Commodities markets, both historically and in modern times, have had a tremendous economic impact on nations and people. The impact of commodity markets throughout history is still not fully known, but it has been suggested that rice futures may have been traded in China as long ago as 6,000 years. Shortages on critical commodities have sparked wars throughout history (such as in World War II, when Japan ventured into foreign lands to secure oil and rubber), while oversupply can have a devastating impact on a region by devaluing the prices of core commodities.
Countries, corporations, and consumers alike closely watch energy commodities such as crude. The average Western consumer can become significantly impacted by high crude prices. Alternatively, oil-producing countries in the Middle East (that are largely dependent on petrodollars as their source of income) can become adversely affected by low crude prices. Unusual disruptions caused by weather or natural disasters cannot only be an impetus for price volatility but can also cause regional food shortages.
We deal with the chain of integrity and with cleared funds for payment, trading with principals through off-takes, purchases, and marketing arrangements worldwide. Our professional supply and marketing expertise is complemented by our ability to provide our partners with access to pre-financed solutions across all types of transactions. Herbitone Investments has a risk management capability that further ensures timely and creative solutions to meet our clients’ expectations.
We operate globally, balancing between supply and demand in safe and efficient physical commodities trade from where they are sourced and stored to where there is a demand for them. We are focused, committed to global resources to get you closer to your markets. We constantly search for new ways to create value wherever we operate applying our core capabilities across industries worldwide.
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