• Most precious metals steady
  • The dollar index edges higher- Stocks higher on the week
  • Oil and oil products post gains- Crack spreads higher- Selling pressure in natural gas
  • Baltic Dry Index up over 85% on the week
  • Weakness in wheat- Other agricultural and soft commodities on either side of unchanged

Highlights in commodities:

  • August gold rose by 0.90% on the week, settling at $1753.00 per ounce
  • July silver rose 2.09 % for the week as the precious metal settled at $17.847 per ounce on June 19
  • July platinum up 1.01% on the week. July platinum was at a $925.70 per ounce discount to August gold futures, which widened since last week
  • September palladium fell 1.55% and settled at $1,908.40 per ounce. Rhodium fell $200 per ounce to a midpoint of $7,000 over the past week
  • July copper was 0.42% higher to the $2.6110 level since June 12
  • July iron ore futures moved 1.55% lower over the past week
  • The BDI powered 85.34% gain since June 12 to the 1,555 level
  • July Rotterdam coal moved 0.77% higher since last week
  • July lumber was 18.84% higher since June 12 and was at the $421.40 per 1,000 board feet level
  • July NYMEX crude oil rolled to August and rose 8.23%. The August contract closed the week at $39.83 per barrel
  • August Brent crude oil moved 8.85% higher since last week to $42.19 per barrel
  • The premium for Brent over WTI in August closed Friday at the $2.46 level as the spread was up $0.21 per barrel since last week
  • July gasoline rose 13.10% while July heating oil futures posted a 9.99% gain over the past week
  • The gasoline crack spread in July was 22.88% higher since last week. July heating oil crack moved 10.83% to the upside since June 12 as gasoline and heating oil outperformed crude oil
  • Natural gas fell 3.58% on the July futures contract closing the week at $1.669 per MMBtu. The EIA reported an injection of 85 bcf into storage on Thursday for the week ending on June 12
  • July ethanol rose 3.51% on the week on strength in gasoline
  • July soybeans moved only 0.60% higher since last week
  • July corn was 0.76% higher on the week on strength in ethanol
  • CBOT July wheat fell 4.13% since last week to just over the $4.80 per bushel level. July KCBT wheat trading at a 53.00 cents discount under July CBOT wheat as the discount moved towards the historical norm by 0.50 cents per bushel since last week
  • October sugar rose 1.25% since June 12 and closed at 12.18 cents per pound on Friday
  • September coffee posted a 0.98% loss since last week as the price fell to 95.90 cents per pound level
  • September cocoa fell 2.76% since June 12
  • December cotton rose 1.32% since last week as the fiber futures were at the 59.81 cents per pound level
  • September FCOJ futures fell 2.05% since the previous report to $1.2200 per pound
  • August live cattle moved 0.08% higher since last week
  • August feeder cattle rose 1.11% since June 12
  • August lean hog futures were 3.30% lower over the past week
  • The June dollar index futures contract rose 0.59% on the week to 97.577
  • September Long-Bond futures were trading at 177-14 up 0-12 for the week
  • The Dow Jones Industrial Average closes at 25,871 on Friday, June 19 up 265 points from June 12. The S&P 500 rose 1.86% since last week. The VIX was trading at around 35.12 on Friday down 0.62 on the week as stocks edged higher
  • Bitcoin was trading at $9,250.66 on Friday down $198.06 or 2.10% since June 12
  • Ethereum was trading at $228.02 on Friday, down 3.61% since the last report


Price Changes for the week:

DBC closes at $12.33 per share, up 32 cents since May 15

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 1,166,551 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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