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Gold has one more super-spike left in it, Al Abaroa, commodity strategist from Options Pro, said on Monday. He predicts the precious metal will rise to $1,300-$1,400 in the first six months of 2010 before losing its luster.
The renewed rivalry between France and the UK is still growing. And this time agriculture is the altercation.
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While studies have shown varying degrees of effectiveness, many researchers believe E. coli vaccines can reduce the number of animals carrying the bacteria by 65 to 75 percent. The question for farmers: who will pay for it? The New York Times reports.
An unlikely leader has set the tone for the whole sector.
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As the holiday season fast approaches, food seems to be on everyone's minds. But does food also whet the investor's appetite?
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A weak dollar and global economic recovery should boost most commodities prices, but gold, oil, corn and sugar will fare the best.
In the sprawling European subsidy program - which lavishes more than 50 billion euros ($75 billion at current exchange rates) a year in agricultural aid - no commodity is more susceptible to fraud, chicanery and rule-bending, experts say, than simple household sugar.
Investors looking for variation from stocks, bonds and currencies could try investing in good wine, which has provided good returns over long periods of time, but should beware of unprofessional advice in the area.
After burning through $1 million in savings and seeing no end to their losses, dairy farmers Jake and Lori Slegers figured they didn't have much choice — they had to kill the cows.
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While the stock market rally could falter at any time, a weak dollar and strong global demand could mean no end in sight for the run-up in commodities prices.
Agriculture will be the biggest industry to profit from in the coming decades, well-known investor Jim Rogers told CNBC.
Monsanto, the world's biggest seed maker, says its fourth-quarter loss widened to $233 million in the fourth quarter on a decrease in sales.
The price of gold will continue to rise and outperform stock markets and could go as high at $2,000, depending on the strength of the S&P 500 index, according to Chris Locke, managing director at Oystertrade.com Management.