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For the buyers and category managers out there, especially those of you deep in the weeds of buying and managing commodities, here's a quick rundown of news and thoughts from particular commodity markets. From price movements to policy decisions, our MetalMiner editors scour the landscape for ...
Evening markets: calendar and dollar revival provoke ag market reversal ... As US agricultural commodity investors prepared for a long weekend, they took some of their profits with them. ... "Demand has proven robust of late, so the global cocoa market is likely to show a significantly lower supply surplus.".

The falling U.S. dollar aided most commodities with dollar-denominated prices, such as copper HGH8, +0.15% and oil CLJ8, +0.43% Crude oil prices were building on Wednesday's rally, ... Euro strength can hurt sales of European products in overseas markets, and in turn hurt shares of those exporters.
The investment implication, Erb told me in a recent email: "Commodity futures are not a 'set-it-and-forget-it' investment." Instead, they "periodically present tactical opportunities" and "this may be one of those times that there is a tactical opportunity." But, because the commodity markets can quickly shift from ...
commodity markets will outperform other asset classes once spooked markets regain their balance, according to a note from Goldman Sachs Group Inc., and ... which suggested that emerging market-traded commodities shrugged off the selloff in developed markets because their fundamental situation hasn't changed.

A strong break and close above 0.7988 could see this market post further gains into 0.8034. If we cannot hold above 0.7903, we could see the AUD retest 0.7833. Should we break lower however, we will look for a move back into 0.7779 and if downside momentum continues we could see 0.7729 quickly ...
The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks more than 20 commodities in energy, agriculture, industrials and precious metals, seems to be on the verge of breaking out to the upside (see the chart below). It set its low point in January 2016, coincidentally when the current leg of the bull market in stocks ...
Benson Quinn Commodities said that "the trade is recognising the system, as advertised, isn't a drought buster. "Warm/dry ... "The US is said to be competitively priced in the world market" in corn, CHS Hedging said, while reminding too of the negative for US feed grain price of China's announcement of an ...
Recently, I celebrated 20 years with MarketWatch--a very long ride to say the least--in a fast paced, volatile commodities market that has seen gold prices jump by more ... and I was hired as a newswire operator to help distribute financial news and commodity reports to customers for a third-party client.
We kickoff Super Bowl Monday with ISM Non-Manufacturing Index at 9:00 A.M. followed by Export Inspections at 10:00 A.M. Informa Economic, a private analytics firm, lowered estimates on Corn and Soybean crops in Argentina. They pegged the Corn crop at 37 million tonnes, down 5 million from its prior ...
As a main commodity-exporting country, Brazil is well-positioned for further outperformance thanks to the unfolding commodity bull market. Brazil's economy is large and it holds many potential opportunities for investors amid a backdrop of improving fundamentals, according to Mark Mobius. In December ...
SoOum's "Importer Real-time Commodities Trading Portal" offers the user the ability to see LIVE markets, and search products from a large number of ... Real Time Trade intelligence - Compare accurate, actionable intelligence and detailed commodity information to stay informed throughout the entirety of ...
As Q4 earnings continue, one theme that continues is companies mentioning supply constraints and commodity prices rising. Simply put, inflation is back. Commodity index CRB is one way to measure commodity prices. Here's a brief description from Reuters: On Wednesday, the CRB index broke out of a ...
The higher the number, the more bullish investors are. With numbers above 90 you are in nosebleed territory and it suggests the market is about to turn lower. The lower the number, the more bearish investors are. With sentiment below 10 the market is saying the commodity is about to bottom and go higher ...
This week, the Nebraska farm Bureau announced it wrote a letter to the White House, putting pressure on the President to find new markets for agriculture commodities. It's no secret the agriculture economy has suffered over the past few years, and rural communities across the state are feeling the impact. The President ...
On the one-year anniversary of President Trump signing an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the Nebraska farm Bureau urged President Trump to find new markets for Nebraska agricultural commodities. "While the outlook of international demand for U.S. agricultural ...

