03 Aug 2018 THE BIG READ: Why we are all at fault for fake commodity news

Volatility in the wheat markets on Thursday was at least the fourth time in as many months agricultural markets have spiked on misleading statements by officials, fake news or uncontextualized headlines – it’s a symptom of nervy markets and demand from traders that they receive market moving news first.

There may have been a time when traders wouldn’t have taken big positions in agricultural futures on the basis of the content of a Facebook page, a deliberately ambiguous remark by government officials, fake CNN headlines circulating on Twitter or an erroneous tweet on a non-existent wheat tender from a Swiss-based trader.

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