There's speculation that Chinese demand for the raw sweetener will exceed forecasts for a second year.
Fuels and precious metals led commodities lower and Treasuries rose before the Federal Reserve announces its plans for monetary policy tomorrow. The Standard & Poor’s 500 Index fell while the benchmark gauge of equity volatility extended gains to a two-month high.
The stock market could use a healthy correction soon, before prices start rising at an unsustainable pace.
Prospects for fatter dividend payouts from Switzerland’s biggest banks are receding as Swiss authorities ratchet up capital demands.