Chaotic Trading in Energy, Metals and Food Spills Into Real World

Posted on AllSides April 12th, 2022
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LUCY HEWETT FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

A rally in commodities prices more intense than anything seen in the modern trading era is shaking the markets meant to ease the flow of raw materials around the world.

Wild swings in futures markets are complicating business for the people and companies who actually produce and use natural gas, zinc or soybeans, to name a few. They are driving speculators and others from the markets, an exodus that has led in turn to even choppier trading and higher prices. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has added to market disruption, especially in energy and...

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