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CHINA COMMODITIES SELLOFF DEEPENS AS STEEL POSTS WORST WEEK SINCE 2009

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Sharp fall in Chinese metals likely means lower prices globally.   May 2016 – Shanghai – Commodity slide spills over into stocks Chinese commodities prices spiraled lower on Friday, with steel futures suffering their worst week since

RUBBER PRICES FALL EVEN MORE AS COMMODITIES SLUMP

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Rubber prices are at 6-year lows – a good time to approach suppliers for price decreases.   Rubber has emerged as one of the worst performers amid the slump in global commodities in recent weeks, thanks to a

Large stockpiles drive commodities down

“Supply has been outstripping demand not because demand has been particularly weak, but because there was too much supply,” said Stephen Briggs, commodities analyst at BNP Paribas SA . “It looks like this won’t change anytime soon.” Years of high

Commodities slide to 5-year low

Raw materials slumped 7.1 percent this year, headed for a fourth annual decline and the longest slump since at least 1991, amid concern that economic growth is weakening as global equity markets lost $1.5 trillion last week. Data yesterday showed

China slowdown impacts commodities

The Bloomberg Commodity Index dropped 0.8 percent to 118.5683 at 1:52 p.m. in New York, after touching 118.2027, the lowest since July 17, 2009. Commodities are 12 percent lower this quarter, set for the biggest such loss since the financial

Worst month for commodities in 2 years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its estimates on global stockpiles for cotton, corn, soybeans last month, signaling a growing glut. Bigger crops are helping to keep food inflation in check, with the United Nations reporting a third monthly drop

How will El Niño impact commodities in 2014?

Forecasters from the United States to Australia are strengthening predictions for the arrival of an El Nino in 2014, and Goldman Sachs Group this week listed palm oil among the crops that could be hurt. The events, which affect weather

Commodities 2014 outlook

Contrary to initial apprehensions of a market backlash to anticipated Chinese slowdown, the metals demand growth in the Asian giant has actually surprised to the upside. This has been helped by strong raw material availability. What’s more, absolute demand growth

Guide to Commodities 2013

The recent fortunes made by investors in rare earth metals and gold are just two shining examples of what an extremely profitable investment class commodities can be. From aluminum and platinum to zinc and silver, oil and gas to cocoa

Commodities Tumble to Four-Month Low as Crude, Gold Lead Losses

Commodities dropped to a four-month low, paced by declines in crude oil and gold, on signs of climbing supplies of raw materials at a time when the prospect of reduced Federal Reserve stimulus may cut demand. The Standard & Poor’s