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Why Rice Prices Determine the Direction of Interest Rates?

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CBOT:ZR1!   Rice Futures
Recently, I received questions asking my opinion on their borrowing cost, if they should go for fixed or float rates. We somehow know there is inflation , but not exactly sure how long it will last and how bad it will get. Because higher inflation leads to higher interest rates.
While I cannot advise them as I do not have a banking license to do so. However, I can point them to the commodity markets, I hope by doing so, it can help them to understand and read into the direction of interest rates with greater clarity.

Background on edible commodities:

Rice is a staple in the diets of more than half of the world’s population, especially in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. Annual production of milled rice tops 480 million metric tons, which makes it the third most-produced grain in the world after corn and wheat .
An increase in rice prices or edible commodities , it will really add pressure to the existing global inflationary pressure. Hardship will be more intense especially compare to other commodities like crude oil .
In short, people can still live with some inconvenience without cars, but not without food.
Therefore, when food prices become much more expensive, the central banks immediate and urgent measures is to counter it by rising interest rates.

Content:
. Why edible commodities determine the direction of interest rates?
. Technical studies
. How to hedge or buy them?

Rice Market:
91 Metric Tons
$0.005 = US$10
Example -
$0. 01 = US$20
$18.00 = 1800 x US$20 = US$18,000
From $18 to $19 = US$10,000

If you are trading this market for the short-term, do remember to use live data than delay ones.


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