Why A Falling Dollar Doesn't Always Mean Big Gains For Commodities

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Jerry Gidel, grains analyst for The Price Group in Chicago, says typically fundamentals impact commodities more than the dollar.

Relationships in the financial world, just like in human life, can wax and wane. A falling or rising U.S. dollar, for example, often has an impact on commodity prices, but that relationship doesn’t always hold sway in buying or selling decisions. Many commodities, though priced in dollars, are more influenced by current economic or supply/demand fundamentals.…