LAUNCESTON, Australia, April 2- Cotton and natural rubber appear to have little in common, other than being agricultural commodities, but both are currently hostage to developments in China.» Read More
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.
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.
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.
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.
Widely followed commodities trader Dennis Gartman on Monday said he wasn’t concerned about an official slowdown in China.
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.
What's moving in commodities in Monday’s trade:
Dry patch of weather in the Midwest is pushing grain prices higher, with Rich Ilczyszyn, MF Global.
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.
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.
CNBC's Brian Shactman reports on the drastic drop in cotton and its impact on company profit margins.
Looking for investment bargains in the retail sector, with Brian Tunick, JP Morgan and John Long, Kurt Salmon.
There is still a certain demand for cotton but it may not be a trade for the average investor, with Michael Seery, Seery Futures; Kenneth Stumphauzer, Stern Agee & Leach, and Gregory Melich, ISI Group.
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.
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.
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.
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.