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While all commodities move in cycles, sugar in India is a case study in feast-to-famine swings in which bountiful crops are followed by anemic harvests every two or three years.
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Global stocks held close to 9-month highs on Wednesday with Europe seeing some falls in choppy trading on cautious words from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, who said unemployment would remain high into 2011.
Chemical company DuPont reported a sharp fall in quarterly net income Tuesday, citing weak sales, restructuring charges and the adverse impact of currency exchange rates.
Global stocks enjoyed another day in the green Tuesday after strong company earnings reassured investors that a U.S. economic recovery was slowly taking shape. Experts tell CNBC this mid-summer rally may up potential to rise 25 percent.
Global stocks were higher Friday on hopes that the global economic slowdown is receding after key U.S. companies reported better-than-expected earnings. Experts tell CNBC their forecasts for the future and how investors should position themselves.
In an attempt to decrease excessive speculation, U.S. commodities regulators aim to introduce large trading limits on oil, natural gas and possibly other commodities.
Wacky fruit and vegetables made a dramatic return to supermarket shelves throughout Europe for the first time in more than 20 years Wednesday, after the European Union scrapped rules governing the size and shape of produce.
Global stocks began second half of 2009 in positive territory on Wednesday after a successful previous quarter. Wall Street logged its best quarter in a decade in the second quarter. Experts tell CNBC how to invest in the new quarter.
The Dow fell for a fourth straight day Wednesday after the Fed said it expected to keep interest rates exceptionally low for an extended period.
Stocks bounded higher Wednesday, with the Dow up about 1 percent, as investors cheered the better-than-expected jump in durable-goods orders and shrugged off a weak new-home-sales report.
Futures jumped Wednesday after a better-than-expected rise in durable-goods orders.
As we face future inflation and a restart of global growth, investing in commodities makes sense now more than ever. Commodities you see are one of those rare assets that can be profitable in a variety of conditions.
After months of light volumes and high volatility, experts tell CNBC risk aversion in the currency markets has moderated. They suggest buying policy-related stocks but staying clear of base metals.
When not one but two technical analysts give the thumbs-down, it’s time to reconsider.
At this point, you look for any selective weakness in sectors that you want to be “long” in, advised Peter Sorrentino, senior portfolio manager of Huntington Asset Advisors.
Ken Croft, CIO and portfolio manager of Croft Value Fund and Alan Valdes, vice president of Hillard Lyons told CNBC how investors can prepare their portfolios for the week ahead.
As the Obama administration completes its examinations of the nation’s largest banks, industry executives are bracing for fights with the government over repayment of bailout money and forced sales of bad mortgages.
Global stocks fell Tuesday, as the recent rally was dented on reports that North Korea test-fired two short-range missiles. Experts told CNBC they see value in soft commodities but not in base metals.
The XLB materials exchange traded fund has risen 50 percent since its March lows, and options traders are betting that it still has some fuel left in the tank.