Newmont Mining has what no gold investors want: production costs that keep rising.
Gold's cheaper cousin is trading at 30-year highs and is already up 11% this year. But it's still far from its record.
A sharp rise in cotton prices has been a boon for a fund that tracks them, but it remains a wildly volatile investment.
If you want to put new money into commodities, there are better copper plays than BHP Billiton.
Companies with an abundance of coal and iron ore, like Cliffs Natural Resources, are reporting unheard-of profits.
Any company with a business connection to Egypt is suffering in the markets today.
Exchange-traded funds offer retail investors access to the currently hot commodity sector. However, not all of these funds are created equal.
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