its 10th birthday, it appears the America energy renaissance has outlived its critics. Still, it's natural to wonder whether all the big gains are behind us. Today, Matt Insley reveals the newest shale hotspot, and explains why there's still plenty of opportunity left in the U.S. energy boom. Read on...


What the Turmoil in Iraq Means for U.S. Investors

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Thanks to ongoing conflict in Libya and lackluster production growth in Iran (not to mention the news out of Iraq this week), the Middle East is facing an unprecedented oil crisis. Good thing the U.S. is awash in its own wealth of oil. Because if oil prices surge as this conflict intensifies, U.S. oil producers could profit handsomely. Matt Insley explains...