Rubber Hits An All Time High As Last R-Bubble Approaches Escape Velocity; Rubber Curve In Backwardation
Now that the Rare Earth bubble has come and gone (and may well come back again depending on how much China wants to stretch its political muscle), the Rice bubble is in progress, and may see prices going back to the $24 range we saw last in 2008 when net CBOT non-commercial spec contracts were approaching the 8k levels, the last R-bubble prediction is coming true. Back in October, Zero Hedge said the next bubble are the 3Rs -Rare earths, Rice and Rubber. Lo and behold, rubber just hit an all time high on the Tocom, after returning 30% YTD. And far more importantly to those who care about such things, the rubber forward curve is in backwardation. No need to explain what that means.
Below is the 63% return since we predicted Rubber's imminent entry into bubble territory, in all its glory:
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