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Mon, Mar 1st, 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

U.S. Stock Indexes Settle Mixed on Weakness in Banks, Energy Producers, and Mining Stocks

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX) pm Friday closed down -0.48%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI) closed down -1.50%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX) closed up +0.63%. U.S stock indexes on Friday settled...

Natural Gas Prices Settle at a 4-Week Low on Forecasts for Mild U.S. Temps

Apr Nymex natural gas (NGJ21) on Friday closed down -0.006 (-0.22%). April nat-gas prices on Friday tumbled to a 4-week nearest-futures low on forecasts for mild U.S. weather. Maxar on Friday said that...

Energy Prices Close Lower on Dollar Strength, Reduced U.S. Gasoline Demand, and an Increase in U.S. Oil Rigs

Apr WTI crude oil (CLJ21) on Friday closed down -2.03 (-3.20%), and Apr RBOB gasoline (RBJ21) closed down -2.59 (-1.31%). Crude oil and gasoline prices on Friday retreated after the dollar index rose to...

10-Year T-Notes Close Higher as They Stabilize Following Thursday's Plunge

Mar 10-year T-notes (ZNH21) on Friday closed up +4 ticks, and the 10-year T-note yield fell -6.2 bp at 1.450%. March 10-year T-note prices on Friday posted moderate gains as prices stabilized following...

Dollar Rallies to a 1-Week High as Central Bank Comments Weaken EUR/USD and the Yen

The dollar index (DXY00) on Friday rose +0.715 (+0.79%). March euro-fx futures (E6H1) closed down -0.0107 (-0.88%), and EUR/USD (^EURUSD) fell -0.0099 (-0.81%). March yen futures (J6H1) closed down -0.0037...

Cocoa Prices Settle Mixed with London Cocoa at a 2-1/2 Month High on Weakness in GBP/USD

May ICE NY cocoa (CCK21) on Friday closed down -4 (-0.15%), and May ICE London cocoa #7 (CAK21) closed up +19 (+1.09%). Cocoa prices on Friday settled mixed with London cocoa climbing to a new 2-1/2 month...

Arabica Coffee Closes Lower as Weakness in Brazilian Real Sparks Long Liquidation

May arabica coffee (KCK21) on Friday closed down -2.55 (-1.82%), and May ICE Robusta coffee (RMK21) closed down -3 (-0.20%). Coffee prices on Friday posted moderate losses as weakness in the Brazilian...

Sugar Prices Close at a 1-Week Low on a Slump in the Brazilan Real and Weak Crude Prices

May NY world sugar #11 (SBK21) on Friday closed down -0.39 (-2.32%), and May London white sugar #5 (SWK21) closed down -12.90 (-2.76%). Sugar prices on Friday tumbled to 1-week lows as weakness in crude...

Gold Closes at an 8-1/4 Month Low on Dollar Strength and Rising Global Government Bond Yields

Apr gold (GCJ21) on Friday closed down -46.60 (-2.62%), and March silver (SIH21) closed down -1.235 (-4.47%). Gold and silver prices on Friday sold off sharply, with gold falling to an 8-1/4 month low....

Natural Gas Prices Tumble to a 4-Week Low on Forecasts for Mild U.S. Temps

Apr Nymex natural gas (NGJ21) this morning is down -0.020 (-0.72%). April nat-gas prices this morning tumbled to a 4-week nearest-futures low on forecasts for mild U.S. weather. Maxar said today that the...

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