Tag: commodity performance 2014

Commodity Performance Suffers In November

| December 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Commodity Performance Suffers In November

November has drawn to a close, which makes it a perfect time to recap monthly commodity performance. But first, let’s look at how hard assets performed overall… As you can see, the Reuters/Jefferies CRB index (blue line) suffered a 4% loss in November. Recent weakness has the commodity-focused index plummeting to a 9.2% loss on […]

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Grains: There’s Always A Bull Market Somewhere…

| October 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Grains:  There’s Always A Bull Market Somewhere…

No doubt about it, overall commodity performance has been abysmal as of late.  West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude is down a whopping 13% in the past month.  Platinum, silver, and palladium are down 8%, 7%, and 5% respectively. A surging US Dollar, along with European growth fears, has investors essentially throwing in the towel on […]

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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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Commodity Profits: Can It Be True?

| January 6, 2014 | 0 Comments
Commodity Profits: Can It Be True?

As I mentioned in Friday’s article, overall commodity performance was lacking in 2013.  Fed tapering fears, global growth uncertainty, and Chinese economic slowdown worries came together to keep hard assets investors planted firmly on the sidelines. So, as Editor of the Commodity ETF Alert, 2013 ended up being an exercise in navigating an underperforming sector […]

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2014 Profits! Why You Need Commodities In Your Portfolio!

| January 4, 2014 | 0 Comments
2014 Profits!  Why You Need Commodities In Your Portfolio!

Let’s face it…   2013 wasn’t exactly a stellar year for commodities. Gold fell 28% – the worst annual performance for the metal since 1981.  Silver performed even worse with a yearly loss of 35%.  And let’s not forget about corn, which recorded a stunning drop of 39.6%. While those are easily the most dramatic […]

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