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Commodities

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gold Finds Bargain Hunters at $1400 as Saudi King Spends $38bn to Avoid Revolution / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTHE WHOLESALE LONDON PRICE of physical gold held onto this week's early rise again on Wednesday, pushing back above $1400 per ounce as world stock markets fell and crude oil rose to new two-year highs as fresh anti-government protests hit the Gulf state of Bahrain.

More gunfire was reported in the Libyan capital Tripoli, but eastern cities enjoyed "delirious celebrations" at the demise of Colonel Gaddafi's forty-year regime, according to the BBC.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Crude Oil Prices Near $96 as Political Crisis Shifts to Libya / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: LiveCharts

Libya is the latest country facing political upheaval as it nears Civil War. Just a week after Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak ended his 30-year run by resigning amid public unrest, Libya’s leader Moammar Gadhafi is dealing with similar anti-government demonstrations.

Gadhafi spoke out on Tuesday asking those that support the Libyan government to go on the offensive against the demonstrators, now supported by several army units that have defected from the government.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Solar Power Market Emerging as a Sleeper in 2011 / Commodities / Renewable Energy

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Zeiler writes: Companies that manufacture solar power equipment had a great year in 2010 thanks to generous government subsidies. While 2011 may turn out to be a year of transition, most solar companies should do well and the long-term prospects for the industry are bright indeed.

Solar power installations worldwide increased 120% in 2010 with 16 gigawatts added, up from 7 gigawatts added in 2009. That brought total capacity to 40 gigawatts, still just 0.2% of the world's electricity generation in 2010. That leaves a lot of room for growth.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

The Commodities Boom of 2011: Coal Will Be the New Gold / Commodities / Coal

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMartin Hutchinson writes: The run-up in commodities prices has been a long one. And it shows no signs of abating.

As a Money Morning reader, you know that we predicted this run-up. Back in October 2007, for instance, we told readers to buy gold - when it was trading at $770 an ounce. Those of you who followed our advice have done quite well.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How To Use Gold And Silver To Get Rich On Inflation  / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Bob_Clark

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBelow, I look at what is driving the precious metals markets. The US government and the Fat Boys that control the Federal Reserve banking system, both benefit from inflation. We can also benefit, by understanding who, is doing what, to who.
In the second part, I suggest a way to use loose money and low interest rates to protect us from inflation.
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Commodities

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Gold, China and the West Take Opposite Approaches to Inflation / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Rosanne_Lim

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePrecious metals gained on Friday amid the G-20 weekend summit, geopolitical concerns, and inflationary pressures. Gold traded at $1390 per ounce while silver was at $32.65 per ounce. So far, February has been an interesting month for gold. The development in emerging markets, inflationary pressures in the United States and lingering geopolitical worries have all contributed to its rally. 

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

How To Profit From Copper's Next Wave, Follow The Money / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: Richard_Mills

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleUrbanization is a macro-trend, in 1800 two percent of the global population was urban, by 1950 it was 30%. Today half of all the people in the world live in cities. This is an economic migration - historically poverty rates are 4 times higher in rural than urban areas. The UN projects that by the year 2030 there will be 1.5 billion more people living in cities.

Investing in copper might be the simplest way to profit from the ongoing global urbanization.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Why I'm Buying Silver at $30 / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Jeff_Clark

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleJeff Clark, BIG GOLD writes: The silver price has bounced 27% since January 28, a huge advance for a measly 16 trading days. It's already soared past its 2010 high and was selling for less than $16 this time last year, a double in 12 months. So, is it pricy? Or should we ignore the run-up and keep buying?

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Alternative Energy Investments Are Still at Value Levels / Commodities / Renewable Energy

By: The_Energy_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlternative energy is a catchall axiom referring to any source of power generation and use that can replace fossil fuels, including nuclear, solar, wind and geothermal. Humankind will by necessity adopt renewable energy sources but, like all disruptive ideas, acceptance is preceded by doubt and hesitation, resolution of which comes only after systemic shocks like shortages and rising prices. Jacob Securities Research Director John McIlveen staked out this new economic sector to become one of the first North American analysts to specialize in renewable energy stocks. He believes these industries— particularly geothermal, solar and wind—could present unusual publicly traded opportunities for investors seeking truly unique diversification and significant capital appreciation. John spoke with The Energy Report in this exclusive interview to explain his focus and offer several ideas to round out growth-oriented portfolios.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Jewelry Drives the Gold Love Trade / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week, the World Gold Council (WGC) confirmed something we’d already suspected: 2010 was a remarkable year for gold. Overall demand grew by 9 percent to reach a 10-year high on increased jewelry demand, strong momentum in key Asian markets and a paradigm shift in the official sector, the WGC says.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Why Are Gold and Silver Breaking Out? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe have yet to complete two months of 2011 and so far we have already seen several attempted revolutions in Middle Eastern countries, with so far two of them successful. All of them have been unexpected and have caught the world by surprise. We are on the brink of the next successful revolution [Libya] disrupting the oil market and taking prices so high that we are likely to see them negatively impact growth in the developed world.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gold, Central Banking, Fecks, Lies and Video Tape / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Rob_Kirby

