iPath Dow Jones-UBS Coffee ETN(JO)- NYSEARCA
  • Apr. 28, 2014, 7:40 AM
    • Coffee prices could keep rising as fresh estimates on Brazil's coffee harvest point to more weakness.
    • Marex Spectrom expects a harvest in the 2014-2015 season of 49M bags vs. a prior forecast of 55M bags and 53.3M bags a year ago.
    • Analysts say the Arabica supply situation is deteriorating due to harsh weather in Brazil
    • Related stocks: SBUX, GMCR, JVA
    • Related ETFs: JO
    | Apr. 28, 2014, 7:40 AM | 3 Comments
  • Apr. 7, 2014, 10:01 AM
    • Prices for Arabica coffee move higher as concerns about dry weather in Brazil mount.
    • Brazil's National Coffee Council lowered its forecast for this season's harvest to 40.1M-43.3M bags from 44M bags.
    • It's not sure bet that Starbucks (SBUX -1.3%) will pass on any sustained price increase to consumers this year. The company reportedly lowered prices at some of its stores last week in a move that might have been a response to McDonald's free coffee week. CEO Howard Schultz has also been vocal about holding off on price increases.
    • Related ETF: JO
    | Apr. 7, 2014, 10:01 AM | 1 Comment
  • Mar. 25, 2014, 1:05 PM
    • Coffee futures show increasing volatility as strong rains in Brazil bring relief to the drought-stricken region.
    • A measure of volatility on the 60-day Arabica futures contract hit its highest level since 2000 as prices eased back to $1.743 a pound earlier today.
    • Citi forecasts prices will fall in range of $1.51 to $2.25 over the next few quarters as the impact of the drought lingers.
    • Related stocks: SBUX, GMCR, JVA, DNKN
    • Related ETFs: JO
    | Mar. 25, 2014, 1:05 PM | 6 Comments
  • Jan. 8, 2014, 3:26 PM
    • Coffee prices continue to surge after torrential rains in Brazil threaten to damage as much as 40% of the nation's arabica crop.
    • Arabica coffee futures for March delivery are up 3% on the day and 19% since early November, but still stand at a historically-low level.
    • Premium coffee sellers such as Starbucks (SBUX +0.6%) and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR +1.1%) favor the arabica bean.
    • Related ETFs: JO
    | Jan. 8, 2014, 3:26 PM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 13, 2013, 7:51 AM
    • Robusta coffee prices rose to their highest level in three months in London trading after bean stockpiles fell more than forecast.
    • Arabica coffee prices also showed gains.
    • Related stocks: SBUX, GMCR, SJM, KRFT, CBOU, JVA, KKD, NSRGY, DNKN.
    • Related ETFs: JO.
    | Dec. 13, 2013, 7:51 AM | 10 Comments
  • Nov. 15, 2013, 10:53 AM
    • Futures prices on Robusta coffee showed their biggest gain in 15 months as supply issues cropped up.
    • Among other factors, the remnants of Typhoon Haiyan hit key regions of Vietnam with torrential rainfall.
    • Robusta coffee prices are still down 22% YTD despite the recent rally.
    • In general, mass-market coffee use the Robusta bean variety, while premium sellers use Arabica.
    • Related stocks: SBUX via Seattle's Best, GMCR, SJM, KRFT, CBOU, JVA, KKD, NSRGY.
    • Related ETFs: JO
    | Nov. 15, 2013, 10:53 AM | 4 Comments
  • Nov. 7, 2013, 7:20 AM
    • Arabica coffee prices fell to a five-year low as the harvests in Brazil and Colombia continue to come in bountiful.
    • The price on a December Arabica contract fell to $1.031 to mark the lowest level for a most-traded contract since 2008.
    • Related stocks: SBUX, GMCR, SJM, KRFT, CBOU, JVA, KKD.
    • Related ETFS: JO
    | Nov. 7, 2013, 7:20 AM | 8 Comments
  • Sep. 9, 2013, 10:36 AM
    • Robusta coffee prices fell to their lowest level in more than two years with estimates on crop yields from Vietnam ranging higher.
    • A weak Brazilian real and a bumper crop in Columbia are factors in keeping Arabica prices lower as well.
    • Related stocks: SBUX, GMCR, SJM, KRFT, CBOU, JVA, KKD.
    • Related ETFs: JO
    | Sep. 9, 2013, 10:36 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jun. 24, 2013, 10:26 AM

