As the supply gets squeezed, these companies stand to benefit.
A sharp rise in cotton prices has been a boon for a fund that tracks them, but it remains a wildly volatile investment.
Companies with an abundance of coal and iron ore, like Cliffs Natural Resources, are reporting unheard-of profits.
In the drilling business, state-of-the-art technology has become a top priority.
In the past 3 decades, has there ever been more bullish time?
The energy giant's acquisition of XTO, once considered a boneheaded move, is now garnering analyst enthusiasm. Will other oil companies follow the lead?
Look for stocks to bounce back from Friday's fear-based selling.
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