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At the tail end of a particularly dismal month for global markets on October 26th the VIX broke 26 on the upside, a level not seen since last February. Since the start of November market volatility has begun to subside as equities rebound, but going forward investors should continue to focus on not only the VIX but also its term structure to gauge fear.

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07 Nov
2018

China – what’s next?

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The Chinese Communist Party Politburo members recently released a statement via its state controlled news agency Xinhua, intended to placate tumultuous markets and turn around dejected sentiment. The Chinese financial markets are among the worst performing in the world this year, and it could worse.

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Uranium prices were crushed by about 35% over the past three years, but more recently prices have been making a comeback. Market forces have punished uranium investors leaving many disillusioned with the industry’s prospects. However, a recent shift in supply and demand fundamentals, as well as a change in perception, have driven uranium prices to two year highs. If the inflection point has passed a long-term uptrend may be underway.

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07 Nov
2018

Gold – before the rush

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Speculators waging short bets in the gold market may get caught offside very soon. The CFTC Commitment of Traders numbers show that speculators have loaded up on short gold contracts in unprecedented quantities. Oddly enough, as trader’s short interest has skyrocketed the price of gold has been firming, this positioning setup could lead to a major short squeeze. Usually, when short interest rises the price of an asset is pushed down, but recently gold has not been falling and this could be a contrarian indicator.

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07 Nov
2018

Corn – wet ears

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The December US Corn futures contract rose to $370 yesterday from around $343 on September 18th, signalling what may be the beginning of a bullish trend in corn futures prices. Amid still strong production forecasts various factors are converging to push prices higher.

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Emerging markets have significantly underperformed developed markets this year, but just because EM is cheap on a relative basis doesn’t mean now is the time to buy. So far this year Turkish equities are down 50%, Argentinian equities are down 50% and Chinese equities are down 20%. It is important to examine the causes of EM weakness to determine whether or not current conditions are likely to persist. The two most apparent reasons for EM weakness are dollar strength (albeit modest so far) and China slowing.

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Just a few weeks ago the price of Arabica Coffee Futures plunged to a 12-year low, the bear market in coffee has been relentless, and it is decision time for producers. Many producers have been selling at a loss due to persistently low prices, some farmers have even stopped planting coffee beans altogether and switched to coca. Recently, the World Coffee Producers Forum met in Mexico City to address what many members consider to be a crisis in the coffee market.

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The US Treasury Bond bull market has persisted for more than three decades since Paul Volcker crushed inflation by hiking the Fed Funds Rate to over 15% in the 1980s, and this longstanding trend looks set to continue.

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25 Oct
2018

Natural Gas – bundle up

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A number of leading meteorologists are predicting a colder than average winter for 2018-19, and if the sub-arctic temperatures and snow storms of recent years return to parts of Europe and North America natural gas prices may be set for a strong rally.

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Valbury Capital Limited (VCL), the London - based, mid-market specialist broker, announced today it has received regulatory approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for a group restructure.

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Valbury Capital, the London based mid-market broker, announces a joint venture with Insch Capital Management.

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Indonesian Rupiah (IDR) Weakens On Wednesday

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Indonesia plays prominent role at London Stock Exchange Asia Capital Markets Day

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Asian markets are marginally higher this morning, after a broad sell off yesterday. Data out of Japan showed that large manufacturers are becoming more confident as the Tanken Index came in ahead of forecasts. Elsewhere, India's current account deficit widened less than expected.

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Asian markets are mixed this morning with volumes somewhat muted. The South Korean Won fell the most since July, amid concerns that authorities will intervene to curb excessive gains.

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