This revision video looks at some of the causes of price volatility in the international coffee market. Market prices tend to be volatile when demand and supply are inelastic in response to price changes in the short run and when there are unexpected fluctuations in the conditions of demand and supply. Coffee is the 117th most traded product in the global economy and the 948th most complex product according to the Product Complexity Index. But the importance of coffee is hard to understate. Coffee is grown in more than 60 countries and raw and processed coffee beans are the most traded commodity in the world after oil. 25 million families worldwide make a living from coffee production although the bulk of profits flow not to producers but to businesses who roast the beans and turn it into higher value-added products. Brazil is by far the largest global producer, followed by Vietnam and Colombia.
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Many developing countries continue to have high dependence on extracting & exporting primary commodities. These economies are vulnerable to volatile global prices. Primary product dependence can be a significant barrier to economic growth and development.
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What affects Commodity Prices? http://www.contracts-for-difference.com/markets/Commodity-CFDs.html If you've found this video useful, please click the like button and share it with your friends and remember to SUBSCRIBE to remain up-to-date! This article features factors that affect commodity prices - just what does cause the price of wheat gold and oil to fluctuate? Find out by clicking the above link to see all of the factors that change commodity prices. If you want to trade on the value of commodities, you can do so in several different ways. There are spot and future markets, but most traders will use a more convenient tool, such as spreadbetting, in order to play on the volatility of commodities. There are many companies that are heavily dependent on particular commodities. For instance, petrol refineries need crude oil, and this price typically changes. So you can expect the price of crude oil to have an impact on the share price of companies like Royal Dutch Shell and BP. Even if you do not trade commodities, this is a reason you may be interested in what causes commodity prices to change. And put simply, the old standby of the economist, supply and demand, govern all the fluctuations in pricing of commodities. This is not to say that supply and demand are equally important for all types of commodities. For instance, some are more dependent on supply, whereas others have a dependency on a varying demand. Consider agricultural products. These include products like wheat and corn. You're probably not going to see a big change in demand for these products, so much as you are going to see large changes in supply. These would result from crop failures and disease, weather conditions, etc. On the other hand, the supply of metals such as gold and platinum is fairly steady at any particular time. A more powerful factor in the pricing of these is how much demand there may be, and demand changes result from increasing industrialization in Third World countries, making these metals more desirable to the population, and from societal aspects such as inflation that tend to change the attitude towards precious metals. It is worth noting that the price of commodities in certain groups tends to move up and down in tandem. In the precious metals, gold, silver, platinum, and palladium would all tend to go up and down together in value. It is unlikely that you would see the price of gold fall and the price of palladium soar at the same time. Similarly, if you consider grains such as oats, corn, and wheat, these prices are likely to move in concert. To some extent, each can be a substitute for another. If the price of oats goes up, then farmers may buy more corn to feed their livestock, and this increase in demand for corn makes that price rise too. Although we are talking about commodities, you can also see this in effect in some stocks and shares. As an example, you would usually see the shares of banks such as RBS and Barclays going up and down together, unless there is a particular scandal or revelation about one of them. It is because of this that many traders limit the amount of exposure in any particular market sector. Diversifying by buying into different companies does not give diversfication if all the companies' shares rise and fall together.
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Trade with zero comissions, no transaction fees and the tightest spreads: https://capitalcom.onelink.me/700515151/youtube Find out what commodities are and how they make part of your daily life. Shape a rounded insight on the many ways you can gain exposure to commodity prices and how including commodities into your portfolio may influence its volatility. Take a look at the pros and cons of entering the commodity market with futures contacts, CFDs, or investment pooled funds. *** Follow David Jones and Capital.com insights on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/capitalcom/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/capitalcom Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/capi... Google+: https://plus.google.com/1097114418773... Crunchbase: https://www.crunchbase.com/organizati... *** Explore trading and start investing with Capital.com. CFDs are complex instruments and come with a high risk of losing money rapidly due to leverage. 76.2% of retail investor accounts lose money when trading CFDs with this provider. You should consider whether you understand how CFDs work and whether you can afford to take the high risk of losing your money.
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Is there a link between the price of Oil and other Commodities? Gaurav Sharma, Oil Market Analyst comments. PLEASE: Support us Like this video if you found it useful. I've recently noticed that when the price of oil declines, most grain commodities like wheat tend to take a hit. Is this a coincidence? Please comment/expand. How does the price of natural gas impact the oil price? The link is mainly the USA dollar and the threat of the USA raising interest rates.
