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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Gold Rallies on Negative Real Interest Rates / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash


SPOT GOLD PRICES
ticked higher in Asian and early London trade on Tuesday, recovering one-third of Monday's 2.7% drop as crude oil pushed higher and European stock markets sank.

The Dollar held flat ahead of tomorrow's Federal Reserve vote on interest rates. It's widely expected to leave the real returns paid to cash 2% below zero.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Energy Use Per Unit of GDP by Country / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCountries that require less energy per unit of GDP may fare better during a period of high energy prices.

This table shows the Kg of oil equivalent consumed per unit of GDP on a purchasing power parity basis for 32 countries, as reported by the United Nations.

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Commodities

Monday, June 23, 2008

Gold's Corrective Upleg is Complete / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Although the weakness in the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) has not inflicted much if any meaningful technical damage to the overall pattern off of the 5/1 low of 83.57, today's big gap down certainly argues that the current upleg off of the 6/12 low at 84.83 into Friday's high at 89.61 is complete! In addition, my expectation of an approaching significant low closer to the timeframe of the bottoming of the 15-18 week cycle low between July 7 and 14 suggests that today's weakness is the start of the road towards such a low, which figures to be VERY important indeed. Let's expect the GLD to press towards a test of the rising 200 DMA in the 85-84 target zone in the upcoming hours/days -- and possibly decline into the 82.90/50 area prior to a powerful upside reversal.

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Commodities

Monday, June 23, 2008

China Raises Fuel Prices: Is this the End of the Oil boom? / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast Thursday, China roiled the oil market, announcing it would raise gas and diesel prices by about 46 cents per gallon in order to reduce demand. In a matter of minutes, oil prices skidded lower.

Before you knew it, America's TV news and finance channels were all over the story. They asked the burning question, "Will higher prices and lower demand in China kill this great bull market in oil?" And they presented a seemingly endless parade of oil bears and stock bulls who almost unanimously proclaimed that oil prices were about to crater.

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Commodities

Monday, June 23, 2008

Gold Remains Firm on Stagflation Fundamentals / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold closed at $901.70 in New York on Friday and was down 40 cents and silver closed at $17.33, up 1 cent. Gold was up over 4% last week and the close above $900 may prove important from a technical point of view in the coming weeks.

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Commodities

Monday, June 23, 2008

Gold Holds Ahead of US Interest Rate Decision / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES gave back an early 0.6% rally in London on Monday, trading just shy of last week's close at $902 per ounce as crude oil bounced and European equities held flat.

The world's biggest investment banks, meantime, issued a series of notes accusing each other of ever greater write-downs for the April-June quarter.

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Commodities

Monday, June 23, 2008

Another Gold Attack, then North to $2,000! / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Alex_Wallenwein

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOrdinarily, gold would be right before a major breakout point at this time, which should occur this week or the following week at the latest – but Wall Street and the entire US financial structure are so near a complete breakdown that another attack on gold must be expected. Here are the reasons why:

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Commodities

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Silver Fan and Pennant Corrective Pattern Resolving Towards Breakout / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Clive_Maund

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe arguments relating to gold apply in large part to silver, so here we will only detail the important differences and readers are referred to the parallel Gold Market update.

Like gold, silver has been marking out a 3-arc Fan Correction following its March peak, and the chief difference between the two is that silver looks even stronger. On the 1-year chart we can see that silver has marked out a more solid looking base line of support between about $16.20 and $16.50 above its rising 200-day moving average and we can also see that it is closer to breaking out above the 3rd fanline of the fan pattern.

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Commodities

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Gold on the Cusp of a Major Breakout / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Clive_Maund

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlthough gold has remained in the doldrums since the last update, there is plenty of evidence that another strong uptrend is solely a question of when, not if. On the 1-year chart we can see that the reactive phase in force from mid-March is taking the form of 3-arc Fan Correction that is now believed to be quite close to completion. These fan patterns typically start out with a steep, panicky selloff as intermediate traders realize that the game of over for the time being and hit the exits. This is normally followed by a significant bounce and then by a more measured decline that frequently wreaks the most damage because it drags on for alot longer, although that was not the case here. Then, after another bounce renewed decline sets in, but this time there is little selling pressure behind it, and this downleg frequently terminates only a little below the 2nd drop and sometimes at or above it, which is a sign of strength.

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Commodities

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Gold Long-term Rating Once more Turns Bullish / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Merv_Burak

Gold was up every day this past week (and Friday of the previous) and still not really showing any great upside strength. Gold bugs always seem to think that up is the only direction but sometimes we get surprises. Are we in for one ahead?

GOLD : LONG TERM
With the continuous upside action there has been some changes to the long term indicators this past week. The price of gold has once more moved above its moving average line and the line remains in a positive slope.

