First-Quarter Results: The Best- and Worst-Performing Commodities

By Commodity HQ  APR 02, 2014 10:04 AM

Coffee and ethanol soared while copper, lumber, and heating were negatively impacted by economic uncertainty in China and extreme weather.


With the first quarter of 2014 on the books, investors are still digesting a slew of mixed economic reports, as well as looming uncertainty over the crisis in Ukraine. Equity markets have struggled to find a definitive direction so far this year -- a vastly different environment from the record-breaking rallies seen at the end of last year. The commodities market also saw a fair amount of activity in Q1 as geopolitical tensions, severe weather, and global economic uncertainty (particularly in China) came into focus. Below, we outline some of the best- and worst-performing futures from the first quarter of this year.

Best Performers

Worst Performers

Editor's note: This article by Daniela Pylypczak was originally published on Commodity HQ.

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