The precious metals market is always a volatile space – and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be a good way for investors to gain exposure through a diversified portfolio. (See also: Precious Metals Funds: A Golden Opportunity.) After a rough couple of years, precious metals did fairly well in 2017 with metals producers reporting some of the top gains.
It's extremely tempting to get into the oil market now that the Trump administration has promised to make domestic energy production a priority. The Brent spot price reflects this new enthusiasm – it was hovering at around $43 on Nov. 8, and as of Feb. 17, it has risen to $54.15. (See also: 6 Things Investors Can Do With Cash Under Trump.) However, getting into oil isn't exactly easy.
The price of coffee futures has been steadily on the rise, and analysts don't see any signs of this ascent stopping in the next few years. In fact, current prices of around $1.65 per pound are up 15 percent from 2015, and some analysts suggest that coffee could reach $3 per pound in 2017. (See also: Commodities Trading: An Overview.) What's behind the sudden surge in coffee? A number of things, actually. Global demand is up considerably, and that is especially the case in the North American markets.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".