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Graphene Futures: Caveat Emptor

To the Graphene cognoscenti, the idea of buying futures in a material more than just a single entity may seem at best unwise and worst downright foolhardy. However in spite of warnings from agencies on both sides of the Atlantic, the hype appears to be attracting some of the "less well informed" traders and (presumably) clients (see here).

Many of the deals on offer assume that there will be a rise in material prices as the "wonder material" penetrates the market place. Even if there were not over capacity in certain sectors and some variants of the graphene world do become commodities, the material is synthesised and therefore not exactly comparable to minerals, belly pork or energy futures.

As Paul Newman said: "If you're playing a poker game and you look around the table and and can't tell who the sucker is, it's you."


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