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Calling all market bears: it's time for you to return in earnest. The bears have a quick case to steal the narrative away from the bulls in plunging commodities prices. Gold prices have crashed. Copper prices tanked below $6,000 a metric ton on Wednesday. Platinum prices have nosedived. Rising interest rates often come with a downside, people. Now bring on 2019. Meanwhile, Sears Holdings may not be around to see much of 2019. A new letter by Sears CEO Eddie Lampert to the company's board hinted at looming cash problems. Lampert offered to buy the company's Kenmore appliances brand for $400 million. You can also find us on... SUBSCRIBE | http://t.st/TheStreetTV ACTION ALERTS PLUS | https://buff.ly/2khDJhL FACEBOOK | https://www.facebook.com/TheStreet/ TWITTER | http://twitter.com/thestreet PODCASTS | https://soundcloud.com/thestreetlive THESTREET.COM | https://www.thestreet.com/ LINKEDIN | http://linkedin.com/company/theStreet INSTAGRAM | https://www.instagram.com/thestreet/?hl=en Sign up for ActionAlertsPlus.com today for exclusive insight into Jim Cramer’s charitable portfolio: https://buff.ly/2khDJhL
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Agriculture production is full of risk. In any year, growers can face weather perils that include droughts and floods. Even when producers escape those extremes, conditions must be favorable at key periods during planting, growing, and harvesting. And even after crops are grown and harvested, producers still encounter risk. Changes in consumer demand, unforeseen international events, costs for fuel, and other circumstances can all influence profit. But the greatest risk of all may not be associated with producing commodities, but in marketing, or selling, them for a profit. Two methods that are commonly used to market commodities are cash marketing and forward contracting. Cash marketing takes place when a farmer sells his commodity for cash. A trade on the cash market always involves transfer of the actual commodity.The farmer delivers their grain to the elevator after harvest or from storage, and receives the current price. The farmer's primary risk is if prices move lower while holding the commodity, he or she will have missed the opportunity to sell at the higher price. A forward contract is a way to minimize the risk that the price of a commodity might go down before a farmer sells. A forward contract is an agreement to deliver a specific amount of a specific commodity at a specific time in the future. Because no one really knows whether prices will go up or down, a forward contract "locks-in" a price that is higher than the current cash price. Market to Market Classroom connects you with stories about the science, technology, culture, and business of agriculture from the nation's longest-running agribusiness television program. Explore the stories and gain a deeper understanding of the people, issues, and events that shape agriculture today. http://www.iptv.org/mtom/classroom/default.cfm
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This video explains what commodities are and why commodity prices fluctuate. It's important to understand commodity price fluctuation since we are experiencing rapid inflation in food and energy prices.
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http://www.learntotrade.tv/ A commodity market is a market that trades in primary rather than manufactured products. Soft commodities are agricultural products such as - wheat, coffee, cocoa and sugar. Hard commodities are mined, such as (gold, rubber and oil).[1 There are a few ways you can invest in commodities. basically An investor can purchase stock in either corporations, whose business relies on commodities prices, or purchase mutual funds, index funds or exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that have a focus on commodities-related companies
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► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: http://bit.ly/FTimeSubs Global commodity prices have been affected by volatile Chinese equities. The FT’s Henry Sanderson explains why. ► FT Markets: http://bit.ly/1J5HNd3 ► FT Global Economy: http://bit.ly/1J5mmqH For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video Twitter https://twitter.com/ftvideo Facebook https://www.facebook.com/financialtimes FT Markets The latest global markets overview http://www.ft.com/markets Click here for more FT Markets videos http://video.ft.com/Ft-Markets
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This video is a training material on agricultural value chains to improve relationship between stakeholders and to secure producers' incomes. This animation describes how supply and demand of crops affect their prices. It also talks about real time factors from the farmer to the consumer that are constantly modifying the value chain. + Learn more about our training materials designed to strengthen value chains and agrifood in ACP countries: http://rongead.org/Educational-tools-on-Agicultural-Value-Chains.html + With the support of CTA http://www.cta.int + Video made by Scientific Animation Without Borders - SAWBO, University of Illinois - USA: http://sawbo-illinois4.org/ Cette animation explique comment l'offre et la demande affectent les prix sur le marché des produits agricoles. On parle aussi de facteurs en temps réel qui modifient la chaîne de valeur de l'agriculteur au consommateur.
