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Why Rising Commodity Prices Now Should Worry Stock Investors

Forbes - 7/16/2018 10:17:00 PM
Commodity prices have been rising in recently. As you may have noticed filing up at the pump, the oil price is up over 50% over the past 12 months, which is a sharp move, even for a volatile commodity such as oil. The industrial metals, copper and aluminum ...

Australian shares hit by weak oil, commodity prices; NZ steady

Reuters - 7/17/2018 3:12:00 AM
July 17 (Reuters) - Australian shares fell on Tuesday as a sharp decline in oil prices and weaker commodities piled pressure on material and energy firms. The S&P/ASX 200 index fell 0.4 percent, or 24.4 points, to 6,217.1 by 0200 GMT. The benchmark closed ...

Key food commodities face risk of price spike

Financial Times - 7/16/2018 11:26:00 AM
The depressing effect of trade tension on key food commodities has obscured the risks of a sharp spike in prices, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization. The introduction of trade tariffs — and the prospect of more — has added to the ...

Copper And Oil Examples In Case Of Risk-Off

Seeking Alpha - 7/17/2018 3:00:00 PM
Since China is a significant importer of U.S. agricultural commodities, the prices of soybeans, corn, and other grains have declined under the weight of the trade issues. President Trump told markets, before he left for Europe last week, that he is ...

Update: TSX Loses Ground Monday as Commodity Prices Fall, Led by Crude Oil

Nasdaq - 7/16/2018 8:13:00 AM
Canada's main stock market was weaker in quiet Monday trading action, in conjunction with most other equity markets. The S&P/TSX Composite Index lost 66 points or 0.4% to close at 16,494. Global stocks were pulled down by general uncertainties over trade ...

Oil's Double Slump Shows Market Roiled by Week of Bearish News

Bloomberg L.P. - 7/17/2018 11:13:39 AM
“The perception in the oil market seems to be shifting,” says Carsten Menke, commodity analyst at Julius Baer. “Fears of shortages, which pushed prices as high as $80 a barrel in early summer, are receding and concerns about looming surpluses growing.

Oil Takes Center Stage: Commodities Halftime Report 2018

Forbes - 7/16/2018 5:03:00 PM
Near the beginning of the year, Goldman Sachs analyst Jeffrey Currie made the case that the macro backdrop right now favored commodities in 2018. With inflation pushing prices up and world economies borrowing record amounts of capital, it was the best time ...

World stocks ride out oil rout as focus turns to Fed

Reuters - 7/17/2018 9:23:00 AM
LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks recovered some ground on Tuesday as oil prices stabilised, while the dollar edged ... from early losses caused by the previous day’s turbulence in commodity markets. Brent crude initially fell for a second day after ...