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World's Second Largest Lithium Miner Is Reeling From Low Prices

World's Second Largest Lithium Miner Is Reeling From Low Prices

The world’s second largest lithium…

This Key Battery Metal Is Set To Soar By 250%

This Key Battery Metal Is Set To Soar By 250%

Copper prices surged to a…

Metals / Commodities

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…

The Brewing Crisis in Rare Earth Elements

The Brewing Crisis in Rare Earth Elements

Aug 31, 2010 at 09:18 | Dave Cohen

As economists focus on the Sacred GDP number, which must remain positive to maintain the statistical recovery myth, there is another crisis brewing in the world of crucial resources. In…

It's Off to the Races at Molycorp

It's Off to the Races at Molycorp

Aug 24, 2010 at 22:33 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

I just wanted to follow up on the rare earths piece which I recently published. Despite lackluster market conditions at best, Molycorp (MCP) managed to raise $394 million through its…

Is Palladium the New Gold?

Is Palladium the New Gold?

Aug 20, 2010 at 11:49 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

When the current outbreak of angst biting at the heels of the markets runs its course, and traders morph back into risk accumulation mode, you can count on palladium outperforming…

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