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Hogs on Top in Brutal Market for Commodities

Tuesday, July 12th, 2011

Driven by record imports and expectations of another surge in Chinese demand, hog prices are heading through the roof this summer

Europe's Boat Springs another Leak

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Greek bonds effectively trade at busted levels or yielding 13.59% more than German ten-year bonds or bunds.

Poor Brazilian Crop Threatens Sugar Supplies

Thursday, July 7th, 2011

Brazil, the world’s largest producer of sugar, is approaching an output shortfall for the first time since 2006. More than 50% of the world’s sugar supply emanates from Brazil.

The Trouble with Lumber

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

What’s interesting about lumber is its predictive ability – at least recently. Lumber prices began consolidating last spring before the stock market ran into trouble in May (Flash Crash).

Bond Market Out to Lunch

Tuesday, July 5th, 2011

The US dollar might be embarking on another in a series of bear market rallies this summer but it should eventually run out of gas.

Dr. Copper Doesn't Jive with the Bears

Monday, July 4th, 2011

Copper, widely regarded as a barometer of global economic activity showed a 2.4% advance in June – quite inconsistent with the trend in raw materials.

Grains Chopped to Pieces in Ugly June

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Over the last four weeks the volatile weather patterns that importantly affect crop yields finally turned positive after months of relentless rains or drought.

Paging Dr. Copper

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

40% of global copper demand is from China and recent forecasts of a Chinese economic slowdown have certainly contributed in a major way to the slump in copper prices.

Rare Earth Metals in a Bubble?

Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Short-sellers are swarming the small rare earth sector this summer compounded by some insider selling at one of the leading North American rare element producers.

Don't Bet Against Chinese Commodity Bull

Monday, June 27th, 2011

The Chinese are the number one consumers of raw materials in the world over the past decade.

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