Commodity Research Bureau – The CRB Commodity Yearbook 2012
THE Book of Record for Commodity Markets
Since 1939, professional traders, commercial hedgers, portfolio managers, and speculators around the world have come to rely on The CRB Commodity Yearbook to help them navigate the uncertainties of the commodities markets.
The single most comprehensive source of commodity and futures market information available, the Yearbook is the book of record of the Commodity Research Bureau, which is, in turn, the organization of record for the commodity industry itself. Its sources—reports from governments, private industries, and trade and industrial associations—are authoritative, and its historical scope is second to none.
Global breadth and extensive depth of information
Indispensable for identifying changing trends in supply and demand
Highlights seasonal patterns, as well as current and historical pricing
Crucial information on more than 100 commodities
A macro tool for projecting important price movements
Identifies trading patterns on a monthly and annual basis
Absolutely essential for identifying changing trends in supply and demand and for projecting important price movements, the Yearbook gives the investor:
Worldwide supply/demand and production/consumption data for all the basic commodities and futures markets–from A(luminum) to Z(inc), including all the major markets in interest rates, currencies, energy, grains and stock index futures
Over 900 tables, graphs and price charts of historical data, many of which show price history dating back to 1900
Concise introductory articles that describe the salient features of each commodity and help put the quantitative information in perspective.
Articles by CRB Chief Economist, Richard Asplund, on key market and important issues concerning the commodity industry. 2012 articles include:
– Commodity Prices Dip But Long-term Outlook Remains Bullish
– U.S. Economy is Showing Signs of Life Again
– Two-speed Global Recovery Favors Emerging World
– Crude Oil Prices Return to Bullish Mode
– U.S. Dollar Continues to Languish in Consolidation Mode
– Fed Extends Forecast for Near-Zero Rates Until Late 2014
– Two-year European Debt Crisis is Close to Containment
For anyone dealing in commodities, The 2012 CRB Commodity Yearbook offers an abundance of valuable information and indispensable guidance for decision-making.