Most, but not all of the commodity series we pull in had been updated through February over at the “FRED” site. We were tired of waiting so we figured you guys probably were too. So we refreshed the file…you can download it here: Excel-Data-Junkies-Monthly_Commodities_Report (02-2017).
Just a refresher….what we have done is captured the historical monthly values for 44 commodities going back to the 1980’s. We then calculate trailing 12 month averages, year over year changes etc….then cram it all into an easy to use Excel dashboard. What you get is one file with the flexibility to create any chart you want with just a few clicks. For example:
Here we have the all important “Cocoa” in $/MT with the monthly crashing almost through $2000 to a level it hasn’t been in nearly 10 years and the trailing 12 month right behind it!! I don’t know how to make money off of that but maybe you do? Anyway…hope you get some use out of this file….and make sure to come back next month for the latest update.