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Don't forget the NOW sector

Nirgunan Tiruchelvam
Nirgunan Tiruchelvam6/23/2022 01:21 PM GMT+08  • 5 min read
Don't forget the NOW sector
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The poor performance of commodity traders on Singapore Exchange (SGX) has baffled investors. Corn and wheat are at the highest levels since 2012. The Bloomberg Commodity Index is up 24% year-to-date. Western commodity traders such as Glencore, Bunge and Archer-Daniels-Midland are soaring.

But, Olam Group and Wilmar International, two of the SGX-listed commodity traders, are floundering. They are down in a food price spike.

This is odd. Olam and Wilmar were winners in previous commodity bull runs. In the 2006-08, Wilmar quadrupled in value. Olam more than doubled. These companies are processors that trade in the stock market like producers.

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