Are Speculators “Crushing” our Coffee Growers?

Andres Agredo, June 08, 2017 “Physical coffee market fundamentals are counting less and less for futures markets, now leaded by algorithmic hedge funds and their short-term interests. We need to develop politics to protect coffee growers’ interests against those of short-term speculators”, said Brazilian coffee broker Escritório Carvalhaes, recently. Commonly, I can feel the pain of 

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