This week our authors covered the broader commodity market - with a strong focus on energy and oil - and how other factors may or may not affect this sector. ... Bart Melek, Global Head of Commodity strategy, TD Securities, explains how the weather forecast could impact commodities and shares his price ...
Nebraska farm Bureau Urges President Trump to Find markets for agriculture Commodities on Anniversary of TPP Withdraw ... Lower prices for virtually every agriculture commodity produced in Nebraska has lowered farm income, leading to significant state revenue shortfalls as a direct result of the ...
Ford had strong sales and gained U.S. market share in the quarter, but higher costs for commodities such as steel and aluminum, along with an expensive ... Although Ford still has a long way to go in the region, improving economies in the key markets of Brazil and Argentina are helping to lift Ford's efforts.
As Benson Quinn Commodities noted, "the weak US dollar supports export demand but more importantly supports the broad dollar based raw commodity market". The greenback slide even "could shift capital for equities into 'cheap' commodities", realising some of that optimism for raw material prices ...
Detroit (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Wednesday posted a lower-than-expected quarterly net profit, hurt by rising commodity costs and unfavorable currency exchange ... The company sold more expensive and profitable vehicles, mainly pickup trucks and SUVs, in North America than in other markets.
With the stock market roaring and posting new highs on almost a daily basis, some investors are looking to diversify their portfolios. ... more mainstream instruments since the introduction of ETF and ETN products that seek to replicate the price action in the volatile and highly leveraged futures markets.
The one part of the Treasury market that's holding out for this long-term bond bull market is the 30-year," he said. "It does look like rates will push higher as we continue to get more growth." Similarly, commodity prices are set to jump both on growth and a weak U.S. dollar, Sherman added. Commodities had ...
Today's global economy has created the best backdrop in "decades" for owning commodities, says Jeffrey Currie, global head of commodities for Goldman Sachs. In Currie's view, the market's love affair with technology equities, especially the FANG stocks, is unjustly drawing capital away from commodities ...
A common misperception about emerging-market stocks is that they are tightly correlated with natural resources and commodities. But the correlation between emerging-market stocks and the Commodity Research Bureau index of commodity prices peaked at 81% in 2011, Mr. Kerschner said. Today ...
Commodity prices in the Yemeni Houthi-run capital, Sanaa, have not shown signs of improvement when coupled with the currency recovery after the Saudi ... The markets are filled with all products, commodities, vegetables, imported and local fruits, cosmetics and solar energy requirements, which for ...
I have been trading commodities and watching the raw material market since the early 1980s, and I have seen my share of bull and bear markets. Commodities are like any other asset class. Each asset within the sector has unique supply and demand characteristics that influence the path of least ...
If for some reason, you still think that the commodity markets are predictable, today's chart provides a nice piece of humble pie. The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns, which comes to us annually from our friends at U.S. Global investors, shows the returns of commodities over each year of the past ...
(Kitco News) - Goldman Sachs' much talked about commodities-trading team surprised the markets this week as it reported the worst annual performance in the company's history in 2017, down 75% in net revenue. This coincided with Goldman's bearish gold forecasts that never came to be. Commodities ...
Energy is the world's most important commodity and unless and until crude oil is somehow replaced, the global economy absolutely needs increasing amounts of it. Without sufficient crude oil, economies shrivel, and capital markets collapse. That is a fact. What is arguable is that, at crude oil prices that ...
The Dow Jones average closed on Friday at 25,295, a 200 point jump. Jim Bower, with Bower Trading, says a high flying stock market will have an impact on the commodity market, "I think the stock market could move higher and pull commodity prices up with it. It is like the stock market is the engine pulling ...
Commodities gained traction this week on hopes for stronger world economic growth. But crude oil and copper are both in retreat today, pressured by a stronger dollar. While stocks look ready to extend their record run when Wall Street opens, soybeans are back in rally mode after firming off session lows ...
