A Chinese tycoon can’t meet the margin on $2 Billion in Nickel losses, so what happens next? Well, here’s a look at the move in Nickel over on the LME (London Metals Exchange) that has everyone talking: And here’s the scoop about a Chinese “tycoon” being unable to meet Billions in margin calls: Xiang Guangda, […]
Have you ever heard of the saying, “don’t put all your eggs in one basket?” Well, any savvy investor knows this saying goes for maximizing your investment goals. Commodities, which are often overlooked, can make attractive trades when diversifying your portfolio. Don’t know where to begin? No worries, here’s eight and a half ways you […]
This Halloween, we reached beyond the veil and summoned the investment market. While everyone may be talking about @Facebook’s new company name @Meta — we wanted to highlight a few industry hot topics that will leave you saying, “BOO” ya. Let’s take a closer look at these happenings below: Bitcoin ETFs If you haven’t seen […]
We used to track bond king Jeff Gundlach’s investment calls from time to time – see here and here, and didn’t miss a good Gundlach macguffin…especially when he’s talking our world of commodities. Here’s Gundlach, via Markets Insider talking today’s environment in commodities: “Commodities are unbelievably strong. But for the fact that they haven’t had […]
In this week’s pod, we’re doing something new and digging into the derivative market’s Ag roots in our first “Way more than you need to Know” series, starting with the Global Meat Markets. Joining us today discussing all things Meat in the world is Simon Quilty, from Melbourne, Australia, and also RCM’s very own Jeff […]
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