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October 2022 Opus Futures Ag Commentary

Commentary provided by David Zelinski of Opus Futures. In last month’s commentary, we went through a few reasons why grain and oilseed prices were likely to come under some pressure. We pointed out the low river water levels, which were restricting export capacity and the usual seasonal harvest pressure on prices. The river situation has played […]

Oil
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Oil market mid-year S&D outlook: GZC Strategic Commodities Fund May 2022 Report

Commentary by GZC Investment Management Global balances in crude have been tight in 2H21 but since then have been globally neutral to soft. Great disparities between OECD and non-OECD countries have been noticeable. In short, OECD has been drawing oil stocks rapidly until recently while non-OECD countries, particularly China, were constantly building stocks, allowing them […]

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Cayler Capital April 2022 Commentary

Commentary provided by Brent Belote of Cayler Capital Cayler Capital had a slight pullback after our blockbuster performance in March, posting -5.53% for April (Past Performance not indicative of future results). Primary losses were from long oil positions. We have gone back to the sideline for the time being on oil directionally but still believe […]

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Numberline Capital Partners March Performance Report and Market Summary

Commentary by John Knott of Numberline Capital Partners. The NLCP Macro-Economic Model up ticked slightly this month from 8.16 to 8.32. That was a little surprising. We expect it to continue to weaken “slowly” as we move into summer and the Fed tries to slow the economy down. There has been a lot of talk about […]

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AG Capital March 2022 Investor Update

Does Powell want an equity market decline? It seems so. Former Fed chair Bernanke spent a decade delivering a policy of actively pursuing a “wealth effect” via quantitative easing (QE), hoping that stock market gains would unleash additional spending in the economy. It didn’t really work, only serving to exacerbate the wealth divide. It took […]

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Numberline Capital Partners February Performance Report and Market Summary

Commentary by John Knott of Numberline Capital Partners. Last month, we left off expecting a re-test of the price lows but firmly believed the “panic selling” was largely done with. Well, we got the re-test on all three major indices. The market has stayed volatile as expected, and sentiment has rarely been this bad. Commodities are […]

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Gamma Q February 2022 Market Update

Commentary provided by Todd Delay of Gamma Q Our long bias to corn and the soybean complex drove returns for February. Deteriorating weather conditions in South America ratcheted down production estimates providing support to corn and soybeans; then, as the month came to an end, it was marked with the opening of the Russian invasion […]

Oil
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Russian Sanctions Already Traded: GZC Strategic Commodities Fund January 2022 Report

Commentary by GZC Investment Management In January, global energy demand was on the strong side of expectations, with oil storage in OECD drawing significantly. However, global crude oil balances suggest it is likely to ease for the coming months despite a strong backwardation in oil curves and limitation in US stocks building instrumented by Saudi […]

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Gamma Q January 2022 Market Update

Commentary provided by Todd Delay of Gamma Q Breckhurst Commodity Fund (onshore) was up a net estimate of 1.29% for January, and Breckhurst Commodity Fund (Cayman) was up a net estimate of 1.25%. The risk loss in trading futures and options can be substantial. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. A long […]

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The Rush to Decarbonize

With COP26 underway, the discussion returns to how close each polluting nation can get to net-zero emissions (NZE) by 2050. This, the climate scientists suggest, is the only way to limit the pace of global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels this century. Not everyone is fully committed, but the general thrust is in this […]

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Cayler Capital January 2022 Commentary

Commentary provided by Brent Belote of Cayler Capital We first turned bullish oil in April 2020, and I’m slowly starting to feel like it has run its course. We are still holding long positions, and prices will likely overshoot on the high side, but for the first time since the pandemic, we are starting to […]

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AG Capital January 2022 Investor Update

Commentary by AG Capital Management Partners, LP Inflation It helps to go back to 10th-grade calculus class to understand inflation. Inflation is a rate of change (first derivative). For example, the latest headline number of 7% tells us that prices are rising on an annualized basis. What if inflation moves higher from here to 10% over […]

Oil
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GZC Strategic Commodities Fund December 2021 Report

Commentary by GZC Investment Management Sell-side analysts and consultants remain extremely constructive, upgrading their oil price targets significantly for mid-year, and investor positioning has resumed in oil futures and options. At the end of Q3, the portfolio was positioned for upside risk as we entered the winter months; however, following further lockdowns due to Omicron […]

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