It’s not every day you get to talk about investing and food in the same conversation, and this week, refinancing, restructuring, and investing in niche businesses is on the menu with Adam Tkaczuk (@Adam_Tkaczuk). Adam is a tax consultant, project CFO, and private equity investor. He raises debt, equity, and government subsidies for projects and […]
Word in the Twitter streets is of a commodity blood bath: Remember, CPI is a lagging indicator Commodity $s have plummeted from peaks: Lumber -58%, Nickel -54%, Aluminum -37%, NatGas -31%, Steel -28%, Wheat -28%, Zinc -25%, Lead -23%, Copper -22%, Soybeans -18%, Corn -16%, Cotton -14%, Cocoa -14%, Oil -13%, OJ -11%(Rosenberg Research) — […]
The theme for June is “non-correlated does not mean negatively correlated.” We’ve written about this before. While equities continued their bear tread and bonds seemed to hit a temporary low, volatility never really picked up. The real story seemed to be in commodities. Agriculture, metals, and energy all reversed course as the world began to digest […]
Are the Fed’s hikes starting to dampen inflation? Oil, grains, and metals have all fallen from their highs. But the rarely spoken of Cotton market was one of the first to crack…falling from 1.58/lb to 0.95/lb in just a few short days. We’re digging into this sharp drop and just why and how Cotton is involved in seemingly […]
In this week’s episode, Jeff talks with StoneX’s Global Macro Strategist, Vincent Deluard @VincentDeluard, who authors weekly research reports on global macro trends, asset flows, European capital markets, and quantitative topics. We catch him literally right after the Fed hikes 75bps, and learn quickly that Lagarde was an accomplished synchronized swimmer and that having a […]
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