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Should Investors In The United States Pay More Attention To The Drop In Commodity Prices?
Seeking Alpha - 8/2/2015 4:09:17 AM
It seems as if the world has bifurcated when it comes to a concern over the decline in commodity prices. If one lives and works in the United States "many investors are choosing to give commodities the cold shoulder," according to Tatyana Shumsky of the ...
Carlyle Fund Walloped in Commodities Rout
Wall Street Journal - 7/30/2015 11:53:57 PM
The firm, Vermillion Asset Management LLC, suffered steep losses and a wave of client redemptions in its commodity fund after a string of bad bets, including one tied to the price of shipping of dry goods, such as iron ore, coal or grains. At one point ...
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 ...
Live Trading News - 8/2/2015 5:16:42 PM
Three-month zinc dipped to 1,942 a tonne from 1,958.50. COCOA: Prices rebounded. By Friday on LIFFE, London’s futures exchange, cocoa for delivery in December edged up to 2,154 a tonne compared with 2,140 for the September contract a week earlier.
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.
Commodities rout brings global winners and losers
Daily Telegraph - 8/2/2015 7:58:21 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 ...
The Week Ahead: Are Commodities a Leading or Trailing Indicator?
econintersect.com - 8/2/2015 6:46:46 AM
Recent weeks have emphasized markets (especially declining commodity prices) as a read on the economy. This week's full slate of data will provide a reality check on that interpretation. The punditry will be asking: We would all like to know the direction ...
Commodity Slump Signals Slow Growth Outlook
Safe Haven - 8/2/2015 2:10:35 PM
Until we see these currencies turn strongly around, deflation, as far as commodity prices go, is what the future holds for us. The global economy desperately needs a spark from somewhere and I have no idea where that "somewhere" is going to be right now.
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 ...
Week Ahead: Will Soft Economic Data Confirm Commodity Weakness?
investing.com - 8/2/2015 6:03:49 AM
You can try it at home. This week is the flip side of last week’s emphasis on market signals, especially commodity prices. The big earnings message has been registered, along with the huge July plunge in commodities and energy stocks. The crowded ...
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 ...
Former teenage soldier hatches millions from Chinese egg futures | Reuters
Firstpost - 8/2/2015 2:10:35 PM
Many agricultural commodities trade on futures markets, which developed to allow farmers to hedge against fluctuating prices, although China is currently the only country that trades egg futures, according to the Dalian Commodity Exchange. Last year ...
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 ...
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