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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Commodities

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Meeting the Critical Metals Demand / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: The_Energy_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIs there a clear path to meeting growing global critical metals demand? An important first step, according to Laurentian Bank Securities' Technology and Strategic Metals Analyst Jim Powell, would be to establish supply sources that aren't concentrated in a single country—particularly one that isn't inclined to share its resources with the rest of the world. In this exclusive interview with The Critical Metals Report, Jim points out some potential plays to look for while the landscape is changing.

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Commodities

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Which Stocks Will Win Race to Feed a Power-Hungry World? / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: The_Energy_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleUranium and potash prices seem to be inversely correlated lately: As potash prices reach their highest levels, uranium prices have suffered. But Richard (Rick) Mills, host of Ahead of the Herd online and editor of the Ahead of the Herd newsletter, believes the prospects for both industries are bright. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Rick explains why the U.S.' commitment to nuclear power and even biofuels is helping to propel both markets.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gold, the Internet and Creating Imaginary Money / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Ned_W_Schmidt

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne has to love today's technology. Where else can we get so much mail from people whom we do not want to get mail? Never has porn been delivered in such high quality. But, the good news does not stop there. While creating social networks for people with lives in which no one is interested and providing the capability for old people to twitter among themselves, the internet is now providing an important government function, imaginary money.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gold Rebounds, Dollar Looks Strong Despite Debt Ceiling Deadlock / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleU.S. DOLLAR prices for gold bullion rallied Tuesday morning London time, hitting $1503 an ounce – just above last Friday's closing price – as stocks were mixed and commodities and US Treasury bonds gained after President Obama held meetings on the debt ceiling.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gold Trading at $1500, BOE’s Posen Says Stagflation Unlikely in UK / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold is trading at $1,501.60/oz, €1,052.35/oz and £941.09/oz.

Gold is marginally higher in all currencies and 0.7% higher in sterling after a downward revision of UK GDP from 1.8% to 1.6% growth saw sterling decline. Stagflation appears to be taking hold in the UK with soaring food and energy costs eroding household incomes and economic growth continuing to decline.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Strategic Crude Oil Release Will Not Hurt Clean Energy Progress / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Jeb_Handwerger

The recent release of 60 million barrels of oil (OIL) will artificially lower the price. High oil prices has been the best catalyst for clean energy production and fuel efficient vehicles. Increasing the supply of oil may be pushing down the demand for rare earths(REMX), uranium(URA) and lithium(LIT) only short term. This decline in oil prices should not drastically hurt the development of rare earth assets outside China.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Gold Cash In, Not Out at $1,500 / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSome pundits are yelling for investors to take profits in junior resource stocks now. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Richard (Rick) Mills, host of Ahead of the Herd online and editor of Ahead of the Herd newsletter, explains why $1,500 gold means investors should be cashing in, not cashing out.

The Gold Report: Last week, gold reached above $1,540/ounce (oz.) as fears escalated over Greece defaulting on its sovereign debt, most of which is owed to European banks. One telling figure is that the risk of default is so high that the interest rate on two-year Greek bonds is about 29%. Should we expect a continuing upward trend for gold throughout the rest of the year as Greece's debt story and the fears of contagion play out in Europe?

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Commodities

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Gold Bugs!, Fort Knox Gold Count?,Headlines – Internet as ‘Go To’ Media! / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Ian_R_Campbell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAn article yesterday titled 'Taking Issue with Some Gold Bugs' - reading time 4 minutes - is written by Jordan Roy-Byrne of The Daily Gold blog. In the article, Roy-Byrne, a self-confessed "gold bug both philosophically and in terms of investing" takes exception to a number of 'gold bug' headlines and talking points, being:

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Commodities

Monday, June 27, 2011

China Winning the Race for Central Asia's Energy Riches / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: OilPrice_Com

Many western analysts have described the post-Soviet tussle for Caspain and Central Asian energy reserves as the new "Great Game, except this time around, Russia is facing the U.s. rather than the British empire.

To a dispassionate outside observer however, what is most striking about the prolonged wrangle between Moscow and Washington for hydrocarbons, military bases and influence is the emergence of an understated sly newcomer who has managed to bag many of the region's assets - China.

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Commodities

Monday, June 27, 2011

How Does the Eurozone Crisis Boost Gold and Silver? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver the last year, perhaps the greatest concern of the developed world markets has been the Eurozone debt crisis and its effect on the euro. It has brought into sharp focus the seriousness of a nation's debt situation. In the last decade, we have blithely accepted that a nation can issue debt and be safe from default. Over this last year, that perception has changed considerably, as nations have been seen to have excessive debt. Nations are not unlike individuals, in that if you have too much debt and not enough cash flow, you will go into liquidation. Likewise, a nation can go bust! Two years ago, the euro was seen as counter to the dollar.

