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Commodities Growling Like a Bear

Posted by Larry Doyle on June 1st, 2010 2:48 PM |

Does anybody have any doubt that the equity markets are heavily manipulated by the banks and Uncle Sam? I didn’t think so.

The same clearly holds true for our credit markets, primarily the Treasury market. That said, the commodities market, in my opinion, is much more closely aligned with the real economy. What have commodities done over the last few years? The DJ-UBS Commodity Index was up a mere 16% in 2009 and is down 10% so far in 2010. Over the last two years, the index is down approximately 50%, significantly more than most major equity averages.

What are commodities telling us currently? Let’s navigate. (more…)






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