CRB Index News
Dow Continues Gains on New Optimism
Ellen Braitman discusses the markets and new hope for European debt crisis.
How Will the S & P Downgrade Affect U.S. Stocks?
And here is the opening bell for this Monday August hello everyone I'm Stephanie sigh in New York while analysts are bracing for a rocky start to the trading week. As investors react to the US losing its triple credit rating we're gonna dive right and with Bloomberg's. Reporter Alan Raymond hey so
Most Average Joes don't belong in commodities
You've probably never thought, "My portfolio needs more pork," or, "Let's add some sugar to these stocks." And there's a reason for that. It's what farmers call "stupid." In most cases, the only ones getting rich from commodity funds are the people who sell them. You can, however, make a modest
Here's why it's good to diversify: Things change
Beating the Standard & Poor's 500-stock index used to be the holy grail of money management. In the 1990s, many fund managers tried and failed to beat the mighty S&P 500. Over the past 12 months, though, you could have outperformed the S&P 500 with a lowly Treasury bill. Or a gold coin. Or a barrel
Prospect of slower growth slams commodity prices
Commodity prices plunged Thursday, capping the biggest weekly drop in five decades, on speculation that slower global economic growth will curb demand for energy, metals and grains. The Reuters/Jefferies CRB index of 19 commodities tumbled 8.3% this week, marking the steepest drop since at least
Commodities go ka-ching; buyers go, 'Ouch'
Cold steel is red-hot. So is lead. And wheat. Commodities are the hottest investment on the planet today. Investment banks are scrambling to hire commodity traders and analysts, even as they lay off thousands of existing employees. Oil prices approached the once-unthinkable level of $100 a barrel