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.» Read More
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.