    Coffee prices (JO) could reverse after touching a 47-month low, according to Barron's. A coffee-rust disease in Central America and increased global demand could prompt a quick rally and eventually increase commodity costs for Starbucks (SBUX -2.1%), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR -3.3%), J.M. Smucker (SJM -0.8%), Peet's Coffeee & Tea (PEET), Kraft Foods (KRFT -0.7%), Dunkin' Brands (DNKN -2.4%), and other sellers.

    | Jun. 24, 2013, 10:26 AM | 2 Comments
  • Jun. 12, 2013, 4:10 PM
    Is your coffee getting cold? Coffee ETFs (JO -4.63%, CAFE -4.15%) fell today after robusta coffee fell in London to its lowest level in 17 months. Also today came a report in Wired U.K. that coffee rust is again epidemic in South America, threatening more than half of the October harvest.
    | Jun. 12, 2013, 4:10 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 1, 2013, 12:40 PM
    Big winners among commodity ETFs in 2012 include tin (JJT +23.2%), grains (JJG +17.5%), and lead (LD +14.8%). Gold (GLD) gained just 6.6%, while sugar (SGG -14%) and coffee (JO -42.7%) were big losers. See full commodity ETF performance tables here.
    | Jan. 1, 2013, 12:40 PM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 10, 2012, 6:24 PM

    Benchmark futures for sugar (SGG) and arabica coffee (JO) plunged to two-and-a-half year lows today, thanks to big crops from Brazil, the world’s biggest producer of both. Sugar mills have been running heavy to make up for time lost to unseasonable early rains, while coffee growers are sitting on a lot of beans hoping for higher prices - a "time bomb for the market” next year.

    | Dec. 10, 2012, 6:24 PM
  • Jul. 9, 2012, 10:42 AM
    A check of commodity performance (DBC) in H1 shows agricultural commodities (DBA) the top performer, despite steep falls in coffee (JO) and cotton (BAL), as the drought sends grains (JJG) soaring. Leading on the downside are the economically sensitive energy (JJE) and industrial metals (JJM) sectors.
    | Jul. 9, 2012, 10:42 AM
  • Jun. 28, 2012, 6:39 AM

    Industry watchers don't expect coffee producers in Brazil to flood the ICE Futures market when the exchange starts taking on delivery of their beans next March. Buyers of arabica beans such as Starbucks (SBUX) are already seeing falling coffee costs in advance of the changes at the ICE market which are viewed as supporting lower prices.

    | Jun. 28, 2012, 6:39 AM
  • Oct. 21, 2011, 12:37 PM

    Arabica coffee futures are up 5% on concerns heavy rain and flooding in Latin America and Asia will choke off short-term supplies. Analysts see a tight supply continuing over the next year, putting upward pressure on prices.

    | Oct. 21, 2011, 12:37 PM
  • Sep. 29, 2011, 1:56 PM
    Today is National Coffee Day, and what better way to celebrate than to check in on the performance of five coffee stocks taking advantage of Americans' 400M cup-a-day addiction (slideshow) to the drink and the chains that serve it. YTD returns: GMCR +200%, JVA +133%, PEET +34%, CBOU +24%, SBUX +22%.
    | Sep. 29, 2011, 1:56 PM | 2 Comments
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The Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Subindex Total ReturnSM is a sub-index of the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM and is intended to reflect the returns that are potentially available through an unleveraged investment in the futures contracts on physical commodities comprising the index as well as the rate of interest that could be earned on cash collateral invested in specified Treasury Bills. The Dow Jones-UBS Coffee Subindex Total ReturnSM is a single-commodity sub-index currently consisting of one futures contract on the commodity of coffee, which is included in the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM.
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