Commodities

Oct 03, 2022

The commodity markets moved lower in Q3 but were still marginally higher than the level at the end of 2021. The commodity asset class consisting of 29 primary commodities that trade on US and UK exchanges moved 6.87% lower in Q3 2022 and was 0.70... more

Jul 04, 2022

The raw material markets moved lower in Q2 but were still higher than the level at the end of 2021. The commodity asset class consisting of 29 primary commodities that trade on US and UK exchanges moved 6.27% lower in Q2 2022 but was still 8.74%... more

Jan 04, 2022

The raw material markets asset class moved higher in the fourth quarter of 2021 after posting gains throughout the year. The commodity asset class consisting of 29 of the primary commodities that trade on US and UK exchanges moved 4.73% higher in... more

Dec 01, 2021

Commodities are highly volatile assets. Price often below rational, logical, and reasonable levels. In April 2020, nearby NYMEX crude oil prices fell to negative $40.32 per barrel. Anyone holding a long position without storage capacity had to... more

Mar 01, 2021

In August 2020, the US Federal Reserve made a not-so-subtle change to its inflation policy. The world’s leading central bank shifted from a 2% target to an average of a 2% target for the economic condition.

Inflation is a general increase... more

Jul 07, 2020

The raw material markets made a comeback in the second quarter of 2020 after the global pandemic caused a deflationary spiral taking the prices of most assets lower in Q1. The commodity asset class consisting of 29 of the primary commodities that... more

Nov 01, 2018

There are many lessons that we can learn from the price action in commodities markets. Commodities tend to rise to prices where output increases, inventories build, and demand declines. At lofty levels, prices peak and reverse. The most recent... more

Jan 02, 2018

The dollar index moved lower by 1.14% in the fourth quarter of 2017, and commodities prices moved higher with five of the six major sectors posting gains. Out of the 29 commodities that I follow, 16 posted gains during the three-month period that... more

Apr 03, 2017

The dollar index moved lower by 2.02% in the first quarter of 2017, and commodities prices moved higher with four of the six major sectors posting gains. Many raw materials made multiyear lows in late 2015 and early 2016 but have recovered in... more

Jan 03, 2017

The dollar index exploded higher by 7.23% in Q4 2016, but most raw material prices ignored the greenback. The principal raw materials traded on US and UK futures exchanges rose by 3.75% in Q4. The dollar was up by 3.59% in 2016 and commodities... more