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  • Chocolate sales underpinning cocoa price rally: Pro

    Jonathan Parkman, head of agriculture at Marex Spectron, says the strong performance of Mondelez and Nestle in the cocoa sector underpinned the commodity's price rally last year.

  • Americans love dark chocolate

    Cocoa is up about 30 percent in the last 12 months, reports CNBC's Morgan Brennan. Stronger demand, and fewer supplies are contributing.

  • Do investors have a sweet tooth for cocoa?

    Jonathan Parkman, head of agriculture at Marex Spectron, discusses the outlook for the cocoa market in 2014 and the role emerging markets will play in the price movement of the commodity.

  • A tale of two commodities: Coffee and cocoa

    Abah Ofon, Director, Agricultural Commodities Research at Standard Chartered explains what's behind the sharp divergence between coffee and cocoa prices this year.

  • The cocoa trade

    Cocoa is rose over 2.5 percent in 1 week, and hit a 4-week high on Friday. Alan Knuckman, Trading Advantage, explains how he is using options to profit from the commodity's move.

  • Harvested cocoa beans

    Cocoa — the main ingredient for Kit Kats, Hershey’s bars and Snickers — may rally into the second-half of this year as low rainfall and drier weather forecast for Ivory Coast, the world’s leading cocoa supplier, threaten to reduce yields and deplete global stockpiles.

  • When it comes to playing it safe with commodities, you'll want a portfolio  with winners to offset the inevitable losers.

  • Harvested cocoa beans

    Cocoa prices have fallen about 30 percent in the past twelve months, but Keith Flury, Senior Commodity Analyst at Rabobank says they will continue to edge lower in the short-term.

  • There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class. There are several hundred 100 ETFs and their close cousin, ETNs, or exchange traded notes. The group covers everything from energy to metals to agriculture to livestock. There are broad and narrow funds, ones based on an index or futures trading and still others that hold the actual commodity. There are precious and industrial metals, foodstuffs and livest

    There may be no better way to appreciate the diversity of exchange traded funds than by looking at the commodities sector of the asset class.

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    Premium Swiss chocolate maker Lindt & Spruengli on Thursday warned that commodity markets remain volatile and that consumer sentiment is hit by the prospects of a worsening employment market.

  • Here's what moving in commodities Thursday morning:

  • Wheat Fields

    Markets have overreacted to recent concerns on oversupply in soft commodities, and the fundamentals do not support the recent sell-off, Sudakshina Unnikrishnan, analyst at Barclays Capital, told CNBC on Tuesday.

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    The Commodities Futures Trading Commission will be looking at the role of speculators in recent volatile commodities pricing, Commissioner Bart Chilton told CNBC Friday.

  • Harvested cocoa beans

    International shipping companies have resumed deliveries of cocoa from the world’s largest supplier but analysts say the commodity will remain volatile for the foreseeable future.

  • An Angolan woman shops in a market in Cabinda.

    Much like housing years ago, food has become something bigger than itself. It's about far more than sustenance. It's about commodities trading, global trade, energy, biotechnology and government policy. Our special report, "Food Economics, explores all of those dimensions.

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    If you're looking for action, try grains, but even that may be iffy. It all depends on the weather.