Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Uzbekistan moves forward to liberalize their economy

David Nealis in Tashkent Uzbekistan

Ceres Ltd works with several private firms and state agencies in Uzbekistan providing consulting to them in their desire to enter global capital markets. At Ceres we are interested in partnering with investment banks who would like to be involved in this process, if you have an interest in bringing Uzbek firms and state owned enterprises to global capital markets please contact us at info@ceres888.com

Uzbekistan is a nation rich in history as well as in commodities. Uzbekistan has recently started to liberalize their economy and the nation plans to be more involved with global capital markets.

Uzbek pottery
Uzbekistan is 7th in the world when it comes to mining gold, producing 80 tons of gold annually. They are ranked 10th in the world for copper deposits, 12th for uranium deposits but they are ranked 7th in the world when it comes to uranium production.
The Uzbek national gas company, Uzbekneftegas, ranks 11th in the world in natural gas production with an annual output of 60 to 70 billion cubic metres (2.1–2.5 trillion cubic feet). The country has significant untapped reserves of oil and gas. It produces about 40,000 barrels of oil per day.
When it comes to agriculture about 17% of Uzbekistan’s GDP comes from agriculture, cotton being one of the most important crops grown in Uzbekistan.  
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Friday, April 3, 2020

David Nealis speaks at the CME Group about trading global markets

Recently I spoke to a group of Chinese investors and traders who were visiting the CME Group from China.

David Nealis speaking at the CME Group about International Trading Advantages
I always enjoy speaking to traders and investors about trading opportunities in global capital markets, so I was delighted to speak at the CME Group in Chicago about international trading opportunities.


Obviously the CME Group is the place that the world comes to trade futures but there are great trading opportunities around the world as well. 

Today there are many similar contracts to CME contracts all over the world creating arbitrage trading opportunities.  Gold, Silver, Corn, Soybeans, Coal and Crude Oil are just a few examples of them


David Nealis in soybean field
And then there are some exciting contracts that are completely independent to the CME, I’ve found several Chinese futures contracts to be great trading opportunities,  some of the contracts that I have found interesting are Iron Ore, Apples, JuJuBe ( red dates), and Egg futures. 

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Wednesday, April 1, 2020

NASDAQ Opening Bell

David Nealis, Mike Wu, Jane Yang, Bill Barry at NASDAQ's Opening Bell


David Nealis and Jane Yang of Ceres Ltd with business associate Bill Barry bring Ceres ltd client Michael Wu to NASDAQ’s Opening Bell.


David Nealis, Mike Wu, Jane Yang, Bill Barry at NASDAQ


We provided to consulting to Mr Wu and the several entities he represents regarding entering US Capital markets to include OTC and NASDAQ.


We introduced Mr Wu to management at Nasdaq as a part of capital markets consulting service.

David Nealis , Jane Yang and Bill Berry on the big screen in Times Square

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David Nealis and Bill Barry in Times Square with Ceres client on the big screen behind us


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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Down on the farm in Inner Mongolia

David Nealis and Jane Yang on the farm in Inner Mongolia 


a local variety of apple grown on the farm
David Nealis “The farm is one of my inspirations; I truly feel that is privilege to be involved.
The farm raises hogs, sheep, chickens and rabbits. In addition to livestock the farm also grows corn, hemp, beans, a unique local apple as well as other crops.

Over the years we’ve tested other crops for example various varieties of corn, jalapeno and habanero peppers. I am always searching for something new to grow or raise there.”



David Nealis on the farm in Inner Mongolia

David Nealis is a co-investor in Jane Yang’s family farm 




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hemp that is organically grown on the farm

Ceres Ltd introduces Huishang Futures to the CME Group


Ceres Ltd brought Huishang Futures of China to meet the CME Group.

David Nealis with Hushang Futures at the CME Group



In our service to aid Huishang Futures internationalization process we brought them to Chicago to learn directly from some of the amazing firms in the futures industry, no trip would be complete without a meeting at the CME Group.

