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Stock markets might not crash. Investors might still lose big.

Our future is being shaped by an unprecedented monetary experiment run by our central bank mandarins, but a happy ending is a mathematical impossibility. The economic imbalances that resulted in the last, 2008 financial crisis are now much worse and we are facing two possible routes of their resolution. 406 more words


Nestle Is the Latest Food Manufacturer to Be Hit By a Global Slowdown

Nestle became the latest company to be hit by the global slowdown affecting food manufacturers after posting its weakest underlying sales growth in more than a decade. 338 more words


14 Oct 2016 (AFR) - Scott Morrison buoyed by first terms of trade tailwind in five years

(14 October 2016, AFR, p4, by Jacob Greber)

‘Scott Morrison may be about to become the luckiest treasurer in at least half a decade if the latest surge in commodity prices is sustained, potentially wiping around a third from his budget deficits almost overnight. 60 more words

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What Happens to Commodities When Interest Rates Finally Rise?

September 9, 2016

There is a significant historical relationship between commodity prices and interest rates. In my latest article for About.com, I explain the correlation between raw materials, rates of interest and the dollar. 31 more words


Higher Rates Increase The Cost Of Carrying Commodity Inventories

September 6, 2016

The Fed told us that an interest rate hike is ‘imminent’ two weeks ago and last Friday’s employment report was a non-event higher interest rates are bullish for the dollar and a double-bearish whammy for commodities prices. 68 more words


Commodity pricing divergence calls for 'discerning and tactical' investors now that it's tougher to pick winners

During the commodity bull market from 2002 to 2011, it was almost impossible not to make money in this space. The price of nearly every energy, metal and agricultural commodity dramatically rose, driven by China’s massive economic growth. 961 more words