vrijdag 19 december 2014

Palm Oil: The Investment Thesis

It is no secret that crude oil has been falling hard lately, but a less known fact is that another commodity has fallen with it. Palm oil has been hit hard together with the decline in crude oil prices (see chart below created by Correlation Economics). The correlation between palm oil and crude oil is not so apparent before 2007. It was only when the biodiesel and ethanol industry became important after 2007 that we began to see the emergence of this correlation. When you look closely, the palm oil price moves first, while the crude oil price moves several months later. This can be an important tool for investors to predict what's going to happen with the crude oil price (OIL). But let's focus on palm oil here.

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