Huishang Futures expressed an interest to become a US based FCM and we suggested that the first American exchange that they should become members of should be the CME Group.

Ceres has provided with a variety of services to include but not limited to International Expansion, Brokerage, M&A, and Education. If your firm can utilize our services contact us at info@ceres888.com  

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ceres Ltd prepares Huishang Futures to be an exhibitor at the FIA Expo

Ceres Ltd with Huishang Futures are the FIA Expo in Chicago
Ceres Ltd prepares Huishang Futures to be exhibitors at the FIA Expo in Chicago.

Jane Yang and David Nealis of Ceres with Huishang Futures at the FIA Expo in Chicago
The FIA Expo is the world’s largest Futures and Options Expo; it was a great opportunity for Huishang Futures to introduce themselves to the international futures industry and education futures traders about opportunities in trading Chinese futures contracts.

Bob Meara of Ceres Ltd with Huishang Futures at the FIA Expo in Chicago
We had the opportunity to work the FIA Expo booth in Chicago with Huishang Futures.Culturally there are big differences in way Americans and Chinese work a booth at an industry trade show, it was a rewarding experience to train them on the differences and help them work the booth.

David Nealis at the FIA Expo in Chicago

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Ceres Ltd brings Huishang Futures to meet FCMs in Chicago


Two years ago Ceres Ltd signed a contract to aid Huishang Futures in their efforts to internationalize. Apart of that process was to educate them on the differences between the Chinese financial system and the American financial system in addition to classroom education we also brought them to Chicago to learn directly from some of the amazing firms in the futures industry as well as to find potential business partners.
David Nealis brings Huishang Futures to meet Tim Foley at Advantage Futures

At the heart of the futures industry are the FCMs, to over simplify it they are the clearing firms of futures trades, but they often do much more than this. At the bottom of this page we have put a definition of a FCM. It was important to bring Huishang Futures to meet and learn from USA FCMS, not only because it’s Huishang’s goal to become a US FCM and they should fully understand how different the Chinese and USA systems are.
One of the many examples is a US FCM is a private firm which in addition to many services also clears the trades but in China this is a centralized government owned clearing firm and also all of the relevant brokerage firms are owned  by the Chinese government in one form or another.
Ceres Ltd brings Huishang Futures to meet Wedbush in Chicago
Another very important difference is in the USA the FCMs are responsible for risk management, but in China there are additional layers between the brokerage firm and the exchanges for example there is centralized government owned clearing organization as well as a national Chinese risk organization. The US firms do not have this additional safety net so rigorous risk and compliance are vital to its operations.
David Nealis brings Huishang Futures to Dorman Trading


Ceres ltd brings Huishang Futures to meet ED&F Man in Chicago

David Nealis brings Huishang Futures to meet Phillip Capital in Chicago
An FCM is a Futures Commission Merchant. An FCM is an individual or organization that solicits and/or accepts orders to buy or sell futures contracts, options on futures contracts, retail foreign exchange contracts or swaps and accepts money or other assets from customers to support such orders.

Mr Dorman did an amazing job of explaining the US futures industry and its history to Huishang Futures.
* we introduced Huishang to several other FCMs that aren't pictured.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Ceres brings Huishang Futures to meet trading platform firms in Chicago


Around two years ago Ceres Ltd signed a contract to aid Huishang Futures in their efforts to internationalize. Apart of that process was to educate them on the differences between the Chinese financial system and the American financial system in addition to classroom education we also brought them to Chicago to learn directly from some of the amazing firms in the futures industry.
David Nealis of Ceres Ltd brings Huishang Futures to Trading Technologies
One of the first stops on the list was to meet with some of the amazing futures trading platforms that global capital markets traders use. Since trading in China is very insulated trading global capital markets from one platform is a relatively new concept for the average trader there.
Ceres Ltd brings Huishang Futures to the CQG office in Chicago
Ceres Ltd brings Huishang Futures to meet with CTS in Chicago
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