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INTERVIEW-Influence of banks, hedge funds on commodities lowest since 2008

Reuters Group PLC - 4/16/2014 10:16:58 AM
LONDON, April 16 (Reuters) - United Nations economists who previously called for government intervention to tame volatile swings in commodity prices say banks and hedge funds have since reduced their influence to the lowest level since 2008. In a 2012 ...

4 factors affecting commodity prices

Nation's Restaurant News - 4/11/2014 5:39:33 PM
At the end of last year, commodity watchers thought 2014 would be a year of benign price fluctuations — predictable and nothing too radical. But food prices have been anything but predictable, with climate change, disease and rising global demand ...

Commodities Seen by Goldman Down After ‘Transient Events’

Bloomberg - 4/14/2014 8:24:48 AM
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. expects commodity prices to decline this year even after precious metals and crop prices rallied on Ukraine tension and weather concerns. The S&P GSCI Enhanced Commodity Index may drop 4 percent in the next 12 months from a 4.3 ...

Influence of banks, hedge funds on commodities lowest since 2008

Thomson Reuters - 4/16/2014 6:13:35 AM
In a 2012 report for the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), David Bicchetti and Nicolas Maystre said the rise of financial players in commodities markets over the previous decade had moved prices of oil and grains away from the fundamentals ...

Local Commodity Prices

Vincennes Sun Commercial - 4/16/2014 3:28:57 AM
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Commodity prices in mixed trading-Survey

Ghana News Agency - 4/11/2014 4:06:30 PM
Accra, April 11, GNA - Prices of most commodities in some major markets in Accra closed the week mixed, either up or relatively stable compared to last week, a GNA survey has shown. The survey conducted at the Madina and Agbogbloshie markets revealed that ...

Cloud Services Become, Quite Literally, A Commodity

Forbes - 4/15/2014 12:05:31 PM
And the reason why they don’t want us to think of products as a commodity is because they will end up in a price war for our business thus lowering profit margins. But one very good guide to whether you are a commodity or not is that a futures market ...

Will This Price Target Increase Help Entergy (ETR) Stock Today?

The Street - 4/16/2014 1:15:55 PM
The firm reiterated its "hold" rating for the stock. Analysts Paul B. Fremont and Anthony C. Crowdell wrote that the increase is due to higher commodity prices for power, and the effects of EWC on results. "Our price target of $72.00 (previously $70.50 per ...

Rising World Food Prices Spell Trouble for Biofuels

The Motley Fool - 4/16/2014 12:18:39 PM
Corn and sugar prices have been especially volatile over the past decade, and prices for both commodities are experiencing gains since the beginning of the year. Corn futures have jumped this year based on the effect that increasing exports and demand for ...

COLUMN-China economic data shows trend to less-intensive commodity use: Clyde Russell

Thomson Reuters - 4/16/2014 12:22:50 AM
but is also likely to make it harder for commodity prices to rise. It's too early to say whether the yuan now has a new trend toward depreciating, but it's a risk to the outlook for commodity demand. What is clear is that the trend toward less commodity ...

Can commodities predict currencies? - Deutsche Bank

Forex Street - 4/15/2014 8:19:27 PM
FXStreet (Buenos Aires) - In a day where Aussie was dragged lower by falling gold prices, Deutsche Bank released an interesting paper where they claim to have found “stronger evidence that currencies can help predict commodity prices rather than vice ...

FACTBOX-Commodity market squeezes of the past decade

Reuters Group PLC - 4/14/2014 6:54:44 PM
PRICES: Traders calculated that the value of Europe's benchmark ... the biggest fine levied by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission in history. In return, the government agreed to end criminal probes related to propane, gasoline, crude and other ...

LME Aluminum prices are seen trading at $1843, down by $8

Commodity Online - 4/16/2014 8:00:57 AM
We also believe it was a broad based sell off that pulled the commodity lower. Aluminum inventory at the LME declined to 5334175 tons but, the impact was not visible on the prices. As stated, the price fall was mostly because of a broad based sell off.

Is the bear market in commodities over?

FE Trustnet - 4/16/2014 11:57:11 AM
Gregson, manager of the £1bn JPM Natural Resources fund, says this recovery in prices demonstrates that the market has now bottomed and that investors can expect a period of decent performance from the sector. “Commodity related equities outperformed ...

U.S. Commodity ETFs Fall for Fifth Quarter

Marine Link - 4/9/2014 3:47:23 PM
U.S. retail and institutional investors pulled cash from broad commodity exchange-traded funds for a fifth straight quarter even as coffee, natural gas and hogs prices had their best run in years, data from Thomson Reuters Lipper showed on Wednesday.