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Metals / Commodities

Growing Competition for Natural Resources Leads to Daily Pricing for Alumina

Growing Competition for Natural Resources Leads to Daily Pricing for Alumina

Oct 18, 2010 at 08:42 | Dave Forest

We've all heard the lines about increasing global competition for natural resources. The world is not the same as it was ten or even five years ago. New sources of…

A Big Boost for the Palladium Market

A Big Boost for the Palladium Market

Oct 15, 2010 at 09:01 | Dave Forest

Not to belabor my writings on palladium from earlier this week. But this chart tells a critical story. Open interest…

Tapping the Oceans Mineral Wealth With Deep Sea Mining

Tapping the Oceans Mineral Wealth With Deep Sea Mining

Oct 14, 2010 at 08:28 | Al Fin

No one knows how many hydrothermal vent sites are in the oceans, but there is a best guess. Amazingly, when scientists who have studied different parts of the ridge system…

Run over by the Grain Train

Run over by the Grain Train

Oct 13, 2010 at 08:02 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The US Department of Agriculture released a shocking report on Friday that triggered rare limit up moves in all three major grains simultaneously, corn, (CORN), wheat, and soybeans, and sent…

Japanese Recycling Weakens China’s Rare Earth Stranglehold

Japanese Recycling Weakens China’s Rare Earth Stranglehold

Oct 07, 2010 at 09:32 | David Caploe PhD

As Deng Tsiao-Ping observed before his death, rare earth metals - which are crucial to producing all manner of "clean" high-technology - are China's oil. Despite the name, rare earth…

Metals Shortages Threaten Developments in Solar Energy and Nuclear Power

Metals Shortages Threaten Developments in Solar Energy and Nuclear Power

Oct 05, 2010 at 09:55 | Professor Chris Rhodes

It is not only an impending gap in demand and supply of oil that imposes upon the conservation of human civilization, the pressing and imminent depletion of world metals threatens…

Opportunities in the Uranium Sector

Opportunities in the Uranium Sector

Sep 30, 2010 at 11:29 | Dave Forest

The world is in need of good uranium mining projects. Many of the deposits being explored and developed globally are marginal. Up to three orders of magnitude lower in grade…

Palladium Explodes to the Upside

Palladium Explodes to the Upside

Sep 24, 2010 at 08:09 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you are thrilled about the recent performance of gold, you have to be absolutely ecstatic about the ballistic rise of palladium, which has soared by 33% in the past…

Investing in Monopolies: A Look at the Tin Market

Investing in Monopolies: A Look at the Tin Market

Sep 21, 2010 at 11:40 | Dave Forest

You may or may not have been following the tin market lately. But for anyone who has, it's been an exciting ride. Tin prices passed $23,700 per tonne this week.…

Wheat Melt Up Warning!

Wheat Melt Up Warning!

Sep 20, 2010 at 08:56 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Last week, I warned of a short squeeze in corn due to worsening conditions across the entire agricultural front. Since then, the ETF (CORN) has risen ten out of 12…

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