How to invest in commoditiesWhat determines the price for a gallon of gas or an ounce of gold? In part, the commodity markets.
By: Chuck Myers, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
What determines the price for a gallon of gas or an ounce of gold?
In part, the commodity markets.
From precious metals and currencies to wheat, soybean and corn, traders buy and sell a wide variety of commodities.
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