Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: FINANCIAL INVESTORS IN INTERNATIONAL RAW MATERIALS AND FOOD MARKETS AND PRICE MOVEMENTS OF THOSE COMMODITIES
Issue: Vol. 3, No 1, 2010
Published date: 20-05-2010 (print) / 20-05-2010 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Jerzy Dudziński
Keywords: world prices, financial crisis, financialisation, commodity markets
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2010/3-1/3
Index PUBMS: 214ef476-aa13-11e7-8eae-080027f4daa0
Language: English
Pages: 25-33 (9)
JEL classification: O16
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?89,en_financial-investors-in-international-raw-materials-and-food-markets-and-price-movements-of-those-commodities
Abstract

In the paper an attempt is made to analyse the impact of the involvement of financial investors on primary commodity prices in the international market. This phenomenon has been identified as a relatively new yet important attribute of the contemporary world economy. The activity of financial investors has affected the raw materials markets in a way that makes them resemble financial markets. As a consequence, the global financial crisis has been reflected not only in price drops for financial assets (shares, real estate) but also in a slump in the prices of raw materials and food in the international market.