Afonso Investment Advising

A Proactive Approach to Managing Commodities and Foreign Exchange Risk

 

Canadian Dollar rebounds off 5 week lows 

Canadian Dollar Strength

Canadian dollar rebounds off 5 week lows and our rising currency acts as headwind for Economic Rebound.
 

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Commodities Super Cycle

Recent surge in copper is emblematic of a commodities super cycle as economies curb carbon consumption and shift to copper for a more electric economy.
 

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Mortgage Rate Expectations for 2021

While many sectors were damaged by Covid-19, Canadian home resales increased by 13 per cent. The bank of Canada forecasts an even higher level in 2021.
 

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Currencies

Canadian dollar continues to test highs and appreciate relative to its American Counterpart.

Interest Rates

Canada withholds key interest rates near record lows until extreme uncertainty resides.

Base Metals

Copper, Steel and Aluminum continue to thrive as falling US dollar supports higher commodity prices.

Energy

The energy sector continues to recover despite being hit hard by the pandemic.

About Francis

Francis' approach emphasizes the need for dedication to professional order execution management. Francis views hedging as essential for businesses looking to manage input costs and foreign currency revenue. With over 20 years of experience, Francis develops tailored risk management strategies that are anchored by individuated and disciplined trading strategies. Contact Francis today with your concerns about fluctuating input costs, product pricing, and foreign exchange rate burdens.

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Our Approach

Whether you are a business owner looking for strategies to hedge input costs, guard against currency risk, or an options strategist in need of professional order, the Afonso/Easton Group specializes in full-service commodity and option trading.

The Afonso/Easton Group works with business owners and corporate financial officers to develop tailored risk management strategies that are anchored by individuated and disciplined trading strategies.

Our team is uniquely able to assist businesses that are concerned about the effects of fluctuating input costs, product pricing, and foreign exchange rates on their operations. Drawing on the vast resources and research of RBC Dominion Securities, we work with an array of commercial clients with varied and diverse needs, including:

  • Forestry/Lumber Companies

  • Importers/Exporters

  • Farming and Agriculture/Agribusiness

  • Mining Companies

  • Business owners and operators exposed to currencies & commodities

  • Manufacturing Companies

Our strategies can help stabilize company operations and financial statements with tactical management of foreign exchange and commodity exposure.

  • Many of our clients seek advice and our expertise on:

  • Navigating market volatility and economic uncertainty

  • Using futures contracts to sell outputs at optimal price levels

  • Reducing the impact of foreign exchange volatility

  • Protecting profit margins against the rising costs of inputs

  • Implementing an ongoing prudent risk management process