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.
Sep 24, 2013 California's pricing system for milk gives cheese makers the lowest price for milk -- a holdover from the Depression era, when making cheese was a way to use up surplus milk. But now cheese makers are dairies' biggest customers, and still get the low price.
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.
Jun 12, 2013 It's been tried before, but a new generation of companies is hoping that manure will become the next solar.
Jun 6, 2013 For cattle rancher Ken Lenox, the higher price of beef at the store isn't leading to bigger profits.
Jun 3, 2013 Yes, there are commodities in Disneyland. Or at least we pretended there are.
Apr 18, 2013 Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why commodity prices are falling and how the U.S. economy could benefit.