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Energy Market Summary April 17, 2022

Thomas Finlon
Apr 18, 2022

Petroleum prices increased for the first week in three and second in six in a holiday shortened week. Prices surged
despite a sizable Crude release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as well as relaxed ethanol restrictions for the
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Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 4.13.22

Thom Hartle
Apr 13, 2022

Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here.

Seasonal analysis... more

Energy Market Summary: April 10, 2022

Thomas Finlon
Apr 11, 2022

Petroleum prices fell for a second consecutive week and fourth in five, driven primarily by details of a release of more than 180 MB from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve that will be done in conjunction with the IEA that will release an... more

Notes From Underground: Time to Escalate and Deescalate the Fed and Putin?

Yra Harris
Apr 11, 2022

There was an article in Foreign Affairs this week by Graham Allison, the dean of American political scientists, titled, “Putin’s Doomsday Threat: How to Prevent a Repeat of the Cuban Missile Crisis in Ukraine.” The piece raises an important... more

Crude Oil: Cause or Effect of Inflation?

Bob Iaccino
Apr 08, 2022

AT A GLANCE

Crude oil has averaged a 16.06% rise in price in the six months following the start of each of the Fed’s last six rate hike cycles In the first 10 days following the Fed’s March announcement of a 25 bps rate hike, WTI front month... more

The Roundtable Insight: Louis-Vincent Gave and Yra Harris on Bretton Woods III and Kicking Europe out of Asia

Apr 07, 2022

Louis-Vincent Gave - CEO. Louis-Vincent Gave co-founded GaveKal in 1999 with his father Charles and Anatole Kaletsky. GaveKal started as an independent research firm and evolved in 2005 to include fund management and in 2008 to... more

The Roundtable Insight - Kushal Thaker and Peter Boockvar on the Economy and the Financial Markets

Apr 07, 2022

Author Kushal Thaker’s new book “Be Rich with Specunomics” is an insightful guide for readers looking to intelligently build financial growth

Kushal Thaker, who has been a consultant to many institutions, corporates, and wealthy... more

Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 4.6.22

Thom Hartle
Apr 06, 2022

Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here. Seasonal analysis is... more

Notes From Underground: Are Central Banks the Grand Illusion?

Yra Harris
Apr 05, 2022

This week I had the extreme pleasure of recording a Financial Repression Authority podcast with Zoltan Poszar (moderated by Richard Bonugli, of course). We covered the entire global scene from yield curves, petro dollars and the underlying basis... more

Q1 Commodity Report and the Outlook for Q2 2022

Andy Hecht
Apr 05, 2022

The raw material markets asset class moved higher in the first quarter of 2022 after posting gains throughout 2021. The commodity asset class consisting of 29 of the primary commodities that trade on US and UK exchanges moved 16.01% higher in Q1... more