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The 2000s commodities boom or the commodities super cycle was the rise in many physical commodity prices (such as those of food stuffs, oil, metals, chemicals, fuels and the like) which occurred during the decade of the 2000s (2000–2009), following the Great Commodities Depression of the 1980s and 1990s. The boom was largely due to the rising demand from emerging markets such as the BRIC countries and the former Yugoslavia, as well as the result of concerns over long-term supply availability. There was a sharp down-turn in prices during 2008 and early 2009 as a result of the credit crunch and sovereign debt crisis, but prices began to rise as demand recovered from late 2009 to mid-2010. Oil began to slip downwards after mid-2010, but peaked at $101.80 on 30 and 31 January 2011, as then Egyptian political crisis and rioting broke out, leading to concerns over both the safe use of the Suez Canal and over all security in Arabia itself. On 3 March, Libya's National Oil Corp said that output had halved due to the departure of foreign workers. As this happened, Brent Crude surged to a new high of above $116.00 a barrel as supply disruptions and potential for more unrest in the Middle East and North Africa continued to worry investors. Thus the price of oil kept rising into the 2010s. The commodities super-cycle peaked in 2011,[notes 1] "driven by a combination of strong demand from emerging nations and low supply growth."[notes 2] Prior to 2002, only 5 to 10 per cent of trading in the commodities market was attributable to investors. Since 2002 "30 per cent of trading is attributable to investors in the commodities market" which "has caused higher price volatility." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2000s_commodities_boom A commodity market is a market that trades in primary rather than manufactured products. Soft commodities are agricultural products such as wheat, coffee, cocoa and sugar. Hard commodities are mined, such as gold, rubber and oil. Investors access about 50 major commodity markets worldwide with purely financial transactions increasingly outnumbering physical trades in which goods are delivered. Futures contracts are the oldest way of investing in commodities. Futures are secured by physical assets. Commodity markets can include physical trading and derivatives trading using spot prices, forwards, futures, and options on futures. Farmers have used a simple form of derivative trading in the commodity market for centuries for price risk management. A financial derivative is a financial instrument whose value is derived from a commodity termed an underlier. Derivatives are either exchange-traded or over-the-counter (OTC). An increasing number of derivatives are traded via clearing houses some with Central Counterparty Clearing, which provide clearing and settlement services on a futures exchange, as well as off-exchange in the OTC market. Derivatives such as futures contracts, Swaps (1970s-), Exchange-traded Commodities (ETC) (2003-), forward contracts have become the primary trading instruments in commodity markets. Futures are traded on regulated commodities exchanges. Over-the-counter (OTC) contracts are "privately negotiated bilateral contracts entered into between the contracting parties directly".  Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) began to feature commodities in 2003. Gold ETFs are based on "electronic gold" that does not entail the ownership of physical bullion, with its added costs of insurance and storage in repositories such as the London bullion market. According to the World Gold Council, ETFs allow investors to be exposed to the gold market without the risk of price volatility associated with gold as a physical commodity. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodity_market
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Consumers are bracing for an increase in the prices of basic food commodities as the ongoing dry spell impacts on food supply. Comparative data from the ministry of agriculture indicates that prices of essential food crops have risen compared to early last month even as the meteorological department allayed fears that the country's major food producing areas could be affected. Wanjiru Gaitho has that report.
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This lesson examines the relationship between commodities and price elasticity of demand. It will be shown that primary commodities tend to have inelastic PED and secondary and tertiary commodities tend to have elastic PED. We also examine how firms are affected from volatile prices, which are more common for primary commodities.
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Where do commodities’ futures prices come from?
