uly 2015

Released July, 2015

Commodities suffered the biggest monthly decline in almost four years on concern that supplies are rising as demand slows, sending copper to a six-year low and oil into a bear market. The Bloomberg Commodity Index retreated 10.6% in July, the most since September 2011. The prospect of higher borrowing costs in the U.S. strengthened the dollar and drove gold to the lowest in five years. Grains including wheat, corn and soybeans had their worst monthly performance this year.