Recently some commodities have been on a bit of a tear as a consequence any index that tracks commodities has been showing signs of life. A day or so ago the chart below appeared on my LinkedIn feed. It is the Bloomberg Commodities Index with a trendline and an arrow is drawn on it because…Details
Among the many previously unthinkable moments of 2020, one of the strangest occurred on April 20, when the price of crude oil fell below zero. West Texas Intermediate futures, the most popular instrument used to trade the commodity, had started the day at $18 a barrel. That was already low, but prices kept tumbling until,…Details
One to print out and stick on your desk as you may never see it again.
PS: Depressing to think that Norway’s SWF is ten times the size of our Future Fund despite Australia being one of the most resource rich countries in the world. Chalk another failure up to stupid narrow-minded self-interested politicians.
I am going to do a more extensive year in review in the next day or so but here is a primer.
I love a good conspiracy theory. In the long history of governments and central banks deceiving the people, August 15 1971 was just another date in the calendar. Throughout history, the ruling elite has always cheated the people. But the leaders’ irresponsible actions are always revealed as in the end they always fail. Still, in…Details
One of the things you learn quite quickly in trading if you have any degree of awareness and humility is that the market will not in any way respond to your exhortations to behave in a certain way. Recently I got a notification from LinkedIn that I was suitable for several jobs that were being…Details