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The II International Derivatives and Financial Market Conference gets underway in Campos do Jordão

Conference attracts renowned economists, financial analysts and risk managers The II International Derivatives and Financial Market Conference began Wednesday, August 24th. The inaugural dinner was held at the Cláudio Santoro Auditorium, in Campos do Jordão, Brazil. Approximately 700 people are participating in the event. Economist Paul Krugman opened the plenary sessions and roundtables, on Thursday, […]

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My nuclear reaction: consider uranium stocks

by Scott Baker – Many investors follow the ups and downs of oil prices, gold prices, even steel prices, but chances are there’s one key industrial commodity you never think about. I’m referring to uranium. You rarely hear its price quoted, and other than the occasional article about the problems of getting rid of the […]

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Commodity market watch

By Brian Hoops – The great debate: technicals vs. fundamentals What really determines price direction for the markets, fundamentals or technicals? When commodity futures markets were first developed, fundamentals seemed to be the primary component behind price discovery, with supply and demand controlling the underlying price mechanism. Even today, the market widely anticipates both public […]

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Who’s Afraid of China Inc.?

By Steve Lohr – WILLIAM A. REINSCH, an avowed free trader, welcomes China’s rising stature in the international economy. After all, he is the president of the National Foreign Trade Council, an organization founded in 1914 to promote an “open world trading system.” Indeed, when he was a senior trade official in the Clinton administration, […]

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CRB Index Slated To Rise Into 2006

By Susan Buchanan – NEW YORK (Dow Jones)–Commodities can build on recent price strength, analysts said this week, citing China’s import demand, dry weather in the U.S. Midwest and money pouring into managed funds. Energy, copper, grains and soft commodities have been the leaders this year, while precious metals and livestock lag behind. Before year-end, […]

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The Ultimate Chess Game

By: Bill Bonner, Eric Fry & Kevin Kerr, Daily Reckoning – One of the great mysteries of life is how people seem to come to believe what they need to believe just when they need to believe it. When stocks dip towards an epic low, people think they will go down forever, which is just […]

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Supply, Demand Critical In Commodity Investment

HONG KONG, June 23 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ — Investors should not automatically assume China has an insatiable appetite for commodity imports, according to Standard Bank, lead sponsor of Commodity Investment World Asia 2005. “China is one of the most efficient commodity producers in the world and its growing influence in the commodity market cuts both ways,” stressed […]

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Striking out inflation

by Larry Kudlow – Dick Fisher is the spanking new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and a voting member of the Fed’s open market committee policy arm. A terribly bright guy, he is somebody who reads the research memos and looks at the data. He may be a Democrat — he served […]

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Reuters and Jefferies Announce Significant Update to CRB Index

50-Year-Old Commodity Benchmark Undergoes Tenth Revision NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 10, 2005–Reuters (LSE: RTR, Nasdaq: RTRSY), the global information company, and Jefferies Financial Products, LLC, a leading provider of commodity-related products for institutional investors and a subsidiary of Jefferies Group, Inc. (NYSE: JEF), today announced a strategic alliance to revise the Reuters CRB Index, to be […]

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