Glencore trades at the top of the market

The timing of Glencore's IPO could signal the peak of the commodity cycle.

Glencore trades at the top of the market

When a normally publicity-shy company comes out of the shadows, observers are right to be a little wary. Particularly if that firm has a murky past and is the leading player in markets that have recently enjoyed a spectacular bull run.

Last week, Glencore announced plans to raise $12 billion in a global initial public offering. With a 20% stake on sale, the deal would value the Zug-based commodities trader at around $60 billion....

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