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Sugar Prices, 0DTE Options and New Luckbox Issue

By:Kendall Polidori

A weekly look inside Luckbox magazine

Will sugar prices rally?  

In 2023, sugar prices surged to 12-year highs because of poor growing conditions in production regions such as Brazil, India and Thailand. As of March 14, sugar was trading at $0.22/pound—100% higher than in 2020.  

Sugar prices are expected to keep rising in 2024, as the current supply deficit is expected to persist through the current growing

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Global producers of sugar pump out between 175-180 million metric tons of sugar annually. Last year, however, production dipped to the lower end of that range. El Niño is a major reason for the supply deficit in sugar as well as for coffee, cocoa and oranges—because of storms and drought.  

The demand for sugar remains robust and prices are expected to rise as much as 20% this year.  

Read the whole story.  


New tastylive research highlights risks and benefits of short 0DTE options strategies 

In the past few years, zero-days-to-expiration (0DTE) strategies have risen in popularity. Research by tastylive shows some short-term options trading strategies have been consistently profitable over the last year,  

tastylive conducted back tests using historical options data in the SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (SPY) that assessed the performance of selling short-dated options. The back tests covered data from March 2023 through February 2024.  

Short-term options are typically appealing for their potential for quick gains. These contracts offer traders the opportunity to profit from short-term price fluctuations, providing a swift turnaround compared to longer-dated options. 

Read the whole story.  

Here’s a look at the new Luckbox 

The upcoming Spring 2024 Luckbox is all about cars and trends shaping the auto industry. We look from several angles at the business of making vehicles that run on batteries, hybrid systems and old-fashioned dinosaur juice. And we include a lot of cool car photos.

Companies mentioned include familiar names like General Motors (GM), Ford (F), Tesla (TSLA) and Toyota (TM), but also up-and-comers like Lucid (LCID) and privately held Olympian Motors as well as China's BYD (BYDDY). The later is what’s keeping Elon Musk awake at night.

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Kendall Polidori is managing editor at Luckbox Magazine.

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