From Contrarianprofits.com: Never has there been a time where the stock market has influenced the commodities markets so much. Last time I checked, the price of soybeans, cocoa or orange juice had absolutely no relationship to whether Microsoft, Disney, or Google declined in price.
But these days, we’ve got a serious blurring of the lines between global marketplaces. In addition, the prevalence and ease of electronic trading, coupled with well-capitalized hedge funds, means we’re seeing all kinds of different markets having an affect on one another……. Full Article: Source