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  • Jonathan Parkman, head of agriculture at Marex Spectron, told CNBC, Cocoa is very prone to disease and that creates more volatility in the market, the major manufacturers have been educating the farmers to try and reduce this.

  • Grain Prices to Head Higher     Sunday, 22 Jul 2012 | 8:35 PM ET

    Luke Chandler, Global Head of Agri Commodity Markets Research, Rabobank says that grain prices will head higher in the coming months.

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    Cocoa — the main ingredient for Kit Kats, Hershey’s bars and Snickers — may rally into the second-half of this year as low rainfall and drier weather forecast for Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa supplier, threaten to reduce yields and deplete global stockpiles.

  • The Sideways Play Friday, 15 Jun 2012 | 2:31 PM ET

    When it comes to playing it safe with commodities, you'll want a portfolio  with winners to offset the inevitable losers.

  • Cocoa Prices Set for a Comeback? Thursday, 5 Apr 2012 | 9:30 AM ET
    Harvested cocoa beans

    Cocoa prices have fallen about 30 percent in the past twelve months, but Keith Flury, Senior Commodity Analyst at Rabobank says they will continue to edge lower in the short-term.

  • Top Performing Commodities ETFs of 2012 Wednesday, 21 Mar 2012 | 5:05 PM ET
    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.

  • Lindt's Profits Bittersweet as Outlook Is Cloudy Thursday, 1 Mar 2012 | 5:27 AM ET

    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.

  • Breakfast Commodities Break Out Thursday, 12 Jan 2012 | 10:05 AM ET

    Here's what moving in commodities Thursday morning:

  • Commodity Price Check     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 4:16 PM ET

    Discussing the uptick in commodities and whether it's justified, with Sterling Smith, Country Hedging Inc., and John Kilduff, Again Capital.

  • Grain Futures Sell-Off Was 'Overreaction': Analyst Tuesday, 5 Jul 2011 | 8:18 AM ET
    Wheat Fields

    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.

  • CFTC to Probe Speculator Role in Commodity Prices Friday, 6 May 2011 | 11:21 AM ET

    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.

  • New Global Diet Tuesday, 26 Apr 2011 | 12:38 PM ET
    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.

  • Commodities: If You Can't Eat It, Don't Buy It Monday, 9 Aug 2010 | 1:06 PM ET

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

  • Cocoa Slide Show Sunday, 1 Dec 2002 | 12:00 AM ET

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