What's Next for Commodities?
featuring Robert Ryan, Senior Vice President, Commodity & Energy Strategy
Thursday, March 15
Please join Robert Ryan, Senior Vice President at BCA Research, as he presents his views on key questions facing investors as we look forward into 2018 and beyond. Specifically, Bob will address three primary questions related to commodities:
- The oil market has hit all of BCA’s out-of-consensus targets. Is it done with its run-up?
- Why is gold well bid when markets know the Fed will be hiking rates?
- Are copper and steel signaling slower growth in China ahead?
About the speaker:
Robert Ryan is currently BCA’s Senior Vice President, Commodity & Energy Strategy. He joined BCA in 2014 as the Managing Editor and Chief Strategist for the CES service. Mr. Ryan was a consulting economist at Limehouse Research & Trading, prior to joining BCA. As director of options research at the New York Mercantile Exchange, he developed options on crude oil and refined products futures.
After that, he spent 18 years in the markets at Clarendon Ltd; Bankers Trust; J. Aron; and Deutsche Bank. He also worked as an economist at the U.S. DOE; a roughneck and derrick hand on natural-gas rigs in Colorado; and a newspaper reporter and editor. Mr. Ryan is an honorably discharged veteran of the U.S. Navy, where he served as an Arabic linguist. He is a graduate of the Defense Language Institute at Monterey, CA, and Penn State University, where he received degrees in Journalism and Economics.