TITLE

Commodity Price Gains: Speculation vs. Fundamentals

AUTHOR(S)
Fawley, Brett; Juvenal, Luciana
PUB. DATE
July 2011
SOURCE
Regional Economist;Jul2011, Vol. 19 Issue 3, p4
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explains commodity price gains as part of market fundamentals and as a result of speculations. The influence of Mother Nature to the supply, current demand on metals, and demand for biofuels causing shocks on prices are explained. Speculations on commodities are focused mainly on futures market but a forecast on a bubble forming in the commodity market is also given. Policies to control the price gains, such as those made by India and Thailand, are also discussed.
ACCESSION #
65295752

 

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