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Diversifying Your Dollars: Exploring Unconventional Investment Avenues

16 Mar 2024 3 minute read 0 comments

Stocks and bonds are so yesterday! When it comes to expanding your investment portfolio, you have to broaden your horizons and expand your options. One of the best strategies to do this is to explore unconventional avenues. Diversifying your investme...

Mettalex - DeFi and commodity markets

29 Dec 2023 5 minute read 1 comment fmiren

Introduction Mettalex is a decentralized exchange bringing commodity markets to DeFi. Mettalex will help holders of physical assets hedge their price risk, and speculators take leveraged positions in the otherwise illiquid markets. Oother beneficiari...

Commodity trading - Curve placement strategies

7 Dec 2023 2 minute read 0 comments fmiren

Curve placement strategies One important investment theme that can be employed to generate alpha in commodity trading is curve placement strategies. To understand what these strategies do we should review the basics of commodity forward curves. The f...

Commodity trading strategies - Part 2

28 Nov 2023 4 minute read 0 comments fmiren

Due to storage and carry costs, the more distant months usually trade at premium to the near-month contract which means that the curve is typically in contango. That’s why contango is also known as a normal market. Though backwardation is relatively...

Commodity trading strategies

27 Nov 2023 1 minute read 0 comments fmiren

In this essay I will share some popular and not so popular commodity trading strategies. Investors’ portfolios may benefit greatly from commodities because they can perform well in economic circumstances that are deleterious to conventional investmen...

Halloween & Inflated Input Costs For Producers

1 Nov 2023 1 minute read 0 comments RocketEnthusiast

Time to get spooky, if you haven't already. All Hallow's Eve brings all treats for the Bitcoin maxi and more tricks for the American consumer. Perhaps many of us are now numb to inflated product prices at the grocery store. One aisle not spared from...

Trading idea - soybean & corn

7 Sep 2023 1 minute read 0 comments fmiren

In today's post I'll share a commodity trading strategy. Similar commodities tend to be highly correlated which can be exploited profitably. For example, historically soybean traded at premium to corn with the ratio of 2.5.  Farmers who are, like mo...

Inflation & Food Prices

21 Jun 2023 3 minute read 0 comments WinterYeti

Inflation, the general increase in prices over time, has been a recurring concern for modern economies worldwide, but it is not a new problem. After World War I, for example, inflation was rampant and astronomical in post-war Germany with a natural c...

On-chain alternative investments. Part 2

19 May 2023 4 minute read 1 comment fmiren

On-chain alternative investments. Part 1:   Exotic alternative investments Wine Getting more popular as an alternative investment, wine has a number of advant...

What does open interest mean?

17 May 2023 1 minute read 0 comments fmiren

Open interest   If you ever looked at commodity futures or options data, you certainly have seen a figure called open interest. Open interest is the number of derivative contracts outstanding. As you can understand from this definition (but I want to...