Articles: On Speculation in Agricultural Commodity Markets

Speculators Rediscover Agricultural Commodities (SPIEGEL ONLINE) By Susanne Amann and Alexander Jung "With the financial crisis fading into the past, speculation on agricultural commodities markets has returned in force. Food prices are climbing once again as hedge funds rediscover the immense profits that can be made -- led by a British chocolate baron." Financial-reform bill limits the speculation in ag commodity markets that sparked food crisis (GRIST) by Tom Philpott "Buried within the financial reform bill signed into law by President Obama, there's a set of provisions that evidently limit excessive speculation in agricultural commodity markets."

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