World Of Commodities

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Buy, hold and lose: How commodities roll is undercutting investors

Investors in commodity index funds are coming up short in 2016, even after rallies in more than a dozen raw materials, including sugar, gold and soybeans.<p>While spot prices tracked by the Bloomberg Commodity Index are up 16 per cent this year, the total return for funds linked to the gauge was about …

Gold expert: 'I don't think anyone has missed the boat at this point'

Gold investing pro George Milling-Stanley, head of gold investment strategy at State Street Global Advisors, says investors haven’t missed the boat …

Commodities are crushing it in 2016: Here’s why

Halfway through the year, commodities are enjoying a broad advance and are on track to break a five-year streak of annual losses.<p>Analysts said the …

Stock Markets

Gold Rally Isn’t Over as Traders See Lasting Brexit Gain: Survey

The fallout from the Brexit vote will mean even more gains for gold, which already surged to a two-year high on Friday as the world grappled with the …

L’éventualité du Brexit a déjà un impact sur les matières premières

Si le Royaume-Uni quitte l’Union européenne, il y aura des conséquences sur le commerce des matières premières et il y en a déjà sur les prix de l’or …

7 Reasons Why You Should Own Physical Gold

Since the start of the year the price of gold has rallied 18% and is currently at around USD 1,267 per ounce. With the financial markets plagued with uncertainty stemming from a potential slow down in Chinese economic growth, central banks intervening in the currency market, weak global growth, …

Investing

China could be the sponge to soak up the world's oil oversupply

And to be sure, both have played significant roles to date. Still, any way you slice it, the current downturn is fundamentally sound, i.e., reinforced by inventories, seasonality, and the supply and demand balance.<p>Thus, the question is really two-fold. Firstly, how long and to what extent will the …

Oil

This infographic shows how select commodities performed in Q1

The start of 2016 has been a roller coaster for investors.<p>Global markets had their worst ever start in the first trading days of the year, with the S&P 500 eventually shedding 10.5% by early February. Stocks have rebounded since then, but tension is still in the air with record longs on the VIX …

Stock Markets

Opinion: Here’s how the commodity contagion will infect your investments

There is talk of Glencore GLNCY, -3.14% the troubled Switzerland-based commodity-trading firm, being the 2015 Lehman Brothers and the epicenter of a …

Oil

The most uplifting playlist ever, according to a neuroscientist

The list was commissioned by British electronics brand Alba, which had done a large survey of customers around the UK and Ireland — asking everything from their basic music taste to what sounds they listen to to feel happier.<p>According to Jolij's blog:<p>Basically, they asked me whether I could find a …

Pop Music

Volkswagen Scandal Sinks Platinum Price!

Justin Bennett | September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments<p><b>Platinum Price Dives… Thanks To Volkswagen!</b><p>I have to admit, I’m astounded by the growing Volkswagen …

ETFs

Le scandale Volkswagen rend le platine encore moins précieux

Métal des pots catalytiques sur les voitures diesel, le platine a vu son prix s'effondrer après les révélations sur la tricherie de Volkswagen.

Why Commodities Are Back in the 1990s

Bloomberg Commodity Index, 1991-Present<p>The chart above is the Bloomberg Commodity Index. It consists of baskets of common commodities, including …

Stock Markets

Oil prices are at a 6-year low — and they're not going anywhere

On Thursday, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil plunged nearly 3% to collapse below $42 a barrel for the first time in over six years.<p>And as markets face the reality that there is simply too much oil and not enough demand to sop it up, prices aren't going anywhere.<p>In a note to clients …

Oil

The market's not 'bearish enough' on oil: Technician

It's no secret commodities are in a free fall.<p>Gold <b>(CEC:Commodities Exchange Centre: @GC.1)</b>, crude oil <b>(New York Mercantile Exchange: @CL.1)</b>, copper</b> …

Commodity Prices: Predicting a Substantial Stock Crash

I recently explained that it’s one thing for a central bank to artificially prop up its own stock market. It’s another thing entirely to even imagine …

Only one commodity has escaped the total collapse in prices

The price of uranium, used as fuel in nuclear power plants, increased 28% in the past 12 months.<p>Pretty much everything else, apart from alumina, has collapsed thanks to shrinking demand.<p>"Suddenly the energy companies and the miners are on the other side of the boom, with plentiful supply but …

Commodities

Commodity Carnage Will Hurt These 10 States The Most

As we’ve seen in Louisiana and West Virginia, the commodities downturn has had a real impact on state budgets.<p>Back in April for example, we explained …

Why everyone blames China for slumping commodity prices

The Chinese economy is in a serious slowdown. On Friday, we learned that small and medium-size manufacturing firms in China are struggling.<p>That's bad news not just for its trading partners and global manufacturers, but commodity prices too.<p>Metal prices are at multi-year lows. Gold hasn't been this …

Commodities

Hedge funds have never hated gold this much

On Friday, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, or CFTC, showed that hedge funds are net short gold for the first time since this data was first collected back in 2006, according to Bloomberg.<p>The CFTC's data collects all of the long and short bets being made by hedge funds and …

Hedge Funds

Copper, China And World Trade Are All Screaming That The Next Economic Crisis Is Here

<b>If you are looking for a “canary in a coal mine” type of warning for the entire global economy, you have a whole bunch to pick from right now.</b> “Dr. …

This jaw-dropping chart shows why Saudi Arabia makes so much on oil

A lot of reasons have been given as to why Saudi Arabia is allowing the oil price to not only fall but remain weak. Some suggest it's because it's seeking to harm emerging rivals like the U.S. and Russia. Others have suggested that the move is because it wants to keep its regional rival Iran at …

Oil

Infographic: The Periodic Table of Commodity Returns

Periodic Table of Commodity Returns<p>Every year the good folks at US Global Investors put together this simple and fantastic visualization on the …

Infographic: How Does the Recent Oil Slump Compare?

How Does the Recent Oil Slump Compare?<p>on February 5, 2015 at 5:46 am<p>Shares 208<p>There’s no question that the recent slump in oil prices is historical …

INFOGRAPHIC – Crisis investing: How 14 asset classes performed in times of distress

China's collapsing stock market. Greek and Puerto Rican debt crises. It's clear we could be entering a rocky market stretch.Today's infographic …

Investing

Platinum, palladium price drop accelerates

Platinum futures in New York fell to the lowest level in six-and-a-half years on Thursday, as investors nervous about the fallout from the Greek debt …

The Cost of Insuring Against a Commodities Crash Is Rocketing

China's stock slump has played havoc with the commodities market as traders fret that the economy driving global demand for raw materials is about to …

Don’t Get Used to Commodity Rebounds as Global Surpluses Persist

Don’t be fooled by Wednesday's rebound in some metals and agricultural products. The world is still mired in a surplus of most commodities, which …