Historic Drought, Dust Storms & Power Grid Failures Are Sending Food Prices Higher (DBA, CORN, MOO, DE)

Michael Snyder: This week has provided two very clear examples of why it is so important to keep on preparing.  In the United States, the historic drought ravaging the central part of the country is absolutely devastating our crops.  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture,
NYSE:CORN August 1, 2012 11:56am

Betting On Higher Food Prices With These 3 ETFs (JJG, COW, FUD, MCD, CMG)

Eric Dutram: With the exception of a few days here and there, this summer has delivered sweltering heat across much of the nation. Temperatures have set records in many parts of the country and especially so in much of the main grain growing
NYSE:COW July 25, 2012 11:47am

Economy: 20 Signs Showing The Next Recession Is Rapidly Approaching (TZA, GLD, FAZ, FAS, INDEXSP:.INX)

Michael Snyder: The U.S. economy is in a massive amount of trouble.  There aren't enough jobs.  There isn't enough money to go around.  Business activity is slowing down again.  Household wealth has been falling.  Food prices have been rising.  Many state and local governments
NYSE:FAS July 19, 2012 10:14am

Food Prices: The Endless Drought A Disaster For The Agriculture Industry (DBA, CORN, MOO, DE, MON, AGU)

Michael Snyder: Why is the heartland of the United States experiencing such a horrific drought right now?  At the moment, approximately 61 percent of the entire nation
NYSE:CORN July 15, 2012 9:26pm

Agriculture Concern: Major Drought Is Causing Corn Prices To Surge (CORN, DBA, MOO, DE, MON, AGU)

Michael Snyder: All over America the corn (NYSEARCA:CORN) is dying.  If drought conditions persist in the middle part of the country, wheat
NYSE:CORN July 9, 2012 11:06pm

Agriculture: Record Heat and Drought Is Devastating Crops Coast to Coast (DBA, CORN, MOO, MON, DE, AGU)

Michael Snyder: It is too early to panic, but if there is not a major change in the weather very soon we could be looking at widespread crop failures throughout the United States this summer.  Record heat and crippling drought are absolutely devastating crops
NYSE:CORN July 5, 2012 10:57am

Can Ben Bernanke Break The U.S. Dollar Rally? Why It Matters To The Markets… (UUP, GLD, SLV, USO, SPY)

Toby Connor:  In response to a bursting real estate and credit bubble in 2007, Ben Bernanke's solution was to crank up the printing press and flood the world with dollar bills. Unfortunately it didn't solve

NYSE:GLD March 25, 2012 8:56pm

Why The Crop-Killing Drought Will Push Food Inflation Even Higher (MOO, DBA, DE, CAT, POT, MON)

David Zeiler: A drought affecting one-third of the lower 48 states has hurt several key food crops, driving up prices this year and assuring widespread food inflation well into 2012.
NYSE:DBA November 14, 2011 11:23am

Why George Soros Is Selling Gold and Buying Farmland (DBA, SLV, GLD)

George Maniere:  Here’s a great trivia question for you.  What asset has appreciated more than any asset since the year 2000? Answer: Farmland.  1,200%
NYSE:DBA August 22, 2011 11:26pm

4 Ways To Protect Yourself From Bernanke’s Next Misguided Monetary Mission (GLD, AUY, SLV, EWS, EWY)

Martin Hutchinson:  The circus known as the debt-ceiling debate may have left town – at least for the time being – but there’s still one sad clown left standing squarely in the center of the ring.
NYSE:EWS August 3, 2011 11:43am

Worldwide Population Growth: Why Global Commodity Prices Are Going MUCH Higher

Martin Hutchinson:  If you read the newly released United Nations report on global population trends, you can reach only one conclusion about the long-term outlook for global commodity
NYSE:EWC May 17, 2011 10:27am

Chinese PMI Softer Than Expected

Tim Seymour:  The latest Chinese factory numbers came in over the weekend at 52.9 — weaker than expected and well below last month.
NYSE:CNY May 2, 2011 1:06pm

How To Profit From Soaring Food Prices With ETFs

food-pricesGlobal food prices are climbing higher along with energy and precious metals. In May, the Reuters/Jefferies CRB Index, which tracks 19 raw materials including corn, crude oil, and gold, surged by 14 percent — its biggest monthly gain since 1974! What's behind this move? Simple: The U.S. government's massive spending is killing the dollar and setting off inflation. At the same time, China's massive economy is still growing like crazy. And the insatiable Chinese demand for all kinds of resources looks set to continue despite the global recession. In last week's Money and Markets column, I explained how you can trade gold with ETFs. Today we're going to look at the ways you can play the uptrend in agricultural products — without using futures or options.
NASDAQ:PAGG June 4, 2009 10:31am

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