There are ways to access the asset class without investing directly in futures.
Profiting from commodity trading often requires a combination of market knowledge, luck, and most importantly, strong risk management. But the number of commodity trading houses has dwindled over the years, and the institutional, pure-play commodity hedge funds that remain -- and actually make money -- can be counted on two hands.
Retailers are filing for bankruptcy at a record rate as they try to cope with the rapid acceleration of online shopping.
Just a few weeks ago, the Federal Reserve interest rate has been raised by 25 percentage points, to 1 percent, and the market probably has to thank Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen for her transparency and early notice.
If we were to look back at 2016, we will recall that the market had been through a tumultuous year. While many investors are waiting for the noises to die down, investment coach Daniel Loh thinks that the stock market in 2017 will remain vibrant and continuously reach new heights, mainly thanks to expectations of Donald Trump’s exciting policies.
2017 looks like a great year for most commodities. Previously, commodities were in a five-year-long bear market, but we finally saw a positive year in 2016, as shown by the Bloomberg Commodities Index which measures 22 raw materials. Since its low in January 2016, the Index has moved up more than 20 percent. I think this could be the start of a commodities bull run.
Zika virus continues to spread. And many countries had issued travel warnings to Singapore. Our tourism and aviation sectors are bound to be hit but luckily for us, the haze problem has more or less stopped (hopefully). At least that's a relief.
What’s set to be the best quarter for Asian stocks since 2012 is ending on a sour note as concern about the financial health of Germany’s biggest lender unnerves investors. The dollar strengthened versus most peers after U.S. data bolstered the case for an interest-rate hike this year.
Commodities have been on a roll for the first part of 2016 but right after the Brexit fallout, S&P GSCI - a benchmark commodity index - lost three percent the next day. Will the commodities bull-run end because of Brexit?
We have been bullish about crude oil since it reached $25-28USD. However, our opinion is that crude oil has almost already reached its peak. We think that crude oil probably will top at $52-$55 this year. And it has a high chance of not breaking $55 until next year.