Julian Murdoch

Julian Murdoch is a former staff writer of HardAssetsInvestor.com, which is now part of ETF.com.

Features and News

No Gas For You

The U.S. may feel the effects of the natural gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine for some time to come.
  • Russia's Gazprom turns off the spigot
  • Deprivation is a two-edged sword
  • Ripple effects

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The Outlook For Corn

Why does the Congressional Budget Office think corn will crater over the next decade? And should we believe them?

  • A decade-long slump
  • Ethanol margins squeezed
  • Input costs uncertain

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Cocoa: The Last Commodity Standing

Why is cocoa hitting record highs, while all other commodities are crashing?
  • Disease hit supplies
  • Currencies boost prices
  • The outlook for 2009

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Could Coal Recover?

Like most commodities, coal crashed this fall. What will it take to engender a recovery?
  • Renegotiation for steelmakers
  • The supply glut
  • Peak coal

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ETF Securities: A Look Inside

Sometimes it's helpful to get a third-party perspective. ETFS' Commodities Review 2008 just arrived, and it provides just that.

  • Insights on Gold, Industrial Metals, and Oil
  • Cash flows at ETF Securities
  • Are ETC investors calling a bottom?

Features and News

Bean Battle Brewing

There's a battle brewing in soybeans:
between the American Soybean Association and the United Soybean Board.
  • Who the heck are these guys?
  • What's the problem?
  • Why should you care?

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Shipping Sky Not Falling?

Investors in bulk shipping companies have locked in a clean double in the last few days. But why?
  • Prices are always relative
  • The Obama infrastructure case
  • The Chinese steel connection

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Corn Heads For Zero

It's not only gas at the pump that's in the midst of massive deflation ... the poster child for bubbles—corn—is in a free fall.
  • Where's the corn floor?
  • Shrinking demand
  • The ethanol problem

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Supply Cuts Set Stage For Rally (Eventually)

We're finally seeing supply cuts in the commodity markets. Is that setting the stage for a rally in the long term?

  • Huge cuts in steel, aluminum and more
  • Ship rental costs down 95%
  • Shortages when (and if) demand returns