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The table below highlights the consensus opinion on where commodities prices will go in 2007. The estimates are from numerous analysts polled by Bloomberg. The expected percent change for each commodity is calculated by the difference in the year-end 2007 consensus and the current price.

Interestingly, the only three commodities that are expected to rise in 2007 are the three tracked mostly by the mainstream media -- oil, natural gas, and gold. All other commodities are expected to decline, with lead expected to fall the most.

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commodities consensus gain/loss 2007

Source: Consensus is Most Commodities Will Fall in Price in 2007