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Plus, an Elliott wave perspective to bring it all together. There is no question that cyclical and seasonal factors impact commodity prices. However, market psychology is also a huge factor -- and nothing helps you track it like Elliott wave analysis. Watch our Chief Commodity Analyst, Jeffrey Kennedy, give you his latest thoughts (softs and grains in focus). Editor's note: In Part 2 of this interview, Jeffrey updates you on three specific opportunities he's watching: cocoa, soybeans and cotton. Part 2 is reserved for Jeffrey's Commodity Junctures subscribers only; learn more about this unique market-forecasting service below: http://bit.ly/2Btvaam
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A tutorial using Sirius 1.3 astrology software that shows how to use exploratory research features to discover astrological indicators of price changes, create a forecast graph of prices, and obtain the correlation coefficient and statistical significance level of the forecast to determine how accurate the forecast is. Sirius 1.3 is developed and copyrighted by Cosmic Patterns Software and the company website is http://www.AstroSoftware.com. A categorized list of videos is available at http://www.astrosoftware.com/SiriusTutorialVideos.htm
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This short revision video looks at some of the causes of price volatility that we see in many commodity markets around the world. The examples of price volatility in sugar and in crude oil are used as applied examples and the significance of low price elasticity of demand and low price elasticity of supply is emphasised when drawing the relevant analysis diagrams.
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Volatility appears to be the only constant when it comes to commodity prices especially of late. Gold has regained some of its shine since August 2014, whilst the prices of Iron Ore and Copper have seen a downward revision from credit rating agency S&P. To help us make sense of the what could be the beginning of a bear market in commodities CNBC Africa joined by Frank Blackmore, KPMG.
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A commodity market is a market that trades in primary economic sector rather than manufactured products. Soft commodities are agricultural products such as wheat, coffee, cocoa and sugar. Hard commodities are mined, such as gold and oil. Investors access about 50 major commodity markets worldwide with purely financial transactions increasingly outnumbering physical trades in which goods are delivered. Futures contracts are the oldest way of investing in commodities. Futures are secured by physical assets. Commodity markets can include physical trading and derivatives trading using spot prices, forwards, futures, and options on futures. Farmers have used a simple form of derivative trading in the commodity market for centuries for price risk management. A financial derivative is a financial instrument whose value is derived from a commodity termed an underlier. Derivatives are either exchange-traded or over-the-counter (OTC). An increasing number of derivatives are traded via clearing houses some with Central Counterparty Clearing, which provide clearing and settlement services on a futures exchange, as well as off-exchange in the OTC market. Derivatives such as futures contracts, Swaps (1970s-), Exchange-traded Commodities (ETC) (2003-), forward contracts have become the primary trading instruments in commodity markets. Futures are traded on regulated commodities exchanges. Over-the-counter (OTC) contracts are "privately negotiated bilateral contracts entered into between the contracting parties directly".  Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) began to feature commodities in 2003. Gold ETFs are based on "electronic gold" that does not entail the ownership of physical bullion, with its added costs of insurance and storage in repositories such as the London bullion market. According to the World Gold Council, ETFs allow investors to be exposed to the gold market without the risk of price volatility associated with gold as a physical commodity. In the United States, the principal regulator of commodity and futures markets is the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). The National Futures Association (NFA) was formed in 1976 and is the futures industry's self-regulatory organization. The NFA's first regulatory operations began in 1982 and fall under the Commodity Exchange Act of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act. Dodd-Frank was enacted in response to the 2008 financial crisis. It called for "strong measures to limit speculation in agricultural commodities" calling upon the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to further limit positions and to regulate over-the-counter trades. Software for managing trading systems has been available for several decades in various configurations. This includes software as a service. So-called Energy Trading Risk Management (ETRM) includes software such as Triple Point Technology, Sol Arc, Open Link and Gibbon. One of the more popular soft commodity solutions is called Just Commodity, based in Singapore this application caters to a large number of palm oil, edible oil, sugar and wheat trading businesses. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodity_market
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Professor, Francesco Braga from the University of Guelph asks IFAMR readers to complete short survey designed to identify the most important issues to be debated during a workshop on the volatility of commodity prices at the upcoming IFAMA conference in Frankfurt-June 2011.
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In this video you will learn the important difference between the primary and secondary market. Course Page: https://www.elearnmarkets.com/courses Stock Market Expert is a perfectly designed course, to create a powerful knowledge bank on various tools and techniques required to understand the functioning of capital markets in depth. It will simplify financial jargons like Equities, Currency, Commodities, Mutual Funds, Insurance, Derivatives and IPOs. It is a perfect blend of Fundamental Analysis, which shall help the investor to pick the right stock and Technical Analysis which will provide the correct entry and exit timing and prices of the stock through the study of charts. Investors have to empower themselves with knowledge about the markets so they may be able to take the right decisions & not lose money by blindly investing based on advice provided by the so called market pundits. Stock Market Expert (SME) is the course to provide that knowledge.
