Archive | March, 2006

Commodities boom raises fears

The commodity price boom of the past three years has aroused investor attention on an unprecedented scale, with most investors placing their funds into passively managed commodity indices. About $80bn is estimated to be in funds tracking the main commodity indices – the Goldman Sachs Commodity Index, AIG-Dow Jones, the Reuters/Jefferies CRB index and the […]

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Jurgens Bauer

Longtime commodity floor broker Jurgens Hartmann Bauer is an associate of Pappalardo Investment Company, or (PICO), one of the premier floor brokerage operations on the New York Board of Trade, or (NYBOT). PICO concentrates on the execution of customer orders in cotton futures and options on behalf of a variety of industry participants. Bauer serves […]

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DGCX to introduce currency futures

The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) today announced a landmark development where the exchange confirmed that Emirates Securities and Commodities Authority (ESCA) has approved its application for launching currency futures trading. Initially DGCX will trade futures contracts in 3 currencies – Euro-Dollar, Yen-Dollar and Sterling-Dollar with contracts maturing in March, June, September and December […]

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Energy Markets Rally

We finally began to see the effect of increasing demand and a couple of hiccups in the production of Crude by our friends in the Niger Delta and others abroad. As this past Wednesday’s DOE report was released, many of the Bulls could be heard in the background… (more…)

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Soft Commodity Futures

For OJ all I can say is here we come 150. We should hit some resistance at 150 and consolidate the recent rally for a bit after that. My stop has been moved up from 135.25 to 139.75. Cocoa I am still short from 1501 with a stop still working at 1535, I plan to […]

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Want one sweet investment? Think sugar

May beat stocks, oil, bonds for second year By Saijel Kishan and Claudia Carpenter – LONDON, BRASILIA — Sugar, the best-performing commodity in the past 12 months, may beat bonds, stocks and oil for a second straight year. “Sugar could quadruple from here and it would still be below its all-time high,” said former George […]

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Google Finance

The idea of a Finance Portal seems like a natural next step for Google, after all people adopt whatever information sorting product or service that Google offers, mostly because it’s probably obvious to Google, what it is that people would use if someone built it. However, there’s currently no great features or tools to provide […]

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Silver near 22-yr highs on outlook, gold rebounds

Silver held near its highest level in more than 22 years on Monday buoyed by expectations of more demand and hopes of an exchange traded fund being approved. Gold, which failed to capitalise on silver’s gains last week, rebounded as the US dollar fell against the euro, making dollar-priced bullion cheaper to buy for holders […]

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Euro had a great week

EUR/USD: The Euro had a great week. My target of 121.50 was not only hit but… EUR/USD: The Euro had a great week. My target of 121.50 was not only hit but exceeded! Near term however, I do not expect this strength to continue next week. Look for a consolidation at best, we may reverse […]

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