The Commodity Investor examines the consequences that the drought affecting the Midwestern United States is having for commodities and offers solutions on how to best handle this exceptional event.
Articles Tagged "soft commodities"
After record-breaking forecasts of North American corn and soy bean crop output, hot and dry conditions have decimated this year’s crop yield expectations. With all this volatility, can soft commodities actually protect investors against inflation?
Australia has a lot of agricultural products to offer the world. It just hasn’t decided what role foreign ownership will play in the agricultural boom that’s on its way.
North American grain markets have experienced record plantings and prices not seen in decades. The only question is whether this run will last.
It appears the rains in Spain, Portugal, and France have not fallen on the grains as predictions of summer droughts across Western Europe have pushed soft commodities prices higher in recent weeks.
The Baltic Dry Index is an important tool to measure economic activity and a key indicator of the commodities markets. If you’re a commodity investor, the BDI is a helpful gauge of the trading of certain key commodities, such as iron ore, coal and coffee.
In part 2 of Investing in Soft Commodities we have a look at the 2012 market outlook and a selection of investment options available.
As food prices hover near record highs, consumers (and investors) are preparing for the end of cheap food. To get you involved, we present an introduction to soft commodity investing.