Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Year 2012 in Commodities

Commodities were relatively unchanged for the year, based on an average of most commodity indexes.  However, the were several large moves in 2012 for commodities.  Many commodities worked off the excesses of runs to record highs.  The Commodities Review of 2012 … Continue reading

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Grain Strategies for 2013

The new year should offer many trading opportunities for the grain commodities.  The main issues right now are the crops in South America and exports. South America is expected to produce large crops of especially soybeans .  These supplies will … Continue reading

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Its Times Like These…

These are the times when many traders simply pack up and take a vacation for the last couple weeks of the year.  Volume is light and the markets either do very little or they have erratic trading and many false … Continue reading

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Lumber is Top Performer in 2012

Lumber prices gained more than 50 percent in 2012, which makes it the best performing commodity for the year.  That might be rather surprising for many investors, as lumber has been quietly moving higher through the year and accelerated higher … Continue reading

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