Commodity Market Trades, Charts


  • *Cotton down 2 pct after hitting 6- month high Monday. NEW YORK, Feb 25- Natural gas futures slumped for a second straight session on Tuesday, slashing year-to-date gains, while cotton prices also fell in a broad commodities selloff sparked by profit-taking. Corn, a base for animal feed, also rose, reversing early losses.

  • Turning to cotton for more 'Made in USA' goods Monday, 20 Jan 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    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     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 5:30 PM ET

    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)     Monday, 31 Dec 2012 | 5:25 PM ET

    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     Thursday, 13 Dec 2012 | 6:25 PM ET

    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.

  • Soy and Corn the New Gold? Friday, 29 Jun 2012 | 1:42 AM ET
    Soybean field

    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.

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

  • Charting Asia | Cotton Weekly Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 11:54 PM ET
  • Cotton to Fall to 80 Cents     Sunday, 11 Mar 2012 | 10:50 PM ET

    Andrew Su, CEO, Compass Global Markets, says while India's reversal of the ban on cotton exports will have little impact, prices will likely fall to 80 cents per pound on a shift toward synthetic fiber and an increase in cotton stockpiles.

  • Is There More Upside for Cotton?     Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 5:44 PM ET

    Dominic Schnider, Head Commodity Research, UBS Wealth Management, says the cotton market is adequately supplied and he doesn't foresee further upside for the commodity.

  • Risk-Off Trade Sends U.S. Dollar Higher Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012 | 1:57 PM ET

    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.

  • India Halts Cotton Exports     Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 2:36 PM ET

    Cotton prices soaring on news that India has halted all exports of the commodity until further notice. So, what's the trade on cotton? Jim Iuorio, TJM Institutional Services, weighs in.

  • Gartman Ignores China In Commodities Strategy Monday, 5 Mar 2012 | 12:48 PM ET

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

  • Silver Big Mover, Inventory Data Hits Energy Complex Thursday, 2 Feb 2012 | 11:34 AM ET

    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.

  • Eye on Commodities Monday, 9 Jan 2012 | 10:56 AM ET

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

  • Grains Break Out Again     Monday, 29 Aug 2011 | 5:43 PM ET

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

  • 10 Commodities With the Biggest Price Moves Monday, 8 Aug 2011 | 11:56 AM ET
    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.

  • Cotton Prices Might Be the New Tailwind Wednesday, 20 Jul 2011 | 6:07 PM ET
    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 Prices Plunge     Tuesday, 19 Jul 2011 | 2:39 PM ET

    CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the drastic drop in cotton and its impact on company profit margins.

  • Retail Sector Drops on Cotton Prices     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 1:15 PM ET

    Looking for investment bargains in the retail sector, with Brian Tunick, JP Morgan and John Long, Kurt Salmon.