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Palladium Looking Attractive for Investors

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Mar 30, 2011 at 05:07 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you want to see the one precious metal that has been beaten senseless by the disaster in Japan, take a look at Palladium (PALL). Thanks to its close ties…

Base Metal ETF's and the Commodity Boom

Base Metal ETF's and the Commodity Boom

Mar 29, 2011 at 04:36 | Taras Berezowsky

Figuring out the best investment plays on the recent commodity boom we’ve been seeing isn’t an open and shut case. There are many different factors to consider; apart from the…

Chinese Money and Conflict Minerals in The Democratic Republic of Congo

Chinese Money and Conflict Minerals in The Democratic Republic of Congo

Mar 18, 2011 at 11:05 | Stuart Burns

It would seem that in spite of democracy, not much changes in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). To say bribery, corruption, theft, tax evasion and coercion are rife in…

The Japanese Earthquake’s Impact on Global Metal Markets

The Japanese Earthquake’s Impact on Global Metal Markets

Mar 15, 2011 at 08:30 | Lisa Reisman

The impact of the 8.9-magnitude earthquake in Japan undoubtedly has had — and will continue to have — broad ramifications across commodity markets, currency markets and stock markets, not to…

China's Five Year Energy Conservation Plan Could Have Serious Ramifications for Metals

China's Five Year Energy Conservation Plan Could Have Serious Ramifications for Metals

Mar 10, 2011 at 07:59 | Stuart Burns

An interesting article in the New York Times last week looked at Chinese plans to release details this month of its new five-year plan for energy conservation. The issue…

Rare Earth Prices Soaring: Will Miners Play Catch Up?

Rare Earth Prices Soaring: Will Miners Play Catch Up?

Mar 08, 2011 at 15:00 | Jeb Handwerger

The Middle East Turmoil has created a sell off in equities and a run to the safe haven assets of precious metals and oil.  Even though rare earth prices are…

What do the Middle East Uprisings Mean for Metals?

What do the Middle East Uprisings Mean for Metals?

Mar 08, 2011 at 07:35 | Stuart Burns

It is tempting to look at the events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya and, as shocking as the loss of life and bloodshed have been, at least console ourselves that…

Are High Nickel Prices Here to Stay?

Are High Nickel Prices Here to Stay?

Mar 07, 2011 at 08:52 | Stuart Burns

How should stainless consumers plan their product design and view material purchasing options strategically in the face of such a strong nickel price? It is no secret that during the…

A Look at the New Field of Deep Sea Mining

A Look at the New Field of Deep Sea Mining

Mar 07, 2011 at 08:37 | Andy Soos

Deep sea mining is a relatively new mineral retrieval process that takes place on the ocean floor. Ocean mining sites are usually around large areas of polymetallic nodules or active…

Oil's Big Push on Corn

Oil's Big Push on Corn

Mar 04, 2011 at 08:55 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

You would think that with oil crisis levitating over $100/barrel and gasoline continuing its relentless march towards $5/gallon, farmers would be wringing their hands, wondering how they can afford the…

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