Agriculture ETFs Look Poised For A Big 2017

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From Taki Tsaklanos: What is the last time you read an article about the agricultural market? For most investors it will probably be a very long time ago. Is it any wonder that agriculture could be starting a new bull market at this point?
NYSE:DBA January 20, 2017 10:05am

Can M&A Save the Underperforming Agriculture Sector?

agriculture 600X300From Jeb Handwerger: Big news hits the fertilizer sector as Bloomberg reports that Potash Corp (POT) and Agrium (AGU) are in advance M&A discussions.  If this is true, then it could be a major catalyst for the sector.
NYSE:DBA September 4, 2016 9:51am

Beef Prices Hit Record: Up 30% In Past Two Years

Agriculture ETFTyler Durden: While the Fed may continue to claim inflation is non-existent, except for those "few" Americans who can't afford a house and thus have to rent (incidentally, in New York the average rent just hit a record), inflation is all too present
NYSE:DBA June 12, 2015 2:29pm

U.S. Farmers In “Dire Straits”: JPM Warns Of Imminent Liquidity Crunch

farmlandTyler Durden:  Despite the government's 'advice' to young debt-laden students, the tragedy of the American farmer continues with worryingly pessimistic views on the future of the industry.
NYSE:DBA May 15, 2015 4:18pm

The Price Of Ground Beef Surges To A Record High In February

inflationSince the depths of the last recession, the price of ground beef in the United States has doubled.  Has your paycheck doubled since then?  Even though the Federal Reserve insists that we are in a “low inflation” environment,
NYSE:DBA March 26, 2015 12:23am

Are Commodities At A Major Turning Point? [United States Oil Fund LP (ETF), ProShares Ultra DJ-UBS Crude Oil]

money and investingToby Connor:  As most of you probably know, I have been expecting the CRB to form a major three year cycle low sometime next summer. However I’m now starting to see some things that might indicate that major cycle bottom is going to occur earlier than I expected.
NYSE:DBA November 6, 2014 2:05pm

How Long Will Beef Be This Expensive? [Hormel Foods Corp, Texas Roadhouse Inc, Bloomin’ Brands Inc]

inflationChris Orr: Fun fact about the World Series: One of the players, the Kansas City Royals, are named after the famous livestock show, American Royal. It’s fitting, given that the city continues its rich history as a hub of the cattle business.
NYSE:DBA October 30, 2014 11:35am

The Economy Continues To Suffer From Rising Food Prices

inflationThanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices.  Every single dollar in your wallet is constantly becoming less valuable because of the inflation the Fed systematically creates. 
NYSE:DBA October 22, 2014 10:39pm

Russian Food Import Ban Takes A Bite Out Of Agricultural ETFs [PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund]

Agriculture ETFAs Russia appears in no mood to end its military move or support to pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine, the situation turned even worse with the U.S. and European Union imposing harsher sanctions against the country.
NYSE:COW August 8, 2014 4:28pm

Food Prices Continue To Surge [Hershey Co, The J.M. Smucker Company, PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund]

inflationThe basic necessities in life just keep getting more expensive.  On Tuesday, Hershey (NYSE:HSY) announced that the price of all of their chocolate bars is going to go up by about 8 percent.  That is particularly distressing to me, because I am known to love chocolate. 
NYSE:DBA July 18, 2014 12:34pm

Big Corporations Have An Overwhelming Amount Of Power Over Our Food Supply

grain pricesFrom our fields to our forks, huge corporations have an overwhelming amount of power over our food supply every step of the way.  Right now there are more than 313 million people living
NYSE:DBA July 14, 2014 9:23pm

Time To Buy The Wheat ETF? [PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund, Teucrium Wheat Fund]

wheatFollowing a lackluster 2013, agricultural commodities such as wheat have enjoyed a smooth ride this year on chilly weather and drought conditions in the U.S. Southern Plains. Fears of export limitations from Ukraine, one of the largest exporters of wheat,
NYSE:DBA May 28, 2014 4:36pm

Why Investors Should Buy Commodity ETFs Now [PowerShares DB Agriculture Fund]

ETFsCommodities had delivered outsized returns compared to most other asset classes since the start of the millennium until the financial crisis.  Insatiable demand from China and other emerging nations fueled the unprecedented rally in commodities
NYSE:DBA May 20, 2014 1:04pm

Food Prices Continue To Surge

inflationAs the price of meat continues to skyrocket, will it soon be considered a "luxury item" for most American families?  This week we learned that the price of meat in the United States
NYSE:DBA May 15, 2014 8:48pm

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