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Will Oil And Gold Prices Rise This Year?

Will Oil And Gold Prices Rise This Year?

Both gold prices and oil…

Metals / Commodities

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…

Is the Commodities Bull Market Over?

Is the Commodities Bull Market Over?

May 11, 2011 at 08:23 | Economywatch

No sooner had we breathlessly reported April’s record highs for gold and silver, at over $1,500 and close to $50 per troy ounce respectively, than commodities stage a ‘flash crash’,…

Did Goldman Sachs Help to Create the Current Food Crisis?

Did Goldman Sachs Help to Create the Current Food Crisis?

May 06, 2011 at 07:39 | Economywatch

In a shocking report by Frederick Kaufman that has been featured on the Foreign Policy website, the role of Goldman Sachs and its Wall Street cohort in creating the food…

Signs Are Pointing to a Big Commodity Selloff

Signs Are Pointing to a Big Commodity Selloff

May 05, 2011 at 13:23 | Taras Berezowsky

Just as we finally began wondering when the commodity bubble would burst, some troubling signs in the precious metals market – namely silver and gold – are pointing to…

Rising Inventories Could Push Copper Prices Down

Rising Inventories Could Push Copper Prices Down

May 05, 2011 at 09:24 | Stuart Burns

Rising copper prices in the last few days may lead buyers to believe normal business has resumed for the copper bull run. The copper price had been rising strongly last…

Are the signs pointing to a Commodities Price Correction

Are the signs pointing to a Commodities Price Correction

May 03, 2011 at 09:31 | Taras Berezowsky

Speculators, regional unrest and sovereign debt are driving up prices higher than ever in all commodity classes – food, oil, cotton, metals – and the global markets are once again…

Where Can We Expect Zinc Prices to go From Here

Where Can We Expect Zinc Prices to go From Here

Apr 29, 2011 at 08:08 | Stuart Burns

Reading the runes for the zinc market has become quite a challenging exercise. The price has been one of the success stories (if you are a producer) of the global…

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