Commodities

Glencore to pay $180 Million to Democratic Republic of Congo

That’s one expensive apology tour. Swiss mining and commodities titan Glencore announced Monday that it has reached an agreement with the government of DRC to pay $180 million to make up for ten years of titanically corrupt behavior in the…

Wheat Prices Are Getting Rattled By Russia-Ukraine Tensions

Another commodity, another case of price inflation. It’s the broken record story of the last year — if something exists, it probably costs more. But in this case, the story has a radical and dangerous new twist. Wheat prices are…

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Coup in Guinea Sends Aluminium Prices to 10-Year High

There have been plenty of drivers of economic volatility this year, but an elite military unit led by a former French Legionnaire is definitely a new one. Aluminum markets were rattled Monday, with prices for the metal reaching a 10-year…

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Reddit Turns Silver Into Gold

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In a landscape dominated by parabolic tech IPOs and SPAC-mania, silver bullion may not be considered the most en vogue investment. Yet again, the same might be said about a flailing brick-and-mortar video game retailer. Yesterday silver futures jumped as…

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Food Costs Are Soaring

Food Costs Are Soaring

Gear up for even higher prices in the grocery aisle. The U.N.’s gauge of global food prices has ticked up 18% since May and reached its highest level since 2015 in December. This year, food prices are expected to climb…

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Cotton Prices Are Soaring

Cotton Prices Are Soaring

We assure you, there is absolutely zero spin in this story. Cotton, the fluffy fiber that has been cultivated by humans for over 5,000 years, is on a tear. Since falling to a low of 48 cents per pound in…

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Coal Is Burning Brightly Again

Coal Is Burning Brightly Again

It’s going to be more expensive to punish poorly-behaved children this Christmas. Thermal coal – the much-maligned commodity that is used to generate electricity in power plants, has seen a dramatic spike in prices in recent months. What’s Happening? Thermal…

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Pedal To The Metal

Pedal To The Metal

Last week it was reported that thousands of dollars of copper wires were stolen from NYC subways. The thieves must have had a beat on the commodity market – copper prices rallied to a seven-year high Tuesday on strong economic…

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