The Commodity Question

Lindorff, Dave
July 2008
Bank Investment Consultant;Jul2008, Vol. 16 Issue 7, p33
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the run-up of commodities in the U.S. over the past two years from 2008. It states that the increase of the commodities over the past years has been driven by numerous factors which includes the eradication of the wheat crop in Australia due to drought and the inability for oil producers to ramp up production. Accordingly, the decreasing amount of dollar depressed by the rising cost of oil has sent investors running for gold, oil and other commodities.


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