Tag: Cocoa investing

Commodity Performance: This Isn’t Pretty…

| October 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Commodity Performance:  This Isn’t Pretty…

The third quarter is drawing to a close, which makes it the perfect time to recap commodity performance over the past three months. But first, let’s see how hard assets performed overall… As you can see, the Reuters/Jefferies CRB index (blue line) weakened substantially in the third quarter.   The decline has the commodity-focused index sitting […]

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Today’s Report Is Actually Quite Scary…

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments
Today’s Report Is Actually Quite Scary…

No doubt about it, the cocoa market has been all over the map in recent trading. As you may know, the commodity has been in a strong uptrend this year as investors priced in surging demand and stagnant global supply growth. But once prices stalled near $3,200 a ton in August, investors decided to take […]

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What Happened?

| June 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
What Happened?

Editor’s Note: After today, our office will be closed the rest of the week for summer break. You will receive your next article on Monday, June 9th. Now that May is in the record books, it’s the perfect time to recap the best and worst performing commodities for the past month. But first, let’s discover […]

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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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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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Commodities: Q3 Performance Improves Drastically…

| October 7, 2013 | 0 Comments
Commodities: Q3 Performance Improves Drastically…

On Friday, we discussed the worst performing commodities for the third quarter of 2013. In case you missed it, corn, soybeans, lean hogs, coffee, and natural gas slid lower over the past three months. Now let’s look at the top performing major commodities since July. Here we go… Cocoa – up 20%:  This African produced […]

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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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