Comments on: The real reason for spikes in food prices http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/25/the-real-reason-for-spikes-in-food-prices/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: dbauer2000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/25/the-real-reason-for-spikes-in-food-prices/#comment-64962 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 16:33:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14996#comment-64962 Thanks Willie, I was wondering how speculators could support speculating on food. Speculating isn’t the result of anything that’s happened yet, that’s why it’s called speculating and not reflecting. The root cause of speculating is a realization that there is money to be made by investment firms. There is no realized shortage of food and as such, there should be no fluctuations in price.

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By: Willie12345 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/10/25/the-real-reason-for-spikes-in-food-prices/#comment-64942 Thu, 25 Oct 2012 14:27:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=14996#comment-64942 Speculation is driven by issues ranging for economic stability to weather to the basic value of the dollar. Speculation is not the driving force on cost. Speculation is the result of instability in both the production of the product and market forces. The degree of speculation depends on these fundamental influences. While it feels good to blame speculators for our problems they are hardly the root cause.

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