Commentary

Q3 2016 Winners and Losers Plus a Look Ahead to Q4

Oct 03, 2016

The dollar index posted a small loss of 0.85% in the third quarter of 2016, but that did not help the composite of commodities during the three-month period. The principal raw materials that trade on US and UK futures exchanges fell by... more

Natural Gas Fundamentals and Technicals Line Up

Sep 02, 2016

Natural gas was one of the dogs of 2016. The commodity's price reached a low of $1.6110 per MMBtu in March, the lowest price since 1998. There were many reasons for the price swoon. Discoveries of quadrillions of cubic feet of gas in the... more

Dow Jones News Highlights: Resources

Aug 31, 2016

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Market-moving news: Praxair and Linde consider a merger that... more

The Fed Sets the Path for Higher Commodity Prices

Aug 01, 2016

Last week we heard from the US Federal Reserve and for the seventh straight month, the central bank left interest rates unchanged. In December 2015, the Fed hiked the short-term Fed Funds rate for the first time in nine years. At that point, they... more

Dow Jones News Highlights: Resources

Jul 05, 2016

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive news: Libya’s oil production saw a jump, Japan’s... more

Q2 2016 Winners and Losers Plus a Look Ahead to Q3

Jul 05, 2016

The second quarter of 2016 is now in the books. It was a quarter of fear of uncertainty, volatility, and gains for commodities. Overall, a composite of the 29 primary commodities that trade on futures markets moved 10.75% higher. So far in 2016,... more

Dow Jones News Highlights: Resources

Jun 01, 2016

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Exclusive news: Grain traders were planning to reject... more

A Major Technical Signal for Commodities?

Jun 01, 2016

The US economy is the world’s largest. The US dollar has been the world’s most stable currency, and it is universally accepted as the reserve currency around the globe. The dollar is the benchmark pricing mechanism for most commodity prices, and... more

Dow Jones News Highlights: Resources

May 04, 2016

This Dow Jones News newsletter highlights some of the top coverage from Dow Jones' newsrooms around the world. The newsletter's focus is Resources, and coverage highlights include:

Market-moving news: Halliburton and Baker Hughes discuss... more

Grains Come Back to Life

May 02, 2016

The 2012 drought sent grain prices to dizzying heights. Soybeans reached almost $18 while corn traded to highs of almost $8.50 and wheat moved above $9.45 per bushel. Since then, grain prices entered a prolonged bear market. These essential... more