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Commodities are the basic building blocks of the global economy, and as such are hugely important. Commodities refer to primary goods such as wheat, gold or oil, and are traded on dedicated exchanges around the world. They are often influential components of the financial markets, so understanding how they are priced, and how they are traded, is extremely important. Learn to trade | IG Academy: https://bit.ly/2E3a7QW Try our Demo Platform - http://bit.ly/IGDemoAccount Subscribe to IG Singapore: https://www.youtube.com/IGSingapore?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about IG: https://www.ig.com/sg Twitter: https://twitter.com/IG_Singapore Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IGcomSingapore LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ig-singapore #commoditytrading #forextrading #cfdtrading Disclaimer: The comments in this video are intended by IG Asia Pte Ltd for general circulation. It does not take into account the specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs of any particular person. You should take into account your specific investment objectives, financial situation or particular needs before making a commitment to trade, including seeking advice from an independent financial adviser regarding the suitability of the investment, under a separate engagement, as you deem fit. Please also read our research disclaimer at http://www.ig.com/sg/research-disclaimer.
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Lesson 2: Moe Agostino looks at nature and components of grain price risk. We look at how the commodity price volatility can impact the financial performance of your farming operation. Understand your gross margin, cost of production and marketing your grain and livestock to reduce the downside price risk. To view the other Farms.com Market School lessons visit http://www.marketschool.farms.com
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Lecture 8: Trading equity indices an introduction. Professor Carter discusses commodity price relationships, explaining inter-temporal commodity pricing relationships - soybeans and wheat are used as examples. The importance of storage and how storage affects markets, and accounting for the costs of storage.
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Shoppers in Edo State are lamenting the low value of the Naira at the yuletide, which they believed was occasioned by the devaluation of the Naira some weeks ago by the Central Bank of Nigeria. Cost of commodities and food stuff have gone up, they said. "With so much money, you buy very little." For more information log on to http://www.channelstv.com
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(www.abndigital.com) Standard & Poor's Ratings Services says that high commodity prices and infrastructure spending are fueling growth among Sub-Saharan African Sovereigns. ABN's Eleni Giokos crosses to Frankfurt to discuss this with Standard & Poor's credit analyst Christian Esters.
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In this particular chapter we see the foundational approach to commodity types (Energy, Metals, Agricultural), Commodity Growth and Economic Performance defining Global Trade Relations, Importation and Exportation. Asset pricing as a function of global and regional supply & demand. Supply and demand is an economic model of price determination in a market. It postulates that in a competitive market, the unit price for a particular good, or other traded item. This is an extract of our Courses on Demand. Courses on Demand is Forex.Academy´s exclusive solution for traders of all levels who seek for a comprehensive yet specialised understanding of specific topics related to financial markets. Our revolutionary concept prevents students from engaging into exhausting and commitful learning processes. An affordable one-time 30 minutes (approx.) of dedication will take you from easy to more advanced levels of both theory and practical applications in a suitable and efficient manner. A sound complement to other educational solutions offered by Forex.Academy, such as the Live Beginner´s Course , the Advanced Technical Analysis Course, and the Become a Pro Course “Educational Trilogy”, Courses on Demand is perhaps the finest selection of training videos-on-demand compiled together into 1 single PLUS library service. Subscribe to our channel to receive our educational videos and if you like your likes they are very appreciated and will help us grow. All our services (live-trading sessions, educational signals, training courses, market update, social media & libraries on different formats) on our website: https://forex.academy (14 days Free Trial) You can also follow us on: Twitter: @ForexAcademyPro Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/forex.crypto.academy/
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Click on the below link to open a Demat account within 10 minutes. https://zerodha.com/open-account?c=ZMPCGH *India's No.1 Best Discount Brokerage. * ₹0 equity investments and flat ₹20 intraday trades *The smartest trading technology and platforms *700000+ Happy Customers What is Commodity in Stock Market. Learn About Commodity Join on our Facebook Group. https://m.facebook.com/groups/1761238087494206?_rdr A raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold, such as copper or coffee. "commodities such as copper and coffee" Commodities exchanges usually trade futures contracts on commodities, such as trading contracts to receive something, say corn, in a certain month. #Commodity#StockMarketTelugu
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Reports from the fluctuations in price of commodities in different market. Watch this special segment and get to know more here. India 24x7 takes news beyond reporting. We bring perspective to every issue and how it affects and impacts your life. To cut the morass of market, the channel aims to serve family entertainment, healthy viewing and distinctive news to upgrade its viewers to make informed choices rather than being only about news. India 24x7 ushers in a breadth of fresh air, revamping the dominant pattern of Indian News channels and bringing Hope amidst apparently gloomy happenings. India 24X7 a national Hindi ‘Free To Air (FTA)’ news Channel is going to start operations in the Indian domain from October 24, 2015.