The Bloomberg Commodity Index, which tracks more than 20 commodities in energy, agriculture, industrials, and precious metals, seems to be on the verge of breaking out to ... Indeed, the index set its low point back in January 2016, which was also when the current leg of the bull market in stocks began.
PMS and mutual funds should be allowed to trade in physical commodities. Custodian will ensure one leg will come from derivatives," said another source. SEBI had issued consultation paper for allowing mutual fund and portfolio management services firms in commodity market in December last year.
Copper is so reliably foretelling of the overall commodities market that the traders have dubbed it Dr. Copper. • Rising interest rates and likely increases in inflation. Commodity prices are joined at the hip with interest rates and inflation, so if you fear getting hammered by the latter two, you might as well ...
Goldman Sachs on Thursday touted its bullish overweight call on commodities, declaring the investment environment for the market as the best in a decade. analysts at the firm, led by Jeffrey Currie, said in a note Thursday that they have raised their price forecasts for oil, copper US:HGH8 iron ore and coal.
Wells Fargo is warning against expecting a bull market for commodities this year, amid several high-profile investor bets on metals and oil. ... Historically, a dollar bear run occurring alongside a commodities bull run means "exceptionally high" commodity returns, according to wells Fargo, and a weak dollar ...
Monetary policies in the developed markets remain at emergency levels, but central banks will tighten policies faster than markets are pricing in. All factors align perfectly for commodity prices to enter a secular bull market. This asset class will outperform all others. This scenario has already started to play ...
The raw material markets posted a gain in the fourth quarter of 2017, but we saw mixed results across the various sectors. The overall performance was strong as the dollar moved lower. The overall commodity sector consisting of 29 of the primary commodities that trade on U.S and U.K. exchanges moved ...
"Move to bring the regulatory control under SEBI has paved the way for next level of reforms in Indian commodity markets," he added. ... of SEBI, it recommended various measures "which it feels, if implemented, would go a long way in helping the commodities market grow and become more vibrant".
March corn ended higher amid the late week strength, as U.S. export sales show signs of life following a quick and dramatic rally in South American cash corn markets. Amid U.S. gulf corn is the cheapest in the world, downside risk over the next 30 to 45 days is limited. As for international market, Argentine ...
Blockchain could help commodity traders transcend conventional market barriers. It also ensures timely settlement, expedites capital allocation and provides proof of collateral. Its use by gold markets paves the way for increased transparency in physical commodities. That should be just the beginning of a ...
bitcoin has certain characteristics that are similar to typical commodities, such as gold. Some argue bitcoin is useful and holds inherent value, which could make it a commodity. It also trades on the futures market, like other commodities. However, others argue bitcoin's only value is in the minds of its buyers, ...
S&P Global Platts examines the key forces driving commoditization in the LNG industry, and the actions industry stakeholders are taking to capture opportunities in the changing business landscape. The report includes insights and forecasts by Platts, PIRA Energy, Ratings and market intelligence, as well ...
The following is a summary of our recent 2018 Market Outlook with Craig Johnson podcast, which can be accessed on our site here or on iTunes here. Overall, markets Look Strong. 2017 has been a terrific year for investors overall. For 2018, Piper's Craig Johnson expects the S&P 500 to run up to 3000 in ...
The market sentiment was weak in the first half of last week amid concerns about increased US oil production and doubts about demand trends from China. However, the release of China's upbeat oil imports data improved the market sentiment at the end of last week. Crude oil started this week lower due ...
The November report caused little movement in the grain prices as the market had been prepared for bumper crops and the USDA made few adjustments. ... While a supply-based rally in commodities markets typically results in short-term spikes to the upside when it comes to prices, a demand-based rally ...
... address commodity dependence and its effects on socio-economic development. Several country-level commodity case studies are used to illustrate these effects. This report should be of relevance for discussions about how developments in the global market, and particularly the evolution of commodity markets, help or ...


 

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