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  1. 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...

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  1. Energy Equities Poised to Rally Further

    John Tierney

    Even though the S&P 500 energy sector is up 41% in 2022 (vs. -17% for the broader index), we recommend an overweight position.

  2. The Golden Age of Oil and Gas Producers

    Josh Young

    Rising global demand for oil and a gradual green transition mean we may be in the early stages of the next oil and gas supercycle.

  3. Ep. 109: John Butler on Stagflation, Financial Instability, and World Wars

    Bilal Hafeez

    John is a commodity guru amongst other things. He has 25 years of experience in international finance. He has served as a Managing Director for bulge-bracket investment banks on both sides of the Atlantic in research, strategy, asset allocation, and product development roles.

Markets to Watch This Week: Fed Speakers Will Continue to Support 50bps Hikes

Bilal Hafeez

Last week saw a renewed move higher in crude oil as American equities continued to breakdown through the start of 2022’s first earning season. Meanwhile, USD/JPY pushed through 128.0.

Markets to Watch This Week: USTs Steepening to Continue

Bilal Hafeez

Last week saw weakness across both fixed income and equity markets as inflation fears persist, and central bank hawkishness is increasingly priced.

  1. Ep. 107: Josh Young on $200 Oil and the Structural Energy Supply Problem

    Bilal Hafeez

    Josh Young is the Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Bison Interests – an investment firm that focuses on the publicly traded oil and gas sector.

  2. Fertilizer Prices in 2022: How Will They Affect Food Markets?

    John Tierney

    Fertilizer prices rose 50% since the invasion of Ukraine because Russia is the leading exporter of fertilizer and related raw materials.

  3. Markets to Watch This Week: Short-end USD Rates Close to Pricing 50bp May Hike

    Bilal Hafeez

    Short-end yields were the biggest vol-adjusted movers of the week. 2Y UST yield led the rise to briefly break 2.5%, its highest rate since early 2019...

Will Gold Save You From Inflation?

Matthew Tibble

With inflation reaching eye-watering levels in Europe and the US, some look to gold as an inflation hedge...

To Hamstring Russia, Firms and Households Must Play Their Part

Henry Occleston

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has outraged much of Europe, and the rest of the world. Aid to the Ukrainian administration...

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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