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Falling Prices for Wheat & Gold

August 20, 2010 at 18:57 by Vladimir Vyun

Wheat prices fell today as Canada’s government report predicted that production would decline less than previously estimated. Canadian wheat output will decrease 15 percent, compared to previous estimates of a 17 percent decline. Wheat prices surged earlier after Russia banned exports because of worst drought in about half-a-century. December futures for wheat delivery slid $0.06 (0.8 percent) to $7.0825 per bushel as of 10:21 on CBoT.

Gold slipped together with other commodities today as signs slower global economic growth caused investors to sell commodities and equities. Stronger dollar also pushed gold prices lower. Reports this week increased concerns that US economy may experience double-dip recession. Next week can also bring news, as reports expected to show that sales of existing homes in the US decreased, growth of exports from Japan slowed and German business confidence weakened. December futures for gold delivery went down $7.10 (0.6 percent) to $1,228.30 per ounce by 11:19 COMEX.

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