Rio Tinto’s problems with its aluminium business are well documented.
But things could have been worse without all that warehousing shenanigans from Goldman et al. Read more
There are three things that must be remembered when it comes to banks, trading houses and warehousing plays.
But even then, it only pays to store for as long as the commodity returns beat money-market returns. And that means, it only pays to store for as long as someone in the market is prepared to pay a premium for delivery of the commodity tomorrow rather than today. Read more
First there was Copper Fingers. Then there was Choc Finger. Later we had The Whale.
What all of these traders respectively had in common (and no, they weren’t all Bond villain rejects) was that they all became the markets they were trading. Read more
We’ve already referred to the latest Reuters Metals Insider report on Thursday, but somehow we feel that the following is worth a special mention of its own.
That is, what happens when the government attempts to rein in innovative Chinese financing schemes like those using copper as collateral? Read more