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Grow your knowledge on oil, gold, sugar and all known traded commodities. Read the most up to date stories influencing the market and help yourself by understanding the key issues in commodities, worldwide.

Trafigura to secure 6% stake in London-listed commodities producer
January 21st 2020 Global commodities dealer Trafigura is set to acquire a 6% ownership stake in London-listed oil and gas firm, President Energy. The Lon…
Why Are Oil Prices Falling to Rally on Libya Tensions?
January 20th 2020
Lekoil shares take a hit amid loan fraud
January 19th 2020
Gold Prices May Drop 10% Before March
January 16th 2020
Doubts cloud China’s pledge to purchase additional U.S. commodities
January 16th 2020
Medical cannabis market to be unlocked by UK leading oncologist
January 15th 2020

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January 14th 2020
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January 6th 2020
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January 5th 2020
Precious metals and mining stocks: Why you shouldn’t invest in January
January 3rd 2020
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December 30th
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October 15th
The Ins and Outs of Investing in Rare Gold Coins
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Hints & tips

Commodities are classified into four main groups: metals, energy, agricultural produce and livestock, and meat. However, oil, gold, and agricultural products are the most traded. Commodities offer avenues to diversify investment portfolio beyond the traditional financial instruments. Generally, commodities are long term and operate differently from stock markets. The distinct feature of commodity markets is that they are reliable, valuable, and non-volatile compared to other traditional securities. Generally, since it is tedious to transport commodities, they are usually traded on futures contracts. Commodities future contracts are popularly traded in U.S dollars.

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More of the latest commodity news

UK Parliament to receive critical farm bill this month

Britain’s minister for environment Theresa Villiers has said that parliament will during the month receive a farming bill that is meant to guide the UK’s agricultural sector following plans to exit the European Union. During the yearly Oxford Farming Conference, Villiers said the government would be focused on funding agricultural activities that directly impact the public including improvement of animal welfare as well as addressing climate chan…

Iran tension easing as oil spike vanishes

Yesterday US President Donald Trump announced that the ongoing conflict between America and Iran appears to be easing. The pronouncement reduced fears of an escalation in the conflict between the two countries, instantly reversing an initial oil spike. US crude dipped 4% the moment Trump announced a possible end to the conflict between the two nations. In his speech, the president said: “Iran appears to be standing down, which is a good thi…

Here’s why investing in commodity currencies this month is a bad idea

Commodity currencies involve currencies from countries that have large quantities of raw materials. The three most popular commodity currencies for trading are the Australian, Canadian and New Zealand dollar. Some of these currencies delivered a strong performance in the closing weeks of the previous year. For instance, the Australian dollar (the aussie) gained more than 3% in December against the U.S. dollar, while the New Zealand dollar (the ki…

Brazilian soybean set to dominate the markets

Findings by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) showed that Brazil could soon become the world’s largest producer of soybean, after decades of market dominance by the US. Soybean production both in the US and Brazil has rapidly increased over the last decade, but the former has always taken the lead as other follows. And now a new report indicates that tables could soon turn, taking us back to 2017-2018 at a time when Brazil edged…

Is the US a net crude oil exporter just yet?

There have been various talks and speculations about all the developments that came out of the oil shale boom in the United States, but the idea of achieving full energy independence was perhaps the most unlikely. Back in 2005, daily petroleum imports to the US hit a new high of 14 million BPD as a result of dwindling daily productions and soaring demand. By 2007, the difference between imports and exports of petroleum products stood at a deficit…

A recap of last year’s oil and copper activities

2019 was a fascinating year for oil and metal traders. And this year, experts suggest it won’t be boring either. Last year’s commodities markets were majorly influenced by the US-China trade war, Brexit uncertainty, UK’s premiership elections, and slower global economic growth. President Trump seemed to have found a bargaining chip in his toolbox to bargain for whatever he wanted from the worldwide community. Being one of the largest consumers of…

Commodities headed to a better year

In 2019, commodities globally enjoyed decent growth. The S&P 500 and the Invesco DB Commodity Index Tracking Fund DBC are up 27.2% and 10.5% this year, respectively. However, experts believe that 2020 could be one of commodities’ best trading years, thanks to the just concluded phase one trade deal, OPEC supply cuts, and UK elections. Following an improved oil outlook, global research firm Goldman Sachs recently raised its 12-month commodity…

Why oil prices are (suddenly) volatile

Experts told CNBC that the crude market has become highly volatile these past few months, making it virtually impossible to predict future prices. Throughout the year, oil prices have been affected by several things, including OPEC’s supply cuts, China-US trade war, and US sanctions to oil exporters. Apart from a growing concern on the overall global health economy, the US crude oil inventories have been surging capping global gains. Tamas Varga,…

Agricultural commodities up following US-China deal

After it was apparent that China and the US had agreed on the contents of the Phase 1 trade deal, prices of various commodities shot. The deal saw different tariffs cancelled and a few others reduced by both states. Policies relating to intellectual property were also tightened, and China agreed to import at least $200 billion worth of goods from the US over two years. Of the $200 billion, the two states agreed to allocate at least $80 to $100 bi…

Chinese tariffs on US commodities after Phase One deal

Last week the world was treated to one of the most anticipated trade deals between China and the US. The world’s two most robust economies agreed to sign a ‘phase one’ agreement that is expected to ease tension in global markets. In the “Phase One” deal, Washington slashed some tariffs on Chinese imports while Beijing cancelled retaliatory measures that would come to force on Dec. 15. Before last week’s agreement, China had imposed an additional…

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