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Trade of the Day: The New Warmal Makes Umbrellas Hot

Mark Gilbert is a Bloomberg Gadfly columnist covering asset management. He previously was a Bloomberg View columnist, and prior to that the London bureau chief for Bloomberg News. He is the author of “Complicit: How Greed and Collusion Made the Credit Crisis Unstoppable.”
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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says that the world just had its hottest May on record, while January to May this year was the fifth-warmest start to any year.

Moreover, four of the five hottest Mays on record have occurred since 2010, according to my Bloomberg colleague Tom Randall. So the Trade of the Day is umbrellas. Problem is, do you sell because global warming might mean less rain, or do you buy because we're all going to need parasols?

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