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Is Cocoa running wild again?

Cocoa futures dipped in swaps-related dealings in light volumes but remained near last week’s 32-month peak, underpinned by expectations of a global deficit and concerns over weather and prospects for West African main crops. “There are concerns that weather, possibly

Cocoa prices rise to 28-month high

Cocoa for delivery in March on ICE Futures U.S. rose as high as $2,933 a ton, the highest price for the most actively traded contract since Sept. 8, 2011. The trigger for the current price surge has been the sharp

Cocoa market shortage: 23-month high rally

Cocoa reached a 23-month high in New York, extending the biggest gain since August, as rain threatens to hamper harvesting and supplies are set to trail demand according to the International Cocoa Organisation which forecasts a deficit in the next four

Cocoa beans supply shortfall

Cocoa prices are up 21% so far in the third quarter, outperforming broad commodity indexes. The cost of one kilogram of chocolate in the U.S. is expected to hit a record $12.25 this year, a 45% increase from 2007, according

Cocoa prices down again

Cocoa prices fell at their lowest since January 2012, after falling by 13% over the past two-and-a-half months. Investors fear an abundance of beans on the market due to the rain forecasted in the coming days in Ivory Coast. On

Cocoa prices surge on supply uncertainty from Ivory Coast

Cocoa prices have soared since the beginning of the week,  7% in London at £1,715 a tonne, and 10% in New York to more than $2,500 per tonne, hit a 10-month high on Wednesday on uncertainty about supplies from the Ivory Coast,

Food Commodities Surge Seen Swamping Consumers With Inflation – Bloomberg.com

Coffee, sugar and cocoa prices will rise five- to 10-fold by 2014 because of shortages that will mean consumers getting “swamped” by food inflation, according to Superfund Financial. A United Nations index of world food prices jumped to a record

Commodities Advance in Longest Winning Streak Since 2004 (1) – Bloomberg.com

Metals, crops and fuel beat stocks, bonds and the dollar for a third straight month, the longest stretch since June 2008, as inflation lifted cotton and cocoa and investors speculated violence in the Middle East and northern Africa will restrain

Commodities Surge on Supply Worries – WSJ.com

Coffee, cotton and cocoa barreled toward highs, fueled by concerns of a shortfall in global supplies. While these commodities historically have been volatile, this latest price surge is a signal that fundamental factors are moving to the forefront. Torrential rain