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Petroleum prices gained for the first week in three despite opening the week with a 7.5% drop on Monday. The severe drop was due in large part to ongoing concerns of the delta variant of COVID-19 that has been resurgent in a number of countries... more

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Commodity prices have been trending higher since reaching lows in March and April 2020. Over the first six months of 2021, a composite of the asset class was up over 20%. In May, lumber, copper, and palladium prices reached all-time highs. While... more

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Petroleum prices dropped for a second consecutive week and second in eight, falling by the largest amount since the week of March 26th. Prices did recover slightly on Friday. The resurgence of the COVID-19 virus with the emerging Delta variant,... more

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Petroleum prices eased for the first week in seven after briefly touching six-year highs as support derived from strong fundamental circumstances of rising demand and falling inventories was countered by a continuing rift between Saudi Arabia and... more

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Petroleum prices continued to increase as Crude rose for a sixth consecutive week, the longest such streak since December. A dispute within OPEC has extended their scheduled meeting into this week, tempering gains on Friday. All other key market... more

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Crude prices rose for a fifth consecutive week as continuing optimism regarding the ongoing economic recovery propelled prices to their highest level since October of 2018. This fifth consecutive week of increases represents the longest such... more

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Crude prices rose for a fourth consecutive week as optimism regarding an economic recovery propelled Crude prices to multiyear highs. The ambiguous intent of the current administration regarding renewable fuel policy has sent mixed signals to the... more

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Petroleum prices rose for a third consecutive week, reaching their highest levels since October 2018. A positive report from the EIA stating that global demand would reach pre COVID-19 levels by the end of the year touching 100.6 MBPD and... more

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Prices for the actively traded July 2021 CME Group soybean oil futures reached all-time new highs in recent trading sessions (see Figure 1), spurred by increasing demand from the biofuels industry, a big piece of President Biden’s call to cut... more

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Petroleum prices reached two-year highs, gaining for the second consecutive week and fifth in the last six. Continuing expectations of demand recovery, a strong report from the EIA regarding demand increases for the balance of 2021 and evidence... more