Many investors are perfectly satisfied with the more traditional investing
opportunities: They build solid portfolios containing individual
stocks and bonds, mutual and exchange-traded funds, and so forth, and are
generally content to let investment counselors manage their accounts. Other
investors, however, prefer to take a more active role: Perhaps they want to
manage their accounts themselves or broaden their investment horizons
(and increase their potential returns) by delving into more volatile markets...
"Marketing" is defined as the aggregate of functions involved in transferring title and in moving
goods from producer to consumer. Agricultural marketing2
includes such processes as
assembling the raw commodities, grading, packaging, transportation, preparation for use,
storage, shifting and sharing risks, change in ownership, pricing and exchange, wholesaling and
One of the first steps in agricultural marketing is assembling the raw commodities.
Additionally, Dodd-Frank imposes mandatory clear-
ing and trade execution requirements on most standard-
4 Prior to the implementation of Dodd-Frank,
over-the-counter swaps were largely unregulated. The
terms of many swaps were negotiated between eligible
contract participants and not materially impacted by
Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) or
SEC regulations. However, Dodd-Frank brings all swaps
under CFTC or SEC regulation.
5 This article provides a
brief overview of the new regulations....
The Green Book : Current Economic Trends
Overview 1. External economic situation 2. Private consumption 3. Facility investment 4. Construction investment 5. Exports and imports 6. Mining and manufacturing production 7. Service sector activity 8. Employment 9. Financial markets 9.1 Stock market 9.2 Exchange rate 9.3 Bond market 9.4 Money supply & money market 10. Balance of payments 11. Prices and international commodity prices 11.1 Prices 11.2 International oil and commodity prices 12. Real estate market 12.1 Housing market 12.2 Land market 13.