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Gold Could Be Your Secret to a Glittering 2020

The idea of investing in commodities might sound rather daunting. Perhaps you think that you would need to be an expert to do this well. This isn’t true, as anyone can invest in the likes oil, gas, corn and copper....

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Will commodities buy the US-China story?

If last week’s rally after the US-China Phase One trade deal is anything to go by, then it means that investor confidence is starting to build in a market that just days ago was on a downward trend. While the...

Gold plunges amidst a “modest” US-China trade deal

Thursday was an exciting day for the global markets following US President Donald Trump’s tweet saying China and the US had reached a trade deal. But just hours later, when the agreement was finally made public, the excitement started dying...

Impact of US-China trade war on commodities market

The world is going through an industrial recession, thanks to the ongoing US-China trade war. Since the intrinsic demand is not sufficient enough to sustain the economy’s liveliness, equity banks are relying more on central banks to restore the balance....

Britain’s commodities trader Tesco likely to exit Asia

Tesco, Britain’s largest retailer, is contemplating taking a step back from its initial plan to conquer the global markets. If a recent revelation is anything to go, the commodities retailer may soon shut down its Asian operations, in Malaysia and...

Is blockchain the future of commodity pricing?

For the past thirty years, the commodities pricing structure has remained unchanged. For some of the high-value and most liquid commodities like gold, oil, and gas, the pricing regime has been opaque for decades. And even for the few technological...

Squire Patton Boggs establishes commodities and shipping group

Together with partners Barry Stimpson and Jessica Kenworthy, Squire Patton Boggs has officially launched a Commodities and Shipping Group that will operate globally. The other two partners will be stationed in the new company’s Singapore branch. “This is an area...

Commodities Outlook: Oil markets

With the growing unrest over the details of OPEC+’s 5th & 6th December meeting in Vienna, the oil market stalled for the better part of last week. For the bullish investors, the noise surrounding the possible outcome of the meeting...

Commodities mogul Gupta ready to buy British Steel – sources

According to two sources, British-based commodities tycoon Sanjeev Gupta is ready to buy British Steel if an offer by a Chinese firm Jingye Group, fails to sail through. At the start of last month, Jingye Group announced intentions to acquire...

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