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A Cocoa Conundrum!

| December 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
A Cocoa Conundrum!

The holidays are here once again.  It’s the time of year for family, friends, and giving thanks for all our blessings. Oh yeah, and it’s the perfect time for chocolate…  I don’t know how it is in your house, but in mine, chocolate is a holiday mainstay.  Hot cocoa, M&Ms, cookies, you name it.  Not […]

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Softs Update: A Bullish Jolt For Coffee Investors!

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Softs Update: A Bullish Jolt For Coffee Investors!

After suffering a brutal 2½-year downtrend, the price of coffee is suddenly reversing higher.  In fact, the luscious bean is currently trading at a 2-month high near $1.15 a pound. And even more importantly, the commodity is breaking through an important technical resistance area. Take a look… As you can see, coffee is breaking above […]

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Deep Freeze!

| December 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Deep Freeze!

I don’t know how it is in your neck of the woods, but it’s downright chilly where I live.  My furnace has been running full blast for the past week thanks to the bitter cold snap covering most parts of the country. Funny thing is, it’s not even officially winter yet! According to some weather […]

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November’s Top Three Performing Commodities?

| November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
November’s Top Three Performing Commodities?

Now that November is drawing to a close, it’s the perfect time to look at the top-performing assets over the past few weeks.  And this time around we have a surprise winner… … Orange Juice. That’s right, the tangy commodity beat all other assets with a hefty November gain of 14.5%.  Ever since the start […]

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Can Pine Beetles Boost Your Portfolio?

| November 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Can Pine Beetles Boost Your Portfolio?

After a swift selloff earlier in the year, bulls are back in firm control of the lumber market.  In fact, spot lumber is up 32% from the lows set in mid-June 2013.  That makes the commodity one of the top performing hard assets over the past five months. Take a look… As you can see, […]

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Soft Commodity Update: Coffee Bears Roar!

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Soft Commodity Update: Coffee Bears Roar!

After a fairly boring Summer session, trading in soft commodities is starting to pick up.  In fact, softs saw a big increase in volatility last week as investors started factoring in quickly changing supply/demand fundamentals. Here’s a rundown of last week’s soft asset movers… Coffee The savory caffeinated bean sank to a four and a […]

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Blatant Government Market Manipulation!

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Blatant Government Market Manipulation!

Take a look at this… As you can see in this long-term sugar price chart, the sweet commodity has been in a hefty downtrend since mid-2011.  Ample global supplies have sent prices spiraling down to multi-year lows. But look a little closer and you’ll find something interesting… In this short-term chart, you’ll notice sugar prices […]

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Softs Update: Cocoa Is On Fire!

| September 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Softs Update: Cocoa Is On Fire!

Let’s look at the most recent happenings in soft commodities… Cocoa Recent developments out of West Africa have cocoa bulls rampaging.  The highly demanded commodity has shot up just over $410 a ton since early July.  That’s a remarkable 20% gain in a matter of months. What’s sending prices higher? Early signs of weakening production […]

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Buyer Beware! Three Commodities Doomed To Trade Lower…

| August 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
Buyer Beware! Three Commodities Doomed To Trade Lower…

With a few exceptions, most commodities traded flat to lower last week.  In fact, grain markets, precious metals, and natural gas all turned in firm losses.  And keep in mind, those losses came in spite of the fact Ben Bernanke announced the Fed would continue buying $85 billion worth of bonds each month.  The news […]

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Cocoa, Cotton, And Coffee: Three Soft Commodities Making Moves…

| June 10, 2013 | 0 Comments
Cocoa, Cotton, And Coffee:  Three Soft Commodities Making Moves…

Soft commodities are making some hefty price moves in recent trading. Here’s an update on the ones seeing the most volatility… First of all, cocoa bulls are roaring once again.  In fact, this commodity was the second biggest gainer amongst all commodities last week, rising 7.5%. What’s sending cocoa higher? As I’ve mentioned in previous […]

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