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Rich Asplund

Mon, Dec 4th, 2023

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.

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Stocks Retreat as Higher Bond Yields Weigh on Tech Stocks

What you need to know… The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) Monday closed down -0.54%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) closed down -0.11%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) closed...

Dollar Tracks T-Note Yields Higher

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Monday rose by +0.42% and posted a 1-week high. The dollar on Monday followed a jump in T-note yields on concern that the markets are perhaps being overly optimistic about...

Nat-Gas Prices Fall as Warm U.S. Temps Keep LNG Inventories Elevated

January Nymex natural gas (NGF24 ) on Monday closed down -0.120 (-4.26%). Nat-gas prices Monday tumbled to a 2-1/4 month low and closed sharply lower as persistently weak domestic demand for nat-gas is...

Cocoa Prices Slip as Dollar Strength Spurs Long Liquidation

March ICE NY cocoa (CCH24 ) on Monday closed -30 (-0.71%), and Dec ICE London cocoa #7 (CAZ23 ) closed -16 (-0.46%). Cocoa prices Monday posted moderate losses for a second session as prices consolidated...

Sugar Prices Rally on Short-Covering After Recent Losses

March NY world sugar #11 (SBH24 ) on Monday closed +0.72 (+2.87%), and March London ICE white sugar #5 (SWH24 ) closed +12.70 (+1.82%) Sugar prices on Monday recovered from early losses and closed sharply...

Coffee Prices Fall as Supply Concerns Ease

March arabica coffee (KCH24 ) on Monday closed down -4.95 (-2.69%), and Jan ICE robusta coffee (RMF24 ) closed down -26 (-1.01%). Coffee prices Monday settled sharply lower on signs of bigger supplies....

Crude Prices Under Pressure on Doubts About OPEC+ Crude Production Cuts

January WTI crude oil (CLF24) this morning is down -0.57 (-0.77%), and Jan RBOB gasoline (RBF24) is up +0.0142 (+0.67%). Crude oil and gasoline prices this morning are mixed, with crude falling to a 2-week...

Will the Rally in Gold Continue?

The price of gold today (GCZ23 ) soared to an all-time high of $2,130.2 an ounce on the COMEX exchange before falling back. Gold prices have climbed more than +16% over the past month from a 9-month low...

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