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China's commodity trading crackdown has long-term consequences: Russell

Reuters - 12/7/2016 5:51:48 AM
LAUNCESTON, Australia Is there a longer-term cost to be paid by China for its ongoing efforts to curb what the authorities in Beijing see as unjustified price spikes in commodity prices on the country's futures exchanges? Certainly it is becoming clear ...

The ‘Weird’ Commodity Hurting the Bears as Prices Double

bloomberg.com - 12/6/2016 10:35:09 PM
Iron ore’s probably heading for a retreat in 2017 as new mine supply comes online and a surplus builds, according to UBS Group AG, which acknowledged that the commodity’s recent surge was unexpected and had torpedoed an earlier forecast for a slump ...

China Set To Rescue Australia’s Economy At Just The Right Time

Brunei Direct - 12/8/2016 12:14:10 AM
The big unknown: the durability of a turnaround that’s ended a more than 50 percent drop in commodity prices between 2011 and 2016. “This story is a big one for Australia,” said Paul Bloxham, chief Australia economist at HSBC Holdings Plc ...

China's commodity markets confront credibility challenge

Brisbane Times - 12/7/2016 7:20:41 PM
Is there a longer-term cost to be paid by China for its ongoing efforts to curb what the authorities in Beijing see as unjustified price spikes in commodity prices on the country's futures exchanges? Certainly it is becoming clear that the authorities are ...

What has gone wrong with oil prices, debt, and GDP growth?

ourfiniteworld.com - 12/7/2016 8:46:35 PM
(7) Growing debt tends to raise commodity prices and encourage commodity production, while falling debt levels tend to lower commodity prices. If an individual obtains a loan, he or she can buy a home, a car, or other high-priced object, such as a boat.

Bullish Seasonals Make Natural Gas Prices Combustible

Seeking Alpha - 12/7/2016 6:59:13 PM
An unusually warm fall caused a sharp drop in natural gas prices. The underlying fundamentals remain bullish, however. A forecast of much colder weather is December caused a massive rally, taking the commodity toward two-year highs. Energy has been one of ...

Expect Cotton to trade sideways: Angel Commodities

Money Control - 12/7/2016 12:04:02 PM
Global Cotton Updates ICE Cotton futures edged higher on Tuesday on good demand by the market participants on lower prices and increase in net long positions, but gains were capped by a stronger dollar. The data from the Commodity Futures Trading ...

The effect of low commodity prices on crop insurance

Sterling Journal-Advocate - 12/3/2016 7:00:58 AM
In my previous two articles, I addressed the effect of low commodity prices on Title 1 Farm Bill programs specifically Agriculture Risk Coverage — County (ARC-CO) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC). Title 11 crop insurance programs are considered to work hand ...

Stocks Pressured by Commodity Prices

NASDAQ - 11/29/2016 3:45:17 AM
Stocks in Europe and Asia headed lower on Tuesday as a dip in commodity prices and a small decline on Wall Street took a toll on risk sentiment. The Stoxx Europe 600 fell 0.4% in the early minutes of trading, dragged down by the basic resources and oil and ...

Food Prices Fell This Year, Could Trend Continue In 2017?

KCHA95.9 - 12/7/2016 10:05:20 PM
While Iowa farmers are still struggling with low commodities prices, Iowa consumers are seeing consistently lower prices at the grocery store. A review from the U-S-D-A finds prices at the supermarket fell over the past several months, prompting agency ag ...

Commodity prices crash hits Africa

Big News Network - 11/25/2016 10:41:02 PM
Just three years ago, most of the world's fastest-growing economies were in Africa, among them Angola, Chad, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda and Sierra Leone. A middle class was emerging, led by young, tech-savvy entrepreneurs who bought flashy cars ...

China, More Than Trump, Fuels Commodity ETF Surge

etf.com - 11/30/2016 12:23:40 AM
YTD Returns For DBB These monster moves come despite a surge in the U.S. dollar during November, a factor that normally weighs on commodity prices. Some analysts attribute the sudden jump in base metals to speculation that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump ...

What’s Next for Iron Ore and Coal Prices?

barrons.com - 11/30/2016 4:41:22 AM
The extreme price rises in the Tier 1 & 2 cities has resulted in 20 ... not see any reason to change our underlying long term view that China’s consumption of commodities will reduce over time, as property and infrastructure fixed asset investment ...

New Zealand Commodity Prices Spike In November

Realtime Business News - 12/4/2016 8:04:12 AM
Commodity prices in New Zealand jumped 2.7 percent in November, ANZ Bank said on Monday. That follows the 0.7 percent increase in October. Among the individual components, the largest gains were made in prices for dairy products and aluminum, ANZ said.

Insider Buying: Nuveen Long Short Commodity Total Return (CTF) Major Shareholder Buys $106,981.32 in Stock

BNS - 12/7/2016 2:12:53 PM
Nuveen Long Short Commodity Total Return has a one year low of $12.77 and a one year high of $15.74. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $13.18 and its 200 day moving average price is $14.03. ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: “Insider Buying ...