By iMFdirect

Brent crude oil fell below $30 a barrel yesterday for the first time since 2004, which reminds us that commodity prices are a hot topic that impact everyone, everywhere, one way or another.

So we thought you might like to read a few of our recent blogs about what the !@#$% is going on, and why it matters for the global economy.

Back in September we looked beyond oil to other commodities and the relationship between the two in Metals and Oil: A Tale of Two Commodities.

In October we pulled back the curtain on Sovereign Wealth Funds in the New Era of Oil.

And in December we took the long view to oil's impact on renewal energy in The Price of Oil and the Price of Carbon.

Stay tuned for more analysis on commodities in 2016 on iMFdirect.