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http://goo.gl/1JS3Kj Coffee is the best performing commodity so far this January. Reduced planting because of previous low prices is one of the main factors affecting the rise, as well as an outbreak of Roya disease in Central America. There have been some signs of a slow down in the price rise but the upward trend continues, according to Saxo Bank's Head of Commodity Strategy, Ole Hansen. The extreme winter weather across much of the US, even affecting Southern states, has affected the global price of beef. Low temperatures are causing lower herd numbers and weights. The spot price is trading above the April futures price which will lift the futures market. Sweeteners from the Indian government to encourage sugar exporters will see 4 million tonnes being sold overseas during the next two years.Oversupply expected to keep prices low. Ample supply in the wheat markets with prices at a three and half year low. A recent US Government report raised global inventories further.
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How To Go To Heaven: http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/how_to_be_saved.html http://triplecrisis.com/the-risks-of-21st-century-stagflation/ The Risks of 21st Century Stagflation February 2, 2010 Well before the global financial crisis finally broke in September 2008, most people in developing countries were already reeling under the effects of dramatic volatility in global food and fuel markets. From late 2006, prices of most primary commodities first increased very rapidly, then collapsed even more sharply from their peaks in May-June 2008. This was not due to real economic forces, but rather financial activity, specifically the involvement of investors in index funds. Commodities emerged as an attractive investment avenue for financial investors from around 2006, when the US housing market showed the initial signs of its ultimate collapse. This was aided by financial deregulation that allowed purely financial agents to enter such markets without requirements of holding physical commodities. This generated a bubble, beginning in futures markets that transmitted to spot markets as well. From mid-2008 commodity prices started falling as index investors started to withdraw, accentuated by the global recession. But the fall proved to be quite short-lived, as prices started rising again from early 2009, even before there was any real evidence of global output recovery. The price increase between Dec 2008 and Dec 2009 has been 16% for all food items as a group, 96% for metals and as much as 110% for oil. Once again, this increase does not reflect real economic forces: global demand and supply for most commodities remain broadly in balance. The recent price increase, as before, reflects heightened speculative activity in commodity futures. Such speculation is currently encouraged by low interest rates, combined with the immense moral hazard generated by financial bailouts, which have made the appetite for risky behaviour much larger. Obviously this is bad news for most people in the developing world, since the international transmission of prices has been rapid for rising prices but not marked in periods of falling prices. The benefits of price increases do not reach the direct producers, even as consumers (already hit by stagnant wages and falling employment) suffer from higher prices. But there is also a broader macroeconomic implication: the possibility of stagflation. The global stagflation of the 1970s was associated with cost-push inflation related to oil price shock and wage increases, within a context of low interest rate policy in the wake of recession. The underlying processes were national and global conflicts over income shares. This was eventually resolved in the 1980s by monetarist policies that suppressed real wages and led to falls in primary commodity prices. It could be argued that such stagflation is not possible today because, even if prices of primary commodities increase sharply, large excess capacity in manufacturing and weak bargaining power of workers will prevent other prices from going up to create a generalised inflation. But it may be possible to have cost push inflation pressures even with these other features. Consider the following possible scenario. Because commodities are seen as "safe havens" or because of inflationary expectations, financial speculators in commodity markets drive up futures and (indirectly) spot prices. This leads to declining purchasing power of prevailing money incomes. While high unemployment may prevent workers from demanding increases in money wages, they may resort to credit-financed consumption instead, which would be enabled by easier credit policies. This may generate a price spiral that neutralises the attempt to preserve real wage incomes, leading to rising price levels with stagnant or volatile income growth -- in other words, stagflation! This threat of stagflation is not based on excessive government deficits and loose monetary policy. So macro policies like raising interest rates will be counterproductive. Instead the focus has to be on specific actions to control commodity prices. Strategies include preventing financial players from involvement in commodity futures markets as well as banning over the counter derivatives trading in futures. Commodity boards, buffer holdings and other measures to stabilise prices are also important to ensure cheaper access of developing countries to supplies of such commodities. If such stagflation does occur, it will reflect the attempt of the global financial class to increase its share of global income even in the wake of financial crisis. Most of the declining share would then be of wage incomes especially in the developing world. Therefore attempts to resolve this in a less oppressive way require a reduction of the political power of finance. Such a political consensus in favour of restricting finance is unlikely ... Webster Tarpley Max Keiser Peter Schiff Ron Paul
