A Quick Look Around The Markets

02/02/11 -- The morning headlines make interesting reading today:

  • Corn and soybeans hit 30-month highs

  • Copper hits record high in London trading

  • Nickel trades at highest highest since May 2008

  • Palm oil reaches 35-month high as La Nina to persist

  • Sugar hits 30-month highs in New York as Cyclone Yasi nears

  • Oil trades near 28-month high on Egyptian concerns

  • Tin hits record highs

  • Commodity prices off the chart

  • Freight rates slump to two-year low