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Monday, June 09, 2008

Monday Is Chart Day -- Oil, Gold, Corn and More

All CNBC can talk about this morning is Lehman Brothers. How many people does that effect? Meanwhile, oil is not pulling back much from its biggest one-day surge EVER on Friday. Don’t you think that deserves more headline time? The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States hit $4 for the first time ever Sunday. I think that affects a heck of a lot more people than Lehman Brothers.

More on gasoline prices HERE.

Gold Rises in London as Dollar, Near-Record Oil Heighten Inflation Concern Gold rose for a second consecutive trading session in London as the dollar declined and oil traded close to a record, bolstering demand for the metal as a hedge against a weaker U.S. currency and faster inflation.

Corn Climbs to Record on U.S. Midwest Flooding; Soybeans, Wheat, Rice Gain Corn jumped to a record as rain in the U.S. Midwest flooded fields, delaying planting and threatening to reduce crops. Soybeans, wheat and rice also gained as soaring oil costs and the dollar's drop boosted demand for an inflation hedge.

Now to the charts …

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