Pretty inexperienced investor, with 0 expertise in commodities, and searching into making a small play of some type right here.
A Warfare-induced Meals scarcity has been on my radar lately from a couple of completely different sources, and in the present day Jack Nicas wrote a NYT piece/twitter thread about it. Wheat has already soared, power has soared, and different dominoes appear to be falling.
Ukraine is within the planting window now for the subsequent harvest and can virtually actually see their capability dwindle. Nicas, in that piece, quotes a UN estimate that 30% of Ukrainian farmland might quickly be a warzone.
There are additionally fertilizer shortages to fret about, and Russia will not be exporting their’s this yr (18% of world potash, 20% of ammonia, and 15% of urea, globally, is from Russia).
As a analysis place to begin, what is an efficient place to look? Corn and soybeans appear attention-grabbing. I’d assume that the brunt of the impact on agriculture will likely be felt within the fall when harvest yields begin coming in.
Any recommendation for a noobish individual getting interested by commodities?