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The OPEC decision not to cut oil production saw the oil price plunge. Other commodity prices also tumbled with gold suffering from the Swiss referendum seen to reject proposals to boost central bank gold reserves. CNBC Africa's Brigid Taylor caught up with Andre Eereenstein from RMB and Andre Cilliers from Treasury One for a look at the macroeconomic data out, its impact of forex, as well as the outlook for BOE and ECB announcements.
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Learn three tips to sell a product that seems like a commodity to prospects. For more videos just like this, please head on over to http://www.marcwayshak.com/opt1 Do you sell a product or service as though it’s a commodity? Let’s actually define what a commodity is. Wikipedia defines a commodity as a class of goods for which there’s demand, but which is supplied without quality in differentiation across a market. In other words, no distinction, but people want it. In a product/service without differentiation or distinction from other options, you’ll see that the buying decision comes down to only one factor. And what is that factor? Of course, you’re probably thinking “price.” In this video I’m going to share with you how to sell a product that seems like a commodity, but you’ll be able to create so much more value. Check it out! #1. Stop selling a commodity. I don’t mean stop selling what you actually sell, but I’m saying you should stop focusing on price as the primary determinant for why someone should buy from you. Instead, identify why your current clients are actually buying from you right now (other than for price). Reflect upon all of that value that you create in the lives of your prospects or in your existing customers, and start to focus on that as opposed to the commodity value (price) of what you’re selling. #2. Focus only on the value that you actually bring. Again, this is not about selling the specific commoditized product or service. Instead, it’s about what is the real value that you bring to the table. Give up on the idea that you can be the lowest-price provider unless, of course, you’re Walmart. After all, you won’t effectively make money as the lowest-price provider. It’s time to focus on the value that you can really deliver. What are some of those intangibles that attract your customer to you? #3. Solve your prospects’ challenges. Your prospects don’t buy from you because you have the lowest price—at least hopefully they don’t buy from you simply because you offer the lowest price. They typically are buying because you solved some particular set of challenges for them. What are your prospects most challenged by? Ask them to find out. Have conversations set up with those prospects as well as customers to learn what their biggest challenges are. And then all you have to do is craft a solution to solve those problems. So that’s three superb ways to sell a commodity or a product/service that seems like a commodity. Which of these three ideas did you find most useful? I want to hear from you, so be sure to share below in the comment section, and I will respond to every single comment. For more videos on how to sell your product or service, be sure to search YouTube for: “how to close the sale” “close more sales” “closing techniques” “best sales strategies” “best sales techniques” “closing the sale” “how to sell” “how to avoid selling on price” “sale techniques” “sales strategies” “sales strategy” “sales techniques” “sales techniques training” “sales training techniques” “strategies to increase sales”
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Supplyco was formed in 1974 with the primary objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities. However, very few know about this objective of Supplyco since it's commonly perceived as a manifestation of the welfare state, selling commodities at lower prices. This study by CPPR examines the effectiveness of Supplyco model in achieving the objective of controlling the rise in prices of essential commodities. After 44 years of operations and expanding itself into retailing with a strength of 1406 outlets across Kerala, it is necessary to evaluate whether the Supplyco model of government intervention is capable of transferring maximum benefits to the consumer.
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Invest Africa brings you some insights from mining CEOs operating on the continent. We get better understanding on impact of weak commodity prices to their businesses and where they see investment opportunities.
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