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Robert Charles

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2012-02-09

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Practiced law from 1987 to 1996; now a commodities trader with seats in Chicago and New York. I'm “a recovering lawyer." Specialties: Volatility arbitrage trading in the Currency, Stock Index, Bond, Metals, and Energy Futures and Futures Options Markets; Investing in Environmental Markets and "Cap and Trade" Credits; Private Equity, Real Estate, Equine Breeding and Racing, Corporate and Finance Law and Business Litigation, and Children's Advocacy Issues
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  • Ethanol Scheme Bids to Clean Up Cooking
    on May 31, 2012
    A farmer in Mozambique grows peas, beans and cassava in rotation—enough to feed the family with a little to spare. The farmer then sells that excess to CleanStar Mozambique, which dries and packages the produce for sale in the capital, Maputo. B...
  • Climate talks ‘frustrating’, but making slow progress
    on May 31, 2012
    The climate negotiations are proceeding at an “unacceptable” pace, said UN climate chief Christiana Figueres today, but progress is being made.  Speaking in Cologne at the opening of the ninth Carbon Expo exhibition and conference, Figuer...
  • Trade war, not market boost, seen from US solar tariffs
    on May 31, 2012
    The decision by US federal regulators to place hefty penalties on imports of Chinese solar products could spark a vicious trade war and slightly raise solar prices in the US, but is unlikely to give US solar manufacturers the boost they were looki...
  • PetroChina Needs Time on Shale Gas, Looks Abroad
    on May 31, 2012
    PetroChina Co. (857) may take five years to figure out ways to unlock the world’s largest natural-gas reserves trapped in shale rock, meaning China must keep buying overseas energy assets to fuel the second-biggest economy.  “We still have a...
  • Schlumberger Could Pump Big Profits From China Shale
    on May 31, 2012
    China Petrochemical Corp announced that it would begin producing gas from shale reserves in Sichuan in mid June. [1] China’s push to develop its shale reserves could provide a major boost to oilfield services providers such as Schlumberger and Hall...
  • Joy Cuts 2012 Forecasts as Mining Companies Curb Spending
    on May 31, 2012
    Joy Global Inc. (JOY), the maker of P&H and Joy mining equipment, cut forecasts for full-year earnings and revenue as mining companies ease capital expenditure amid concern over the slowdown in China. The shares fell.  Profit will be $7.15 t...
  • Latest Carbon News Headlines
    on May 31, 2012
    Point Carbon's OTC price assessments Close+/- EUADec 20126.32-0.15 sCERDec 20123.430.09    Point Carbon News Latest news...
  • Defaulting on carbon credit
    on May 31, 2012
    Defaulting on carbon credit - NY Daily News Chennai, May 30 -- An environment-friendly team, an otherworldly fluorescent green jersey to match the otherworldly T20 talents of Chris Gayle and a green revolution of a different kind. The Royal Challe...
  • Yen Strengthens to 11-Year High Versus Euro on Demand for Safety
    on May 31, 2012
    The yen gained to a more than 11-year high against the euro as investors sought the perceived safety of the nation’s debt amid a deepening European crisis and slowing U.S. growth.  Japan’s currency strengthened against all its major counterp...
  • Corn, Soybeans Called Higher on Dry Weather; Wheat May Decline
    on May 31, 2012
    What follows are opening calls for U.S. grain and oilseed markets, which open at 5 p.m. on the Chicago Board of Trade. -- Corn futures may open 1 cent to 2 cents a bushel higher on the CBOT because of dry weather in the past weeks in parts of the U.S...
  • Crude, Copper, Gold Set for Monthly Drops: Commodities at Close
    on May 31, 2012
    The Standard & Poor’s GSCI gauge of 24 commodities rose 0.3 percent to 605.15 at 4:55 p.m. Singapore time. The UBS Bloomberg CMCI index of 26 raw materials increased 0.2 percent to 1,451.411. CRUDE OILOil was poised for the biggest monthly drop...
  • SOFTS HIGHLIGHTS: Top Stories Of The Day
    on May 31, 2012
    Arabica coffee futures in New York fell to a new 22-month low Thursday as expectations of a record harvest from top grower Brazil continued to weigh on the market...
  • Global stocks weakest in 8 months; U.S. bond yields hit lows
    on May 31, 2012
    Stocks ended May with their largest loss in eight months and commodities also took a battering after a spate of worrying U.S. economic data on Thursday hit markets already reeling from Europe's debt troubles.  The euro had its worst performance...
  • NY coffee ends at 22-mth trough; sugar down, cocoa up
    on May 31, 2012
    Arabica coffee futures closed at a 22-month low on Thursday, marking their sixth straight monthly fall as investor worries about Spanish banks' debts pressured global markets. Raw sugar futures also finished lower in narrow dealings, closing down f...
  • Zambia Corn Policy Hurts Other Crops, World Bank Says
    on May 31, 2012
    Zambia shouldn’t set a producer price for corn because farmers are discouraged from growing other crops like soy and peanuts, the World Bank said.  The policy has “limited private-sector investments in the agricultural sector and constrained...
  • Global growth fears knock wind out of market
    on May 31, 2012
    Major commodities mostly fell on Thursday to conclude one of their worst months since the financial crisis, as escalating fears over the euro zone's debt problems and weak U.S. data crushed investor risk appetite this month.  The benchmark Thoms...
  • Markets are trading mixed at morning
    on May 31, 2012
    Corn futures are trading mixed to mostly lower. Corn futures are lower after a rally in the overnight session on weather concerns. However, the euro zone debt crisis continues to weigh down market prices. Prices should see some support as the doll...
  • Oil Prices Head For Biggest Monthly Drop Since 2008
    on May 31, 2012
    The price of oil is headed for its biggest monthly decline since December 2008.  Oil has dropped more than 16 percent so far in May, erasing all of its gains for the year. That's helped lower gas prices and provided a little financial relief t...
  • Argentina may have bumper soy, corn crop next year
    on May 31, 2012
    Argentine growers could gather bumper soy and corn harvests next season as forecasts for wetter weather bring hope to drought-hit farms, a senior U.S. Department of Agriculture official said on Wednesday. Dryness from the La Nina phenomenon walloped...
  • Asian Currencies Weaken Most Since September on Europe, China
    on May 31, 2012
    Asian currencies had the biggest monthly loss since September as China’s economy slowed and a banking crisis in Spain curbed appetite for emerging-market assets.  The Bloomberg-JPMorgan Asia Dollar Index lost 2.7 percent since April 30 as glob...

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