Gold and Commodities Market Review: Turkey Pushed Gold to Cheapest in 17 Months

Turkey Pushed Gold to Cheapest in 17 Months Natural Gas Buoyed by Storage Deficit As it is entering the injection season, natural gas price experienced a rebound last week. The CME natural gas futures settle price surged last week to hit the highest of $2.96 since June 28. Support comes from weather concerns, rising demand […]

Commodities Market Review: Big 1-Week Gain of Grain Contracts from Ukraine’s Export Limitation

Commodities Market Review During the past week, grain became the biggest winner once again. Last Thursday, wheat price rallied to a three-year high of $5.93 per bushel. Later on Friday, wheat price further hold the highest level and hence achieved a weekly gain of about 7%. Grain market in general got firmed amid worries about […]

Commodities Market Review: A “New Phase” of EU Relations Prompted a Grains Revival

Commodities market review Grain market experienced a volatile week from July 23 to July 27 due to some heavy-handed external influences. Three of the main grain products, wheat, soybean and corn all greatly rallied over the week, caused by a combining effect of global weather concerns and the announcement of $12 billion aid to American […]

Gold and Commodities Market Review: Strong USD Led to the Failure of Gold’s Rebound

Gold and Commodities Market Review (Source: Commodity Trade Mantra) Sound US Economy Contained Precious Metal Price Gold market experienced another wave of selling pressure in the past week, mainly because of the bullish US economic outlook and stronger USD. Gold price dropped below $1230 per ounce last Tuesday immediately after the comments from Federal Reserve […]

Commodities Market Review: The First Victims in Wake of Trade War

As trade war is taking off, the global commodities market is the first to be directly hit. Despite rising price of other risky assets, the Dow Jones Commodity Index has decreased 5.37% in the past month. Among all segments, US cotton and Chinese steel market saw most significant rise due to macro statistics and political […]

Commodities Market Review: OPEC Failed to Contain the Rising Oil Price

Global Oil Price Hit Near 3-Year High The oil price has stayed low since December 2014 when robust global production significantly exceeded demand. However, on June 29, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) price surged by more than 4% to $74.15 per barrel, the highest level since the end of 2014. The immediate cause is the production […]

Commodities Market Review: Soft Commodities was Fully Backed Up until Trump’s New Tariff Policy

Cotton Price Refreshed its 6-Year High The U.S. cotton market has remained stable since its spike in 2011, when China executed its cotton reserving and fiber hording plan. It is believed that U.S. cotton demand and price were artificially kept low because there are always worries that China would unexpectedly unleash its cotton stockpile, about […]

Commodities Market Review: Copper Price Soared to a Four-Year High

Starting from June, industrial metals, especially copper, have been the big movers in the commodities market. On June 8, the LME Copper soared to $7261.5 per ton, reaching its highest price since January 2014. The price of copper is essentially determined by the supply and demand relationship as well as the broad economic factors, such […]

Commodities Market Review: Argentina’s Worst Drought Trembled the Grains Market

For all time, agricultural production is the result of a combination of two factors: financing and weather. This argument got strong support from the increased volatility in grains price over the past few months. The trembling in the market was primarily caused by firstly, this year’s drought conditions in Argentina and secondly, the tariffs and […]

Commodities Market Review: Brent Crude Oil Climbs To New 3 Year High

Crude Oil Market ICE_B1, a benchmark for brent crude oils, had one of the highest returns of the commodities package with increases of 6.97% over the one month period from April 22 to May 22, 2018. One can reasonably suppose that geopolitical concerns led to this increase as crude oil hit some its highest prices […]