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  1. Charts of the Week: Rising R-Star, ‘Last-Mile’ Disinflation, and a 2024 Oil Supply Deficit

    Matthew Tibble

    Summary The Fed has r-star around 0.5% in real terms, but markets are pricing it around 2%. We think this could be a return to the pre-GFC ‘normal’. US disinflation could be entering its ‘last mile’ phase, implying slower price increases ahead. Asian trade data corroborates the recent pick-up in global manufacturing, but a lack […]

  2. Commodities Weekly: Oil Demand Growth of 1.2mn to Leave Market in Deficit

    Viresh Kanabar

    Summary Global oil demand is set to grow by 1.2mn b/d in 2024, led by growth of 1.3mn b/d in non-OECD countries and offset by a small decline in OECD nations. Chinese oil demand is forecast to grow by 0.6mn b/d, while Indian demand grows by 0.2mn b/d. Meanwhile, OECD Europe could see growth decline […]

  3. Commodities Weekly: Where Is Global Oil Supply Coming From in 2024?

    Viresh Kanabar

    Summary Global oil supply is set to increase by 0.9mn b/d in 2024. Non-OPEC members such as the US, Brazil, Canada, and Guyana will drive much of this increase. Within OPEC, we expect Nigeria and Iran to continue increasing supply this year. Finally, demand risks should prevent OPEC+ from unwinding its supply cuts. Market Implications […]

  1. 2024 Grey Swan: The End of OPEC

    Viresh Kanabar

    You might think the OPEC+ cartel is growing stronger. After all, it recently welcomed Brazil as its latest member. With current crude and liquids production of around 4.4 million b/d, the country will be the fourth-largest member of the extended group after Saudi Arabia, Russia, and Iraq. But the addition of Brazil masks a very […]

  2. Charts of the Week – Seasonals Support Equities, Mispriced BoE Cuts, and Gold Spikes

    Matthew Tibble

    US equities exhibit strong seasonal patterns. Q4 typically sees stocks rally, especially over October and November.

  3. Charts of the Week – No Haven USD Boost, Outlier NFP, Robust Gas Demand

    Matthew Tibble

    Summary Investors are in risk aversion mode due to the Israel-Hamas conflict, but the dollar may not benefit. September’s bumper NFP print is likely an outlier. CHF bearishness is building among real money and hedge funds. Despite suggestions otherwise, US and EU gasoline demand remains robust. Is Risk Aversion Good for the Dollar? It’s Complicated… […]

Oil Prices Threaten to Wreak Havoc in Markets

Vasileios Gkionakis

Oil prices are soaring, with Brent crude up nearly 30% this quarter. The supply side is driving the rise, increasing the risk of significant deterioration in global activity and upside to inflation. 

Hedge Fund Insights by PivotalPath: July Gains on Market Optimism

Jon Caplis

The PivotalPath Composite Index returned 1.1% in July as optimism around inflation, a soft landing and indication that the Fed was nearing the end of its interest rate hiking cycle propelled risk markets higher. The S&P 500 Index (S&P) and Nasdaq Index (Nasdaq) rose in July 3.2% and 4.1% respectively.

  1. Hedge Fund Insights by PivotalPath – Focus Turns to the Fed

    Jon Caplis

    The PivotalPath Composite Index returned 1.6% in June as the US debt ceiling was resolved early in the month and there was optimism around a soft landing and the end of the Fed hiking cycle.

  2. Oil Weekly: Eight Points on the Oil Market for H2 2023

    Viresh Kanabar

    We are neutral on crude as industrial demand is slowing. However, OPEC+ production cuts are beginning to tighten the physical market.

  3. Oil Weekly: Energy Prices Are Too Low to Encourage Investment

    Viresh Kanabar

    A Russian insurrection is unlikely to impact oil production because the site of most production, Siberia, is far from Moscow.

Hedge Fund Insights by PivotalPath – Capturing the Rally?

Jon Caplis

The PivotalPath Composite Index returned 0.2% in May as the US debt ceiling came to a head, along with optimism of a soft landing.

Oil Weekly: What Is Driving the Rebound in Chinese Demand?

Viresh Kanabar

Chinese oil demand has been strong, and rebounds in gasoline and jet fuel consumption have been the key drivers. Forecasts for global oil demand growth continue to rise.

  1. Oil Weekly: Saudi Arabia Wants a Stranglehold on the Oil Market

    Viresh Kanabar

    Saudi Arabia announced they will cut production in July by 1mn b/d, with the potential to extend if required. OPEC+ also agreed to lower the baseline for Russia and select African countries by almost 1.6mn b/d for next year. Meanwhile, it revised the production baseline for the UAE 0.2mn b/d higher. This makes the reduction to the 2024 baseline total 1/4mn b/d.

  2. Oil Weekly: OPEC Preview – Further Production Cuts Unlikely

    Viresh Kanabar

    OPEC+ holds its policy meeting this weekend in Vienna. ‘Voluntary cuts’ announced by OPEC in April came into effect last month. Further cuts seem unlikely given OPEC is already underproducing relative to the existing quota and forecasting an H2 supply deficit.

  3. Oil Weekly: Low Gasoline Inventories Threaten Summer Spike

    Viresh Kanabar

    US gasoline inventories remain dangerously low at 218mn barrels. That is 6% lower than the five-year average of 233mn and the lowest during this time of year since 2014.

Hedge Fund Insights by PivotalPath – The Battle With Uncertainty

Jon Caplis

The PivotalPath Composite Index returned 0.5% in April amid economic uncertainty around the US debt ceiling, along with recalibrated interest rate hikes and recession probabilities.

Oil Weekly: Oil Demand on the Rise

Viresh Kanabar

Estimates for 2023 demand growth continue to get revised higher. We find that a supply deficit remains the most likely outcome in H2, supporting our bullish view.

Investing in the Commodities Market

At Macro Hive, we offer cutting-edge insights into commodity investing to keep you ahead of the market. Our commodity investment analysis primarily covers energy, metals, and food. Specifically, we research oil, gold, natural gas, iron ore, copper, wheat and other foods, agricultural products and related indices such as the Baltic Dry Index.
The commodities market can be an important way to diversify your portfolio beyond traditional securities. However, commodities can be risky as supply and demand can fluctuate significantly according to uncertainties that are hard or impossible to predict (such as weather, disease, geopolitics, and natural disasters).
Though once largely limited to professional investors, commodity markets today are more accessible. There are many ways to invest in commodity markets including futures contracts and options. There are also a wide variety of commodity stocks, and you can access some of the best commodity stocks via exchange-traded funds. A commodity stock ETF offers exposure to macro commodity market trends while minimizing the risk associated with individual company fundamentals.

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