Large swings in the commodity spot markets

by: Casper Burgering , Hans van Cleef

Commo-Update-6-March-2014.pdf ()

Weather related news continued to be a crucial driver for soft commodities and grains as well as for US natural gas prices. The drought in Brazil and the cold in the US were triggering large price moves. Furthermore, the conflict in Ukraine resulted in price swings in many commodity spot markets, especially at the start of this week. However, futures seem to be untouched and the first tensions already start to ebb away.