Where are commodities markets headed? While that question cannot be answered definitively, we can garner much from the underlying supply and demand fundamentals – and it appears we may be primed for an extended surge.
A fast-developing economy, such as we are seeing in China and Brazil, can largely alter the dynamics of the world’s commodities landscape, even as the United States remains the prime market mover. Indeed, even amid the fluid regulatory environment, 2011 will possibly be remembered for its focus on commodity producers and consumers.
At CME Group, we remain mindful of the connection between what we do and what we make possible. Using our derivatives products, for example, farmers can lock in future prices, allowing them to plant more crops the world needs. Noted investor Jim Rogers offers some perspective on issues facing global commodities markets in 2011 as part of our cover story. Here are other highlights of what you'll find in this edition of CME Group Magazine:
You can also read our magazine online at www.cmegroup.com/magazine. As always, we strive to keep CME Group Magazine at the forefront of global economic thought leadership.
Terrence A. Duffy
Craig S. Donohue
Chief Executive Officer