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Commodities Slide Deeper Into a Rut
Wall Street Journal - 7/30/2015 11:53:57 PM
Commodity prices tumbled anew, plunging the S&P GSCI Total Return index to its worst monthly loss since November 2008 and deepening a yearslong rout that few observers expect to moderate. The index, which tracks a basket of commodities, fell to its lowest ...
Hedge funds are getting smoked by the commodities slump
The Business Insider - 7/31/2015 3:46:00 PM
The collapse in commodity prices has burnt another hedge fund. Vermillion, a commodity hedge fund backed by Carlyle Group, has seen its flagship fund's assets fall from nearly $2 billion to less $50 million, The Wall Street Journal is reporting.
Gold, oil and copper: Is the commodity boom over?
Al JAZEERA - 8/1/2015 1:50:17 PM
And unlike stock markets, commodities have an impact on everyday lives. From farmers to miners to consumers to governments, lower prices mean less money and fewer jobs. Gold is often seen as a store of wealth in uncertain times. But right now, gold has ...
Commodities rout brings global winners and losers
Daily Telegraph - 8/2/2015 1:53:16 AM
At first sight, tumbling resource prices do indeed look like a symptom of weakness, further evidence that China’s stated growth rate is an illusion. Actually things are more complicated because the slide in commodity prices is a simultaneous reflection ...
Commodity prices remain under pressure globally
Financial Express - 8/1/2015 6:36:37 PM
Gold headed for a sixth consecutive weekly fall in its worst weekly losing streak in 16 years, while copper was poised to shed as much as 9% this month and Brent crude was set for a fifth straight weekly plunge through Friday, as commodities continue to be ...
Our Commodity Diffusion Index Is At Its Lowest Level Since 2/2009 [Charts]
Value Walk - 8/1/2015 3:13:12 AM
One of the way we like to track commodity prices is by using a a diffusion index. A diffusion index is a simple way of tallying how many commodities are higher over the past year and how many are lower over the past year. If a commodity is higher than it ...
The Fed Can’t Stop the Commodity Bear Market
CountingPips - 8/1/2015 12:38:42 PM
Here, a July 29 news source cuts to the chase: “Driving the selloff in commodities are expectations that the Fed will raise borrowing costs in coming months, a move that investors expect to further boost the dollar and pressure the prices of commodities.
U.S. Oil Futures Prices First Loss In Three Sessions
Hoosier AG Today - 7/31/2015 5:01:46 AM
Oil futures finished lower Thursday, with U.S. prices logging their first loss in three sessions as pressure from strength in the U.S. dollar outweighed support from recent data showing sizable weekly declines in crude supplies and production. The U.S ...
These nations are panicking with gold and copper prices so low
CNN Money - 7/31/2015 10:59:40 AM
Prices for these natural resources surged as part of a commodities super cycle. That enormous appetite for raw materials was a blessing for Peru, whose stock market tripled between late 2008 and late 2010. But now China is consuming far less copper and ...
Occidental revenue dips as commodity prices sag
Market Watch - 7/30/2015 7:47:35 AM
Occidental Petroleum Corp. reported Thursday that revenue fell 32% in the June quarter as the energy exploration and production company continued to be hurt by low commodity prices. In May, the Houston-based energy company named company insider Vicki ...
The Economist online - 7/23/2015 1:18:01 PM
In contrast to most other commodities, cocoa prices are rising, by nearly a quarter in three months. Consumption is forecast to be 30% higher by 2020, as rising incomes, particularly in Asia, enable more people to enjoy chocolate. Production, mostly by ...
NH closed for 5 days, commodity prices soar
Times of India - 7/31/2015 10:12:33 PM
JAISALMER: The flood in Sanchore in Jalore district can be felt in Barmer-Jaisalmer district, situated 275-300 km away. Due to floods in Sanchore, the NH is lying closed for last five days. Due to floods in Sanchore, the contact road of Jaisalmer and ...
Futures File: Wheat prices won't rise
Casper Star-Tribune - 8/1/2015 7:59:32 AM
Nothing seems to be able to make wheat prices rise or even stabilize this summer as supplies increase, U.S. yield potential accelerates, and demand wanes. Foreign buyers, such as Egypt, are waiting for better bargains, finding no incentive to turn to U.S ...
Commodity Prices Crash
Wall Street Sector Selector - 7/23/2015 4:59:55 PM
If we were going to see a stock market crash in the United States in the fall of 2015 (to use a hypothetical example), we would expect to see commodity prices begin to crash a few months ahead of time. This is precisely what happened just before the great ...
How China is Driving the Commodity Rout
Bloomberg - 7/30/2015 5:34:34 PM
discusses the factors dragging down commodities prices, why he sees a buying opportunity created by the drop and which commodities might be the best long-term bet. He speaks on "Market Makers." (Source: Bloomberg)
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