Archive | March, 2005

Credit Derivatives Surge 55 Per Cent

BARCELONA, Spain–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 17, 2005–At its Annual General Meeting today, the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA) announced the results of its Year-End 2004 Market Survey of privately negotiated derivatives. According to the Survey, the notional amount for credit derivatives grew by almost 55 per cent in the last six months of the year to […]

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About the Commodity Research Bureau (CRB)

Serving the Futures Industry Since 1934 It was 1933, the country was in the depth of the Depression, and the United States had just gone off the gold standard. At a value of $0.59 compared to the pre-devalued dollar, capital began flowing back into the country and trading activity in stocks, bonds, and commodity futures […]

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How anyone can invest in the worlds best market

An excerpt from the book “Hot Commodities” (view image) by Jim Rogers – The next new thing is – things. A new bull market is underway, and it’s in commodities – the “raw materials,” “natural resources,” “hard assets,” and “real things” that are the essentials of not just your life but the lives if everyone […]

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U.S. sugar fighting for survival

By Jane Bussey – CLEWISTON – The heavy odor of molasses hangs over the glistening modern sugar refinery and the aging processing mill that traditionally signified the sweet smell of success for United States Sugar Corp. Now to survive tough global competition, the country’s largest sugar cane producer must slash jobs and spend millions on […]

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BM&F Foreign Exchange Clearinghouse reaches record volume

Financial volume reaches US$ 6.7 billion BM&F’s Foreign Exchange Clearinghouse reached record volume on March 3rd, with US$ 6.7 billion. Currently, the Clearinghouse, which completes three years of activities next April, settles approximately 90% of Brazil’s foreign exchange interbank market. Based on the experience it acquired with the FX Clearinghouse, BM&F is elaborating, in conjunction […]

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Gold’s Lagging Commodities is Evidence of Rigging by Central Banks, GATA Says

DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 10, 2005–Gold’s failure to keep up with exploding commodity prices, as it did during the last commodities boom in 1980, is more powerful evidence of surreptitious intervention by central banks in the gold market, the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee said today. Drawing on the work of its consultant, Dan Norcini, a futures trader […]

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States act to veil livestock-disease tests

By Jon Sarche – When a rumor hit the commodities trading floor in Chicago three years ago that Kansas cattle had contracted foot-and-mouth disease, prices plummeted. A rumor that lasted only a day cost the beef industry an estimated $50 million and forced agriculture officials to spend weeks assuring consumers that the food supply was […]

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Is Gold Among Warren Buffett’s $21.4-bn Currency Investments?

By Tim Wood – TORONTO (ResourceInvestor.com) — Exactly two years ago, Mitsui Metals analyst cum gold bug pincushion, Andy Smith, distributed a delightful note to clients speculating about the possibility of Warren Buffet being invested in gold. Smith may have been more right than he realized. The coke chugging, burger bolting chairman of Berkshire Hathaway […]

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Adventure Capitalist by Jim Rogers - Buy it NOW!

Adventure Capitalist

Editorial Review by David Siegfried – It’s the ultimate road trip View image. Legendary investor Jim Rogers and his fiancée travel to 116 countries in a custom-built four-wheel-drive bright yellow Mercedes. Over three years, they make their way through war zones, are guarded by military convoys, observe a fifty-million-person pilgrimage, eat disgusting food, put the […]

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Florida’s citrus industry clears hurdle in trade fight

By Jane Bussey – The International Trade Commission voted to continue an investigation of the Florida citrus industry complaint against Brazilian producers for alleged exports of low-priced citrus concentrates. The Florida citrus industry passed the first of four hurdles in its trade fight with Brazilian orange producers when the International Trade Commission ruled Thursday that […]

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