Skip to main content

An employee of Tanaka Kikinzoku Jewerly K.K. displays a gold bar at the company's store in Tokyo in this January 29, 2008 file photo.

It's difficult for a Canadian investor to ignore the commodities market. At last count, resource stocks made up nearly half the market capitalization of the S&P/TSX Composite Index.

With that in mind, we've significantly changed how we present information on the industry. For starters, we've included it in the main navigation bar.

Then we brought in a new data feed for futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, COMEX and Chicago Board of Trade. Prices are updated every minute, nearly 24 hours a day. We even went so far as developing our own logic for rolling to the next front-month contract. It all comes down to getting you the most accurate data.

Story continues below advertisement

In the table at the top of the page, you get a snapshot the major commodity prices in energy, precious metals, base metals and agriculture sectors.

We are also trying to weave stock and commodity price data more tightly together. The layers in the middle of the page have three tables. The first shows you the price activity for all of the commodities in each sector. The second, exactly which companies' fortunes are changing based on that data and in the third, all of the latest news and press releases influencing those moves.

For mutual fund investors, we're crunching the day's data to highlight the gainers and losers in the precious metals and natural resources categories.

There are still two things we're working on. Want to keep an eye on commodities in your Watchlist or add them to a chart? That's another reason why we switched data feeds, and we're working on adding that functionality soon.

Check out the new commodities section. Let us know what you think by posting a comment below or sending your suggestions to pjavad@globeandmail.com.

Report an error
Tickers mentioned in this story
Unchecking box will stop auto data updates
Comments

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site. This should only take a few moments.
  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed. Commenters who repeatedly violate community guidelines may be suspended, causing them to temporarily lose their ability to engage with comments.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.
Cannabis pro newsletter