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Disorderly markets, Margin Calls & Doom Loops with Javier Blas

The commodities markets and its traders face great challenges. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine may tip an already stressed markets into turmoil. The LME’s recent challenges with Nickel has exposed serious cracks in both how markets function and are funded. It has sent a shock wave through the sector, signaling that commodity price risk may have been seriously undervalued. Margins requirements have spiraled and recent requests for support by the sector’s main traders may have invited a future reckoning with regulation. It's challenging times and may get a whole lot worse. Our guest is Javier Blas, co-author of The World for Sale , the best seller on the commodities trading world and Energy Columnist at Bloomberg Opinion. Javier deftly walks us through the major challenges facing the sector and what the future may hold.