2011-05-27

Spekulation i råvaror

WikiLeaks: Saudis Often Warned U.S. About Oil Speculators
”Kevin Hall: The Saudis have been saying for years something should be done to curb the influence of banks that are speculating on the price of oil”



Det är förstås inte bara olja utan också stora andra stora råvaror på världsmarknaden, säd, kaffe etc. Vanligen är det väldigt lite eller inget som sipprar ner till bönderna i typ 3:e världen. För en 10 till 15 år sen var där stora uppgångar i kaffepriserna, spekulanterna och de stora kaffeoligopolen i toppen av näringskedjan tjänade på stora pengar på detta medan kaffebönder och kaffekonsumenter fick betala.





We should ban financial speculation on food prices
“Indian economist Jayati Ghosh is very interesting reading.
She says that:
It is now quite widely acknowledged that financial speculation was the major factor behind the sharp price rise of many primary commodities, including agricultural items over the past year … there is no evidence that actual volumes of commodity transactions mirrored these price movements.

This is supported if you follow the FAO Global Food Monitor on a regular basis.
The OECD have argued the contrary position (as you would expect) emphasing that the price jumps were about “fundamentals” …”

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