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Upgrading Copper

Upgrading Copper

Sep 22, 2010 at 22:48 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so I felt like puffing out my chest yesterday when Goldman Sachs (GS) announced an upgrade of Freeport McMoran (FCX),…

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…

Why You Should Pay Attention to Copper

Why You Should Pay Attention to Copper

Sep 14, 2010 at 11:49 | Robert M Cutler

The world price of copper both reflects and drives the hopes and fears of economic recovery and disaster. Roughly 50 pounds (22.7 kg) of copper is used in producing an…

My Sugar Buy Explodes to the Upside

My Sugar Buy Explodes to the Upside

Sep 14, 2010 at 08:20 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I just got a bill from my dentist, accrued since the sudden onset of my sweet tooth on August 2, and it was an absolute whopper! The good news is…

A Short Squeeze in Corn May Hit the Market

A Short Squeeze in Corn May Hit the Market

Sep 13, 2010 at 10:24 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

The US Dept of Agriculture's Friday crop report has left traders carrying short positions in corn (CORN) with a decidedly sickening feeling in the pits of their stomachs. The federal…

Peak Rare Earths is Upon Us

Peak Rare Earths is Upon Us

Sep 13, 2010 at 08:58 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

When I first recommended the rare earths miners four months ago, I thought of them as stocks that you put on the  back book and forget about, hoping that they…

Growing Hunger for Iron Ore Upends Indian Politics

Growing Hunger for Iron Ore Upends Indian Politics

Sep 11, 2010 at 08:30 | David Caploe PhD

In the global rush to industrialize, and above all, make steel, the imperative element in manufacturing, iron ore has suddenly become a key element of global economics. As noted below,…

Is Copper the New Red Gold?

Is Copper the New Red Gold?

Sep 01, 2010 at 20:07 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

Federal detention centers in the San Francisco Bay are a are slowly filling up with a new type of criminals. Illegal immigrants and petty drug dealers are being joined by…

Time to Add some Corn to Your Diet

Time to Add some Corn to Your Diet

Sep 01, 2010 at 10:44 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I have been waiting for a substantial dip in the grains to add to a position in corn, and it is clear from the chart below that we are just…

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