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Record-setting snowfall, cyclones in Australia, chronic drought in Russia, and other dramatic weather events are getting front page attention around the world, while politicians and scientists bicker over the causes and effects. But what about the impact of extreme weather on investing opportunities? Extreme Weather and Financial Markets
presents a fascinating look at the ways in which opportunities in the stock, bond, and futures markets are changing with the weather.
Extreme weather has had—and will continue to have—a deep and lasting impact on a wide range of industries, regardless of whether it gets worse or the seemingly freak events of the last few years become the new norm. Looking at these conditions in detail, the book shows which investment opportunities will be the winners and losers of extreme weather events. Addressing specific global climate shocks—excess snow and ice; flooding mines; farmland droughts, floods, and frost; hurricanes and tornados; and timberland fires—this book presents a compelling, easy-to-understand overview of investment opportunities affected by dramatic weather.
Extreme Weather and Financial Markets outlines three fundamental tools essential for becoming a savvy extreme weather-based investor—a discussion of the financial markets and investment opportunities available, 17 key rules for extreme weather-based investing, and detailed action plan tables that provide information on practically every commodity in every location during any extreme weather event. In addition, a handy index that lets you quickly locate exactly the action plan you need in any given circumstance makes this book essential reading for any investor who wants to understand the real "financial climate."
With its wide-reaching geographic and geologic coverage, this remarkable volume offers a novel new resource for investors. As devastating as climate change has shown itself to be, its potential for new investing opportunities must not be underestimated. Unbiased in its coverage, the book doesn't seek to provide an explanation for climate change, just an understanding that to the extent the global climate condition worsens, the more lucrative certain investment opportunities will become.
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Praise for Extreme Weather and Financial Markets
"For anybody wanting to evaluate the weather exposure of commodity, fixed income, and equity portfolios, Extreme Weather and Financial Markets is a must-read. Investors, plan sponsors, and analysts will find valuable advice in this well-written and accessible book."
—Peter Lindner, Financial Sector Expert, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund
"Combine a global financial crisis with increasingly crazy weather and you get, well, a perfect storm. Lawrence Oxley explains how climate change will produce a series of commodity supply shocks, and how to profit from them using modern financial instruments and strategies. A worthy addition to a reader's 'crisis investing' book collection."
—John Rubino, author, Clean Money: Picking Winners in the Green-Tech Boom, and coauthor, The Collapse of the Dollar and How to Profit from It: Make a Fortune by Investing in Gold and Other Hard Assets
"In this era of heightened risk awareness, Lawrence Oxley correctly points out the consequences of extreme weather shocks and then identifies ways to profit from them."
—Vikram Kuriyan, Professor and Director, Investment Centre, Indian School of Business
"As more and more people examine the implications for changing weather patterns in their everyday life, Extreme Weather and Financial Markets is a must-read for any investor. Lawrence has written this book in an easily understandable fashion for the novice or average investor as well as more sophisticated investors."
—Dan Mulvey, Asset Management Executive, former CIO, ASB Capital Management
"Lawrence Oxley clearly explains how the commodity markets work and how extreme weather affects them. He then very simply details how anyone, regardless of investing experience, can use this information to profit in the financial market."
—John F. McLaughlin, Vice President, Francis Metals, Inc.