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Olympic Economics in a COVID-19 World
Tokyo’s once-anticipated economic boom from the Olympic Games could be a bust as the city prepares to host in a COVID-19 bubble with a complete ban on spectators.
The Cryptocurrency Market is Changing Rapidly
Things have changed. Cryptocurrency has slowly made the jump from being a fringe concept dominated by young tech enthusiasts to a viable alternative asset class held by many blue blood U.S. institutions.
Lithium Is Becoming Indispensable
Euro Repo Sees Volumes Surge
Euro repo volumes soared in May as traders shifted their risk positioning, despite little change in short-dated financing levels.
Renewables Growth Prompts a Feedstock Demand Surge
Is the Market Fearful of Coming Inflation?
The latest CPI data showed a larger-than-expected increase in prices, and the market responded quickly with losses, even as Fed Chair Powell calls current inflation “transitory”.
The Currencies Benefiting from a Commodities Surge
The Canadian dollar, Australian dollar and New Zealand dollar have strengthened in 2021 as demand for their primary commodities has increased.
Why China Will be the World’s Largest Oil Refiner in 2021
Economic growth returned to China in late 2020, and with it came capacity expansion for oil refineries. Four Chinese refinery projects in development could make up more than the entire capacity of the UK.
Why Micro Bitcoin Futures are a Game Changer
The demand for smaller-sized contracts with access to a regulated Bitcoin futures market has driven this week’s introduction of Micro Bitcoin futures.
Bitcoin’s Shift (Back) to Retail
2020 Was a Record Year for U.S. Crude Exports
Copper’s Role in Growing Electric Vehicle Production
Economist Perspective: The Yuan’s Path Ahead
Inflation and the Commodities Bounce
The talk of a “commodity supercycle” has been heating up in the wake of a rally in the Bloomberg Commodity Index off April 2020 record lows.
Are We Witnessing the Start of a New Commodities Supercycle?
Economist Perspective: Vegetable Oils and Crude Oil
Economist Perspective: Sectors and Bond Yields
Economist Perspective: Stocks, Bonds and Inflation
China’s Shifting Demographics Suggest Slower Economic Growth
Economist Perspective: China Faces Demographic Headwinds
The U.S. and Brazil are Vying to Meet China’s Soybean Demand
The U.S. soybean market is seeing continued strong Chinese demand, while Brazil struggles to bring in its oilseed harvest.