Nik Bienkowski

Features and News

20 Years On: Development & Future Of ETPs

Co-founder and CEO of ETP provider Boost ETP Nik Bienkowski looks at the burgeoning ETP market over the last 20 years.

Journal Of Indexes

Oil Futures, Exchange-Traded Commodities And The Oil Futures Curve

New ways to invest in an age-old asset class

Features and News

Plowing Through The Fundamentals Of Agriculture

HAI contributor Nik Bienkowski surveys the hottest market in the commodities space: agriculture.

  • Tight supply and rising demand: a detailed look at the data
  • Why the supercycle makes sense for Ags
  • The "Chindia" effect

Features and News

Which Commodities Work Now?

Which hard assets will protect you in hard times and which soft assets will cushion your portfolio in today's climate?

  • Gold may rise, while oil falls
  • Outlook for softs improves
  • A close look at subsector correlations

Features and News

Cultivating The Rise In Soybean Prices

A conflux of factors – ranging from global warming to rich Chinese citizens eating more meat – is conspiring to drive up soybean prices long-term.

  • Fundamental, long-term changes in the market
  • Entire market exposed to disease, weather
  • The outlook of 2008

Features and News

The Oil Futures Curve

Bienkowski lays out the case for why investing at different points on the oil future curve makes sense for different kinds of investors.

  • The importance of futures
  • Different horizons, different returns
  • Deviations in standard deviation

Features and News

Letter To The Editor: Creeping Correlations

Commodities still work when it matters most: when the markets stumble.