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Copper Prices Face Bearish Headwinds

Copper Prices Face Bearish Headwinds

Copper prices fell 4.33% from…

Metals / Commodities

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

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

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

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

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…

How Will Platinum Prices be Affected by the Japanese Tsunami

Apr 28, 2011 at 08:06 | Taras Berezowsky

Earlier this week we mentioned that platinum is again on the rise, and prospects for the metal are looking good. However, in the wake of the supply chain nightmare the…

Barrick Gold’s Big Copper Buy Speaks to the Future

Apr 26, 2011 at 21:40 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

“Watch where the big companies make their direct investments and that is where the markets will follow.” That golden rule is what the head of investments at JP Morgan, Carl…

Copper Crimes: Worldwide Theft of Copper on the Increase

Apr 25, 2011 at 09:36 | Taras Berezowsky

Forget about China’s slight dip in demand for copper – the red metal is still red hot all over the world. So hot that copper crimes undeniably rising more than…

Where to Now for Metals? A Look at Gold, Copper, Aluminum and Steel

Apr 21, 2011 at 09:11 | Taras Berezowsky

We know that 2011 began with a rocky start – the Middle East uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya turned the status quo upside down, the sovereign debt of European…

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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?

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?

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…

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