Kimberly Rios joined Catalyst Capital Advisors as a Portfolio Manager in 2014. She is currently a Portfolio Manager of an options-based commodity fund at Catalyst Funds. She carries the Series 3 license, the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Designation, the Chartered Market Technician (CMT) designation, and is a member of the National Futures Association. Ms. Rios has degrees in Economics and Finance from the University of Arizona.
In this podcast, Kimberly Rios, a Commodity Portfolio Manager at Catalyst Funds recently sat down with Jeff Malec, Managing Director and Partner from RCM Alternatives to give a woman’s perspective on trading volatility.
This has been a historical week for financial markets in many aspects. For the purposes of this blog, I will focus on the oil markets, which have been devastated by rapid price declines and anemic demand.
Gold bugs have had quite a year so far. After years of consolidation, the price of gold moved over 20% from January 1, 2019 to its peak in early September. Most of those gains have stayed. However, during the past seven trading days, gold has fallen 4.8%.
Trade talk updates between the U.S. and China have had agriculture prices bouncing up and down lately. Much of the news has been focused around soybean purchases, which pull corn prices up temporarily. However, the gains have not been able to hold, nonetheless.
As you’ve read and seen already, Saturday’s attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, including a processing plant, is the largest disruption to oil supply that the markets and world have seen in recent times.