14.10.2008 - Speculators and market volatility
From Commodities-now.com: Commodity prices are a key component driving the American economy. But have such prices lately been the result of supply and demand or of excessive speculation? Juxtaposing the positions provides an enlightening look at some of the factors that are controlling energy prices. Today's economy is fragile and concerns abound over whether recession is looming, creating weaker demand for most products and services that include oil and natural gas. With fewer buyers, prices fall. This scenario, in fact, has been occurring as commodity prices have been dropping...... Full Article: Source