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Rich Asplund

Wed, Jun 23rd, 2021

Rich Asplund

Rich Asplund

Richard is an investment analyst covering the global financial, equity, commodity, and clean energy markets. Richard received an MBA cum laude from the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Bachelor of Science degree cum laude in Industrial Engineering from the University of Minnesota.

Richard is the author of Profiting from Clean Energy: A Complete Guide to Trading Green in the Solar, Wind, Ethanol, Fuel Cell, Carbon Credit Industries, and more (Wiley, 2008). Richard is the contributing author of The CRB Commodity Yearbook (Wiley, 2003 through 2009) and The CRB Encyclopedia of Commodity and Financial Prices (Wiley, 2006, 2009).

Richard has been interviewed on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg TV, Japanese NHK TV, and National Public Radio, and has been quoted in print publications such as Dow Jones, Reuters, USA Today, Newsweek and others.

Most Recent Stories

Crude Oil Closes Mildly Lower After Russia Calls for OPEC+ to Boost Output in August

August WTI crude oil (CLQ21 ) on Tuesday closed down -0.27 (-0.37%), and August RBOB gasoline (RBQ21 ) closed up +2.70 (+1.23%). Aug crude oil and gasoline prices on Tuesday settled mixed with gasoline...

CLQ21 : 73.35 (+0.69%)
RBQ21 : 2.2485 (+0.83%)
Nasdaq 100 Reaches New Record High on Favorable Fed Comments on Inflation

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) on Tuesday closed up +0.51%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) closed up +0.20%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) closed up +0.94%. U.S. stock indexes...

$SPX : 4,246.44 (+0.51%)
$DOWI : 33,945.58 (+0.20%)
$IUXX : 14,270.42 (+0.94%)
NVDA : 755.47 (+2.49%)
SBH : 22.08 (+13.58%)
SPLK : 139.61 (+11.25%)
CCL : 28.06 (-2.13%)
RCL : 85.66 (-1.99%)
NCLH : 30.84 (-1.72%)
$VIX : 16.44 (-1.32%)
Natural Gas Prices Close Moderately Higher on Forecasts for Warm U.S. Temps and Strong Export Demand for U.S. Gas Supplies

July Nymex natural gas (NGN21 ) on Tuesday closed up +0.067 (+2.10%). July nat-gas prices on Tuesday closed moderately higher on forecasts for warmer U.S. temperatures, which should boost nat-gas demand...

NGQ21 : 3.293 (+0.49%)
10-Year T-Notes Close Moderately Higher on Low-Inflation Fed Comments

Sep 10-year T-notes (ZNU21 ) on Tuesday closed up +5 ticks.  The 10-year T-note yield fell +1.9 bp to 1.470%. September 10-year T-note prices on Tuesday recovered from early losses and closed moderately...

ZNU21 : 132-100 (unch)
Dollar Index Falls Back on Dovish Fed Inflation Comments

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Tuesday fell -0.230 (-0.25%).  September euro-fx futures (E6U1 ) closed up +0.0027 (+0.22%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD ) rose +0.0027 (+0.23%).  September yen futures...

DXY00 : 91.710 (-0.05%)
E6U21 : 1.19675 (+0.10%)
^EURUSD : 1.19481 (+0.07%)
J6U21 : 0.901150 (-0.38%)
^USDJPY : 111.039 (+0.36%)
Cocoa Prices Close Moderately Higher as Heavy Rain in the Ivory Coast May Delay the Mid-Crop Cocoa Harvest

September ICE NY cocoa (CCU21 ) on Tuesday closed up +18 (+0.76%), and September ICE London cocoa #7 (CAU21 ) closed up +10 (+0.62%). Cocoa prices on Tuesday closed moderately higher.  Short-covering...

CCU21 : 2,371 (-1.04%)
CAU21 : 1,615 (-0.92%)
Coffee Prices Settle Lower on Forecasts for Rain Later this Week in Brazil

July arabica coffee (KCN21 ) on Tuesday closed down -1.10 (-0.72%), and July ICE Robusta coffee (RMN21 ) closed down -20 (-1.26%). Coffee prices on Tuesday posted moderate losses, with robusta coffee falling...

KCU21 : 152.95 (+0.56%)
RMU21 : 1,614 (+1.06%)
^USDBRL : 4.95744 (unch)
Precious Metals Settle Lower on Dollar Strength and Low-Inflation Fed Comments

August gold (GCQ21 ) on Tuesday closed down -5.50 (-0.31%), and July silver (SIN21 ) closed down -0.168 (-0.65%). Gold and silver prices on Tuesday posted moderate losses.  Strength in stocks on Tuesday...

GCQ21 : 1,783.7 (+0.35%)
SIN21 : 26.010 (+0.59%)
Sugar Prices Close Moderately Lower on Forecasts for Rain in Brazil and Weakness in Brazilian Ethanol Prices

July NY world sugar #11 (SBN21 ) on Tuesday closed down -0.35 (-2.09%), and Aug London white sugar #5 (SWQ21 ) closed down -7.00 (-1.64%). Sugar prices on Tuesday closed moderately lower, with London sugar...

SBV21 : 16.95 (+1.25%)
SWQ21 : 423.80 (+1.22%)
^USDBRL : 4.95744 (unch)
Natural Gas Prices Climb on Forecsts for Warm U.S. Temps and Strong Export Demand for U.S. Gas Supplies

July Nymex natural gas (NGN21 ) this morning is up +0.064 (+2.01%). July nat-gas prices this morning are moderately higher on forecasts for warmer U.S. temperatures, which should boost nat-gas demand from...

NGQ21 : 3.293 (+0.49%)

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