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Metals / Commodities

Here Comes the Rhodium ETF

Here Comes the Rhodium ETF

Jun 06, 2011 at 11:01 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Deutsche Bank has launched the first ever ETF for the precious metal Rhodium, to be listed on the London stock exchange. Expecting a massive inflow of capital into this obscure…

Rare Earths Are About to Become a Lot More Rare

Rare Earths Are About to Become a Lot More Rare

Jun 01, 2011 at 08:24 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Interest in Rare Earths is starting to heat up once again, and it something you should keep on your radar. China’s Baotou Steel has announced its intention to start up…

China’s Weather Could Support Metal Prices in Q3

China’s Weather Could Support Metal Prices in Q3

May 30, 2011 at 08:10 | Stuart Burns

Metals prices may have come off in the wake of fears over continued tightening in China, Greek debt default and wider worries over stalling global growth, but strangely for some…

Falling Oil Prices Causing Temporary Drops in Aluminum

Falling Oil Prices Causing Temporary Drops in Aluminum

May 26, 2011 at 07:54 | Stuart Burns

A series of recent FT articles covering a range of topics such as global growth, commodity market volatility and aluminum demand appear to offer conflicting guidance on the direction of…

A Look at the Recent Rout in Silver and Oil Prices and what it Means for Commodity Prices

A Look at the Recent Rout in Silver and Oil Prices and what it Means for Commodity Prices

May 23, 2011 at 22:13 | Stuart Burns

A fascinating special report by Reuters this week tracks the fortunes of oil and silver over the last few days and reads more like a novel of Wall Street trading…

Forget Oil and Gold – Phosphorus is the Commodity Everyone Should be Concerned About

Forget Oil and Gold – Phosphorus is the Commodity Everyone Should be Concerned About

May 23, 2011 at 22:07 | Brian Westenhaus

It’s phosphorus.  The element of great importance – its essential for life – humans and animals need it for healthy bone formation, and plants need it to grow.  Without it…

Is Zinc Set for a Comeback?

Is Zinc Set for a Comeback?

May 20, 2011 at 07:52 | Stuart Burns

Zinc has dropped significantly along with copper these last few weeks as stocks have continued to rise along with a massive surge in mine production last year. One might be…

Are Iron Ore Prices Signaling Further Problems Ahead for Commodities?

Are Iron Ore Prices Signaling Further Problems Ahead for Commodities?

May 19, 2011 at 07:23 | Stuart Burns

The iron ore price has been taken as a bellwether for the commodities super-cycle in recent years. Steel production in China has been at the core of that country’s growth…

The Corn Conundrum

The Corn Conundrum

May 16, 2011 at 07:59 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

In the days of olde, the prices of agricultural commodities were determined by the birds, the bees, and Mother Nature. No more. The Mississippi River basin is suffering once in…

Massive Demand for Electric Bikes in China Impacting Lead and Lithium Prices

Massive Demand for Electric Bikes in China Impacting Lead and Lithium Prices

May 14, 2011 at 15:30 | Stuart Burns

There was a time (and I can remember it) when the streets of Shanghai at rush hour were a manic surge of bicycles either waiting at lights or streaming across…

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