Sunday, May 24, 2009

Exogenous Price Shocks

It could just be me, but what I found to be most interesting in the 20 May post from David Kotok of Cumberland Advisors was the story about corn ethanol and its effect on "food insecurity" in Zambia (and by extension, around the world). 2,500,000,000 affected by bad US policy on corn ethanol. Brilliant!

My only question is how can I benefit without trading in corn on the CME? Trading grain futures and options on them handed me my own head once. There may not be a clear path to profitability for the small speculator, but I plan to keep looking. I'm all for capitalizing on bad public policy.

That's all for now. Until next time...

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