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  • Commodities: A Range of Opportunities for 2021 – Market Outlook

    | | Commodities

    “With a new secular bull trend, Commodities are among the most attractive markets this year. This commodity environment could be an exceptional moment to be in a spread program.” The economic pendulum tends to be swinging towards commodities. The notion that low commodity prices are their own cure may be playing out in 2021[1], with help from its relationship to the post-pandemic economy and mean-reversion risks of a high dollar and U.S. stock market. Also, improving demand and central banks worldwide seeking expansionary policies are giving commodities a boost. After years of a bear market, Commodities seem to be undervalued … Read more Commodities: A Range of Opportunities for 2021 – Market Outlook
  • COMMODITIES A RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020

    | | Outlook

    We consider grains to be one of the most exciting markets for this year, an increase in the U.S. grain export will support prices, but only if the U.S. dollar stabilizes or declines. Corn and Wheat seem to be at a discount from their previous years’ price average; a definitive US-China trade deal could impact grains to have sharp moves in the year. We also anticipate an inflow of institutional money into grains that will move futures prices of different expiration. This is an optimal environment for our trading program … Read more COMMODITIES A RANGE OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR 2020
  • Call Option on Weather Shocks Through Agricultural Managed Futures Managers

    | | Agriculture

    There is the potential for a major agricultural price dislocation if a strong La Nina effect lasts through the summer. It is unclear whether the current La Nina effects will continue, and current expectations are that it will dissipate in the spring, but history suggests that ENSO effects can disrupt many major commodity prices including corn, soybeans, wheat, coffee, and sugar. So how can investors take advantage of this uncertain opportunity? … Read more Call Option on Weather Shocks Through Agricultural Managed Futures Managers
  • Do You Know How To Survive A “Locked Limit” Market?

    | | Education

    A futures or commodity market is “locked-limit” when trading is suspended due to prices moving the exchange-stipulated daily limit, this can happen for one day (it can even lock-limit and then trade off), or if given a news event monumental in nature, the market may stay “locked” for as many days needed for market participants to come to an equilibrium.  If you trade futures and commodities and you have experienced a locked limit market it can be either one of the best days of your life (if you’re on the right side), or a complete disaster (E.g.: Sept. 11th or the … Read more Do You Know How To Survive A “Locked Limit” Market?
  • Are You Interested in Becoming a Commodity Trading Advisor?

    | | Services

    Services for CTAs Grow Your Business With Us You’re busy honing and perfecting your trades and strategies; you don’t have a lot of time for client acquisition or back office management. IASG can help. List your programs FREE on IASG.com and you’ll be introducing yourself to thousands of potential new customers and partnering with an introducing broker with over 150 million in managed assets. Let Clients find You Our website receives over 14,000 visitors a month. Your programs will be listed by performance, minimum investment, and sector, making them easy for potential clients to find. Clients can sign up to … Read more Are You Interested in Becoming a Commodity Trading Advisor?