What impact prices?
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Below is a guide to various macro-economic or fundamental factors affecting commodity prices. After reading it, you will understand the major fundamental factors influencing price levels of commodities.
- Inflation: Commodities has long been viewed as a hedge against inflation, some more than others. Learn more about inflation.
- Supply & Demand: Learn what all online commodity traders should know about the commodity markets balance of supply and demand.
- Exchange rates: Do you know the most important exchange rates to keep track on and why and when you should do it? If not, learn more about exchange rates here.
- Business cycle: Most commodities follow a cyclical behavior. Learn more about seasonal patterns and how you can profit from it.
- Interest Rates: See the current interest rates for the major countries and currencies, and learn why it impacts commodity prices.
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