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Metals / Commodities

The Bears Are Back In Metals Markets

May 23, 2022 at 10:09 | Stuart Burns

The bears are back in the metal markets, and one of their prime motivators is this year’s dismal prospects for China. A note…

Kazakhstan Cuts Iron Supplies To Russian Steelworks

May 20, 2022 at 10:24 | Eurasianet

Kazakhstan’s largest iron ore-enricher has cut supplies to a major steelworks in Siberia as the repercussions of international sanctions against Russia disrupt economic ties between these two members…

Steel Demand Is Taking A Beating As China Lockdowns Persist

May 17, 2022 at 10:04 | Ag Metal Miner

The ascent for U.S. steel prices faltered as HRC, CRC, and HDG prices began to fall in early May. Plate prices also took…

Tin Supply Is Running Dangerously Low

May 16, 2022 at 10:18 | Stuart Burns

Despite a strong rebound in output, the tin market is still dangerously short on supply. How will this affect the tin price forecast? Experts are rushing to weigh…

Gold And Silver Fall As Rising Interest Rates Dampen Sentiment

May 12, 2022 at 10:07 | Ag Metal Miner

Rising interest rates tend to dampen investor sentiment toward precious metals. Gold and silver typically act as a store of value, particularly during periods of high inflation. Therefore,…

How Russia’s War Is Impacting Global Metals Prices

May 10, 2022 at 10:01 | Ag Metal Miner

From a technical perspective, global aluminum prices began to change their structure in short time frames, which could suggest further price drops. Currently,…

China’s COVID Lockdowns Push Copper Prices Lower

May 09, 2022 at 08:45 | Ag Metal Miner

Starting in late April, copper prices began to take out prior lows. It seemed like an attempt to find a bottom and reestablish…

Rare Earths Supply Is About To Get Much Tighter

May 05, 2022 at 09:17 | Ag Metal Miner

There’s something afoot on the rare earths front in China. Specifically, the country recently decided that it wants to tighten its export control laws. The regulation passed about…

The Battery Boom Will Redraw Geopolitical Maps

May 03, 2022 at 09:28 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has exposed, once again, the vulnerability of the global energy markets and economy to the actions of petrostates with the power to weaponize their…

New Lockdowns In China Are Hindering Global Steel Supply

May 03, 2022 at 09:24 | Ag Metal Miner

It’s first-year economics: everything comes down to supply and demand. Historically, the push and pull between these two massive market forces are cyclical, and that includes steel. When…

Experts: U.S. Could Enter Lithium Market In A Very Big Way

Apr 22, 2022 at 12:26 | Ag Metal Miner

The US could enter the lithium market in a very big way. At least, that’s what some experts are claiming. The global demand for lithium is on the…

The Aerospace Industry Is Grappling With A Titanium Supply Shortage

Apr 21, 2022 at 12:10 | Stuart Burns

Like other industry insiders, the team here at MetalMiner has paid very close attention to the way international sanctions on Russia are affecting metals markets. When the invasion…

Biden Is Using A Cold-War Era Act To Ramp Up Battery Metal Production

Apr 11, 2022 at 10:54 | Ag Metal Miner

As we noted in the Rare Earths MMI report, President Joe Biden recently called upon a provision of the Defense Production Act to…

World’s Richest Have Taken A $400 Billion Wealth Cut Amid Ukraine Crisis

Apr 08, 2022 at 10:32 | Josh Owens

Earlier in the year, news that the 10 richest men in the world had seen their global wealth double to $1.5tn since the beginning of the pandemic while…

JP Morgan: Commodities Could Surge By Another 40%

Apr 07, 2022 at 12:27 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Commodities have room to soar by another 40 percent on top of the gains in recent months, as investors could pour more money into raw materials as a hedge against…

Nickel Prices Finally Fall Following Historic Short Squeeze

Mar 31, 2022 at 12:20 | Alex Kimani

Three weeks ago,  a historic nickel short squeeze sent nickel prices soaring to an astonishing $100,000 per tonne--doubling the previous all-time high over the course of one morning--and…

Sanction Fears Send Palladium Prices Soaring

Mar 07, 2022 at 12:42 | Julianne Geiger

After topping a record $3,400 an ounce overnight on Russian embargo fears, June palladium futures pulled back slightly early on Monday after further weighing the extent of potential…

Metals Markets Brace For Chaos As Ukraine Crisis Worsens

Feb 25, 2022 at 14:15 | Ag Metal Miner

So, after weeks of will he, won’t he, Russian President Vladimir Putin finally ordered troops into two regions of eastern Ukraine. After recognizing Luhansk and Donetsk as independent…

Ukraine Crisis Sparks Supply Panic Across Commodity Markets

Feb 24, 2022 at 10:11 | Tsvetana Paraskova

All commodities soared on Thursday after Russia invaded Ukraine earlier in the day amid market fears of supply shortages of anything from crude and natural gas to wheat…

5 Commodities That Could Explode As The Ukraine Crisis Escalates

Feb 21, 2022 at 10:56 | Alex Kimani

Escalating tensions in Eastern Europe over Russia's looming invasion of Ukraine as well as prospects of sanctions against Russia are fueling fears of supply shocks in the commodity…

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