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Commodity price gains: speculation vs. fundamentals


  • Brett W. Fawley
  • Luciana Juvenal


Commodities of all sorts have risen in price over the past few years. Some say that the prices reflect a bubble, driven by low interest rates and excessive speculation. Others say the price gains can be fully explained by supply and demand.

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  • Brett W. Fawley & Luciana Juvenal, 2011. "Commodity price gains: speculation vs. fundamentals," The Regional Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue July, pages 4-9.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedlre:y:2011:i:july:p:4-9

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    1. Bernardina Algieri, 2014. "A roller coaster ride: an empirical investigation of the main drivers of the international wheat price," Agricultural Economics, International Association of Agricultural Economists, vol. 45(4), pages 459-475, July.

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