|Bid||215.87 x 800|
|Ask||215.89 x 800|
|Day's range||213.80 - 216.12|
|52-week range||161.05 - 224.91|
|Beta (3Y monthly)||-0.12|
|PE ratio (TTM)||41.69|
|Earnings date||23 Oct. 2019 - 28 Oct. 2019|
|Forward dividend & yield||3.00 (1.39%)|
|1y target est||210.67|
US prosecutors have charged three JPMorgan metal traders with a “massive, multiyear scheme” to manipulate markets and warned they were continuing to probe higher echelons at the largest US bank. Michael Nowak, head of precious metals trading, was charged on Monday along with two colleagues, Gregg Smith and Christopher Jordan, on federal racketeering charges normally used to take down organised crime syndicates.
(Bloomberg) -- Oil traders and analysts expect prices to jump at least $5 a barrel Monday after a strike on a key facility cut Saudi Arabia’s production by half, pulling some 5% of world supply off the market.Saudi Aramco lost about 5.7 million barrels per day of output after several unmanned aerial vehicles on Saturday struck the world’s biggest crude-processing facility in Abqaiq and the kingdom’s second-biggest oil field in Khurais. Saudi Arabia is likely to restore almost half the oil production lost, though a full resumption may take weeks. The Trump administration is ready to deploy the nation’s emergency oil reserves and help stabilize markets if needed.Trading starts at 6 p.m. New York time. In early currency moves in Asia, the Norwegian krone and Canadian dollar strengthened -- both are exposed to oil sentiment.Oil sank 2.1% in London to $60.22 a barrel last week and 3% in New York to $54.85, amid concerns that slowing demand growth may augur another supply glut. Geopolitics wasn’t much of a concern in traders’ minds, but that’s all changed now.“There is almost no geopolitical risk priced into oil markets,” Joseph McMonigle, senior energy analyst at Hedgeye Risk Management LLC, said in a note. Markets have been “focused solely on the macro and trade narratives,” he said.How Long?While most analysts agree that prices will spike initially, the duration of the outage is key. Saudi Arabia has millions of barrels stored in locations around the world, which they can draw down to replace the lost production. A rally could also be tempered if the U.S. and other countries release oil from their strategic reserves to ease the shortfall.“We would expect markets opening up at or near the circuit breaking limit of 7%” unless the Saudis say the damage isn’t too bad, Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group Inc., said by phoneIf WTI jumps 7% from Friday’s settlement, or $3.84 a barrel, in early trading, a circuit-breaker will kick in, pausing trading for two minutes, according to the CME Group website.“The immediate impact on crude prices could be around $10 a barrel and we expect the impact could be around 5 dollars for weeks, as the situation in the Middle East just got more fragile,” Bjørnar Tonhaugen, head of oil market analysis at Rystad Energy, said by email“We do NOT expect a shock in the market and prices as an effect of the drone attack on Saudi oil facilities, because the market is fully supplied,” Sara Vakhshouri, analyst at SVB Energy, said by email. The price rise Monday will be based on uncertainty over damage and duration of the outage, and fear of the possibility of repeat events, she saidClearView Energy Partners LLC sees potential for prices to rise $10 a barrel, assuming a three-week shutdown, according to a note to clients. If damage turns out to be extensive and the outage is extended, they expect a loosening of OPEC+ supplies and a coordinated release of strategic reserves from the U.S. and elsewhere.“Brent could go to $80 tomorrow, while WTI could go to $75,” said Sandy Fielden, director of research for Morningstar Inc. “But that would depend on Aramco’s 48-hour update. The supply problem won’t be clear right away since the Saudis can still deliver from inventory.”“The initial move higher will depend on the strength of short-covering,” Ole Hansen, head of commodities strategy at Saxo Bank A/S in Copenhagen, said by email. “We finished last week on a weak note after monthly oil market reports pointed to a prolonged supply glut.”Brent may rise more than WTI, as the potential for release from the SPR and growing domestic production could restrain the U.S. benchmark. Bloomberg Intelligence sees Brent climbing back toward levels last seen in April.What Bloomberg Intelligence Says“Brent should regain much of the premium lost to West Texas Intermediate over the past few months. Rapidly increasing U.S. supply, the likelihood of releasing crude from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and potential for a ban on exports should provide a greater boost to the benchmark.”Mike McGlone, commodity strategistHeavy, high-sulfur crudes will also likely be in demand due to the type of oil that was taken off the market:Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates LLC in Houston, on Dubai: “I would expect sour crude differentials to get stronger given the Saudis exports are heavier and have higher sulfur crudes”(Adds analyst comments)\--With assistance from Mahmoud Habboush, Sheela Tobben, Stephen Cunningham, Javier Blas, Grant Smith and Robert Tuttle.To contact the reporter on this story: David Marino in New York at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo contact the editors responsible for this story: David Marino at email@example.com, James Ludden, Linus ChuaFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Cboe Global's (CBOE) Options, Futures and U.S. Equities volume reflect year-over-year increase in August. However, European Equities and global forex decline.
