Commodities/Futures magazine launched at the precipice of a revolution in the futures industry—really a revolution in the idea of risk management—that would move it from a small niche industry to an indispensable tool for managing risk as well providing an alternative investment to traditional stock and bond portfolios.
Asia, water, big data, intellectual property and commodities that have not been invented yet will likely be the leading markets in the next 20 years, according to Richard Sandor, who has a pretty good track record on these things.
Wheat fell in Chicago as traders weighed the potential impact of tension between Ukraine and Russia on grain exports from the Black Sea region as officials held talks in Berlin on resolving the crisis. Corn rose.
Russia, the world’s fifth-biggest wheat exporter, banned food imports from the U.S., European Union, Canada, Australia and Norway in retaliation for sanctions linked to the conflict in Ukraine, the ninth-largest shipper.