October 2022 Global Commodity Snapshot

OPEC Production Was Basically Flat at 29.98 million barrels per day (mbpd) during October (Bloomberg), still much less than current quotas of 33.4 mbpd. Recall that OPEC+ announced a 2 mbpd cut for November 2022 but that will have minimal actual effect given the lack of production versus quota.  Apart from…

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Global Economic Review: October 2022

Ukraine:  Winter & Sanctions Impact   The Ukraine-Russia Conflict began to settle into winter, with Russia targeting electrical infrastructure and Ukraine making headlines by inflicting damage on an important bridge linking Crimea to Russian conquered territories in south-east Ukraine.  Russia’s additional mobilization of 300,000 or so recruits will spend the…

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October 2022 Sector and Index Performance

During the month of October, the top sectors were crypto (+11.96%), indices (+8.45%), and energies (+4.13%). The bottom sectors were softs (-5.08%), metals (-2.09%) and interest rates (-2.07%). Equities roared back from bear-market lows, which were led by the Dow Jones posting its best month since 1976 (+13.80%). Softs (-5.08%),…

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September 2022 Sector and Index Performance

During the month of September, the only positive sector was: Metals (+2.17%), which was mostly contributed by Silver. The bottom 3 sectors were: Energies (-9.70%), Softs (-9.27%) and Grains (-9.35%). The sell off at the end of August continued across most all commodities into much of September. Equities had one…

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