World dairy prices were really put through the proverbial mangle in 2014.
The respective spot prices of gold and silver crashed, although gold is now staging a moderate rally as fear levels in global markets tick higher.
Much of our coal mining is simply not profitable at these prices and closures have inevitably resulted.
On the face of it that's great news!
Although I'm completely flummoxed as to how the mine will ever make a profit at these price levels, unless the project is a pure multi-billion dollar speculative gamble on a coal price rebound? Beats me.
I still reckon you need your head read if you want to invest (speculate) in such property markets, but do accept that in property investing it's a case of "to each their own".
Copper next to crash
Copper is the next commdity to go splat.
Although not yet reflected in the below chart the price has plummeted by another ~5 percent to just ~US$2.50/lb.