Monthly Archives: October 2011

Recommended economics writing: Link exchange

TODAY’S recommended economics writing:• A brief economic explanation of peak oil (The Oil Drum)• The Nets and NBA economics (Grantland)• Revisiting the eurodebate (Fistful of Euros)• The long bond does the limbo (Steve Waldman) View full post on Commodity Markets

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Commodity Exchanges Still a Necessity to the Economy

Commodity exchanges are more important than ever to the economy, as they are providing an efficeint and centralized marketplace for hedgers and speculators.  Some might not agree that all the players in the commodity markets are benefitting the exchanges and the … Continue reading

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Do You Want the Good or Bad View on Cocoa?

Trading cocoa is often an act of frustration for many commodity traders and the present market is no exception. Cocoa is in a long-term uptrend and that is still the overriding factor.  However, the market is breaking down and a good … Continue reading

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Iowa land boom: The political economy of corn

THIS fascinating installment of “Planet Money” on the farmland boom in Iowa is evidence that college towns occupy an alternate dimension; I had to listen to NPR to learn that the value of the rolling farmland I drive through every … Continue reading

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