commodities


Oil Tanker Shortage Emerges After Red Sea Crisis Disrupts Global Trade

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"It will be even tighter in the future."


Lower Oil Prices Are Set to Hurt Alberta's Budget

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"Lower resource revenues will certainly require us to show more restraint than previously predicted...”


UK Quits Treaty Allowing Oil Firms to Sue Governments Over Climate Policy

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The UK will leave the 1994 pact that allows oil and gas companies to sue governments over their climate policies for compensation for lost profits...


Aluminum Prices Soar After Biden Says "Major" Sanctions Package Against Russia Is Imminent

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"Investors are awaiting for the specific measures to land."


Deutsche Bank Sees Brent Oil Price At $88 By The End Of 2024

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“We look for continued OPEC+ discipline in a nearly balanced market for H1, and seasonal strength in H2,”


NatGas Soars After Chesapeake Cuts Production Outlook Amid Vicious Bear Market

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"More producers could follow, which is needed to clean up excess supplies."


"Confronting The Inevitable Chocolate Crisis" - Charting The Chaos In Cocoa Markets

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"I'm unconvinced that climate change has anything to do with the current crisis,"


US Farmland Value Hits Record High Amid Tighter Credit Conditions 

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"For the third time in a row, there were fewer funds available for lending..." 


The Gold/Silver Ratio Says Silver's Still Cheap

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...best bet is still using it as a companion to gold as a long-term inflation hedge rather than cashing out on short or medium-term trades


Corn Drops To 3-Year Low As Supplies Expected To Surge To 1987 Levels

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What could reverse sliding grain prices? More Black Sea destabilization... 


Visualizing Global Uranium Reserves By Country

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There can be a tendency to believe that uranium deposits are scarce... but uranium is actually fairly plentiful: it’s more abundant than gold and silver...


Visualizing The Future Demand For Battery Minerals

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The growing demand for these battery metals is raising concerns over supply. Predicted shortages are expected to emerge by or before 2030...


Bugs On The Menu? Biden's Climate And ESG Policies Threaten Food Supply, Think-Tank Warns

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"The climate cult and ESG elites are causing these costs to skyrocket..."


MUFG Bank Warns The Global Refining Crisis Is "More Than Just A Temporary Phenomenon"

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"There's no large SPR for products, no OPEC + of refining, nor a short-cycle solution such as US shale." 


Bidenomics Failing Farmers As Expected Incomes Crash The Most Since 2006

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"With this expected decline, net farm income in 2024 would be 1.7 percent below its 20-year average..." 


Hershey CEO Warns 'Earnings Limited' As Cocoa Prices Hyperinflate

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"There is no cavalry that's coming to the rescue."


5.5 Tons Of Radioactive Water Leaks Out Of Damaged Fukushima Nuclear Plant

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The leak brings to mind the large amounts of radioactive wastewater accumulated at the facility....


De Beers CEO Declares "2024 Year Of Recovery" As Diamond Prices Stuck At 2004 Low

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Perhaps De Beers would benefit from a strike occurring at its mines, reducing worldwide supplies and, therefore, driving prices back up. 


Biden Makes Coal Great Again As Exports Soar To India

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" ... hypocrisy, given the country's ambitions to become a global leader in energy transition and pollution reduction efforts." 


US Cattle Herd At 73-Year Lows As Retail Beef Prices At Record Highs

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"American ranchers have for the past four years been culling..."