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Metals

Why Goldman Sachs Is Wrong About Lithium Prices

Aug 24, 2022 at 15:09 | Alex Kimani

Over the past 16 months we have witnessed a gravity-defying lithium price rally that has seen lithium prices rocket more than 500% amid supply chain bottlenecks and robust…

Is Zinc On The Brink Of A Breakout?

Aug 23, 2022 at 10:41 | Ag Metal Miner

If you look at zinc price trends from this past year, it’s hard to identify what you might call a “clear trend.” After building from a pandemic-driven low…

What Is Driving Global Metal Markets?

Aug 18, 2022 at 09:59 | Ag Metal Miner

Given the state of the world, one would expect base metal prices to show every sign of a resurgence. Certainly, analysts have been bullish about a supply squeeze…

Falling Prices And High Costs Eat Away At Steelmaker Margins

Aug 16, 2022 at 08:49 | Ag Metal Miner

The Raw Steels Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 8.73% from July to August. All in all, U.S. steel prices continued…

Cotton Prices Soar As Texas Megadrought Persists

Aug 16, 2022 at 08:42 | ZeroHedge

US cotton prices continued to surge above the boom days of 2010-11 after a massive crop estimate cut by the USDA, shocking Wall Street analysts and…

China’s Construction Crisis Weighs On Industrial Metals

Aug 15, 2022 at 09:21 | Ag Metal Miner

This month, the Construction MMI (Monthly MetalMiner Index) dropped yet again. However, it declined slightly less than those seen in previous months. Altogether, the index is…

Have Nickel Prices Hit A Bottom?

Aug 12, 2022 at 07:38 | Ag Metal Miner

The Stainless Monthly Metals Index (MMI) dropped 8.87% from June to July. After nickel prices hit a bottom mid-July, they followed the base…

Ford Hikes EV Truck Prices As Material Costs Soar

Aug 10, 2022 at 08:47 | ZeroHedge

Ford Motor Company is the latest automaker to announce a price hike for its electric vehicle (EV) due to "significant material cost increases…

Copper Prices Slide Sideways As Bulls And Bears Battle It Out

Aug 09, 2022 at 09:32 | Ag Metal Miner

In the lead-up to August, copper prices saw notable increases. There were also several bullish indicators of note, including higher short-term highs. In short: after months of declines,…

Aluminum Prices Move Sideways As Energy Crisis Persists

Aug 05, 2022 at 11:10 | Ag Metal Miner

After seeing a short-term bullish rebound in July, aluminum prices began to decline again in early August modestly. All in all, the rebound…

UK Looks To Ramp Up Rare Earths Production

Aug 04, 2022 at 09:26 | Ag Metal Miner

Rare earths have seen a surge in demand all around the world. After all, these minerals are key components of everything from solar panels to electric car batteries…

Is Silver A Better Investment Than Gold Right Now?

Aug 01, 2022 at 11:10 | Ag Metal Miner

Precious metals like gold, silver, and palladium are fighting back hard against the global trend of dropping metal prices. Last month, MetalMiner reported…

Private Companies On Edge As Kyrgyzstan Takes Control Of Canadian-Owned Mine

Aug 01, 2022 at 10:47 | Eurasianet

In the government of Kyrgyzstan’s relations with the mining industry, appetite comes with eating. In May 2021, the authorities moved to finally put an end to…

The Biggest Drivers In Global Steel Supply

Jul 29, 2022 at 11:18 | Ag Metal Miner

Steel prices have waxed and waned more than usual this past year. MetalMiner has reported extensively on all of the various factors contributing…

Gold Remains Relatively Cheap, Here’s Why

Jul 28, 2022 at 10:20 | Alex Kimani

It's increasingly looking like gold bulls will not be taking back this market any time soon. After a bright start that saw gold prices touch all-time highs amid…

The Chinese Entity That Could Change The Iron Market Forever

Jul 28, 2022 at 10:17 | Ag Metal Miner

It’s no secret that China believes in the concentration of power. However, that philosophy extends far beyond governance. It also dramatically affects the way the country does business.…

Aluminum Prices Plummet Despite Ongoing Supply Disruptions

Jul 26, 2022 at 10:19 | Ag Metal Miner

A curious tug of war continues in the Aluminum industry. It remains focused on likely demand destruction due to recessionary forces, generally blamed on central banks’ rapid raising…

Chaos In Commodity Markets Draws Attention From Regulators

Jul 22, 2022 at 09:13 | Ag Metal Miner

MetalMiner follows the LME (London Metal Exchange) very closely, as it remains the largest commodities exchange for base metal options and futures. Recently,…

Commodity Rout Erases 1.2 Trillion In Mining Stock Value

Jul 12, 2022 at 11:48 | Alex Kimani

The much-hyped commodity supercycle could be dead before it has even properly begun. After a  bright start to the year that saw commodities and metals like copper, nickel,…

Copper Prices Plummet To Lowest Levels Since 2020

Jul 12, 2022 at 09:53 | Ag Metal Miner

Copper price action continues to show massive bear trends and signals further declines.  The continuous breakdown of short-term trading ranges fosters a volatile market. This…

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