The Commodity Journal is the perfect place for you to learn more about what's going on inside each and every commodity market.  We have a panel of over 100 experts, as well as the inside scoop from specialised journalists around the globe, making this the ideal way to find out about the latest news, market trends and the opinion of your peers.

And setting us apart from other titles is our lifestyle section.  Fashion, technology, travel, culture and luxury goods - these are all commodities in their own right and The Commodity Journal provides a comprehensive global briefing for the style-conscious and information-hungry reader.

agriculture
Will the recent rally in agriculture prices continue in 2010?   The beginnings of global economic recovery made 2009 a much easier year to predict.  But there's a lot more to agriculture than whether that recovery falters...  In the year ahead all eyes will be on the weather and harvests, store levels, demand for bio-fuels, political uncertainty and export policies.  Our industry experts give their inside views.
banking & finance
Agricultural commodities have handed investors a steady annual return of more than 8% over the past six years.  But from an actively managed portfolio, under the aegis of a knowledgeable and experienced manager, an investor can look for much higher returns over the next 10 years.
travel
Do you actively seek out the ultimate in luxury and demand personalised service covering every aspect of your travel arrangements?  We have the perfect guide for those not content with the mundane or second best - it's as far away from packaged group tours as the sublime is from the ridiculous.
energy
The long, slow goodbye to oil-fuelled cars is inevitable - if Chinese demand continues, all world oil could be gone by 2030.  So, what is the fuel of the future?  Natural gas, particularly in the US, is in plentiful supply, which has kept the price down - but is the longer term view as positive?  Or does the long-term future lie with renewables?  We ask a panel of commentators where they'd put their money.
futures & options
Prices for industrial raw materials are significantly more volatile than those for manufactured items or services.  While it's tempting to blame this volatility on the harmful and destabilising actions of speculators, trading houses and hedge funds, in reality is it just an inherent characteristic of the commodity markets?
technology
CES 2010, the Consumer Entertainment Show, unveiled must have gadgets for the coming year.  We take a look at the technology making headlines and the innovations soon to be seen in our homes.
metals
The global economic recovery has boosted demand for industrial metals - both copper and aluminium prices have recently reached 14-month highs.   However, we have already seen slight corrections.  In part this is down to China's huge reserves of copper, but large stocks of other metals, such as nickel, will also have a negative impact on prices.  Our analysts' tip to investors: keep your eyes on the dollar.
logistics
DP World is behind the £1.5 billion ($2.4 billion) development of London Gateway's port construction, which will be Europe's largest combined deep-sea port and logistics park.  We look at the effect this will have on the movement of freight around Europe, the reduction of road haulage and its beneficial environmental effects.
arts & culture
In late 2009, Miami yet again played host to the Art Basel Miami Beach, the annual playground for art lovers and those who enjoy their company.   The event signalled the start of the high season and, happily, the current economic climate didn't discourage people, money or art from taking up residence in this tropical locale.
precious metals
Gold continues to be the big story but recent volatility in the price has left the big investment banks in disagreement about how high it will go.  One leading pundit is predicting $1,400 an ounce in 2011 while another forecasts $1,300.   So what are we to believe? Our expert examines both sides of the argument: can precious metal really reach such record highs?
market analysis
In time with the start of the European Parliament hearings with the designated Commissioners, the European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries (EUROFER) has published a manifesto of the European steel industry for the European Commission 2010-2014.   We look at the market implications of this.
luxury goods
Longchamp, named by founder Jean Cassegrain after the famed Paris horse race track, provides travellers with a uniquely continental choice in luxury luggage sets with its clean lines and timeless designs.
precious gems
Imports of polished diamonds to the U.S., the world's biggest diamond market, roughly halved in the first six months of the year but China's demand grew nearly 13 percent to $300 million, helping buttress the global diamond trade at a critical time.
law
Can congress and the senate pass a law that will limit the amount of profiteering that a corporation can impose on the public?  What name could we give a law like that? Our suggestion: 'The Necessary Commodity Law'.
fashion
Ever since Karl Lagerfeld was snapped up by Chanel in 1983, followed by John Galliano at Christian Dior in 1997, other famed fashion houses have had to maintain standards when faced with a gap left by a departed or even deceased creator.   But what will happen as these prestigious design appointments become a revolving door...?
hot commodities
When you work hard, day-in, day-out, there are times when you have to let go and relax.  And, when you work in commodities, an understanding of market values often translates into an appreciation for the finer things in life...
environmental
Catch up with committed environmentalist Adam Davis, who has left his consulting job to launch a futuristic trading forum called the Conservation Exchange.  Its aim is to generate billions of dollars by restoring and protecting nature.
events
The grand ballroom of the newly opened Capella Hotel on Sentosa Island was teeming with almost 400 people last Saturday night for Singapore's annual Passion Ball.  It was held in aid of charity organisation Food From The Heart, which delivers unsold bread to charity organisations.