Do TV and Film Investments Make Money?

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Trends in television The introduction of video-on-demand (VOD) services including Amazon and Netflix has revolutionised the way we watch TV. They are each gaining millions of new subscribers each year and produce ever more of their own award-winning…

Investors Rush To Commodities Hedge Funds

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The hedge fund industry just can’t seem to catch a break this year. Performance is abysmal and in today’s world of low-cost ETFs and tracker funds, the hedge fund industry’s antiquated 2/20 fee structure is attracting plenty of negative…

MOVEMENT! Ground Shifts Under Wheat Export Market Record harvests, the strong dollar and cheap oil combine to shake up the multibillion-dollar global wheat market

Record harvests, the strong dollar and cheap oil combine to shake up the multibillion-dollar global wheat market The global trade map in wheat is being redrawn by people like Greg Harvey. For years, Singapore-based Mr. Harvey has used Australian…

Is the worst now over for commodity prices?

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The last couple of years have been truly horrific for investors in a number of resources companies. Profits have tumbled, share prices have plunged and investor sentiment towards mining and oil and gas companies in particular has weakened significantly. However,…

STUNTED GROWTH? GRAINS - Markets retreat as U.S. dollar extends rally

* Corn snaps five-session rally, fails to hold above $4 * Soybeans, wheat also trade lower * U.S. dollar index at near two-month high U.S. grain and soy futures dipped on Thursday as gains in the dollar prompted investors to take profits…

SMILE! Investor sentiment on commodities turns positive: Lloyds

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Investor sentiment on commodities has turned positive for the first time in six months, according to Lloyds Bank’s latest index. Commodities have seen the greatest monthly increase in confidence, while gold and UK property remain popular. Overall,…

FANCY TRYING SOMETHING NEW? A Beginner's Guide To Hedging

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Although it sounds like your neighbor's hobby who's obsessed with his topiary garden full of tall bushes shaped like giraffes and dinosaurs, hedging is a practice every investor should know about. There is no arguing that portfolio protection…

POP! China Commodity Bubble Bursts As Exchanges Curb Goldman's "Biggest Concern"

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After a brutal run in January through to mid-February, on the surface of it the FTSE 100 index has recovered lost ground, climbing this week above 6300 points having started the year at 6242. So does this mean the January wobble and endless…