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  • Article / 30 minutes ago

    COT: Bullish futures bets surge on commodity comeback

    Head of Commodity Strategy / Saxo Bank
    COT: Bullish futures bets surge on commodity comeback
    The weak US job report on October 2, which left the market wondering if the FOMC will be able to raise interest rates at all, had a major positive impact on commodities. Last week the BBG Commodity index surged with hedge funds and money managers scrambling to cover short positions. The weekly COT report covering the week ending October 6 showed just this.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 1 hour ago

    China's Silk Road — big on vision, light on detail

    Financial Times
    China's Silk Road plan will, if it comes to eventual fruition, be the grandest plan of economic diplomacy since the Marshall Plan flooded Europe's coffers in the aftermath of WW2. But, write Charles Clover and Lucy Hornby, president Xi Jinping's grand vision on which he hopes to secure his legacy lacks detail and leaves those states hoping to benefit from the potentially enormous cash injection required to develop the overall infrastructure, grasping for clues. China will also have to wrestle with being a great economic power and taking on board the security element as its influence grows into central Asia and beyond which has become the biggest foreign policy headache for the US for decades. The Silk Road is alive with possibilities, but even if it is a success, it will force Beijing to confront issues it might have hoped "soft power" would help it avoid.
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  • Editor’s Picks / 2 hours ago

    UK inflation drops below zero

    One of the biggest obstacles facing central banks itching to raise interest rates is stubbornly low inflation, and in the UK this figure just dipped below zero. According to the Office for National Statistics, consumer prices fell an annual 0.1% in September after remaining flat in August. This is the second drop into negative territory this year, after April's plunge marked the first sub-zero reading since 1960. “Though inflation has turned very slightly negative this month, the bigger picture is of a broadly flat inflation rate since the beginning of the year,” said CPI analyst Richard Campbell at the statistics office. The pound slipped on the news and now trades at 1.5243 versus the USD.
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