CME Group's (CME) August volumes of 24.3 million contracts reflect an increase of 53% year over year. Treasury futures and Metals marks record volumes.
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(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump said he’s prepared to deliver more aid to farmers hurt by the trade war with China, but concerns are growing that the U.S. agriculture industry could suffer a long-term loss of market share as other countries rush in to fill Chinese orders.The nation’s leading farm group on Monday called China’s decision to halt imports of U.S. agricultural products “a body blow” to the nation’s farmers, a crucial constituency for Trump.The president responded with assurances of continued assistance to farmers in a tweet Tuesday morning, suggesting he would add to the $28 billion in trade aid he has approved for farmers over the past two years.“As they have learned in the last two years, our great American Farmers know that China will not be able to hurt them in that their President has stood with them and done what no other president would do,” Trump said in a tweet. “And I’ll do it again next year if necessary!”Trump so far has maintained support among the rural voters who overwhelmingly backed his 2016 election with federal assistance partially making up for farmers’ losses from tariff dispute. But farmers and their lobbyists in Washington increasingly respond with demands for “trade not aid” as shifts in global trading patterns harden.Brazil and Argentina are capturing larger shares of soybean sales to China, the largest export market for the oilseed. Total U.S. soybean exports in the 2018-2019 growing season dropped to 46.3 million metric tons from 58.1 million the prior year. At the same time, Brazil and Argentina’s combined soybean exports rose to 86 million metric tons from 78.3 million prior the year, according to the U.S Department of Agriculture.Farmers in Brazil are also investing to convert more land to soybean production to satisfy Chinese demand, raising the country’s long-term capacity to grow crops. Fertilizer Giant Yara International ASA forecasts Brazil’s soybean planted area will rise 2.5% this year as farmers shift pasture land and sugar-cane areas to the crop.The chairman of the trading arm of China’s top food company told an industry event in Sao Paulo on Monday that his company expects to increase soybean purchases from Brazil by 5% a year for the next five years. Johnny Chi, chairman of Cofco International, also said his company plans to boost investments on logistical supports in Brazil.Archer-Daniels-Midland Co. Chief Executive Officer Juan Luciano said on an Aug. 1 conference call with analysts that the damage to U.S. agriculture grows the longer the tariff dispute continues, though he doesn’t think it has yet done irreparable harm.“People find alternatives and eventually they become a little bit more comfortable with those alternatives,” Luciano said. “So this is not good for the U.S. farmers.”‘Cannot Last Forever’Zippy Duvall, president of the the American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation’s largest and most influential general farm organization, said Monday U.S. farmers are “grateful” for the money the Trump administration has given them so far but “we know that aid cannot last forever.”He said China’s import cut-off was “a body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by.”Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union, the nation’s second-largest general farm group, said Trump’s “strategy of constant escalation and antagonism” has “just made things worse.” America’s family farmers and ranchers “can’t withstand this kind of pressure much longer.”Duvall said the tariff war is worsening the plight of a farm sector already reeling from low commodity prices and bad weather. U.S farm exports to China had already fallen $1.3 billion during the first half of the year, he said.“Now, we stand to lose all of what was a $9.1 billion market in 2018, which was down sharply from the $19.5 billion farmers exported to China in 2017,” Duvall said.Trade AidLast year, the administration announced $12 billion in aid to farmers hurt by the spat. Trump followed that up with another $16 billion in trade assistance this year.Prior to Trump’s tweet, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue had warned farmers not to count on more trade aid. Agriculture Department spokeswomen didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment on Trump’s tweet.Trump won overwhelming backing from rural voters in 2016 and their continued enthusiastic support is crucial to his re-election bid. In June, 54% of rural voters approved of Trump’s job performance compared with a national approval rating of 42%, according to a Gallup survey of 701 self-identified rural voters.Farmers optimism rebounded in July, after the latest tranche of trade aid was announced and before the escalation in the trade war. The Purdue University/CME Group’s agricultural sentiment index increased to 153 points in July from 126 in June, according to a survey of 400 agricultural producers.(Adds export data in sixth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Michael Hirtzer and Dominic Carey.To contact the reporters on this story: Mike Dorning in Washington at firstname.lastname@example.org;Mario Parker in Chicago at email@example.comTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Joe Sobczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org, ;James Attwood at email@example.com, Laurie AsséoFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.