Posts filed under “Commodities”

Why Gold & Oil Are Trading So Differently

Category: Commodities, Energy, ETFs, Gold & Precious Metals, Media, Technical Analysis, Trading, Video

Cheap & Simple Beats Costly & Complex

  Have a look at the tables above showing the performance of various investments during the five years leading up to the financial crisis lows, and the five years after. It leads us to a rather fascinating exercise, looking at complexity, cost and performance. Let’s start with the worst performers pre-crash: US Real Estate and…Read More

Category: Apprenticed Investor, Commodities, Hedge Funds, Investing

Your Broccoli Is Way Too Thirsty

Click for larger graphic Source: MoJo via WaPo Continues here

Category: Commodities, Digital Media, Energy, Food and Drink

Where the World’s Coffee Comes From

Source: Businessweek

Category: Commodities, Digital Media, Food and Drink

The Daily Show on Goldman Sachs’ Aluminum Manipulation

Hilarious:

Goldman Sachs bets on the future price of aluminum while simultaneously goosing the future price of aluminum by creating a supply bottleneck in its aluminum warehouse.

John Oliver’s Arcane Details of Boron-Group Metals Pricing Update

(05:13)

Category: Commodities, Crony Capitalists, Federal Reserve, Video

Category: Commodities, Investing, Think Tank

Commodity Prices and Inflation: The Perspective of Firms

Commodity Prices and Inflation: The Perspective of Firms Mike Bryan, Brent Meyer and Nicholas Parker July 16, 2013     We’ve been thinking a lot about commodity prices lately. In case you haven’t noticed, they’ve been falling. And with inflation already tracking well under the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC) longer-term objective of 2 percent,…Read More

Category: Commodities, Inflation, Think Tank

The orange juice crop report:
tradingplaces

Enjoy:

Episode 471: The Eddie Murphy Rule, also known as The economics of Trading Places 

Source: NPR

Hat tip: kottke

Category: Commodities, Film, Video

Have We Seen the End of the Commodities Bull Run?

On today’s “Futures In Focus,” Bloomberg News commodity reporter Elizabeth Campbell looks at whether the bull market in commodities is over and what is pressuring prices. She speaks on Bloomberg Television’s “Market Makers.”

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Category: Commodities, Video

Agricultural and Farm Update

Summary: As the season progresses, we see corn production estimates declining, and corn prices declining. Indeed, the early information suggests yields will be less than government forecasts, and that the USDA estimates will decline starting in June. Higher corn prices and increased worries about yields should drive accelerating sales of fertilizers, pesticides and higher yielding…Read More

Category: Commodities, Think Tank