What Is A Commodities Supercycle?

A picture of a glowing circle to represent a supercycle.

In economics, a supercycle refers to an extended period of financial market growth, within which there’s a sustained increase in demand for certain commodities (like oil and gold). How long this period of appreciating prices goes on for depends, but according to the Elliott wave principle (from which the term originates) supercycles tend to last […]

What Are The Most Globally Traded Commodities?

Gold bars to represent traded commodities

Commodity. The OED defines it as “a raw material or primary agricultural product that can be bought and sold, such as copper or coffee”. And put simply, commodities make the world go around. They’re the foundations around which global economies have prospered and built themselves over hundreds, if not thousands of years. As an oil […]