Apologies for the light posting. I’ve been immersed in commodities. That’s not unusual, but the commodities that have submerged me are: Platinum, palladium, and milk and cheese. I have learned more about the mysteries of milk and cheese pricing and marketing in the past month than you can imagine.* And as an added bonus, this cheese drill-down gave me an opportunity to learn about wine through show & tell & taste.
I hope to make up for the slow blogging pace of the last week with a blitz of posts today and over the weekend (especially if the remnants of Isaac keep my cooped up indoors on Saturday). I’ll start with a few short ones, and then some longer pieces that I’d been hoping to get to.
*Although ironically my first exposure to commodity manipulation litigation involved an alleged cheese squeeze in 1987 or 1988 undertaken by Kraft. That took place on the National Cheese Exchange. Really. There was such a thing, in Green Bay, WI. (The cheese auction has since moved to the CME.) I have a vague recollection that the WSJ had an article about that that I will try to track down. Little did I know that would foreshadow a big slice of my professional career (I could have said “a block of my professional career”-because, as I now know, cheese is marketed in blocks and barrels.)