Oil and natural gas are important aspects of our every day lives. Unfortunately, despite technological advances, finding the energy sources increasingly means entering hostile regions. At least some are questioning if the risks are worth it, which could change the shape of the oil and gas industry in some important ways. There's a way to stay invested, however, even if some companies decide to extricate themselves.
Investing in copper miners is largely a China bet. Copper producers like Sumitomo are expanding productive capacity in the face of lower margins, pinning their prospects on growing demand. Much of this demand is hoped to come from the PRC (People's Republic of China).
I don't want to burst any bubbles, but this is only half of the story. Copper prices could decline if demand fails to meet more »