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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Kerry Smith: Metals & Mining Portfolio Building During Chaotic Times / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA veteran analyst, Kerry Smith of Haywood Securities covers a broad range of companies in the mining sector, from juniors to mid-tiers to majors, from explorers and developers to producers, from base to noble metals. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report , he covers a lot of territory, discussing the outlook for gold, the next stage of sector consolidation and the rough political terrain in some of the world's most resource-abundant geographies.

The Gold Report: How should investors play this market, and what's your outlook for commodities, gold in particular?

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Manipulation of Gold and Commodity Prices to Prevent Inflation and Higher Interest Rates / Commodities / Market Manipulation

By: Rob_Kirby

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Invisible Hand and the Pox Known as Usury - First, from Wikipedia, a little background on usury :

Usury (pronounced /ˈjuːʒəri/ , comes from the Medieval Latin usuria , "interest" or "excessive interest", from the Latin usura "interest") originally meant the charging of interest on loans.  After countries legislated to limit the rate of interest on loans, usury came to mean the interest above the lawful rate. In common usage today, the word means the charging of unreasonable or relatively high rates of interest…..

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Central Bank Gold Sales Coming to an End? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn the week ending 26th September 2008, the final week of the fourth year of the Central Bank Gold Agreement, two Eurosystem central banks sold less than 1 tonne of gold to complete the fourth year's sales. This makes a total for the year at around 345.5 tonnes of gold sold by the signatories.

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Commodities ETFs and ETNs XLY, XLP, XLE, XLF, XLV, XLI, XLB, XLK, XLU / Commodities / Exchange Traded Funds

By: Zeal_LLC

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn December 1998 the Select Sector SPDRs were born. And this proved to be a groundbreaking and historic event that has forever altered the way people invest in the stock markets. These nine exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a core group of ETFs that allow investors to customize their portfolios with focus on individual sectors that collectively make up the S&P 500.

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Gold Falls with Euro, Stock Markets, Crude Oil & US Jobs / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES fell hard into the Wall Street opening on Friday, losing 2% to reach a new two-week low of $824 an ounce as Asian stock markets closed sharply lower.

European shares reversed earlier gains. Crude oil slid back to $94 per barrel.

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Gold Sharp Fall Despite Surging Investor Demand Blamed on Short-sellers / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold  fell sharply yesterday  on lower oil prices and the recently surging dollar, despite  unprecedented physical demand for coins and bars in the UK, US and internationally ( gold closed at $840.40  down $40.20 while silver  closed at $11.57 down $1.04 ).

As warned yesterday, anything is possible in the short term in these markets and leveraged trading in futures, CFDs and spread betting is an extremely high risk endeavour in the current markets and not advisable.
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Commodities

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Resolve the Credit Crisis by Recapitalising the Banks with Gold / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Professor_Emeritus

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePrivatising profits, socializing losses (The Gold Standard Strikes Back... Part 2)

The 0.7 trillion dollar bailout plan of Treasury Secretary Paulson must be seen for what it is: a scheme to privatize profits while socializing losses. The scare tactics with which he was trying to railroad it through Congress has failed and the world is better for it. The malady has to be diagnosed properly. I summarize the popular diagnosis in five points.

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Commodities

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Gold Awaits US Bail-Out Final Approval / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

THE PRICE OF GOLD sank 2.1% Thursday morning in London, dropping to a two-week low near $850 an ounce – the very peak of gold's last bull in Jan. 1980.

Asian stock markets closed the day lower, while European shares gave back an early rally despite the overnight vote in Washington supporting the $700 billion bail-out for banks.

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Commodities

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Central Banks Starting to Buy Gold? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold  rose yesterday  despite continuing dollar strength and falling oil prices ( gold closed at $880.80  up $6.80 while s ilver  closed at $12.71 up 53  cents ).  Once again in  after hours trading there was determined selli ng which pushed the price as low as $862/oz in Asia  prior to rallying  in early European trade to over $870 /oz.

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Commodities

Thursday, October 02, 2008

How to Ride the Coming Precious Metals Rally / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSean Brodrick writes: Global markets are whipsawing right now as the Federal Government tries to put out a fire in the credit markets with a flood of liquidity. But the rescue plan is failing. As a result, credit markets are spiraling into a deep freeze, threatening to destabilize the U.S. dollar.

Investors are running for cover ... because it sure beats jumping out the windows. Cash is good, to be sure. But if you're looking for your own golden parachute, consider my favorite yellow metal.

