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Rich Asplund

Sat, May 18th, 2024

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 Settle Mixed as Indexes Consolidate Below Record Highs

The S&P 500 Index ($SPX ) (SPY ) Friday closed up +0.12%, the Dow Jones Industrials Index ($DOWI ) (DIA ) closed up +0.34%, and the Nasdaq 100 Index ($IUXX ) (QQQ ) closed down -0.06%. US stock indexes...

$SPX : 5,303.27 (+0.12%)
SPY : 529.45 (+0.14%)
$DOWI : 40,003.59 (+0.34%)
DIA : 399.95 (+0.33%)
$IUXX : 18,546.23 (-0.06%)
QQQ : 451.76 (-0.05%)
ZNM24 : 109-060s (-0.27%)
FCX : 54.23 (+4.21%)
CB : 274.28 (+3.55%)
DD : 79.91 (+3.02%)
DOCS : 28.03 (+18.07%)
RDDT : 62.04 (+10.04%)
Dollar Little Changed on Mixed Fed Comments

The dollar index (DXY00 ) on Friday fell by -0.01%. The dollar was under pressure Friday on dovish comments from Atlanta Fed President Bostic, who said if the outlook unfolds as he expects, “it will...

DXY00 : 104.445s (-0.02%)
^EURUSD : 1.08695 (+0.02%)
^USDJPY : 155.672 (+0.18%)
GCM24 : 2,417.4s (+1.34%)
SIN24 : 31.259s (+4.63%)
Crude Closes Higher on Lower US Crude Stockpiles

June WTI crude oil (CLM24 ) on Friday closed up +0.83 (+1.05%), and June RBOB gasoline (RBM24 ) closed up +3.64 (+1.43%). Crude oil and gasoline posted moderate gains on Friday, with crude climbing to...

CLN24 : 79.58s (+1.07%)
RBN24 : 2.5586s (+1.38%)
Nat-Gas Prices Finish Sharply Higher as Oversupply Fears Ease

June Nymex natural gas (NGM24 ) on Friday closed up +0.131 (+5.25%). June nat-gas prices on Friday extended this week's rally to a new 3-3/4 month nearest-futures high. Nat-gas prices rallied Friday on...

NGN24 : 2.789s (+3.80%)
Sugar Prices Slide as the Supply Situation Improves

July NY world sugar #11 (SBN24 ) on Friday closed down -0.20 (-1.09%), and Aug London ICE white sugar #5 (SWQ24 ) closed down -1.50 (-0.28%). Sugar prices posted moderate losses on Friday but remained...

SBN24 : 18.13s (-1.09%)
SWQ24 : 534.70s (-0.28%)
Cocoa Prices End Lower on the Outlook for Beneficial Rain in West Africa

July ICE NY cocoa (CCN24 ) on Friday closed down -45 (-0.61%), and July ICE London cocoa #7 (CAN24 ) closed down -108 (-1.73%). Cocoa prices settled moderately lower on Friday due to the outlook for much-needed...

CCN24 : 7,348s (-0.61%)
CAU24 : 5,772s (-1.55%)
Coffee Closes Sharply Higher as Crop Concerns Spark Fund Buying

July arabica coffee (KCN24 ) on Friday closed up +8.70 (+4.40%), and July ICE robusta coffee (RMN24 ) closed up +98 (+2.87%). Coffee prices Friday rallied to 2-week highs and finished sharply higher. ...

KCN24 : 206.60s (+4.40%)
RMN24 : 3,518s (+2.87%)
^USDBRL : 5.10470 (-0.49%)
Sugar Prices Weighed Down on the Outlook for Robust Sugar Supplies

July NY world sugar #11 (SBN24 ) today is down -0.23 (-1.25%), and Aug London ICE white sugar #5 (SWQ24 ) is down -2.70 (-0.50%). Sugar prices today are moderately lower but remain above Thursday's significant...

SBN24 : 18.13s (-1.09%)
SWQ24 : 534.70s (-0.28%)
Cocoa Prices Slip on Expectations for Needed Rain in West Africa

July ICE NY cocoa (CCN24 ) today is down -39 (-0.53%), and July ICE London cocoa #7 (CAN24 ) is down -109 (-1.75%). Cocoa prices today are moderately lower. Cocoa recovered from its worst levels today...

CCN24 : 7,348s (-0.61%)
CAU24 : 5,772s (-1.55%)
Coffee Climbs on Scant Rainfall in Brazil and Vietnam

July arabica coffee (KCN24 ) today is up +6.85 (+3.46%), and July ICE robusta coffee (RMN24 ) is up +82 (+2.40%). Coffee prices today are sharply higher and posted 2-week highs. Insufficient rainfall...

KCN24 : 206.60s (+4.40%)
RMN24 : 3,518s (+2.87%)
^USDBRL : 5.10470 (-0.49%)

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