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Metals / Commodities

Metal Price Movements: Don’t Forget About China

Metal Price Movements: Don’t Forget About China

Apr 09, 2011 at 08:14 | Stuart Burns

In spite of our TV screens being bombarded with news about Middle East unrest and the financial pages of our papers reporting seemingly endless stories about European debt problems, metal…

Simon Hunt’s View on the Copper Market and Metal Prices

Simon Hunt’s View on the Copper Market and Metal Prices

Apr 06, 2011 at 07:13 | Stuart Burns

When I saw Simon Hunt was being interviewed by Mineweb’s Geoff Candy, I couldn’t resist checking out the podcast. Simon Hunt has been an active market expert for longer…

Will Tin Prices Continue to Rise this Year?

Will Tin Prices Continue to Rise this Year?

Apr 04, 2011 at 01:43 | Stuart Burns

Tin has been one of the wonder boys of recent months, powering up to over $32,000 per ton in the early part of the year, falling back briefly to $28,000…

Palladium Looking Attractive for Investors

Palladium Looking Attractive for Investors

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…

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