As everyone focusses on the stock and bond markets, here are how commodities have been performing

Apple is in talks to buy Cobalt (a key material used in mobile phone batteries) directly from miners. The price of Cobalt has more than tripled in the past 18 months to trade above $80,000 a metric ton. Apple is one of the largest end users of the metal. Here are how commodities have been performing over the past year,

All prices in USD, figures in brackets indicate 1-year percentage changes

Crude Oil 62.6845 (+17.05%)
Brent 66.2854 (+17.24%)
Natural gas 2.6236 (+0.18%)
Gold 1331.17 (+6.47%)
Silver 16.6449 (-8.33%)
Platinum 996.00 (-0.99%)
Palladium 1038.74 (+34.64%)
Rice 11.9953 (+26.67%)
Sugar 13.57 (-31.99%)
Coffee 119.35 (-21.31%)
Rubber 185.60 (-38.66%)
Lumber 522.00 (+43.84%)
Copper 3.2324 (+22.35%)
Steel 3,945.00 (+9.89%)
Lead 2,594.25 (+16.35%)
Aluminium 2,201.00 (+17.89%)
Tin 21,625.00 (+15.15%)
Zinc 3,541.00 (+26.92%)
Nickel 13,559.00 (+28.81%)
Coal 102.65 (+28.63%)
Iron Ore 78.00 (-17.46%)
Cobalt 81,250.00 (+70.16%)
Lithium 137.90 (+39.91%)

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