Tag Archives: Commodity

The New Commodity Kings: How The Commodity Markets Have Changed This Year

By Andrew Hecht: In what was most likely a response to the Great Depression, the US Congress passed the Glass-Steagall Act of 1932 and the 1933 Banking Act to separate commercial and investment banking along with other market regulations. The … Continue reading

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How Commodity Traders Are Making One Big Bet

By Cam Hui, CFA: A number of years ago, I worked as an equity portfolio manager at a Commodity Trading Advisor that used trend following models. While I knew nothing about the specifics of their models, I knew that the … Continue reading

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Water And Diamonds, Iron And Gold: The Problem With Commodity Prices

By John Overstreet: Over the last 140+ years, real commodity and producer prices (that is, commodity and producer prices deflated by the consumer price index (NYSEARCA:CPI)), have been highly correlated with the earnings yield (the ratio of earnings to stock … Continue reading

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U.S. watchdog says Google’s Skybox deal raises commodity trade concern

By Edward McAllister NEW YORK (Reuters) – Consumer watchdog Public Citizen has called on U.S. regulators to conduct a review of Google Inc's recent acquisition of aerospace startup Skybox Imaging, concerned that Skybox's satellite technology may aid manipulation of commodity … Continue reading

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Japan to class Bitcoin as a commodity

Tokyo has been under pressure to implement a regulatory framework following the collapse of Mt Gox Bitcoin exchange Asia homepage

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Cheap Chinese products drive Vietnamese out of commodity segment – Thanh Nien Daily

Thanh Nien Daily Cheap Chinese products drive Vietnamese out of commodity segmentThanh Nien DailyA souvenir booth sells all Chinese products in Sa Pa resort town in northern highlands. Photo by Nguyen Nga. Many imports from China – which was once … Continue reading

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Execution And Commodity Risks Have First Quantum At An Appealing Price

By Stephen Simpson, CFA: Mining stocks have generally been varying shades of horrible this year, with major producers like BHP Billiton (BHP), Rio Tinto (RIO), Vale (VALE), Glencore Xstrata, and Vedanta all in the red for the last 12 months. … Continue reading

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The Academic Commodity ETF

By Morningstar: By Abby Woodham Strategies that eschew traditional market-cap weighting are the current trend in exchange-traded funds. Funds that use fundamental indexing or other rules-based weighting methodologies are popping up in almost every sector. In the commodities space, there’s … Continue reading

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Coffee: Short The Commodity, Long The Companies – An International Insight

By Drew Hutcheson: As a friend of mine says “You can’t eliminate risks, you can only move around them.” When it comes to the price of coffee beans per pound compared to the price of coffee per cup, the risk … Continue reading

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Finding Order In (Commodity) Chaos

This article first appeared in the October issue of REP. Magazine and on www.WealthManagement.com. Managed futures funds have struggled recently, but historically outperform equities (at least on a risk-adjusted basis). Here’s how retail investors can play along. In all chaos … Continue reading

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