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  1. Using Oil To Trade Equities

    Sam van de Schootbrugge

    A new Journal of Banking and Finance paper constructs a momentum model based on stock market returns and oil-implied volatility.

  2. OPEC+ Supply Struggles Could Benefit Oil Prices

    Josh Young

    OPEC+ has announced it will slash oil production quotas by 2MM bbl/d, effective November.

  3. Dr Sam Ramani on the Russia-Ukraine War, Recent Ukraine Wins and Putin’s Endgame | MHC 130

    Macro Hive

    Sam is a tutor of politics and international relations at the University of Oxford, and an Associate Fellow at the British defence think tank...

  1. Ep. 129: Artem Milinchuk on Alternative Assets, Farmland and Inflation Hedges 

    Bilal Hafeez

    Artem has over 10 years of finance experience in food, agriculture, and farmland. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, and a BA and MA in Economics from the Higher School of Economics.

  2. Oil ETFs: What You Should Know Before You Invest

    John Tierney

    An oil ETF is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that offers investors exposure to the oil industry or oil as a commodity.

  3. Commodity Oil ETFs: What You Should Know Before You Invest

    John Tierney

    A commodity oil ETF is an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that offers investors exposure to oil or natural gas as a commodity.

Prime Trade Ideas: Time to Adjust Your Equity Holdings

Ben Ford

John introduced biases to major indices: he is overweight S&P 500, and underweight NASDAQ 100, Russell 2000, and European indices. Meanwhile, on US sectors, he made eight changes...

Russia Risks ‘Economic Oblivion’ Without Europe This Winter

Sam van de Schootbrugge

Yale University researchers, whistle-blowers and Russian insiders have teamed up to provide one of the first comprehensive analyses of Russia’s current economic activity...

  1. Even a 15% Cut to Gas Usage Might Not Save Germany From Blackouts

    Henry Occleston and Justin Yeung

    Russian state-backed energy group Gazprom has limited gas flows on the Nord Stream 1 (NS1) pipeline to just 20% of capacity...

  2. Prime Trade Ideas: Opportunity in the Chaos

    Ben Ford

    Preservation of capital is key; Bilal leaves his asset allocation unchanged: overweight cash, neutral commodities and crypto, and underweight equities and bonds.

  3. Can Europe Survive Without Russian Gas?

    Sam van de Schootbrugge

    Winter is coming – for many EU cities, temperatures fall below 10 degrees Celsius in September. Household heating systems will start to kick in, which could burn through the EU’s surplus gas...

Prime Trade Ideas: Wary and Paring Risk

Ben Ford

Remaining overweight US homebuilders, but wary of headwinds. We still see value in the housing sector due to a supply-demand imbalance but outline risks from Fed tightening.

Iron Ore Drops Below $100

John Tierney

Commodities dropped sharply in recent weeks on recession concerns and profit-taking. Iron ore registered one of the largest two-week drops on record, falling 22.5% at one point.

  1. Prime Trade Ideas: Neutral (But Nuanced) on Commodities

    Ben Ford

    Neutral commodities. Bilal’s latest Asset Allocation sees market volatility and recession fears limiting near-term gains for commodities, switching from overweight to neutral.

  2. Commodities Dance to the Recession Tune

    John Tierney

    After major supply shocks earlier this year, commodity prices are falling as markets adjust and become less unbalanced. But supplies remain tight in the energy and agricultural sectors.

  3. Ep. 116: Bert Gochet on China Risks, India’s Future and Brazil’s Commodities 

    Bilal Hafeez

    Bert is a macro strategist at Macro Hive, specialising in Emerging Markets strategy. Between 2009 and 2017, he was co-head of EM strategy...

Oil: This Time Is Different, Right?

Virendra Chauhan

Global upstream Capex is increasing but remains a third below levels required to help rebalance acute oil market tightness.

Why Is the EU Looking to Ban Russian Oil?

Henry Occleston

The European Union (EU) is debating a ban (or embargo) on imports of Russian crude oil and petroleum.

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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