When commodity ETFs exploded on the scene a few years ago, investing in corn, coffee or pork bellies became easier than ever. Plus, the world's growing consumer class needs commodities more than ever, too. All of that makes commodities a relevant choice for today's investors. Here, you'll find forecasts and tips for trading your favorite commodity market -- from cocoa and sugar to gold and crude oil.
Like 2005's Katrina, a major Gulf of Mexico hurricane can deal a heavy blow to crude oil production. Most financial and economic pundits would then conclude that such a supply disruption would send oil prices skyrocketing with demand. Yet this chart defies their Econ 101 logic.