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  • 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.

  • Commodities are something many investors can relate to. What's not to like about corn, crude oil, or copper? Some commodities have been on a tear in recent months. In fact, the Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index, a global commodity benchmark tracking 19 commodities that are mostly U.S. traded, is near a two-and-a-half year high. In 2010 the CRB index rose by 17% compared to a 13% gain for the S&P 500. Several individual commodities continue to greatly outperform the broader market year-to-date, affecti

    CNBC’s analytics team compiled a list of the 10 best-performing commodities in the CRB index so far this year, based on the closing prices on March 29, 2011.

  • 100% CRAiLAR Flax fiber

    As cotton prices surge, companies are trying harder to duplicate the feel of the commodity with cheaper, durable fabrics.

  • The fabric of our lives may start to feel like burlap.

  • Apparel makers aren't the only ones stitching together a plan to deal with rising cotton costs. Hotel chains, including some of the world's biggest brands, are looking to pass costs on to customers as soaring commodity prices hit the bottom line.