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  • There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class. There are several hundred 100 ETFs and their close cousin, ETNs, or exchange traded notes. The group covers everything from energy to metals to agriculture to livestock. There are broad and narrow funds, ones based on an index or futures trading and still others that hold the actual commodity. There are precious and industrial metals, foodstuffs and livest

    There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class.

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    Premium Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli on Thursday warned that commodity markets remain volatile and that consumer sentiment is hit by the prospects of a worsening employment market.

  • Here's what moving in commodities Thursday morning:

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    Markets have overreacted to recent concerns on oversupply in soft commodities, and the fundamentals do not support the recent sell-off, Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, analyst at Barclays Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    The Commodities Futures Trading Commission will be looking at the role of speculators in recent volatile commodities pricing, Commissioner Bart Chilton told CNBC Friday.

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    International shipping companies have resumed deliveries of cocoa from the world’s largest supplier but analysts say the commodity will remain volatile for the foreseeable future.

  • An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.

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    If you're looking for action, try grains, but even that may be iffy. It all depends on the weather.