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  • 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.

  • Cotton Supply Side Outlook     Friday, 20 May 2011 | 9:40 AM ET

    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.

  • 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.

  • Will Cotton-Eye Joe Catch the Denim Blues? Thursday, 10 Mar 2011 | 2:46 PM ET

    The fabric of our lives may start to feel like burlap.

  • As Cotton Prices Rise, So May the Cost of Hotel Rooms Wednesday, 23 Feb 2011 | 2:13 PM ET

    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.

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