May 2022 Sector and Index Performance

During the month of May, the top 3 performing sectors were: energies (+4.26%), livestock (+1.71%), and currencies (+1.26%). The bottom 3 sectors were: softs (-7.20%), metals (-4.59%) and grains (-2.24%). The first few weeks of the month saw continued sell off in the equity markets, as volatility continued from the…

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April 2022 Global Commodity Snapshot

War Impact:  Ukraine’s planting estimates started to solidify as areas under corn seeding were seen at 3.8m ha, down -31% from last year while areas under soybean were increased to 1.4m ha, up +12% from 2021.  The outlook for total area under spring crops was raised by +5% from a…

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Global Economic Review: April 2022

COVID-19   US Case Count Hit 57k as the seven-day average rose in April per the CDC with average US deaths falling to 293.  Germany, by comparison was at 83k despite their much lower population though their death rate was about half.  The FT reported for the first time that…

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April 2022 Sector and Index Performance

During the month of April, the top 3 performing sectors were: energies (+14.32%), softs (+5.00%), and grains (+2.89%). The bottom 3 sectors were: indices (-9.16%), metals (-4.16%) and currencies (-3.29%). The S&P 500 fell nearly -9.0% in the month of April, with the Nasdaq even lower at -13.56% with one…

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