When commodity ETFs exploded on the scene a few years ago, investing in corn, coffee or pork bellies became easier than ever. Plus, the world's growing consumer class needs commodities more than ever, too. All of that makes commodities a relevant choice for today's investors. Here, you'll find forecasts and tips for trading your favorite commodity market -- from cocoa and sugar to gold and crude oil.
Since soaring to a two-year high in late December, natural gas prices have sweated 35% in value. According to the experts, a record warm winter is to blame for the meltdown. See our charts and decide for yourself.
Since last August, cocoa prices have been in a “meltdown” (CNBC). But imagine having a clear “line” in the sand which, if crossed, would signal such a sell-off -- before it occurred. Well, you don’t have to imagine.
On January 26, rubber prices soared to their highest level in four years. And, according to many sources, torrential rainfall in southern Thailand is the main driver of the market’s rally. Except, rubber prices started bouncing before the floods.
Since plummeting to the abyss of a 13-year low in January, the Bloomberg Commodity Index rocketed 21% to enter official "bull market" territory on June 6. Some say the Fed's ongoing commitment to ultra-low interest rates is feeding the sector's fire. But there's a whole lot more to this new "bull" run than meets the eye.
Learn more about our Chief Commodity Analyst, Jeffrey Kennedy, and what he thinks makes Elliott wave principle so compelling: Namely, that it puts price action into context of a larger trend.