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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Friday, July 29, 2011

Are Gold and Silver Support and Resistance Levels Holding? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Eric_McWhinnie

As I write this, the great debt debacle continues. The House vote on the GOP debt plan, scheduled to take place Thursday night, has been delayed. The markets finally seem to be pricing in the financial mess in Washington, as the S&P 500 (NYSE:SPY) fell 2% on Wednesday, and also closed lower on Thursday. Surprisingly, gold (NYSE:GLD) and silver (NYSE:SLV) have been declining this week as well.

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Commodities

Friday, July 29, 2011

Are You Brave Enough to Invest in Cotton? / Commodities / Commodities Trading

By: Eric_McWhinnie

Although Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) released a report recently that inflows into commodity markets fell sharply as the first half of 2011 ended, commodities in general have shown strength. However, cotton has fallen far from its 2011 peak. Shares in The iPath DJ UBS Cotton ETN (NYSE:BAL) now trades around $64, after reaching a 52-week of $117.33 in March of this year. Can cotton rebound from these levels?

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Commodities

Friday, July 29, 2011

Gold $8,500 Now Possible, IMF Warns American on “Exorbitant Privilege” / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold is trading at USD 1,615.20, EUR 1,132.70, GBP 991.92 and CHF 1,293.10 per ounce. Gold’s London AM Fix was USD 1613.75, EUR 1129.76, GBP 991.67 (10:41 GMT). Gold is set to finish a turbulent July higher showing its safe haven attributes again. Gold is higher in all fiat currencies month to date and is 7.6% higher in U.S. dollars.

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Commodities

Friday, July 29, 2011

Gold Rallies, "Credibility Downgrade" Hits "Irresponsible" Washington / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTHE U.S. DOLLAR gold price climbed to $1617 an ounce Friday morning London time – 0.7% off Wednesday's all-time high – as stocks and commodities fell following the decision to cancel a vote on proposals to cut the US deficit.

Heading into the weekend, the gold price was looking at a 1% weekly gain by Friday lunchtime.

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Commodities

Friday, July 29, 2011

Gold Top Devil’s Advocate / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Toby_Connor

The persistent and mindless bullishness on gold lately has got me nervous. When I get nervous the first thing I do is pull up a multi-year chart and look at the big picture.

A couple of things are apparent when one looks at the chart below. First as I've noted many times in the past gold has a tendency to move above a big round number before topping. It did it at $1025, $1225, $1432, and gold recently tagged $1630.

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Commodities

Friday, July 29, 2011

Bayonets and Gold / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Richard_Mills

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe history of fiat money has always been one of failure - every fiat currency since the Romans started diluting the silver content of their denarius has ended in devaluation and eventual collapse of both the currency and of that particular economy. Most paper money economies downfall can be linked to the costs of financing out of control military growth and its wars.

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Commodities

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gold Choppy, US Reaching End of Empire, Investors Have No Safe Havens Left / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTHE PRICE to buy gold in US Dollars oscillated Thursday morning London time – soaring to just under $1620 an ounce before easing back – while stocks fell and commodities were mixed as Washington prepared for a postponed debt ceiling vote.

On Wednesday gold price set a new intraday high in Dollar terms of $1628 per ounce in New York trade – a jump of 1.75% from last Friday's close.

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Commodities

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gold Near Record USD and EUR High – Eurozone Debt and U.S. Default Risks Global Financial Contagion / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold is marginally higher against most currencies today and is trading at USD 1,614.40, EUR 1,130.50, GBP 990.08 and CHF 1,294.50 per ounce. Gold is flat against the dollar but remains just less than 1% from the record nominal high reached yesterday ($1,628.05/oz). The euro is under pressure again today and gold is 0.7% higher against the euro and is just less than 1.5% away from the record euro high of EUR 1,144.80/oz reached last Monday.

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Commodities

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Gold and Silver Inter-metal Dynamics / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs risk currencies become quickly overcrowded and range-bound equity indices remain the territory of traders rather than investors, silver once again appears as the notable gainer, characterised by richly similar fundamentals to gold. The only thing is that silver is trading 20% below its record high.

Here are 3 general reasons to our renewed preference for silver...

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Commodities

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Another Testament to Gold’s Long-Term Value / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Clif_Droke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleRecently a news item was brought to my attention which underscores the long-term significance of gold as an investment.  A 500-year-old treasure has been discovered in a Hindu temple with approximately $20 billion.  The treasure consists mainly of gold and precious stones.  Below is an excerpt from a newspaper describing the treasure:

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Commodities

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What Didn't Change When Nixon Cut the Gold Link / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe monetary system that dates back to August 1971 shares one vital trait with its predecessor...

