Commodities & Futures

Commodities

Corn has been one of the sharpest risers in the broad rally in raw materials that is prompting companies to boost prices for goods and fueling concern among investors that inflation could hobble the economic recovery.

May 10, 2021

Commodities

China’s hunger for the steelmaking ingredient has driven the price to a decade high, providing a revenue boost to Australia as it navigates tensions with its largest trade partner.

April 21, 2021

Commodities

Microsoft, Royal Dutch Shell and other companies are paying timberland owners to keep trees standing in an effort to offset emissions.

April 20, 2021

Commodities

Allowing lithium to trade freely on an exchange could help shed more light on historically opaque prices for the metal, a key ingredient in rechargeable batteries for smartphones, laptops and electric vehicles.

April 8, 2021

Commodities

The higher demand expected for gasoline additive ethanol could boost corn prices that already have reached lofty levels on strong demand from China.

March 30, 2021

Commodities

Nearly a yearlong bull run among industrial metals is faltering as the unwinding of a stimulus in China slows demand, underscoring the increasingly pivotal role its state-led economy plays in global commodity booms.

March 28, 2021

Commodities

The world’s thirst for gasoline isn’t likely to return to pre-pandemic levels, the International Energy Agency forecast, calling a peak for the fuel that has powered personal transportation for more than a century.

March 17, 2021

Commodities

The multibillion-dollar market for poultry and meat could soon join the electronic revolution that shifted financial markets from crowded pits of traders onto stacks of humming servers.

March 8, 2021

Commodities

Though the climb in gas prices was short lived, producers and analysts say that enough gas was burned during the cold snap to likely keep prices from crashing when furnaces are shut off in spring.

March 4, 2021