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Commodities face twin macro risks in Europe, China, Morgan Stanley says

Commodity markets face the “twin macro risks” of a European recession and a hard landing in China this year, according to Morgan Stanley.

Buying silver is like buying gold at $554 today

I think that buying silver today is like buying gold for $554 an ounce. Let me explain: As I am writing, silver is currently trading at about 65.2% (32.6/50) of its 1980 high. If gold was trading at 65.2% of its 1980 high, it would be trading at $554...

The top 3 commodities plays for the biggest profits in 2012

A commodity is something that has universal definition and demand. Everyone knows what food is, and everybody wants it. Nearly everyone in the world knows what gold is, and nearly all of them want it. The same is true for oil, steel, copper... the list goes on.

Is commodities pullback a good entry point Jim Rogers still sees supercycle

In the past month, the popular SPDR Gold Trust (GLD) has seen its net asset value drop nearly 14%. Along those same lines, the iShares Silver Trust (SLV) has fallen around 24%. And the broad PowerShares DB Commodity Index Fund (DBC), which tracks...

Singapore launches iron ore futures contract

Singapore Mercantile Exchange (SMX), the first pan-Asian multi-product commodity and currency derivatives exchange, today announced that the world’s first Iron Ore Futures Contract on a global platform, settled based on the Metal Bulletin Iron Ore

Though volatile, commodities deliver the goods in July

Investors desperately seeking diversification amid all the volatility in stocks both in the U.S. and abroad found some salvation in commodities last month as 15 of 19 constituents in the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index gained ground.

China's first precious metals spot exchange opens in silver city'

China?s first precious metals spot exchange began trading Tuesday in Chengzhou in Hunan Province. The Hunan South Rare Precious Metals Exchange is based in China?s silver capital in Yongxing County.

Total refined platinum supply will hit 7.4m ounces in 2011-CPM Group

Precious metals consultants CPM said total global platinum supply rose during 2010, as platinum mine supply increased for the first time in three years.

Global commodities guru Jim Rogers says that silver remains the hottest commodity these days

In an interview to IndexUniverse.com, Rogers who is regarded as the most authentic voice on commodities investing in the world said that the downtrend in commodities is nothing unusual.

Invest in commodities rather than producers

Investing directly in commodities through indexes gives an investor more direct exposure to commodity prices than investing in the producers, whose returns were more aligned with equities.

Right time to get into commodities, says Barclays Capital

The world seems set to enter a period of slower growth and higher inflation and investors would do well to gain some direct exposure to commodity markets, said Barclays Capital MD Kevin Norrish on Wednesday.