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Metals

Are the signs pointing to a Commodities Price Correction

May 03, 2011 at 09:31 | Taras Berezowsky

Speculators, regional unrest and sovereign debt are driving up prices higher than ever in all commodity classes – food, oil, cotton, metals – and the global markets are once again…

Where Can We Expect Zinc Prices to go From Here

Apr 29, 2011 at 08:08 | Stuart Burns

Reading the runes for the zinc market has become quite a challenging exercise. The price has been one of the success stories (if you are a producer) of the global…

How Will Platinum Prices be Affected by the Japanese Tsunami

Apr 28, 2011 at 08:06 | Taras Berezowsky

Earlier this week we mentioned that platinum is again on the rise, and prospects for the metal are looking good. However, in the wake of the supply chain nightmare the…

The Worst Trade of All Time

Apr 27, 2011 at 08:20 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

One of the great asset management blunders of all time has to be the EC’s decision to sell its gold reserves in the wake of the launch of the Euro…

Barrick Gold’s Big Copper Buy Speaks to the Future

Apr 26, 2011 at 21:40 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

“Watch where the big companies make their direct investments and that is where the markets will follow.” That golden rule is what the head of investments at JP Morgan, Carl…

Copper Crimes: Worldwide Theft of Copper on the Increase

Apr 25, 2011 at 09:36 | Taras Berezowsky

Forget about China’s slight dip in demand for copper – the red metal is still red hot all over the world. So hot that copper crimes undeniably rising more than…

Where to Now for Metals? A Look at Gold, Copper, Aluminum and Steel

Apr 21, 2011 at 09:11 | Taras Berezowsky

We know that 2011 began with a rocky start – the Middle East uprisings in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya turned the status quo upside down, the sovereign debt of European…

Metal Price Movements: Don’t Forget About China

Apr 09, 2011 at 08:14 | Stuart Burns

In spite of our TV screens being bombarded with news about Middle East unrest and the financial pages of our papers reporting seemingly endless stories about European debt problems, metal…

What Impact Will the Ivory Coast Unrest Have on Gold Prices

Apr 07, 2011 at 06:49 | Taras Berezowsky

Much has been speculated and written about the Egyptian and Libyan crises as they relate to the gold market, but another, perhaps even more volatile situation, has been brewing in…

Simon Hunt’s View on the Copper Market and Metal Prices

Apr 06, 2011 at 07:13 | Stuart Burns

When I saw Simon Hunt was being interviewed by Mineweb’s Geoff Candy, I couldn’t resist checking out the podcast. Simon Hunt has been an active market expert for longer…

Will Tin Prices Continue to Rise this Year?

Apr 04, 2011 at 01:43 | Stuart Burns

Tin has been one of the wonder boys of recent months, powering up to over $32,000 per ton in the early part of the year, falling back briefly to $28,000…

Will Silver Prices Continue their Incredible Run

Apr 01, 2011 at 04:36 | Stuart Burns

An article in Mineweb last week reported that silver imports in India had dropped off dramatically this year and suggested the high price may be to blame. Silver imports into…

Palladium Looking Attractive for Investors

Mar 30, 2011 at 05:07 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

If you want to see the one precious metal that has been beaten senseless by the disaster in Japan, take a look at Palladium (PALL). Thanks to its close ties…

Base Metal ETF's and the Commodity Boom

Mar 29, 2011 at 04:36 | Taras Berezowsky

Figuring out the best investment plays on the recent commodity boom we’ve been seeing isn’t an open and shut case. There are many different factors to consider; apart from the…

A Big Pot of Gold in Libya Could Finance Gadhafi's Long War

Mar 24, 2011 at 14:30 | Dian L. Chu

As the international military forces are descending upon Libya as we speak, some people have dismissed Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's vow of a 'long war to victory' delivered via…

Guess Whos Buying Gold

Mar 24, 2011 at 14:06 | Mad Hedge Fund Trader

With gold threatening to break out to a new all-time high, and silver having already done so, some interesting facts are coming out about the precious metals market. It turns…

Gold Report: Manipulation vs. Intervention

Mar 23, 2011 at 06:12 | Ronald Stoeferle

There is a thin line between intervention (normally by the government, government-related institutions, or more generally, politicians) and manipulation (negative connotation – as in “influence”). The (sometimes massive) interventions on…

Arguments For and Against Gold Ownership

Mar 21, 2011 at 16:53 | Taras Berezowsky

Stories and opinions on whether to buy or sell gold seem to be a dime a dozen these days (more likely, it has always been this way), and there’s no…

Chinese Money and Conflict Minerals in The Democratic Republic of Congo

Mar 18, 2011 at 11:05 | Stuart Burns

It would seem that in spite of democracy, not much changes in The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). To say bribery, corruption, theft, tax evasion and coercion are rife in…

A Detailed Look at the Increasing Demand for Gold

Mar 18, 2011 at 10:50 | Ronald Stoeferle

For the first time in many years investor demand might exceed jewellery demand in 2010. In 2000, investment demand accounted for only about 4.8% of total demand, in 2009 for…

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