Although metal, energy, and agricultural commodity contracts are popular targets for speculators, they’re also valuable to hedgers. Whether you’re concerned about inclement weather cycles or rising inflation, commodity futures can offer insurance against the unknown.
The new year brought a fundamental market driver seldom seen in the world of finance: a global viral outbreak. The onset of the novel coronavirus, officially labeled COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO), sent a shockwave through the equity, commodity, currency, and debt markets. Although the immediate reaction to the novel coronavirus was muted,… Read more.
We go over the economic impact of coronavirus, the fed interest rate cut, and why the markets trader higher when Biden started winning on Super Tuesday.
We go over the recent moves in the macro markets and the latest from the 2002 Ag Forum
We go over the latest WASDE results plus our thoughts on Rice, Corn, Crude, Cotton, and Soybeans vs KC Wheat
The USDA’ s February WASDE will included expected demand from Phase One and the USMCA trade deals. Both should be friendly
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), global demand for crude oil is expected to increase by 1 million barrels per day until the year 2025. If the IEA’s projections turn out to be accurate, then the supply side of the global energy complex will be placed under immense pressure. Given such a scenario, implementing… Read more.
In the real world, as well as in the markets, managing risk is a critical part of avoiding financial catastrophe. From buying a life insurance policy to diversifying your portfolio, actively addressing risk can save countless dollars and provide peace of mind.
For decades, institutional traders have limited the risk exposure of their portfolios by implementing delta hedging strategies. These methodologies are now gaining popularity among retail traders in the stock, currency, and futures markets.
For investors and producers who participate in the global markets, currency risk is a very real consideration. Currency risk, also known as exchange-rate risk, emerges when foreign currencies unexpectedly appreciate or depreciate against one another. In the event that traditional correlations suddenly become stressed or irrelevant, once sturdy monetary relationships degrade―and currency risk runs rampant.