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Margarita Louis-Dreyfus seals share buyout

Paris | Reuters –– Margarita Louis-Dreyfus has completed a purchase of minority shares in agricultural commodity trader Louis Dreyfus Company, ending a long-running tussle with other family members. The buyout was completed on Jan. 25 and increased the stake of Margarita Louis-Dreyfus’ Akira trust to 96.2 per cent of Louis Dreyfus Company Holdings B.V., she […] Read more

Dreyfus sees recovery after two-year profit slide

Paris | Reuters — Louis Dreyfus’ core earnings fell for a second year in 2016 amid a persistent high supply of crops, but the agricultural commodity trader said a revamp of operations should help results this year. Large inventories, low prices and limited volatility have curbed margins in the past two years for companies that […] Read more


Supply and demand ultimately determines grain prices, but speculators often ignore those fundamentals and that can create selling opportunities, says provincial crop market analyst Neil Blue.

Look to sell when speculators mis-price the market

Commodity fund investors don’t always pay attention to market fundamentals

Some speculation in commodities markets is a good thing, but large amounts of speculative money these days means price swings can be very dramatic, says a provincial crop market analyst. And that can create opportunities. “It has been estimated that over a trillion dollars is involved in the commodity futures and options trade,” said Neil […] Read more