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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

The Collapse Of U.S. Silver Stocks As Public Debt Skyrockets / Commodities / Gold and Silver Stocks 2014

By: Steve_St_Angelo

The U.S. Empire is in real trouble.  This is due to its idiotic business model of selling quality assets while acquiring massive liabilities and debts.  Of course, the U.S. Government realizes this is not a sustainable way to do business, but at least for now.... we continue to have our Bread & Circuses, McDonalds & NFL Football for a bit longer.

Furthermore, Americans have no clue that the role of the U.S. Dollar as the world's reserve currency continues to disintegrate each passing day as more countries elect to by-pass the Dollar and trade in other currencies... especially the Chinese Yuan.

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Commodities

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Don't Miss This Gold Buying Opportunity / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: The_Gold_Report

Brien Lundin, founder of Jefferson Financial, producer of the New Orleans Investment Conference and Gold Newsletter, believes at least a small amount of the massive liquidity produced by loose monetary policy in Western economies will find its way into mining equities following a summer pullback in equity prices—but don't wait long. Lundin expects the "buying opportunity" to last for two, maybe three weeks before seasonal gold demand pushes prices higher. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Lundin discusses a select group of gold and precious metals equities that he expects to perform well as near-term news reaches the market.

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Commodities

Monday, September 15, 2014

Why ECB QE Is Bearish For Gold Prices / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: Bob_Kirtley

The recent action by the ECB appears to have caught many gold bulls off guard. A common interpretation of the impact that a potential quantitative easing program would have on gold prices was that it would be very bullish. This argument was based on the concept that money printing is bullish for gold, and that QE1 and QE2 by the Fed triggered major rallies in the yellow metal. Whilst we do not dispute that QE1 and QE2 by the Fed were indeed bullish for gold, we strongly disagreed that the ECB would introduce a program that would spark a major rally. In fact we went further, predicting that what the ECB was going to do was in fact highly bearish for gold, and in this article we will endeavour to explain why.

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Commodities

Monday, September 15, 2014

Junior Miners Breaking Out Higher Forecasting Gold and Silver Price Bottom? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: Jeb_Handwerger

Summary
  •   Despite post Labor Day sell-off in precious metals, junior miners maintain uptrend.
  •   The junior miners are usually a leading indicator. Is this outperformance forecasting an inflection point for the precious metals?
  •   Going into the overbought US equity, bond dollar and real estate market is dangerous, while precious metal stocks are trading at pennies on the dollar.
  •   Major generalist funds may soon enter the precious metals market as QE ends. A large cash position is waiting on the sidelines.
  •   US dollar rally may not last as QE expires. Inflationary pressures could pick up.

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Commodities

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Silver Price Sentiment Cycle / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: DeviantInvestor

The following chart shows:

Silver Prices: 1972 – 1979

  •  Silver moved upward from about $1.40 in 1971, rallied to about $6.40 in March 1974, and fell to about $4.30 in August 1977.
  • The March 1974 peak took about 3 years and ended about 4.55 times its starting point.
  • The August 1977 low took another 3.5 years and fell about 33% from the peak price.
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Commodities

Monday, September 15, 2014

Why Goldman Sachs is Wrong on Gold / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: Michael_Pento

Wall Street powerhouse Goldman Sachs has recently reiterated its negative view on gold, which it has held for the past year. However, it is now doubling down on this view and advising clients to actually go short the metal. Jeff Currie, head of commodity research at Goldman noted "Our target is really driven by the view that we think that the Fed will ultimately be the dominate force here and put more downward pressure [on prices]".

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Commodities

Monday, September 15, 2014

Marc Faber - “I Want To Be Diversified, I Want To Own Some Gold” / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: GoldCore

Veteran investor Marc Faber, author of The Gloom, Boom and Doom Report, reiterated the need for gold in a diversified portfolio when interviewed last week on CNBC. 

Faber, a resident of Thailand, is an advocate of gold storage in Singapore, and believes that a diversified portfolio will help protect against future market corrections which he believes are on the horizon.

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Commodities

Monday, September 15, 2014

Will The Swiss Vote to Get Their Gold Back? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: Dr_Ron_Paul

On November 30th, voters in Switzerland will head to the polls to vote in a referendum on gold. On the ballot is a measure to prohibit the Swiss National Bank (SNB) from further gold sales, to repatriate Swiss-owned gold to Switzerland, and to mandate that gold make up at least 20 percent of the SNB's assets. Arising from popular sentiment similar to movements in the United States, Germany, and the Netherlands, this referendum is an attempt to bring more oversight and accountability to the SNB, Switzerland's central bank.

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Commodities

Monday, September 15, 2014

Analysis And Price Projection Of The Uranium Market / Commodities / Uranium

By: Submissions

Dr. Volkmar Hable writes: I travel a lot for the purpose of identifying new investment opportunities. In that process earlier this year I was offered by the governments of two countries Uranium exploration concessions of outstanding quality and location, and was told that no one would be interested in Uranium in these days.  This caught my attention and we started to investigate.  And sure enough, as a matter of fact, in these days it seems to be extremely easy to pick up Uranium concessions anywhere between Greenland and South-Africa.

