Stacey Vanek Smith
Nov 21, 2013 Investors who are worried about inflation have been pouring money into commodities like gold, silver and wheat. But what is a commodity, anyway? And why are they considered a good investment for inflation hawks?
Oct 29, 2013 Cocoa prices are near record highs, as farmers who have switched to more lucrative crops have driven down supply.
Aug 27, 2013 A key shipping index is up dramatically in the past several weeks, thanks largely to demand from China's steel industry. But analysts say it's only a small window into the industry.
Aug 12, 2013 Regulators have subpoenaed a metal warehousing firm as aluminum manufactures have launched a class action lawsuit against the London Metals Exchange.
Aug 6, 2013 After a long winning streak, the price of gold has been going down.
Jun 20, 2013 The markets take a hit in the wake of Fed chairman Ben Bernanke’s “good” news about the economy.
Jun 6, 2013 For cattle rancher Ken Lenox, the higher price of beef at the store isn't leading to bigger profits.
Feb 25, 2014 Yes, there are commodities in Disneyland. Or at least we pretended there are.
May 20, 2013 As an investment and inflation hedge, gold still looks overvalued, at nearly 30 percent below its peak. But demand for gold is growing in India and China.