Business, Logistics

Commodity Freighters Are Shrugging Off COVID-19 — For Now

Freighter ships sit anchored off the coast of Ladysmith, British Columbia, in February. Freighter ships sit anchored off the coast of Ladysmith, British Columbia, in February. (James MacDonald/Bloomberg News)

The cost of moving commodities like coal and iron ore across the world’s oceans is surging as China lifts cargo purchases. Whether the rally will withstand the economic aftershocks of the coronavirus is a thornier question.

Firat Kayakiran | Bloomberg News
July 1, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Commodities Roiled as Trump Pours Gasoline on Trade War Inferno

Commodities David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Raw materials are reeling after President Donald Trump threatened new tariffs on Chinese goods, dashing hopes that the two sides might soon negotiate an end to the trade war that’s sapping global growth and demand for commodities.

August 2, 2019
Government, Business, Logistics

Commodities’ Best Quarter Since 2016 May Be Tough Act to Follow

Commodities Alex Kraus/Bloomberg News

Commodities had their best quarter in almost three years, driven by supply concerns and optimism over demand. Investors, though, might not want to get too cocky.

April 1, 2019
Business, Fuel

Trade War Hinders Commodities, Helps Oil

Commodities Getty Images

Commodity companies are beginning to feel the impact of President Donald Trump’s trade policies, and their earnings report cards will signal how well they’ve been able to protect shareholder value.

October 16, 2018
Government, Business

Commodities Market Absorbs Another Quarterly Loss

Gold Bloomberg News

Commodities just posted the longest losing streak in more than three years, and analysts and investors are giving conflicting signals over whether the worst is over.

October 1, 2018
Government, Business

Senate Committee Targets Commodities Market Speculation

The Senate Agriculture Committee is scheduled to mark up a bill Wednesday that would impose stiffer regulations on the speculative trading of commodities, but would exempt trades from legitimate commercial hedgers like trucking companies.

Sean McNally | Staff Reporter
April 20, 2010