"LET ME lay to rest the bugaboo of what is called devaluation," Richard Nixon told his fellow Americans on August 15 1971.

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Commodities

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Is Morgan Stanley Bearish on Gold and Silver? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Marty_Chenard

The market continues to wait on a debt ceiling outcome as the August 2nd deadline nears. The Dow (NYSE:DIA) closed lower on Tuesday, while oil (NYSE:USO) and precious metals (NYSE:DBP) climbed higher. Commodities (NYSE:RJI) in general received a strong boost from a declining U.S. Dollar (NYSE:UUP). Gold (NYSE:GLD) and silver (NYSE:SLV) in particular are looking strong as paper currencies and investments remain in question. Furthermore, a major bank has raised average target prices for both gold and silver.

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Commodities

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gold Breaches $1625, U.S. Credit Ratings Downgrade Now Almost Certain / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleU.S. DOLLAR gold bullion prices hit a new intraday record high of $1625 an ounce in Wednesday's Asian trade – a 1.5% gain on Friday's close – before easing back slightly after London opened.

Stocks and commodities were down but US Treasury bonds rose, as the US Congress had to postpone a vote on the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling.

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Commodities

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Gold New Record Nominal Highs ($1,625.70) as CDS Traders Start Positioning for U.S. Downgrades / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold is trading at USD 1,620.40, EUR 1,120.50 and GBP 989.08 and CHF 1,298.50 per ounce. Both the dollar and the euro are under pressure again today and gold has reached another new record nominal high of $1,625.70/oz in early European trading.

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Commodities

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Peak Oil Has Passed / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: The_Energy_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSelf-professed contrarian and 321Energy Founder Bob Moriarty expects energy and food prices to follow oil on an upward trajectory, fueling more and more turmoil, unrest and violence around the planet, including the Western world. Read on for more insights in this exclusive interview with The Energy Report.

The Energy Report: The markets don't appear to have slowed for the typical summer doldrums this year. Instead, they seem to be returning to their pre-May highs, testing the 200-day moving averages. What do you think of this rally?

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Commodities

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Top Rare Earth Element Stock Picks / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: Critical_Metals_Repo

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs uncommon as they may be, rare earth elements are all around you—in your laptop, your cell phone and your flat-screen television. But despite their frequency in our everyday lives, investors still have a lot of false preconceptions about these 16 elements. In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, Luisa Moreno, a senior analyst with Toronto-based Jacob Securities, delves into the unique challenges rare earth miners encounter and how those can be opportunities for investors.

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Commodities

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The Need for a Real Domestic Alternative Energy Policy in the USA / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: OilPrice_Com

Alternative energy (or renewable energy) is a new manufacturing industry paradigm that is in its infancy. However, the discussion is not new, and it looks as if the United States has positioned itself to be behind history on what can be a very promising industry for a stumbling economy. After the oil shortages in the 70's, government officials began discussing energy policy as a matter of national security, but this misses the point of a globally competitive economic world. It was too early then to begin thinking that China could out-invest the United States in order to produce an alternative energy manufacturing industry.

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Commodities

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

The World According to Gold – Literally / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Midas_Letter

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEvery time I write a “World According to Gold” piece, gold is setting a new record, among a new crop of bubble-callers, and still the world hesitates to pile into gold for fear of getting burned. Many of those who have doubled or tripled their money have since died, retired, or simply kept on making money investing, succumbing to the addictive quality of wealth. The only other consistency with the new old record and another eponymous article, is that there is yet again more fiat capital in the system. But now, the rate at which capital fabrication is increasing is itself increasing. In other words, larger sums are required just to keep the international circle-jerk in motion.

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Commodities

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Will Crude Oil Reach $120 by December? / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Eric_McWhinnie

Although there have been numerous economic reports to derail oil (NYSE:USO), the black gold continues to hold firm. Last week, investors were reminded that the employment picture remains weak, as initial claims came in at 418k. Barclays Capital (NYSE:BCS) released a report that inflows into commodity markets fell sharply as the first half of 2011 ended.

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Commodities

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Gold Seen as Less Risky Currency, Return to Gold Standard Advocated in Print and Video / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold is marginally lower in all currencies today (USD 1,611, EUR 1,113 and GBP 983 per ounce) but remains close to record nominal highs in major currencies on U.S. and Eurozone debt concerns. With the risk free rate of return of U.S. Treasuries (Treasury bills, Treasury notes and Treasury bonds) coming into question, gold is increasingly being seen by many as a less risky asset and as a less risky currency.

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