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World's Second Largest Lithium Miner Is Reeling From Low Prices

World's Second Largest Lithium Miner Is Reeling From Low Prices

The world’s second largest lithium…

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Going Back into the Ags

Going Back into the Ags

Jun 23, 2010 at 19:00 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

OK, I can’t stand it anymore. After staying out of the agricultural sector for the past six months I’m going back in. I’m not betting the farm, mind you. I…

44 Million People Driven Into Poverty by Rising Food Prices

44 Million People Driven Into Poverty by Rising Food Prices

Feb 25, 2011 at 07:44 | David Caploe PhD

Rising food prices have driven an estimated 44 million people into poverty in developing countries since last June as food costs continue to rise to near 2008 levels, according to…

Libyan Unrest Causes Commodity Prices to Skyrocket

Libyan Unrest Causes Commodity Prices to Skyrocket

Feb 23, 2011 at 07:31 | Business Insider

As political turmoil and violent social unrest continue to plague Libya, a massive economic mushroom cloud has emerged in the form of unprecedented upward price momentum across the broad spectrum…

A Buying Opportunity is Setting Up for the Ags

A Buying Opportunity is Setting Up for the Ags

Feb 22, 2011 at 20:36 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

In January, I wimped out of my hefty long position in the grain ETF (JJG), hoping to sidestep a potential sell off going into a dreaded US Department of Agriculture…

A Look Behind Rising Food Prices: Population Growth; Rising Oil Prices; Weather Events

A Look Behind Rising Food Prices: Population Growth; Rising Oil Prices; Weather Events

Feb 21, 2011 at 08:42 | Gail Tverberg

Rising food prices, crowned by a recent record high spike and chronicled in the graph below, have played a role in triggering the spread of unrest that we’ve witnessed recently…

The Population Bomb Echoes

The Population Bomb Echoes

Feb 20, 2011 at 19:36 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Pack your portfolios with agricultural plays like Potash (POT), Mosaic (MOS), and Agrium (AGU) if Dr. Paul Ehrlich is just partially right about the impending collapse in the world’s food…

Why Commodities are Being Driven by Inflation and Supply Worries

Why Commodities are Being Driven by Inflation and Supply Worries

Feb 14, 2011 at 07:10 | Wall St. Cheat Sheet

The mainstream press loves to talk about emerging market demand as a cause of inflation, rising prices and the bull market in commodities. Did emerging markets suddenly begin demanding food,…

Despite High Prices - There is no Bubble in Commodities

Despite High Prices - There is no Bubble in Commodities

Feb 11, 2011 at 07:50 | Business Insider

High prices do not mean a bubbles. High prices are just high prices. Humans are horrible at best in predicting either the frequency or the magnitude of such moves, yet…

Rare Earth Deficiencies, Diagnosis... An Emergency Treatment Plan

Rare Earth Deficiencies, Diagnosis... An Emergency Treatment Plan

Feb 07, 2011 at 14:10 | Jeb Handwerger

A serious lack of rare earth elements is endemically afflicting the world body politic.  It has been brought on by a chronic combination of American short sightedness and Chinese need…

Water, Not Oil Could Soon Become the World’s Greatest catalyst for Conflict

Water, Not Oil Could Soon Become the World’s Greatest catalyst for Conflict

Jan 24, 2011 at 12:18 | Eurasianet

Writing about the 1967 Six Day War in his 2001 memoirs, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon said that "While the border disputes between Syria and ourselves were of great significance,…

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