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  • NEW YORK, July 11- Commodity prices from cotton to corn to crude tumbled on Friday, driving a key index to its longest-ever losing streak as supply-side fundamentals grew brighter. The rout came a day after news of strain at Portugal's largest listed bank upset other financial markets with fears of financial contagion in Europe.

  • WASHINGTON, July 11- The United States government forecast on Friday abundant U.S. and world grain, soybean and cotton supplies in the coming year, consistent with the recent steep decline in prices. Corn also fell to the lowest on an active-month basis since August 2010 before finding support near the $4 per bushel level and turning slightly higher.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • How to Trade Cotton, Sugar and Lumber: Analyst Tuesday, 3 May 2011 | 10:39 AM ET

    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  Monday, 18 Apr 2011 | 10:36 AM ET

    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.

  • The 10 Hottest Commodities of 2011 Wednesday, 30 Mar 2011 | 12:25 PM ET
    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.

  • Growing Alternatives to Pricey Cotton Friday, 18 Mar 2011 | 3:32 PM ET
    100% CRAiLAR Flax fiber

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