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Speculative Bubble in China Commodity Futures Rattles Industry Players

A surge of volatility in China's once placid commodities futures markets has rattled industrial players who use them for hedging, with some taking losses or cutting exposure, driven out by a flood of speculative money from hedge funds and retail investors. A herd of financial investors charged into commodities futures markets this year, throwing money into iron ore, rebar, cotton, and even egg futures, causing rapid spikes and leading many to warn of...

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