Monthly Archives: May 2013

More Lows for Coffee and Sugar?

Coffee and sugar prices appear to be in a never-ending downward spin.  Coffee showed some signs of life earlier this month, but quickly resumed the downtrend.  Sugar, however, has been in a slow decent that keeps trickling lower and frustrating … Continue reading

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Chains of argument for analysis – linking inflation figures to the exchange rate

The headline on the BBC website this afternoon is “Pound falls after surprise dip in inflation”. It is important that students taking the A2 economics papers next month are able to give current figures for the macroeconomic indicators, so they … Continue reading

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Commodities Movers

Corn is one of the biggest movers on the day.  Corn futures are trading about 15 cents lower after the USDA released their planting progress report on Monday afternoon.  Plantings for corn are about 71 percent completed.  Farmers closed a … Continue reading

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Global growth: Shock and awesome

PAUL MURPHY posts an interesting chart from Capital Economics, showing a divergence between the prices of equities and commodities: Enlarge Mr Murphy comments:The moves are logical. Stocks are up because of rampant QE, which is squeezing investor flows out of … Continue reading

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