• Gold rises to a new high as it probes over $1800- Precious metals higher across the board
  • Energy prices move to the upside
  • Recovery in grains as corn leads the way higher
  • Meats move higher- Coffee, sugar, and cotton higher, cocoa and FCOJ decline
  • Stocks higher- the dollar index edges to the downside


At the end of the holiday-shortened week, the employment report showed an increase of 4.8 million jobs in June and pushed the unemployment rate to 11.1% was welcome news for markets. Meanwhile, the potential for a return to a risk-off period increased with the number of coronavirus cases. Florida, Texas, and California, along with many other states, were reported a considerable increase in cases at the end of the week.

Happy fourth of July holiday to all! Stay safe and healthy!

Highlights in commodities:

  • August gold rose by 0.54% on the week, settling at $1790.00 per ounce
  • September silver rose 1.31% for the week as the precious metal settled at $18.322 per ounce on July 2
  • October platinum rallies 2.06% on the week. October platinum was at a $958.40 per ounce discount to August gold futures, which marginally narrowed since last week
  • September palladium rose 1.75% and settled at $1,927.60 per ounce. Rhodium was unchanged from last week at a midpoint of $6,800 per ounce
  • September copper was 2.59% higher to the $2.7485 level since June 26
  • August iron ore futures moved 2.67% lower over the past week
  • The BDI moved 4.23% gain higher since June 26 to the 1,823 level
  • August Rotterdam coal moved 0.98% higher since last week
  • September lumber was 3.35% higher since June 26 and was at the $438.30 per 1,000 board feet level
  • August NYMEX crude oil rose 5.61%. The August contract closed the week at $40.65 per barrel
  • September Brent crude oil moved 5.52% higher since last week to $43.19 per barrel
  • The premium for Brent over WTI in September closed Friday at the $2.43 level as the spread was up $0.13 per barrel since last week
  • August gasoline rose 8.84% while August heating oil futures posted a 6.99% gain over the past week
  • The gasoline crack spread in August was 25.05% higher since last week. August heating oil crack moved 15.91% to the upside since June 26 as gasoline and heating oil outperformed crude oil
  • Natural gas recovered 12.31% on the August futures contract closing the week at $1.734 per MMBtu. The EIA reported an injection of 65 bcf into storage on Thursday for the week ending on June 26
  • August ethanol rose 13.86% on the week on strength in gasoline
  • November soybeans moved 4.12% higher since last week
  • December corn was 8.69% higher on the week on strength in ethanol and gasoline
  • CBOT September wheat rose 3.42% since last week to $4.92 per bushel level.
  • October sugar rose 5.34% since June 26 and closed at 12.24 cents per pound on Friday
  • September coffee posted a 6.78% gain since last week as the price was at the $1.0320 per pound level
  • September cocoa fell 4.30% since June 26
  • December cotton rose 5.80% since last week as the fiber futures were at the 62.95 cents per pound level
  • September FCOJ futures fell 1.39% since the previous report to $1.2455 per pound
  • August live cattle moved 3.51% higher since last week
  • August feeder cattle rose 1.72% since June 26
  • August lean hog futures recovered by 2.23% over the past week and settled at just over 49 cents per pound
  • The June dollar index futures contract edged 0.11% lower on the week to 97.301
  • September Long-Bond futures were trading at 178-18 down 0-14 for the week
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 25,827 on Thursday, July 2 up 811 points from June 26. The S&P 500 rose 4.02% since last week. The VIX was trading at around 27.68 on Thursday down 7.05 on the back of the rally in stocks
  • Bitcoin was trading at $9,079.79 on Friday down $38.48 or 0.42% since June 26
  • Ethereum was trading at $225.96 on Friday, down 0.93% since the last report


Price Changes for the week:

DBC closes at $12.46 per share, up 41 cents since June 26

 Source: Barchart


DBC is the Invesco DB Commodity Tracking product which represents a diversified basket of commodities futures contracts, has net assets of $818.32 million, and trades an average daily volume of 1,074,804 shares. The fund summary for DBC states that it holds a diversified group of commodities futures but is weighted towards energy. The average volume fell, net assets were steady over the past week, and the price of the ETF moved higher.


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