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Commodities

Friday, June 20, 2008

SILVER and its Investment and Industrial Sides / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: David_Morgan

What drives the price of silver? Certainly it is a function of buying and selling pressure, and primarily, this price setting mechanism takes place on the COMEX. However, so much has been written recently about short selling, price management, and naked sales, and on and on, that I wanted to take a more basic look at demand. Real demand and investment demand, regardless of how the price is set, fall into two main categories. We have investment demand (monetary demand), and we have industrial demand. In this year's World Silver Survey 2008, sponsored by the Silver Institute, under the Investment Chapter it states, “Investor activity was the main driver of the high and volatile silver price in 2007.”

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Commodities

Friday, June 20, 2008

Invsting in Sliver- SLV Silver ETF / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOn April 28th, 2006 , Barclays launched the first silver exchange-traded fund in the US . Traded on the AMEX as SLV, the iShares Silver Trust was eagerly anticipated by silver investors ahead of its birth. It ushered in a new era where vast pools of stock-market capital gained an easy conduit into the physical silver market.

One of the reasons investors originally liked SLV so much is silver consumers aggressively lobbied the SEC to kill it. The Silver Users Association wrote some fascinating letters to the SEC bemoaning the birth of SLV as the end of cheap silver as we knew it. Established in 1947, the SUA is an organization of industrial users of silver in applications including photographic, electronic, silverware, jewelry, and other fabrication.

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Commodities

Friday, June 20, 2008

Gold BREAKOUT! / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Peter_Degraaf

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold is breaking out on the upside today, after having been contained in a bullish pennant formation for the past 93 days. This 93 day period satisfies the time element, (referring to the average of the late spring – early summer pull-backs in gold), since the current bull market began, in 2001.

Virtually every year we witness a Christmas rally in gold, with the seasonal lows coming in the spring, following a correction towards the 200DMA.

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Commodities

Friday, June 20, 2008

Investors Reallocate from Oil to Gold as Inflation Defense / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES ticked higher from an overnight lull early Friday, recording the highest Morning Fix in London since June 9th at precisely $900.00 per ounce.

Crude oil futures bounced more than 1% from Thursday's sudden $4 sell-off to $131 per barrel, while European stock markets dropped towards a three-month low, led by banking shares.

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Commodities

Friday, June 20, 2008

Metals Market Trend Analysis 2008 to 2009- Part 1 / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: John_Lee

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOftentimes I talk to investors, even sophisticated ones, and I realize that they treat metals as a group. Particularly in the subset of base metals, most point out the price action of copper and conclude that all base metals are in a raging bull with no signs of slowing down.

Close examination of correlation between various metal prices reveals a very different story, as we shall illustrate. (most charts here are from my friends at Kitco.com)

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Commodities

Thursday, June 19, 2008

South African Gold Production Slumps by 10% Driving Gold Price Higher / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold closed at $891.30  in New York  yesterday and was  up $6.90  and silver closed at $17.31,  up 26  cents.  Since then g old has again traded in a range between $88 5 and $89 5 in Asia n and in  early European trading this morning .

Gold rose in early trading in Europe when oil prices rose on news that Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell  had halted production at a major offshore oil facility in Nigeria because of a militant attack . It has since given back those early gains and dollar strength this morning seems to have led to a sell off in gold.

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Commodities

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Gold Leaps to $905 as FBI Arrests Bear Stearns Hedge Fund Managers / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES leapt against all currencies at the US open on Thursday, surging to a four-week high above $905 per ounce on what looked to be one or more large New York orders amid an otherwise quiet market.

Crude oil bounced from an overnight dip as the US Dollar ticked gently lower on the forex market and energy-giant Shell closed 200,000 barrels of daily production in response to militant attacks in Nigeria .

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Commodities

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Solar Sun Spot Cycles Impact on Crop Yields, Energy Use and Weather Patterns / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: Joseph_Dancy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast month we listened to Donald Coxe's weekly presentation to institutional investors. Coxe is the Chairman and Chief Strategist of Harris Investment Management. He has been a bull on the commodity markets for some time now and has correctly pointed out numerous investment opportunities in the energy, metals, and grain markets.

We were surprised when he mentioned the historical nature of the solar cycle and its' potential impact on global weather patterns and the agricultural sector. Most of the time Coxe he restricts himself to ‘worldly' indicators of supply and demand. Apparently an article on the subject recently appeared in Investor's Business Daily.

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Commodities

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Gold Wedged Between Support and Resistance / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Very interesting situation developing in spot gold -- and by extension, the GLD (streetTRACKS Gold Shares). Let's notice that the price structure is wedge-in between the rising 200 DMA (support at $859), and the 50 & 21 DMAs (resistance) as well as the March-June resistance line all clustered around $900. My sense is that if gold hurdles and sustains above $900, gold prices could rocket towards $1000 again.

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Commodities

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Smart Money Heading Back into Gold? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

"...The current lull in the gold market may signal a great chance to buy before the price moves sharply higher once more..."

WHAT YOU MAKE of the gold market right now depends on what you make of the kind of data UBS's precious metals team follow.

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