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Rich Asplund

Mon, Jan 24th, 2022

Rich Asplund

Rich Asplund

Richard is an investment analyst covering the global financial, equity, commodity, and clean energy markets.  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) and is the contributing author of The CRB Commodity Yearbook (Wiley, 2003 through 2021) 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

Stocks End Sharply Lower as Technology Stocks Plunge

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) on Friday closed down -1.89%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) closed down -1.30%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) closed...

$SPX : 4,397.94 (-1.89%)
SPY : 437.98 (-1.96%)
$DOWI : 34,265.37 (-1.30%)
DIA : 342.35 (-1.43%)
$IUXX : 14,438.40 (-2.75%)
QQQ : 351.69 (-2.77%)
NFLX : 397.50 (-21.79%)
DIS : 137.38 (-6.94%)
ROKU : 152.13 (-9.10%)
AMZN : 2,852.86 (-5.95%)
TSLA : 943.90 (-5.26%)
NTAP : 84.28 (-4.01%)
Dollar Slightly Lower as T-Note Yields Fall

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Friday fell -0.082 (-0.09%). The dollar on Friday posted modest losses and was under pressure from a decline in T-note yields. Losses in the dollar were limited after a slump...

DXY00 : 95.982 (+0.36%)
^EURUSD : 1.13022 (-0.35%)
^USDJPY : 113.806 (+0.13%)
GCG22 : 1,840.2 (+0.46%)
SIH22 : 24.090 (-0.95%)
Crude Closes Lower on a Slump in Equities

March WTI crude oil (CLH22 ) on Friday closed down -0.41 (-0.48%), and March RBOB gasoline (RBH22 ) closed down -1.97 (-0.80%). WTI crude oil and RBOB gasoline prices on Friday closed moderately lower....

CLH22 : 84.73 (-0.48%)
RBH22 : 2.4449 (-0.07%)
Nat-Gas Prices Rally on Cold U.S. Temperatures

February Nymex natural gas (NGG22 ) on Friday closed up by +0.197 (+5.18%). Natural gas prices on Friday settled sharply higher. The outlook for colder U.S. temperatures that will boost heating demand...

NGH22 : 3.759 (-0.61%)
Coffee Prices Retreat on Increased Farmer Selling in Brazil

March arabica coffee (KCH2) on Friday closed down -5.75 (-2.36%), and Mar ICE Robusta coffee (RMH22) closed down -14 (-0.63%). Coffee prices on Friday posted moderate losses. Signs of increased farmer...

Sugar Closes Slightly Lower on Weak Crude Prices

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH22 ) on Friday closed down -0.03 (-0.16%), and March London white sugar #5 (SWH22 ) closed down -1.90 (-0.37%). Sugar prices on Friday closed slightly lower. Weakness in crude...

SBH22 : 18.73 (-0.90%)
SWH22 : 500.30 (-1.01%)
CLH22 : 84.73 (-0.48%)
^USDBRL : 5.47650 (+0.35%)
Cocoa Falls After Q4 North American Cocoa Demand Unexpectedly Declines

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH22 ) on Friday closed down -84 (-3.16%), and March ICE London cocoa #7 (CAH22 ) closed down -21(-1.19%). Cocoa prices on Friday fell sharply after an unexpected drop in North American...

CCH22 : 2,543 (-1.28%)
CAH22 : 1,713 (-1.38%)
Coffee Prices Slip on Increased Farmer Selling in Brazil

March arabica coffee (KCH2 ) this morning is down -5.00 (-2.05%), and Mar ICE Robusta coffee (RMH22 ) is down -20 (-0.90%). Coffee prices this morning are moderately lower. Signs of increased farmer selling...

KCH22 : 233.45 (-1.87%)
RMH22 : 2,191 (-0.99%)
^USDBRL : 5.47650 (+0.35%)
Crude Falls as Prices Consolidate Below Thursday’s 7-Year High

March WTI crude oil (CLH22 ) this morning is down -0.75 (-0.88%), and March RBOB gasoline (RBH22 ) is down -2.22 (-0.90%). February Nymex natural gas (NGG22 ) is up by +0.099 (+2.60%). WTI crude oil and...

CLH22 : 84.73 (-0.48%)
RBH22 : 2.4449 (-0.07%)
NGH22 : 3.759 (-0.61%)
Stay-At-Home Stocks Plunge as Pandemic Trade Vanishes

The boom created by the Covid pandemic for stay-at-home stocks appears to be vanishing. Peloton Interactive (PTON ) and Netflix (NFLX ), two of the biggest stocks of the pandemic lockdown era, plunged...

PTON : 27.06 (+11.73%)
NFLX : 397.50 (-21.79%)
ZM : 147.66 (-5.23%)
DOCU : 116.13 (-6.68%)
$IUXX : 14,438.40 (-2.75%)
QQQ : 351.69 (-2.77%)
$SPX : 4,397.94 (-1.89%)
SPY : 437.98 (-1.96%)

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