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Metals / Commodities

Record Copper Prices Are Threatening The Global Energy Transition

Sep 21, 2021 at 11:42 | Robert Rapier

The supply chain disruptions which marked the early months of the coronavirus pandemic have cast a long shadow. Once economies around the globe began to reopen in the…

Platinum Selloff Takes Centers Stage As Commodities Rebalance

Sep 17, 2021 at 12:11 | Alex Kimani

heavily thanks to a stronger USD as well as a looming taper in the Fed’s bond-buying program. In a virtual speech to the Fed’s annual Jackson…

The Top Two Commodities To Watch In The Short Term

Sep 10, 2021 at 11:34 | Alex Kimani

Commodities, and base metal, in particular, closed last week on a strong note, shrugging off China’s weaker-than-expected PMI reading. A softer U.S. Dollar provided support, as did dovish…

Commodities Control The Market In 2021

Sep 06, 2021 at 11:52 | ZeroHedge

2021 has been a harder year for many investors than the headline indices imply. It’s been a year where ‘ESG’ and ‘Quant’ remain key structural trends in the…

The Taliban Is Sitting On $1 Trillion In Natural Resources

Aug 24, 2021 at 10:17 | Irina Slav

The international outrage over the Taliban’s takeover in Afghanistan still hasn’t subsided. But another issue is rising to prominence: the troubled country’s mineral wealth—mineral wealth that could lead…

En+ Sees $6.5 Billion Revenue Boost On Commodity Price Surge

Aug 20, 2021 at 12:37 | City A.M

Energy and metals group En+ has reaped the benefits of the pandemic-induced commodity price surge as its revenue has jumped to $6.5bn in the past six months.

Deep Sea Mining Is An $8 Trillion Opportunity

Aug 16, 2021 at 11:50 | ZeroHedge

The mining sector has been one of the biggest beneficiaries in the COVID-19 recovery. Several countries’ recovery packages have ignited demand for commodities like copper, iron…

Why Many Commodities Are Still Undervalued

Aug 10, 2021 at 11:34 | ZeroHedge

Exactly a year ago, I wrote a blog post titled, “A Generational Opportunity In Commodities?” arguing the bullish case for things like

China’s Commodity Stockpiles Remain A Complete Mystery

Aug 06, 2021 at 13:17 | Tsvetana Paraskova

China has been trying to cool surging commodity prices by releasing inventory from its strategic reserves. The higher prices of oil, coal and metals have raised manufacturing costs,…

China’s Industrial Slowdown Could Kill The Commodity Rally

Aug 04, 2021 at 12:19 | Tsvetana Paraskova

One of the biggest drivers of the surge in metals prices this year, the world’s top commodity consumer China, is showing signs of a slowdown in demand, which…

A "Permanent" Lithium Shortage Is Looming

Jul 06, 2021 at 12:31 | Irina Slav

The number of warnings for new commodity shortages amid the energy transitions has just grown by two: Macquarie Bank and Credit Suisse recently warned investment clients that the…

Analysts At Odds Over Where Commodity Prices Will Head From Here

Jun 23, 2021 at 11:35 | ZeroHedge

Some commodities have taken a beating over the last week after the Federal Reserve signaled for interest-rate increases, a rising dollar, and China's efforts to slow inflation. The…

The Best Performing Energy Commodities Of The Year So Far

Jun 18, 2021 at 11:17 | Alex Kimani

After years of disappointment, the commodity markets are sizzling hot once again. The Bloomberg Commodities Index (BCOM), the most widely used benchmark for the commodities market…

Can Australia Satisfy Tesla’s Appetite For Battery Metals?

Jun 02, 2021 at 15:28 | MINING.com

Electric cars giant Tesla (NASDAQ: TSLA) said it expects to soon begin buying more than $1 billion a year of Australian lithium, nickel and other critical minerals for…

China’s Global EV Expansion Has Tremendous Consequences For Metals

May 14, 2021 at 16:59 | MINING.com

China, the country leading global sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs), not only will maintain its market position accounting for half of all expected global NEV during the…

The Only Two Commodities Missing Out On The Supercycle

May 07, 2021 at 15:38 | MINING.com

A rising tide lifts all boats but some are heavier than others. Industrial metals are glowing white-hot in a fusion of post-pandemic manufacturing recovery and an…

Copper Price Hits All-Time-High In Commodities Bull Run

May 06, 2021 at 14:55 | MINING.com

Copper price hit a record high on Thursday as Chinese investors unleashed fresh demand…

Analysts: Copper Prices Could Double To $20,000 Per Ton

May 06, 2021 at 11:50 | Tsvetana Paraskova

Surging demand and insufficient supply of new copper projects could result in copper prices jumping to $20,000 per metric ton in a few years, double the current price of around…

Can Copper Prices Continue To Break Records?

Apr 28, 2021 at 12:56 | MINING.com

Copper was once again approaching the pivotal $10,000 a tonne level on…

China Makes Big Move On Battery Metals In Africa

Apr 27, 2021 at 14:57 | Alex Kimani

Over the past few decades, China has been all over Africa, building railroads, airports, bridges, and power dams, doing what Africa's colonial masters should have done eons ago. Trade between…

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