Hot Commodities 10/12/21

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Hot Commodities: September 30th 2021

This week, we look into India’s soybean output as the country continues to depend on soymeal imports, how Uruguay is expanding meat exports to Japan and South Korea while plant-based meats are hit with price spikes. We will also look at the sunflower price rise in Bulgaria, Kenya’s continued ban on GMO products, the surge in natural gas prices, and Cargill’s ESG plan to launch a carbon farming program.

Hot Commodities 09/14/21

Hi all! This week, Russia’s wheat export tax sees another rise due to its weekly tax changes and its effects on the export of the staple crop.  Brazil plans for a bigger soya crop, Kenya and Pakistan are yet to implement an agreement on trade for mangoes, and sugar prices continue to rise due to the cold snap.  In our ESG Spotlight:  European start-ups plan to launch a plant to capture carbon dioxide. 

Hot Commodities 08/30/21

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Hot Commodities: August 16, 2021

This week we will be looking at the rise in food prices and how the ABCD’s, the world’s largest agricultural trade houses, are profiting as a result.  We’ll also take a deeper dive into Cargill’s biggest profit in the company’s history. We report on how Brazil plans to recover from this season’s drought and frost with the plantation of over 40 million hectares for soybeans and 4.5 million hectares for corn. We will finally gain a snapshot of Uganda’s plan for its oil industry with the support of Total and Tanzania.

Hot Commodities: Commodities as an Asset Class (Plus Cheap Girl Scout Cookies!)

The hottest commodity in 2021 may in fact be commodities themselves as an asset class. Commodity index funds, which represent the performance of an array of commodities, are becoming some of the strongest performing investment vehicles to choose from in 2021, outperforming the S&P 500 Index, S&P 500 Value Index, and Nasdaq this year