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Mad Cow Scare Has Cattle Prices in Free Fall

Mad Cow Scare Has Cattle Prices in Free Fall

Cattle futures earlier in the year were on a steady if unspectacular rise towards $130 per hundredweight when the Federal Reserve jaw-boned all important commodity markets into submission with outright… Read more »

Rice Strong while Food Prices Retreat

Rice Strong while Food Prices Retreat

In the past five weeks since peaking at $6.67 London sugar futures have retreated a full 14%, closing down at the low of the week for the second straight week… Read more »

Commodities Retreat as Stocks Come to Their Senses

Commodities Retreat as Stocks Come to Their Senses

Let’s start with the important stuff.  Gold and Silver were sold unmercifully during European trading.  Gold broke below $1700 again and this time closed below its 144 EMA at $1675/0z. … Read more »

U.S. Treasury Bonds Slump: Risk is On

U.S. Treasury Bonds Slump: Risk is On

U.S. Treasury Bond futures settled at their lowest level on Thursday since November closing down nearly a full point from open to close at 140.61.  Bonds continue to be under… Read more »

Commodities Mixed To End Month

Commodities Mixed To End Month

While gold and silver were getting smacked around along with the Euro, cattle and hog traders were dealing in reality of ZIRP and money printing rising sharply after Bernanke’s testimony. … Read more »

Commodities Continue Surging as Bond Prices Drop

Commodities Continue Surging as Bond Prices Drop

U.S. Treasury Bond Futures dropped  sharply on Tuesday to reach a low of 140.99 continuing a slide that began at the beginning of the month.  Bond futures have lost nearly… Read more »

Grains and Meats Rise Across the Board

Grains and Meats Rise Across the Board

With the expectations that the U.S. economy has de-coupled from Europe, its largest trading partner (a farcical idea), and that happy days are truly here again, commodity prices are beginning… Read more »

Commodities Continue Surging Higher

Commodities Continue Surging Higher

So Europe is fixed again right?  Because if it is that means there won’t be a debt default whirlwind *cough* that will have to be papered over by all of… Read more »

Gasoline at Record January Prices, Meats Climb

Gasoline at Record January Prices, Meats Climb

For everyone loving the current levitation happening on the S&P 500 I have to point out to them the reality of commodity prices, most notably the climb in gasoline prices… Read more »

Farmville turns into Mafia Wars – Zynga Falls Again

Farmville turns into Mafia Wars – Zynga Falls Again

So much for those who buy the IPO getting a good deal for ponying up before the market opens.  After debuting on Friday at $10 per share, shares of social… Read more »