Platinum Versus Gold: Both Precious Metals But Which Is More Precious?

March 20, 2015

Platinum and gold are both precious and rare metals. In my latest work for About.com I explore the price relationship between platinum and gold and explain how this inter-commodity spread may provide clues as to the future direction of these metals.

Article: Platinum Versus Gold: Both Precious Metals But Which Is More Precious?


 

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Basis Risk: The Difference Between Futures Prices and Physical Prices

March 13, 2015

Basic risk is a key concept for hedgers of commodities. In my latest work for About.com I explain basis risk and how producers and consumers who hedge exchange price risk for basis risk.

Article: Basis Risk: The Difference Between Futures Prices and Physical Prices


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Hedging: Controlling Price Risk Using Futures Markets

March 12, 2015

Hedging is the process of substituting a purchase or sale with a derivatives market instrument to protect against the potential future economic loss. In my latest article for About.com I examine how hedging is an important tool for producers and consumers of commodities alike.

Article:  Hedging: Controlling Price Risk Using Futures Markets


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Ethanol: A BioFuel

March 12, 2015

Ethanol is a fuel that is cleaner than gasoline. In the U.S. gasoline is blended with ethanol which is a bio fuel produced from corn or sugar cane. In my latest piece for About.com I look at the history and important factors in the ethanol market.

Article:  Ethanol: A Bio Fuel


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Corn versus Soybeans: This Spread May Yield Info On The Behavior Of Farmers

March 12, 2015

Late winter is the time of the year where farmers decide which crops to plant on their acreage. In my latest article for About.com I examine the price relationship between corn and soybeans and what clues it may yield as to the behavior of farmers in the United States.

Article:  Corn versus Soybeans: This Spread May Yield Info On The Behavior Of Farmers


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Liquidity in Commodities – Why is a liquid market so important?

February 27, 2014

A liquid market is easier and cheaper to trade and invest in that is why liquid markets attract the greatest number of market participants. In my latest piece for About.com I explain the reasons why liquidity always need to be a main concern when it comes to trading or investing.

Article:  Liquidity in Commodities – Why is a liquid market so important?


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Exchange Consolidation

February 27, 2014

Over recent years a wave of mergers and acquisitions has swept across the world of futures exchanges. In my latest article for about.com I examine the way that larger exchanges publicly traded exchanges create economies of scale.

Article:  Exchange Consolidation


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