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe purpose of this article – it’s an attempt to bring some transparency to what’s really happening in the precious metals complex by underscoring the words and actions of players in the Central Banking community.  Attention is drawn to the fact that these elitists lie as a matter of policy but are prone to making simple mistakes like all humans do.  Specifically, light is shone on the degree to which these same elitists will go to keep their surreptitious market activities ‘secret’ and their irredeemable fiat currencies viable.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Russian Klondike Gold Rush is on the way / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Pravda

Russia may legalize private gold mining, which was banned in the country during the 1950s. Deputies of the Russian State Duma upheld the initiative, having approved amendments to the law "About Underground Resources" in the first reading. Spokespeople for the Russian regions rich with placer gold, are interested in the amendments.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Silver "Disconnected from Gold" / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Adrian_Ash

THE PRICE OF GOLD and physical silver whipped sharply in London trade on Tuesday, falling hard only to rally as New Zealand's second-biggest city Christchurch was struck by an earthquake and Libyan dictator Colonel Gaddafi's defiant appearance on state TV led to accusations of "genocide" and "the government killing its people" by his own diplomats in the Unitd States.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Gold Fever in China Sparks Phenomenon Global Demand / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: Inflation risk is driving "explosive" buying of physical gold in China, putting the country on a path to becoming the world's number one gold consumer and driving demand for the yellow metal to a 10-year high.

Chinese demand for gold bars and coins reached 180 tons in 2010, up a whopping 70% from 2009, Albert Cheng, the World Gold Council's managing director for the Far East, said at a news conference last Thursday.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Libya Unrest Boosts Crude Oil, Gold and Silver Prices / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Bob_Kirtley

As unrest escalated today in Libya the pressure was felt in the oil world with WTI up $2.17 to $97.50, Brent Crude up $2.26 to $108.00. Gold prices gained $17.50 to close in London at $1406.60/oz, with silver prices adding a huge $1.25 to close at $33.91.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Silver Fractal Analysis Suggests May-June Target of $52-$56 / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: GoldRunner

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDollar Inflation remains the driver of the pricing environment for almost everything denominated in U.S. Dollars as long as the Fed continues to monetize debt.  The debt monetization creates Dollar Inflation that results in Dollar Devaluation.  As the Fed ramps up the QE II that they have announced will end in June, I expect Gold, Silver, and the PM stocks to aggressively rise.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Libya Crisis and Crude Oil Stock Portfolio Positions / Commodities / Oil Companies

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMany of you may be watching the reports of the revolt in Libya on TV and listening to breathless commentators. Clearly, the situation in the Middle East is changing. But let's balance the TV excitement about oil and Libya with logic and data.

First, whatever government results from the revolts in oil producing countries, they need to sell their oil to support their regimes as much as the rest of the world needs to buy their oil. Therefore, looking past short-term supply disruption concerns, oil wells will not be shut down long-term and oil will continue to flow.

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Commodities

Monday, February 21, 2011

Silver Buoyed by Growing Industrial Demand / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Mike_Stall

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIrrespective of the concerns over financial tightening, talks of a gold bubble and economical weakness, gold marked its tenth straight annual gain in 2010. Not only gold, other members of the precious metal group such as silver and platinum were also up last year. At this juncture, last year’s bull run appears to be running out of steam. However, both technicals and fundamentals indicate improved investment options in precious metals, particularly silver, if you have a long-term investment horizon. 

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Commodities

Monday, February 21, 2011

Plastic Bottles to Push Food Prices Even Higher / Commodities / Food Crisis

By: Pravda

Polypropylene, one of the most popular materials used in the production of various packages, has increased in price by 133 percent during the recent two years. Prices on plastic packages continue to grow still, which will eventually affect consumers in a number of industries, including the food sector.

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