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Old 11-23-2014, 07:57 AM   #21
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Time to put a few hundred grand in chocolate futures?
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Old 11-23-2014, 09:22 AM   #22
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So would that make this a "brown swan" (as in, chocolate-colored) event that you're portfolio can't predict??

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Ummm.... can't they plant more cacao trees? This ain't rocket science.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:25 PM   #24
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Ummm.... can't they plant more cacao trees? This ain't rocket science.
The real shortage is in catching enough children to work the farms. I wish I were kidding.

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Invisible hand of the market, or divine intervention from the chocolate gods?

Cocoa surplus on hand:

Chocolate prices set to fall as cocoa surplus seen at six-year high | Stuff.co.nz
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Probably because I had to back off chocolate due to acid reflux.
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Glad things are back to normal, but it's a shame about all those virgins we had to sacrifice to Quetzlcoatl.
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Gastropod episode on chocolate.
Recommendation - eat more high quality chocolate.
Me, I mix a tablespoon of 100% unsweetened cocoa powder into my morning tea (50/50 green, black) -

https://gastropod.com/we-heart-chocolate/
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