Commodities Head for Biggest Weekly Gain Since October 2009 – Bloomberg.com

Commodities Dec 03, 2010 No Comments

Commodities headed for the biggest weekly gain since October 2009 as global shortfalls of cotton and wheat drove agriculture prices higher.

The Thomson Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index of 19 raw materials rose 3.25, or 1 percent, to 315.35 at 1:31 p.m. New York time. A close at that level would mark a weekly gain of 4.7 percent.

Cotton was poised for the biggest weekly jump in 39 years after India put limits on exports. Heavy rain is eroding the quality of Australian wheat after a drought cut Russian grain output. The dollar tumbled against major currencies, boosting the investment appeal of energy, metals and crops. Crude oil rose to a 25-month high, and gold topped $1,400 an ounce.

via Commodities Head for Biggest Weekly Gain Since October 2009 – Bloomberg.com.

Rod Sherkin

Rod is a former senior executive, responsible for Purchasing, for both Pillsbury and Ball Packaging back in the 80’s and 90’s. Since then, he has continued to work in the Purchasing field as both a consultant and founder of the website Propurchaser.com.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *