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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.

Deciding Whether to Buy Cotton This Month: The Chinese Factors
February 20th Cotton has long been seen as a good commodity investment. Despite there being more types of material than ever before, this is still on…
The Powerful Reasons to Invest in Coffee This Month
February 20th
Find Out If Investing in Gas Is a Good Move in 2020
February 14th
Is February the Best Month to Buy Copper?
February 13th
Crude Oil Prices Can Lose Additional 15% On Coronavirus Fears
February 8th
Could the Time Be Right to Invest in Oil? A Look at This Volatile Commodity
February 7th

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Will You Find a Silver Lining in the Commodity Market this Month?
February 4th
Crude Oil Prices May Break Below $50 in February
February 1st
Why Are Oil Prices Falling to Rally on Libya Tensions?
January 20th
Gold Could Be Your Secret to a Glittering 2020
January 14th
Will Gold and Oil Prices Continue To Rally Amid Mideast Tensions?
January 6th
4 Assets to Invest In Given the Intensifying U.S. – Iran Conflict
January 5th
Precious metals and mining stocks: Why you shouldn’t invest in January
January 3rd
Why the energy sector is about to take a tumble
December 30th 2019

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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

Coronavirus persists, highlighting OPEC’s reliance on oil demand from China

Weeks after the Coronavirus outbreak, markets are still gripped with fears, triggered by stalled business operations in China, even as the government fights to contain a virus that has so far claimed more than 500 lives. The dwindling oil demand from China, the second-largest importer of the commodity, has exposed the level of reliance on the market by The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). JBC Energy, a research company, t…

Demand panic spooks markets amid a collapse in China’s commodity prices

Chinese investors on Monday returned to a market gripped by fear on the first trading day after the Lunar New Year break. The Coronavirus death toll has risen to at least 361 in China alone as of this morning, Aljazeera confirmed. China, the world’s biggest consumer of raw materials is the most hit, after the virus emanated from one of its industrial cities, Wuhan. As China’s markets reopened today at 9 am local time, the country’s three leading…

Coronavirus disrupting the global commodities supply chain

Happy Sunday Invezztors. ‘Uncertainty’ has become a common word in a market characterised by constant swings of global commodity prices.  As of Friday, Europe started decently before dropping, Asia was mixed, while the US futures were down. Brexit went down, and the UK is officially on its own, with some expressing concerns over the move. But while the Brexit was a success, it doesn’t end at that. Markets movements are set to take place movi…

Soaring demand, risk appetite pushing commodity prices

This month we’ve experienced rallies by several commodities following the phase trade deal between China and the US, boosting investor risk appetite and the equity markets. But since the Coronavirus Outbreak, precious metals have been taking the lead as investors scamper for haven assets such as gold, Iron-ore, Palladium, and Silver. According to Oxford Economics, analytics and forecasting firm: “Iron-ore and gold prices are currently up 6% month…

Gold Price Advances Higher On Coronavirus Fears

China’s coronavirus has continued to spread around Asia and the Middle East as the global economy starts to suffer as well. As a result, investors are pulling out from the high-yielding assets and transferring funds to safe-haven assets, such as gold.  Fundamental analysis: Coronavirus rings alarm bells Gold spot price is currently trading unchanged on the week after the asset gained nearly 1% more in value last week. The spreading of…

Gold prices surge amid global fears

Gold is among the few commodities whose prices were soaring as concerns over the Coronavirus Outbreak swept through the markets. As of this morning, the yellow metal was up about 20% higher than last year, as it trades close to $1,600 an ounce. A couple of other precious metals have rallied too, including silver and platinum. Meanwhile, Dow Jones is up 0.66% or 187 points. Investors have been playing around with the idea of gold touching the $2,0…

Oil tumbles for the sixth day as Coronavirus sends panic through oil markets

After a 2% dip on Monday, oil fell on Tuesday morning for the sixth session, extending losses as China continues to battle the Coronavirus that has sent panic through commodities markets. Oil-producing nations have raised the alarm over dwindling demand on crude as most industries in one of the largest consumers of the commodity, China, remain closed. After reaching a three-month low yesterday, Brent crude further fell 0.3% or by 15 cents to sett…

Oil slides 2% amid news of fast-spreading Coronavirus

Oil prices on Monday morning shed a further 2% off the already trimmed prices after it emerged that Coronavirus can spread without showing symptoms, casting doubts on the containment efforts by the affected countries. The drop marks a multi-month low in the wake of a promising start earlier this year following the signing of the China-US trade deal. Reports during the weekend indicated that the virus had claimed over 56 lives and infected at leas…

Coronavirus fever: Panic among commodities investors over new virus

It’s officially an international disaster: Traders globally are in a state of panic following news of a virus that broke out a few days ago in the world’s largest nation, China. Coronavirus has so far claimed 26 lives and left more than 800 others in critical condition. China is a key player as far as commodities trading in concerned, and as it is, foreign investors have been withdrawing their operations following an outbreak of the deadly virus….

Olam sees potential in splitting commodities and food businesses

Asia’s agricultural commodities trader Olam International is splitting its business into two, commodities and food units, to tap into the ever-evolving consumer market. The company’s restructuring portrays the soaring need for consumer speciality commodities, in the wake of markets characterised by picky consumers. Buyers nowadays want to know the origin of what they consume, and the ingredients, even as the market continues to gravitate towards…

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