NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Commodity markets are often ignored, but they shouldn't be. We can get a lot of information about what is happening in the stock markets and why by listening to what the commodity markets are telling us.
Instead, it's been an further indicator of a conclusion that many analysts have reached already: The United States remains the best house on a very bad block, with Chinese growth deceleration being indicated by copper's swoon and lingering European debt woes indicated by the weakness in gold and in European Brent crude grades. I talk in more detail on the global macro view of commodities in the video above. At the time of publication the author had positions in NBL and APC. Follow @dan_dicker This article was written by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.