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Crude Oil Rally Fails / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Crude oil prices are down about 7% from the intraday high and point towards a retest of the September lows at 93.36 and 90.50 next. Let's notice that yesterday's rally and today's initial attempt at extending yesterday's rally failed right at the sharply declining 20 DMA, which also represents the mid-point of the (width) of the declining Bollinger Bands. This is classic action: in a bull market, pullbacks find support at the rising 200 DMA, while in a bear market rallies fail and reverse to the downside from the declining 20 Day -- as is the case right now. I expect oil prices to plunge through the September lows on the way $80 next. Lower oil equates to a downside target of 70.00 in the US Oil Fund ETF (AMEX: USO).

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Financial Panic Sees Socialists Fighting to Save Capitalism / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTHE PRICE OF SPOT GOLD bounced 1.6% from an overnight low of $860 on Wednesday, steadying at $876 an ounce as Western stock markets ticked higher despite a raft of miserable Eurozone data.

Crude oil rose back above $100 per barrel, while long-dated government bonds continued to rise in price, pushing yields still further below the rate of inflation.

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

$700 Billion Banking Bailout Will Drive Crude Oil to $250 / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleKeith Fitz-Gerald writes: I've been predicting record oil prices for a number of years now, so when crude oil prices recently plunged from their record highs, I warned investors and consumers that the decline was nothing more than a temporary respite.

But now it's clear that the fallout from the $700 billion banking bailout pact will virtually guarantee that my prediction will come true.

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Greenspan: Gold is "the Ultimate Form of Payment in the World" due to "Fiat Money in Extremis" / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold  fell  yesterday  as the dollar rallied ( gold closed at $874.00  down $14.4 0 while silver  closed at $12.18 down 75  cents ).  In after hours trading there was determined selling which pushed the price as low as $860 prior to rallying above the New York close and as high as over $883/oz.

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Will Commodities Recover from the Credit Crisis? / Commodities / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Clif_Droke

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“Money is the lifeblood of the economy.” This famous saying is easy enough to remember, yet how much easier is it to forget it when asset prices are pushed to unreasonable extremities. Consumers and investors alike are now being reminded of the veracity of this statement in a big way as the money panic rages on.

The term “credit crisis” can actually be broken down into two separate yet related categories. On the one hand the credit problem is a crisis in confidence. Confidence, after all, is the baseline requirement of any banking system. This is especially true for one as vast and reticular as the U.S. financial system. When confidence is lacking among participants in any credit-based financial system, money will become scarce and if the fear continues long enough, the wheels of commerce will grind to a halt.

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Louis James: 'Screaming Buys' Among the Quality Gold Juniors / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe big downhill slide in the junior sector has a real plus side for investors—a bounty of incredible bargains. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Louis James, Senior Editor of Doug Casey's International Speculator, gives us the names of some of his top picks and explains why their prospects are so bright. Read Part I of The Gold Report interview with Louis James, "I'm buying all the bullion I can" , where he describes the currency crisis of historic proportions that is dragging our economy down.

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Agri-Foods Mega-trend Gearing Up from Next Bullish Cycle / Commodities / Agricultural Commodities

By: Ned_W_Schmidt

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne lesson of last nine years is that listening to Wall Street strategists is harmful to your future wealth. Doing just the opposite of daily hype of the business media is a good way to enhance your future wealth. Many Street strategists missed, for example, the rally in Gold while the stock market has produced really dismal returns. Now again they are attempting to mislead investors. Collapsing Wall Street firms really have very little to do with what happens in the world. Instead, the bail out plan simply diverts capital to more non productive investments.

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Commodities

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Gold: Artificial Interference or Market Forces? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Brian_Bloom

Note the gap which manifested this morning

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Commodities

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Financial Crisis Worst Case Scenario- How Should I own Gold? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: David_Haas

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEditor's Note: This article is written to address “worst-case” scenarios that should be considered as part of a comprehensive strategic wealth management plan. The author does not anticipate or predict that any such scenarios would or will materialize. However, planning for the worst while hoping for the best has always been excellent advice in both personal and business strategy and prudent planning may secure options for those who have planned appropriately. While reading, bear in mind that the probability of a worst-case scenario developing is always greater than zero and there are times when such a probability is considerably higher. Current events would appear to be raising the likelihood of financial and societal problems more severe than have been experienced in several generations.

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Commodities

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Louis James "I am Buying All the Gold Bullion I Can" / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Louis James, Senior Editor of Doug Casey's International Speculator, describes a currency crisis of historic proportions that is dragging our economy down a dark and treacherous path lit only by the shining star of gold. James expects twists and turns in the precious metals sector and maintains his focus on the long-term bull trend. What stuns him, though, is the fact that Americans aren't "shouting in the streets" in panic now that the dollar is on death row with no pardon in sight.

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