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  • *Iron ore in Dalian down more than 4 pct at close. Retail buyers rushed into China's commodities futures in April, hoping a stabilizing economy would boost demand for raw materials, lifting prices and volumes of everything from steel to cotton. China's main commodity exchanges in Dalian, Shanghai and Zhengzhou have since imposed measures to rein in speculative...

  • OUAGADOUGOU, April 22- Burkina Faso produced 581,000 tonnes of raw cotton in the recently ended 2015/ 16 season, down 18 percent from the previous harvest and well short of its aim of a record crop of 800,000 tonnes, the national cotton association said on Friday. The Inter-professional Cotton Association of Burkina, which groups together the country's three...

  • Dennis Gartman

    There are problems emerging in the U.S. stock market, and that means it's time to sit on the sidelines, Dennis Gartman says.

  • Workers in a clothing factory in Bozhou, China.

    Once the epitome of cheap mass manufacturing, textile producers from formerly low-cost nations are setting up shop in America, the NYT reports.

  • After peaking in the late '90s, use of U.S. mills that churn raw cotton fiber into spun yarn has been stable since 2008.

    Cotton Incorporated and Maker's Row, an online marketplace, have partnered to bring back more "Made in USA" goods.

  • Fiscal 'Cliffhanger' to End the Year

    Dennis Gartman of The Gartman Letter, discusses the "fiscal cliff" negotiations, investing in housing and banking, and how to play cotton, with the Fast Money traders.

  • Gartman's Top Plays for 2013 (Not Gold)

    Selling gold stocks for these alternate investments looks like a good idea, says Dennis Gartman, editor of The Gartman Letter.

  • Cramer: Gap Pulled Back, Buy Now

    Gap has an amazing turnaround story, explains Mad Money host Jim Cramer. Despite the stock falling from $35 at the end of November to $31, it's a great time to buy the stock.

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    Soft commodities such as soy and corn should be used by investors to protect against inflation in the same way as gold, according to the founding partner of GAIA Capital, John Coast Sullenger.

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    The general trend pressure for cotton prices is bearish and this suggests continued testing of support near 85 cents a pound.

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    In search of a safe haven, investors are flocking into the U.S. dollar Tuesday and out of risk assets including commodities. Concerns about the ongoing situation in Greece and the euro zone as well as perceived weakness in the global economic recovery are some of the drivers.

  • Widely followed commodities trader Dennis Gartman on Monday said he wasn’t concerned about an official slowdown in China.

  • Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke hasn't said anything to change the trend that's been in place for precious metals since start of new year, so the buying continues.

  • What's moving in commodities in Monday’s trade:

  • Grains Break Out Again

    Dry patch of weather in the Midwest is pushing grain prices higher, with Rich Ilczyszyn, MF Global.

  • Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or gold? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months while others have significantly fallen off their highs. In fact, the a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities mostly traded in the U.S., is down 32 percent from its all-time high back in July 2008. So far in 2011, the CRB index is down 3.8 percent compared to an 8.2 percent loss for the S&P 500. Despite that trend, several in

    CNBC’s Analytics Team compiled a list of the 10 best and worst performing commodities in the CRB index. Click ahead to learn about the hot and the not-so-hot commodities of 2011.

  • A farm laborer works at a cotton factory in Korla city, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, China.

    If you want volatility, all you have to do is look at the cotton trade. In the last week, it has shed 36 percent. Despite that, cotton is still up more than 37 percent in the last year.

  • Cotton, sugar and lumber prices have been on the decline in the last month, so how should investors trade each of the commodities? Sterling Smith, commodity analyst at Country Hedging, shared his best plays.

  • Making the Right Play

    Insight on the rise in gold, oil and cotton prices, with Alan Knuckman, Agora Financial; Addison Armstrong, Tradition Energy, and David Morgan, The Morgan Report.