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Why commodities markets are taking a hit

WSJ Special writer Greg Zuckerman, Eagle Bay Capital Founder J.C. Parets and FBN’s Adam Shapiro on the oil markets, commodities stocks and investing in bonds.

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  1. US Debt Woes Boost Gold, Pressure Oil

    Commodity markets finished Monday with mixed results as worries brought on by political wrangling over the U.S. debt drove investors to gold as a safe haven, but kep...

  2. Oil, Metals Tumble on US Govt Shutdown Scare

    Oil and metals fell on Monday on fears of an imminent U.S. government shutdown and grains tumbled on oversupply concerns, while gold slipped for the session amid str...

  3. Gold Soars on Fed's No Taper Decision

    Gold soared around 3 percent on Wednesday after the U.S. Federal Reserve said it would continue buying bonds at an $85 billion monthly pace for now, surprising finan...

  4. Analysis: Commodity funds on track for big launch year in uncertain market

    An ex-Glencore oil trader and a veteran grains merchant with futures broker R.J. O'Brien are among those behind the largest number of commodity fund launches in 3 ye...

  5. Are Inflationary Expectations Overblown?

    On Friday, July 12, 2013 consumer sentiment as measured by the University of Michigan fell for the first time in 2013.  A reading of 83.9 in July came in below estim...

  6. Commodity investors race to adapt on fear of supercycle end

    Investors who have plowed some $400 billion into raw materials markets over the past 10 years are accelerating efforts to change their strategies, if not their alloc...

  7. Hedge funds hope losing shorts on U.S. natural gas will pay off

    This year's early rally in U.S. natural gas prices dealt heavy losses to hedge funds that stubbornly maintained short positions in the face of brutally cold weather,...

  8. JPMorgan commodities risk steady on quarter, down from year ago

    Commodities trading risk at JPMorgan Chase & Co rose slightly in the first quarter from the previous three months but slumped from a year earlier as prices of raw ma...

  9. MARKET SNAPSHOT: Dow Retreats After 10-session Win Streak

    U.S. stocks retreated on Friday, ending the longest advance by the Dow Jones Industrial Average in more than 16 years and containing the S&P 500 just as it neared it...

  10. MARKET SNAPSHOT: Dow Retreats After 10-session Run That Hit Record

    U.S. stocks retreated Friday, jeopardizing the longest advance by the Dow Jones Industrial Average in more than 16 years and containing the S&P 500 just as it neared...

  11. MARKET SNAPSHOT: U.S. Stocks Decline After Extended Run

    U.S. stocks retreated Friday, jeopardizing the longest advance by the Dow Jones Industrial Average in more than 16 years and containing the S&P 500 just as it neared...

  12. The Highs And Lows of the Markets

    Dan Shaffer of Shaffer Asset Management and MKM Partners managing director Katie Stockton debate the future of the markets.

  1. Crude nears 5-year low

    FBN’s Sandra Smith and Merrill Lynch Portfolio Strategies CIO CIO Mary Ann Bartels discuss the implications of lower Crude Oil prices.

  2. Colombia Cuts Coffee Subsidy Over Price Surge

    Colombian coffee growers, who last year received about half of their income from government subsidies to prop them up during a slump in prices, did not receive a pen...

  3. Gold Jumps While Outlook Remains Lackluster

    Gold jumped on Thursday on physical buying after prices plunged to a six-month low, but investors remained unenthusiastic because of a brighter global economic outlo...

  4. Gold Notches Biggest Annual Loss in Three Decades

    Gold fell to a six-month low in thin year-end trade on Tuesday, notching up its biggest annual decline in 32 years as prospects for global economic recovery prompted...

  5. Coffee Rallies on Tight Supplies

    Coffee rallied on Tuesday on tight supplies of robusta beans in top producer Vietnam, and gold and silver surged too, pushing the commodities complex broadly higher....

  6. Brent Crude Prices Rally on Short-Covering

    The price of benchmark Brent crude oil rose for a second straight session on Friday on short-covering while U.S. soybeans surged on data showing bullish exports.Natu...

  7. Analysis: Contractors squeezed as oil budgets tighten

    Under pressure from their shareholders to spend less, international oil companies are demanding cheaper and simpler services, equipment and engineering, a red flag f...

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