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Weekly Commodities Wrap: Copper Falls As Supply Disruptions End
Article By: Orbex
Friday, March 24, 2017 10:54 AM EDT
Despite a weakened USD this week, copper prices traded lower as supply concerns eased. Reports note that the 43-day strike by workers at BHP Billiton’s Escondida mine in Chile has now come to an end.
In this article: GLD, JJC Also: FCX, BHP
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Is The Tide Now Shifting Toward International Equities?
Article By: Kevin Mahn
Thursday, March 23, 2017 5:33 AM EDT
For the past few years, many Wall Street strategists called the rotational shift from domestic equity returns (and flows) to international equity returns (and flows) incorrectly…or at least too early.
In this article: IEMG, DAX
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Pemex: Mexico’s State Oil Company On The Verge Of Bankruptcy & Collapse
Article By: Steve St. Angelo
Wednesday, March 22, 2017 6:00 AM EDT
Mexico’s state oil company, Pemex, is a perfect example of the ongoing collapse in the global oil industry. Falling oil prices and declining production are putting severe pressure on the company’s financial balance sheet.
In this article: OIL, RDS-A, BNO
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Venezuela Stops Publishing Money Supply Data For Obvious Reasons
Article By: Tyler Durden
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 3:30 PM EDT
Venezuela has stopped publishing money supply data, depriving the general public of the last, and best, available tool to ascertain soaring inflation in what has become the world's worst-performing economy.
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“Me First” Philosophy: G20 Waters Down Free Trade Language
Article By: Mish Shedlock
Sunday, March 19, 2017 4:17 PM EDT
G20 announcements are typically nothing but hot air because what countries pledge and what countries actually do are two different things. In this case, however, the attitude change is real and concerning.
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Emerging Markets: Week Ahead Preview:
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, March 19, 2017 2:18 PM EDT
EM FX had a stellar week, ending on a strong note in the aftermath of what the market perceived as a dovish Fed hike Wednesday. Every EM currency except ARS was up on the week vs. USD, with the best performers ZAR, TRY, COP, and MXN.
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Commodities, Currency - Friday, March 17
Article By: Douglas Gammons
Friday, March 17, 2017 5:49 PM EDT
The US Dollar has been weak since the beginning of 2017, and since the Fed meeting on Wednesday the dollar has notched another leg lower.
In this article: ERO, XLV, UUP Also: DBC
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Emerging Markets: What Has Changed - Friday, March 17
Article By: Marc Chandler
Friday, March 17, 2017 3:15 PM EDT
The PBOC increased the rates it charges for OMO and MLF by 10 bp.
In this article: EEM
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HH Preserving Order Amid Change In NAFTA
Article By: Stratfor
Friday, March 17, 2017 6:03 AM EDT
North American economic integration can be slowed but cannot be undone.
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How The Black Market Is Saving Two Countries From Their Governments
Article By: Foundation For Economic Education
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:59 PM EDT
Ever since governments began banning and licensing different parts of the economy, the black market has made sure people still have access to the things they need. Unstable governments always turn on their own citizens using price controls.
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New Mexico R.I.P (Ripple In Peace)
Article By: Michele Schneider
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 5:45 PM EDT
Today, news came out that New Mexico has the highest unemployment record in the country. With a rate of 4.7% nationally, NM’s rate stands at 6.7% up from 6.5% a year ago.
In this article: IBB, QQQ, DIA, GLD, IWM, IYR, IYT, KRE, SLV, SMH, SPY, USO, XRT
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Emerging Markets: Preview Of The Week Ahead - March 13
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, March 12, 2017 5:15 PM EDT
EM FX ended last week on a firm note despite the strong US jobs data, with the dollar succumbing to some “buy the rumor, sell the fact”. We think the dollar recovers, as it seems risky to be short/underweight dollars going into the FOMC meeting.
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Emerging Markets: What Has Changed - Friday, Mar. 10
Article By: Marc Chandler
Friday, March 10, 2017 7:39 PM EDT
In the EM equity space as measured by MSCI, Egypt (+3.5%), Korea (+0.9%), and Hong Kong (+0.5%) have outperformed this week, while Peru (-5.1%), Russia (-4.6%), and Brazil (-3.0%) have underperformed.
In this article: ERUS, EEM, EPU, EWH, EWZ, EZA
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Unexpectedly Higher South American Crops Impact US Bean & Corn Exports
Article By: Jerry Gidel
Friday, March 10, 2017 11:36 AM EDT
The USDA continued its recent trend of unexpected surprises on their monthly report. This time it was in their South American production estimates when they made some significant increases in the continent’s soybean and corn crop outlook.
In this article: CORN, SOYB
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Trade Ideas Say Little Stock Changes, But Higher S. AM Crops Overhang
Article By: Jerry Gidel
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:45 AM EDT
Despite strong sales already on the US books, the trade continues to eye possible larger South American corn & soybean crops as potential robbers of old-crop demand that could increase ending stocks.
In this article: CORN, SOYB, WEAT
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E Ecopetrol Reported Earnings; A Letter To Trump
Article By: Vivian Lewis
Monday, March 6, 2017 6:00 PM EDT
Ecopetrol reported Q4 sales of COP13.31 trillion, ($4.474 bn) up 4.1% from 2015 and its consolidated net profit came to COP 358 bn or $120.336 mn, down 95% from Q4 2015.
In this article: EC
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