Introducing The Issue
Basic info on commodities, background to the issue, solutions, and talking points.
Food Speculation Videos
Find quality videos that explain the issue of excessive speculation in food and energy markets.
Materials For Investors
Find materials that ask the question: Are commodities a responsible investment? Materials look not only at whether or not commodities are a responsible investment but also whether or not they provide the purported benefits to institutional investors.
Speculation in the Commodity Markets: Myths vs. Facts
An excellent list that corrects commonly held myths about speculation in commodity markets, compiled by the Commodity Market Oversight Coalition (CMOC), an alliance of commodity derivatives end-users and consumers.
Graphs that illustrate how deregulation and the influx of more than $200 billion of speculative money has dramatically altered commodity futures markets.
Letters sent to Congress and Administration
It’s vital to let Congress know that people are concerned with excessive speculation in our food and energy markets. Here are some examples of letters groups have written.
100+ Expert reports on excessive commodity speculation
An overwhelming body of evidence says that excessive speculation is a contributing factor to increased volatility and rising prices in food and energy prices. Read reports from academics, industry groups, and civil society groups.
450+ Organizations concerned about commodity speculation
Check out other groups who are concerned with excessive speculation in our food and energy markets.