Jared Cummans

Jared Cummans is the Senior Analyst at Commodity HQ, where he contributes on a daily basis. Jared’s articles have been featured in a number of financial publications, including Barron’s and The Wall Street Journal. He began writing for Commodity HQ at its launch, and has quickly grown to be one of the most influential authors in the hard assets investing industry. His commodity interests include leveraged and inverse ETFs, physical precious metals investing, and fiscal and monetary policy.

Jared graduated from DePaul University with a degree in finance and currently lives in Chicago.

Recent Content By Jared Cummans

What Is a Crush Spread?

Soybeans do not garner the same attention as some of their commodity counterparts, but their futures contracts are among the most traded in the hard asset world. One of the most popular methods for utilizing soybeans trades is through a...

What Is a Crack Spread?

Crude oil is one of the most traded commodities in the world, as the fossil fuel is a key energy source for every economy. Traders and hedgers have a number of strategies for playing crude in the futures markets, but one of the most popular is...

The Best and Worst Performing Commodities of 2014

Commodities took investors on another wild ride for 2014. This year was characterized by yet another bull market for U.S. equities that was accompanied by a surging greenback. The strong dollar put pressure on the entire commodity industry.

Cotton Sits Near Five-Year Lows

Cotton has been among the most disappointing commodities in recent years, as it is currently the worst performing major commodity in 2014. The soft asset has been faced with major headwinds, sinking prices to five year lows. In fact, cotton has...

All Eyes On Major OPEC Meeting

Crude oil has been under the microscope for the latter half of 2014, as prices have all but cratered. Starting in late June, crude prices dropped by more than 25% as bearish momentum took over. With oil prices now sitting around $75/barrel many...

Gold and Silver Sit at Multi-Year Lows

It is no secret that the bull run has spelled trouble for precious metals, especially the likes of silver and gold. The two flagship precious metals have been taking a hit for quite some time now, as investors continue to exit their positions in...

Crude Oil Takes a Tumble

Crude oil prices enjoyed a strong first half of 2014, as energy had placed itself among the better performing sectors for the year. But the fossil fuel’s bullish run came to a head in June when a number of factors combined to sink its price. Along...

Grain Prices Facing Harsh Headwinds

Grains commodities are sitting at lows that have not been seen for approximately four years, creating something of a headache for commodity investors. Corn, soybeans, and wheat have all been getting hit hard this year, as production is on track to...