What do tanking gold prices say about the economy?

Dec 9, 2013
Gold investors are abandoning ship, as the economy continues to improve slowly.
Posted In: gold, commodities

What is a commodity, anyway?

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?
Posted In: commodities, investment, apples

Chocolate lovers beware: Cocoa prices near record highs

Oct 29, 2013
Cocoa prices are near record highs, as farmers who have switched to more lucrative crops have driven down supply.
Posted In: commodities, chocolate, cocoa

Shipping index shows signs of growth in China

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.
Posted In: commodities, shipping

Lawsuits claim banks involved in aluminum price fixing

Aug 12, 2013
Regulators have subpoenaed a metal warehousing firm as aluminum manufactures have launched a class action lawsuit against the London Metals Exchange.
Posted In: commodities, Goldman Sachs, aluminum

Despite higher beef prices, cattle ranchers don't see better sales

Jun 6, 2013
For cattle rancher Ken Lenox, the higher price of beef at the store isn't leading to bigger profits.
Posted In: cattle, beef, farming, commodities

The Happiest Place on Earth gets more expensive: The commodities of your favorite rides

Jun 3, 2013
Yes, there are commodities in Disneyland. Or at least we pretended there are.
Posted In: commodities, disney, amusement parks

Are falling prices of gold and oil good or bad?

Apr 18, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains why commodity prices are falling and how the U.S. economy could benefit.
Posted In: Oil, gold, commodities

How does the falling price of gold affect you?

Apr 17, 2013
Gold prices are down again this morning, after falling by more than 10 percent since Friday. Oil prices are also lower. But how do these drops in commodity prices affect your wallet?
Posted In: gold, commodities

Gold prices sink as inflation stays at bay

Apr 11, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss the drop off in gold prices and whether there is such a thing as a safe haven anymore.
Posted In: gold, bitcoin, commodities, currency