How granular profits could profit hedge funds

While much focus on commodities has rested recently on the metals segment, Mehdi Chaouky, analyst at Diapason Commodities Management says a 'perfect storm' in the grains segment could throw up some profitable trading opportunities for hedge funds and other interested parties.

"In the price rises in commodities since 1998-2001, energy and metals have been far ahead of the grains portion of agriculture," Chaouky notes.

He adds, however, that while a sharp increase in money supply since the end o

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