iPath Dow Jones-UBS Sugar Total Return Sub-Index ETN (SGG) - NYSEARCA
  • Dec. 30, 2010, 8:55 AM

    A flood of investor capital into commodity markets too small to handle it has keyed surging prices. In an article that could have been written in Spring 2008, a former NYMEX local sees a continuation, noting "these are buyers that are completely price-insensitive -- and never sell." Never?

    | Dec. 30, 2010, 8:55 AM | 2 Comments
  • Dec. 10, 2010, 8:19 AM

    In echoes of 2008, commodities, many at multi-year or all time highs, appear to be an accepted asset class. "We are seeing investors flock to commodity resources," notes an analyst, "that pattern will continue regardless if prices move higher or lower." If they move lower?

    | Dec. 10, 2010, 8:19 AM | 6 Comments
  • Nov. 11, 2010, 3:41 PM
    Sugar futures fall almost 10%, mirrored by a 12.2% drop in iPath's Sugar ETN (SGG), after signals that India, the second-biggest producer, has a larger-than-expected surplus; threats out of Pakistan to "take the hoarders to task"; and amid profit-taking and speculative liquidation.
    | Nov. 11, 2010, 3:41 PM | 2 Comments
  • Nov. 5, 2010, 11:50 AM

    Tom Lydon points out that the five top-performing ETPs over the past month were all products tied to crop futures, including: Cotton (BAL; +41%), Sugar (SGG; +31%), Agriculture (JJA, +20%), Corn (CORN; +20%) and Grains (JJG; +18%). A potent mix of poor weather (which has reduced crop yields in key locales) and growing global demand bodes well for a continuation of the rally, he says.

    | Nov. 5, 2010, 11:50 AM | 2 Comments
  • Aug. 25, 2010, 12:53 PM

    Cattle prices are nearing new highs, pushing up the cost of beef in supermarkets. Along with recent hikes in grain and sugar, investors are growing increasingly worried about a broader wave of food inflation.

    | Aug. 25, 2010, 12:53 PM | 5 Comments
  • Aug. 22, 2010, 9:42 AM

    Globally, sugar prices have jumped more than 45% since May, and surged again on Friday after the U.S. said it would ease import restrictions to help avert a national shortage. But will sugar keep going up as traders worry about this year's shortfall, or undergo a correction as the industry talks about a bumper harvest next year and speculators take their profits?

    | Aug. 22, 2010, 9:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 3, 2010, 11:09 AM

    Update on your morning cup of joe: J.M. Smucker (SJM -0.4%) is raising most of its coffee prices (including brands like Folgers, Dunkin' Donuts and Millstone) by 9% due to higher long-term costs coming on green coffee beans, including Port of New Orleans issues related to the Gulf spill. Meanwhile, ships are clogging Brazilian ports on a sugar rally that many expect to run to a 28% gain by year-end.

    | Aug. 3, 2010, 11:09 AM | 4 Comments
  • Jul. 7, 2010, 3:11 PM

    Investors should sell bonds and buy commodities as a “refuge” against continuing problems in the world economy, Jim Rogers says. Agricultural commodities are even better than metals as prices are “very depressed,” he says, pointing to sugar, which is 75% below its all-time high in 1974.

    | Jul. 7, 2010, 3:11 PM | 9 Comments
SGG Description
The Dow Jones-UBS Sugar 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 Sugar Subindex Total ReturnSM is a single-commodity sub-index currently consisting of one futures contract on the commodity of sugar, which is included in the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM.
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