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Metals / Commodities

Australia’s Super Profits Tax on Resource Companies Leads to Immediate Fall-Out

Australia’s Super Profits Tax on Resource Companies Leads to Immediate Fall-Out

May 03, 2010 at 12:01 | Dave Forest

Australia sent the major miners into a tailspin overnight. The Rudd government announced Sunday night that it will impose a new "resource super profits" tax on mining, oil and gas,…

The Coming Boom in Rare Earth Metals

The Coming Boom in Rare Earth Metals

May 02, 2010 at 09:33 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Interest in Rare Earths is starting to heat up in a dramatic fashion, and it something you should keep on your radar. So named because they were hard to get…

What to Look For When Investing in an Exploration Company

What to Look For When Investing in an Exploration Company

Apr 27, 2010 at 13:31 | Dave Forest

Calling all mineral explorers. Australia needs your help. The Australian Institute of Geosciences (AIG) this week released a report noting that the Aussie exploration sector is suffering. AIG blames the…

ETF-izing the Market: Are Producers Getting the Wrong Signal?

ETF-izing the Market: Are Producers Getting the Wrong Signal?

Apr 14, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

Reports this morning that Russian aluminum giant Rusal is looking at launching an exchange-traded fund (ETF) back by physical aluminum. Rusal said the fund could initially be backed with up…

Chinese Base Metal Stockpiles are Reaching Epic Levels - How will this Affect Prices

Chinese Base Metal Stockpiles are Reaching Epic Levels - How will this Affect Prices

Apr 08, 2010 at 19:00 | Dave Forest

A couple of interesting data points the last few weeks, on commodities oversupply. Last week CBI China reported that Chinese base metal stockpiles are reaching epic levels. CBI surveyed commercial…

Rio Tinto Case Indicates Chinese Leadership are Confident that Growth Will Continue

Rio Tinto Case Indicates Chinese Leadership are Confident that Growth Will Continue

Apr 04, 2010 at 19:00 | David Caploe PhD

When four executives from Rio Tinto, the giant Anglo-Australian mining company, were arrested last July on charges of stealing commercial secrets, as well as taking and receiving bribes from Chinese…

A Wave of Steel

A Wave of Steel

Feb 22, 2010 at 18:37 | Dave Forest

China is the key to the metals markets today. And there are some important signals about this market registering in the last few weeks. Last month, I wrote about…

Rogue Aluminium Shipments Suggest Chinese Metal Stockpiles are Being Re-Exported

Rogue Aluminium Shipments Suggest Chinese Metal Stockpiles are Being Re-Exported

Feb 05, 2010 at 17:33 | Dave Forest

This might be the year's most important news. Which got almost no press globally. Something strange happened in Japan in December. Shipments of aluminum from Mozambique and Brazil…

The Two Kinds of Junior Natural Resource Companies

The Two Kinds of Junior Natural Resource Companies

Dec 22, 2009 at 22:13 | Dave Forest

There are two kinds of junior natural resource companies. When you analyze, it's critical to realize which one you're dealing with. The first type are explorers. These are companies hoping…

Commodity Trading – A Basic Guide

Commodity Trading – A Basic Guide

Jul 24, 2009 at 07:48 | Editorial Dept

Commodity trading has a rich and colorful history going all the way back to the mid 1800s. Our “Industrial Revolution” brought new technologies and abilities to produce more efficient tools…

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