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  • What investors need to do to combat inflation
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    What investors need to do to combat inflation

    It's been a long time since inflation posed a potential problem for investors, and some strategists have some ideas how to defend a portfolio against it.

  • Yokohama Options and Futures Exchange Expands Commodity Contract Base Metals Offering with New Aluminum Alloy Futures

    Yokohama Options and Futures Exchange Expands Commodity Contract Base Metals Offering with New Aluminum Alloy Futures

    This new Aluminum Alloy futures contract will complement YKOFX's existing suite of aluminum risk management toolsYokohama, Japan, May 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- YKOFX, a Pan Asian exchange with innovative and robust product suite that provides its clients with some of the best trading facilities, today announced that it will expand its base metals offering with the introduction of a new Aluminum Alloy futures contract to begin trading on next quarter. Pending relevant regulatory review periods, the new contract will be available for trading on YKOFX, for submission for clearing through YKOFX Clear, and will be listed with and subject to the rules and regulations of YKOFX. "This new contract will provide our customers and market participants with an effective and transparent solution for hedging aluminum alloy price risk. This comes to further develop our product offerings, adding to existing commodity metals trading." said Kakuji Ryusuke, YKOFX Executive Director of Metals Products. "Aluminum Alloy futures will complement our diverse suite of physically delivered and financially settled aluminum futures and responds to commercial customer demand for a Southeast Asia Pacific Region exchange-cleared hedging tool for managing their aluminum alloy risk." "We've seen growing demand for a Southeast Asia Pacific Region aluminum alloy risk management tool from customers who prefer to hedge using flexible exchange-listed futures contracts," said Choei Ono, Head of Global Commodities. "YKOFX's new aluminum alloy futures contract will provide a much-needed solution to the market at a time when a significant number of base metals customers are shifting the way they hedge their physical material." This new Aluminum Alloy futures contract will complement YKOFX's existing suite of aluminum risk management tools, including its Aluminum Contract Premium futures, Aluminium European Quality futures, Aluminium American Premium Duty futures, Aluminum Japan Quality futures, and physically delivered Aluminum futures. About Yokohama Options and Futures Exchange (YKOFX) YKOFX is powering its clients’ potential to stay ahead of an evolving market. It redefines the future of the trading and investment landscape to create more value for the marketplace, customers, investors and employees. YKOFX is offering cutting-edge trading and investment solutions to investors around the world. YKOFX offers trading across a diverse range of products in multiple asset classes and geographies, including commodities, options, futures, exchange-traded products (ETPs), global foreign exchange (FX), and multi-asset volatility products. It is also providing genuine industrial insights as well as information on the benchmark commodity prices. Media Contact +8167-143-8731 Content Disclaimer: The above review statements are those of the sponsor (Source of content) and do not necessarily reflect the official policy, position or views of the content publisher. The content distribution company is therefore not responsible for the content and its authenticity and legal standing of the above subject matter. Each individual is required to exercise its content when making a purchase from the above offer. The information does not constitute advice or an offer to buy. Any purchase made from the above press release is made at your own risk. Editorial merit of this content is subject to news publisher and its downstream partners. Consult an expert advisor/health and professional advisor before any such purchase. Any purchase made from this link is subject to the final terms and conditions of the website's selling as mentioned in the above as source. The content publisher and its downstream distribution partners do not take any responsibility directly or indirectly. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the company this news is about. DISCLAIMER of Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL OUR PR COMPANY BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE TO YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL, OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR LOST OPPORTUNITIES, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES IN ADVANCE AND REGARDLESS OF THE CAUSE OF ACTION UPON WHICH ANY SUCH CLAIM IS BASED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ANY CLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH ANY OF THE CONTENT, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, AUDIO, PHOTOGRAPHS, AND VIDEOS, OR OF THE ACCURACY, RELIABILITY, OR LEGALITY OF ANY STATEMENT MADE IN OR OMITTED FROM ANY advertisement, sponsorship, endorsement, testimonial, opinion, or other product-related or service-related statement or review appearing in the Websites or in ANY post or article distributed via the Websites.

  • Copper and Iron Ore Surge as Chinese Investors Unleash Demand

    Copper and Iron Ore Surge as Chinese Investors Unleash Demand

    (Bloomberg) -- Spot iron ore broke $200 a ton for the first time, while copper approached a record high as Chinese investors unleashed fresh demand following a three-day holiday.The reopening of major industrial economies is sparking a surge across commodities markets from corn to lumber, with tin climbing above $30,000 a ton for the first time since 2011 on Thursday. In the wake of mounting evidence of inflation -- fueled by higher raw materials prices -- investors are also increasingly focused on when the U.S. Federal Reserve might start throttling back its emergency support.Many banks say the rally has further to run, particularly for copper, which will benefit from rising investment in new energy sectors. Copper is at the highest in a decade, fueling bets it will rally further to take out the record set in February 2011. Steel demand is surging as economies chart a path back to growth just as the world’s biggest miners have been hampered by operational issues, tightening ore supply.“The long-term prospects for metals prices are ‘too good’ and point to higher prices in the next few years,” said Commerzbank AG analyst Daniel Briesemann. “The decarbonization trends in many countries -- which include switching to electric vehicles and expanding wind and solar power -- are likely to generate additional demand for metals.”Trading house Trafigura Group and several major Wall Street banks including Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and Bank of America Corp. expect copper to extend gains.Copper rose as much as 1.6% to $10,108.50 a ton on the London Metal Exchange before trading at $10,080 as of 4:07 p.m. in London.Benchmark spot iron ore prices rose to a record, while futures in Singapore and China climbed.The boom comes as China’s steelmakers keep output rates above 1 billion tons a year, despite a swath of production curbs aimed at reducing carbon emissions and reining in supply. Instead, those measures have boosted steel prices and profitability at mills, allowing them to better accommodate higher iron ore costs.Spot iron ore with 62% content hit $201.15 a ton on Thursday, according to Mysteel. Futures in Singapore jumped as much as 5.1% to $196.40 a ton, the highest since contracts were launched in 2013. In Dalian, prices closed 8.8% higher.Read more: Copper’s Surge Toward a Record High Is Hitting Chinese IndustryStill, some analysts including Commerzbank’s Briesemann expect a short-term correction as metals become detached from fundamentals. There’s also a risk that China could engage in policies that may cool demand for iron ore and copper.The metals rally has boosted concerns about short-term Chinese demand. Some manufacturers and end-users have been slowing production or pushing back delivery times after costs surged, while weaker-than-expected domestic consumption has opened the arbitrage window for exports.Tin climbed as much as 2% to $30,280 a ton on the LME, boosted by rising orders for the soldering metal. Tin is at the highest since May 2011, with a 48% gain this year making it the best performing metal on the LME.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2021 Bloomberg L.P.