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Coffee Prices: Why They May Continue To Decline

March 11, 2019 /Leonardo Zalum

In a talk with the CEO of Lamco Spa, Olam International’s wholly owned Italian coffee trading subsidiary and Italian coffee market leader with a 16% market share, we touched base on various topics, including the current coffee spot price. In particular, the spot price of coffee has been increasingly variable and has recently hit a […]

Bolsonaro: The Rise of Right-Wing Politics in Brazil

March 4, 2019 /Felip Biji

Much has been said about Bolsanaro, but no one can deny his ability to challenge the core principles of modern politics. Although not new, the movement he represents is a radical shift not seen in the continent since the democratic transitions of the late ’80s. But what has suddenly changed? Right-wing politics often struggle to […]

The Kosmos Energy Opportunity with LNG in West Africa

December 5, 2018 /Gregory Laurent Josi

Kosmos Energy (NYSE: KOS) is an oil and gas exploration (O&G) company headquartered in Dallas, Texas and holds operations in Ghana, Senegal, Mauritania, and Suriname. There are several driving factors/catalysts that could propel this stock upwards after an incredibly disappointing October-November where it plunged just under 45% to $5.38/share. However, the main drivers are without […]

The Threshold Margin: When Incremental Sales Generate Value

December 4, 2018 /Stefan Larsen

With a bit of intuition and some real-world experience, it isn’t difficult to identify companies with great sales prospects. In 2016, before Fortnite and Overwatch were on the news, understanding that young people liked video games would have been enough for you to earn astronomical returns by investing in brands such as Activision Blizzard, Take-Two […]

Volatility-Based Positioning and Trade Diversification

November 23, 2018 /Ole Urfels

Diversification is one of investors’ most important and well-known concerns. However, for traders, the basic notion of diversification (holding a portfolio of uncorrelated positions) is not suitable for most cases. Still, there are many other lesser-known ways to diversify that traders can employ. For example, traders focusing on only one security can diversify by trading […]