Understanding international commodity price fluctuations

Rabah Arezki, Prakash Loungani, Rick van der Ploeg, Anthony J. Venables

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Abstract

An overview is provided of recent work on commodity prices, focusing on three themes: (i) "financialization" of commodity markets--commodities being considered by financial investors as a distinct asset class, (ii) trends and forecasts of commodity prices, and (iii) fracking-a shorthand for the emergence of new sources of energy supply. Lessons are drawn on the role of fundamentals and expectations in driving the rapidly changing nature of commodity markets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of International Money and Finance
Volume42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2014

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Fluctuations
Commodity markets
Commodity prices
Investors
Financialization
Assets
Commodities
Energy

Keywords

  • Commodity price
  • Expectations
  • Financialization
  • Forecasting
  • Fracking
  • Fundamentals

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Arezki, Rabah ; Loungani, Prakash ; van der Ploeg, Rick ; Venables, Anthony J. / Understanding international commodity price fluctuations. In: Journal of International Money and Finance. 2014 ; Vol. 42. pp. 1-8.
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In: Journal of International Money and Finance, Vol. 42, 04.2014, p. 1-8.

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