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Commodities

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Two Strikes Against Light Crude Oil Prices / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Donald_W_Dony

Following the August 26, 2014 Market Minute titled "WTIC prices break down", Light crude oil prices has fallen 5.9% since late August.

Abundant supply from the U.S. and the Middle East plus a rising U.S. dollar has sent oil prices down to the first support level at $92.

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Commodities

Friday, September 12, 2014

Last Stand Approaching for Gold / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: Sy_Harding

Gold ended its 10-year bull market in 2011 when it topped out at $1,900 an ounce. It was a spectacular run from $250 an ounce in 2001.

Since then it rallied back several times only to have those rallies fail at lower highs.

Its most recent rally attempt, beginning in January, looked to have a better chance of succeeding. On the technical side, gold was oversold beneath its important 30-week m.a. again, and it was rising from a frequently bullish double-bottom formation.

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Commodities

Friday, September 12, 2014

Is Geothermal Power About to Become The Next Great Battleground Over Fracking? / Commodities / Renewable Energy

By: Money_Morning

Dr. Kent Moors writes: Of all the renewable energy sources, geothermal power remains by far the smallest.

But that may not prevent it from becoming the next energy “hot potato.”

A good example of its potential can be found in Iceland, where the entire country runs on geothermal power. Of course, it does help to have a string of active volcanoes to tap.

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Commodities

Friday, September 12, 2014

Strong U.S. Dollar Undermines Gold and Silver / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: Alasdair_Macleod

Precious metals have had to endure a week of gathering dollar strength, which is at least partly the result of problems specific to the euro, yen and sterling. The result is gold has fallen a further $30 over the week, and silver by about $0.70c. The first chart is of gold and open interest on Comex.

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Commodities

Friday, September 12, 2014

Will The Real Silver Commercials Stand Up? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

One of the more persistent flaws in the world's most important price discovery mechanism comes down to a simple question.

How did it come to pass that banks were given access to the commercial category of traders?

It's a given that the market is rigged to high heaven. And it’s completely obvious by now how it is accomplished. They only folks left in denial about it have a direct incentive for ignoring it - usually an obvious one.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 11, 2014

China Holds “Gold Congress” - Positioning Itself As Global Gold Hub / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: GoldCore

The China Gold Congress is currently in full flight in Beijing. The three day Congress is China’s biggest gold industry event of the year, drawing in participants from across the Chinese and international gold sectors including central banks, mining companies, bullion banks and refiners.

The event, co-sponsored by the World Gold Council (WGC) and the China Gold Association, showcases China’s gold industry and acts as a focus point for what is now the world’s largest gold market in terms of demand and product innovation.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Fire Ice Could be Energy's Magic Bullet or a Planet-killing Catastrophe / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: Money_Morning

Dr. Kent Moors writes: During the height of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy four years ago, I had my graduate students monitor the flow of oil from the sunken platform in the Gulf of Mexico.

Most of their work involved rather straightforward calculations based on undersea camera footage.

But from time to time, flimsy protoplasmic-like structures would float across the screen. The students called them "ghosts."

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Commodities

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Supply Crunch Points to Higher Uranium Prices / Commodities / Uranium

By: Money_Morning

Dr. Kent Moors writes: With nuclear power bouncing back worldwide, and the number of global uranium mines declining, the signs are building that uranium prices are poised to head higher.

After stabilizing under $30 per pound, prices have begun to rebound, posting their largest gain in more than 30 months. Since August 4, the cost of uranium has climbed by 13.91%.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gold, Crude Oil and U.S Dollar Link Intensifies / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Nadia_Simmons

On Monday, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco published a report, which indicated that central bank is growing closer to raise interest rates. As a result, the US Dollar Index, which tracks the performance of the greenback against a basket of six other major currencies, climbed to a 14-month high. Since then, ongoing expectations that U.S. interest rates will be rise sooner rather than later have been supportive for the U.S. dollar, making crude oil and gold more expensive for holders of other currencies.

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Commodities

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

China Food Crisis ? / Commodities / China

By: Chris_Orr

China is having the worst drought in half a century, which will result in a devastating harvest.

Or: China is going to have a record crop this year.

Those are the two stories coming out of China in just a two-week time span.

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Commodities

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Gold Bugs Shifting Sentiment / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2014

By: Gary_Tanashian

Warning… Condescension ensues… NFTRH 307’s opening segment, dated 9.7.14:

From a post on the HUI at the site last week:

“There are worse things that could happen than filling a gap and scattering the wrong kind of gold bugs back out.  Then it would be up to the longer-term charts to do the heavy lifting if the daily does fulfill this downside potential.”

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