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Commodities

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gold Mixed as Soros Warns "We are on the Verge of an Economic Collapse" / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold is trading at $1,502.40/oz, €1,055.87/oz and £939.18/oz.

Gold is mixed today after last week’s 2.4% fall. The short term trend remains negative but medium and long fundamentals remain supportive as do the very challenging and risky macro, sovereign debt and currency environment. Physical buying remains strong at the $1500 level with premiums for gold bullion bars higher in Singapore and Hong Kong.

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Commodities

Monday, June 27, 2011

Gold Rebounds after Asia Selloff, Soros Warns "Economic Collapse Will Spread" / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Ben_Traynor

A HEAVY selloff during Asian trading on Monday saw the gold price hit a five-week low of $1492 an ounce – before staging a rally after London opened – while stocks were flat and commodities fell further.

The gold price at the London Fix on Monday morning was $1501 an ounce – a 0.9% drop from Friday afternoon.

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Commodities

Monday, June 27, 2011

Towards And End To Crude Oil Price Speculation ? / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs of the present we have a menacing but periodic slump in the upsurge of commodity prices, signalled by a slump in oil prices. This of course leads the bigger hedge fund strategists to predict a "V", betting on previous performance and drawing on the now conventional wisdom that oil is a scarce resource.

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Commodities

Monday, June 27, 2011

How Shale Gas Might Transform the Energy Markets / Commodities / Natural Gas

By: Marin_Katusa

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMarin Katusa, Casey Energy Report writes: In the midst of roller-coaster oil prices and a global reassessment of nuclear power, in early April a key development in the natural gas arena slipped by mostly unnoticed: a report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) about global shale gas potential.

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Commodities

Monday, June 27, 2011

Debunking Some Gold Bug Forecasts / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Jordan_Roy_Byrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI must confess I am a gold bug both philosophically and in terms of investing. We are entering a golden age for Gold as the bull market is destined to reach amazing heights and real and honest money reemerges as legal tender against fiat currencies that will soon be at the mercy of a sovereign debt crisis. All this being said, I take issue with some headlines listed here in friend Gary’s blog and some gold bug talking points. I’m listing some of these headlines and talking points and then my response.

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Commodities

Monday, June 27, 2011

Poorly-Timed SPR Oil Release Could Cost U.S. Taxpayers $1.5 Billion / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: EconMatters

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWorld crude oil market has been rocked by the surprise announcement of the International Energy Agency (IEA) to release 60 million barrels of oil from member countries’ strategic petroleum reserves (SPR). The US led the effort by chipping in 50% of the planned release, while Japan, Germany, France, Spain and Italy are providing most of the rest.

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Commodities

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Gold Damaged by Heavy Volume Selling / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Merv_Burak

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe week started encouragingly but along came Thursday and Friday and that was it.  The two day decline was with increasing volume action, which is significant.  Expect a recovery soon but not a full recovery.  Too much damage done by the past couple of days.

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Commodities

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Silver Looks Like Dipping Below $30 / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2011

By: Clive_Maund

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs Stockcharts no longer see fit to run usable charts for silver and various other commodities - line charts are only suitable for schoolkids or journalists doing projects on the markets, not for serious analysis - we are going to use the chart for iShares Silver Trust (SLV) as a stand in for silver. It is a very accurate proxy, and should continue to be, unless of course, the markets were suddenly to discover that they don't have the silver in their vaults that they say they have.

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Commodities

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Collapse Of The Nuclear Empire, Double Or Quits For Nuclear Business / Commodities / Nuclear Power

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLEAD IN ITS WINGS
Unlike the Chernobyl catastrophe of 1986 which was easy to shrug off as a faraway Soviet disaster with only "minor fallout impacts", by political deciders and government-friendly media in the most extremely nuclear-committed Western democracies, especially France, the March 2011 Fukushima disaster is a paradigm changer. Germany and Switzerland now have official plans to exit and abandon nuclear power within 10 years; Italy voted 95 percent against a restart of its nuclear programme, already abandoned by a previous national referendum in 1987. Japanese opinion polls presently show that as many as 75 percent of Japanese want to exit nuclear power.

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Commodities

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Playing Cat and Mouse with Global Oil / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOil markets took another dose of global geopolitics this week when the International Energy Agency (IEA) unexpectedly announced that it would be releasing 60 million barrels of oil from strategic petroleum reserves (SPR) around the globe. Thursday’s surprise announcement gave oil prices a 4.5 percent hair cut and oil prices closed Friday at $91.25, down 20 percent from their April 29 peak.

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