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Stuart Burns

Ag Metal Miner

Contributor since: 29 Sep 2011

Stuart Burns

Stuart is a writer for MetalMiner who operate the largest metals-related media site in the US according to third party ranking sites. With a preemptive global perspective on the issues, trends, strategies, and trade policies that will impact how you source and/or trade metals and related metals services, MetalMiner provides unique insight, analysis, and tools for buyers, purchasing professionals, and everyone else for whom metals and their related markets matter.

Latest articles from Stuart

  • China’s Reopening Has Been A Boon For Metal Markets

    Published 01 February 2023 | viewed 3,296 times

    Via AG Metal Miner   The Chinese stock market reacted to Beijing’s about-face on COVID infections with a surge in prices, particularly in tech stocks.…

  • The World’s Largest Metals Market May Never Return To Its Former Glory

    Published 24 January 2023 | viewed 8,842 times

    Via AG Metal Miner   Doomsters have predicted the end of the LME before. Still, after 146 years and counting, the LME is still with…

  • Volatile Metal Prices To Persist As China Grapples With Covid Spike

    Published 29 November 2022 | viewed 990 times

    Via AG Metal Miner   There have been a number of dynamics driving metals prices this year. They’ve ranged from the strength of the USD…

  • Battery Makers Can’t Escape Rising Nickel Costs

    Published 25 October 2022 | viewed 3,208 times

    Via AG Metal Miner    Battery original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have enjoyed a clear trend for much of the last decade. In fact, they’ve largely…

  • Are OPEC And The IEA Right About What’s Next For Oil?

    Published 19 July 2022 | viewed 28,369 times

    Both OPEC and the International Energy Agency are predicting next year’s market to be one of the tightest in recent history. According to a Financial…

  • What Is Fueling The Surge In Gasoline Prices?

    Published 08 June 2022 | viewed 34,029 times

    Back in the 1970s, Arab oil embargoes caused short-term pain for the West due to rising crude prices. However, it also spurred a drive for…

  • The Bears Are Back In Metals Markets

    Published 23 May 2022 | viewed 5,951 times

    The bears are back in the metal markets, and one of their prime motivators is this year’s dismal prospects for China. A note in the…

  • Tin Supply Is Running Dangerously Low

    Published 16 May 2022 | viewed 10,056 times

    Despite a strong rebound in output, the tin market is still dangerously short on supply. How will this affect the tin price forecast? Experts are…

  • U.S. Recession Fears May Be Overblown

    Published 28 April 2022 | viewed 5,154 times

    Recession fears have so far been focused largely on the US. However, a recent note from Capital Economics to their clients predicts that we’re much…

  • The Aerospace Industry Is Grappling With A Titanium Supply Shortage

    Published 21 April 2022 | viewed 6,865 times

    Like other industry insiders, the team here at MetalMiner has paid very close attention to the way international sanctions on Russia are affecting metals markets.…

  • What’s Really Driving The Crazy Rally In Commodity Prices?

    Published 25 October 2021 | viewed 10,386 times

    Bulls are pointing to the surging metals prices as evidence a supercycle is alive and well. However, no one but a snake oil salesman would…

  • Europe Desperately Needs To Diversify Its Energy Supply

    Published 10 October 2021 | viewed 2,932 times

    We have written twice over the last week concerning the energy crunch, first in China and then in India. Thermal coal prices have risen to…

  • OPEC Agreement At Risk As UAE Prepares To Open The Taps

    Published 08 July 2021 | viewed 9,760 times

    In a relatively rare example of disagreement — or, at least, such public disagreement — usually close allies Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates…

  • The Market For Zinc Is Collapsing

    Published 30 June 2021 | viewed 3,241 times

    The zinc price has defied expectations that oversupply would put so much downward pressure on prices that last month’s $3,100/ton high would be the peak…

  • New Russian Tariffs Could Send Key Metal Prices Even Higher

    Published 29 June 2021 | viewed 2,683 times

    The metals markets received a jolt late last week with the news that Russia is considering applying export tariffs to steel, aluminum, copper, nickel, and…

  • Commodity Prices Dip As Dollar Surges

    Published 21 June 2021 | viewed 2,226 times

    It won’t have been missed by anyone in the metals markets, but commodity prices have drifted off this past week. The reason is a resurgent…

  • What Happens If Oil Prices Go Negative?

    Published 21 March 2020 | viewed 442,804 times

    Various reports hit the news feeds today quoting a deliberately headline-grabbing statement by Paul Sankey, managing director at Mizuho Securities, in which he is reported…

  • Will Europe Cave To Trump’s Tariff Threats?

    Published 14 November 2019 | viewed 6,761 times

    Not everyone agrees with the use of tariffs to achieve changes in trade relations. However, a recent article in The New York Times article reports the…

  • Rising Costs Weigh On Permian Gas Production

    Published 10 September 2018 | viewed 10,552 times

    To be fair, not all shale gas drilling is slowing, but in the Permian Basin, which has seen the most incandescent growth in recent years, according…

  • Wind Energy Is Getting Cheaper And Cheaper

    Published 18 July 2018 | viewed 19,504 times

    Who would have thought wind’s transformation from subsidy-supported to self-financing power source would happen so quickly – not this publication, that’s for sure. Apart from…

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