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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Friday, April 11, 2008

Gold Trades Sideways as Stocks Slide Ahead of G7 Crisis Meeting / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD moved sideways in London trade early Friday, recovering last night's US close near $929 per ounce after a 1.1% fall, as finance ministers from the G7 group of seven richest economies met in Washington to discuss the on-going global banking crisis.

"We do not have the luxury of waiting for markets to stabilize before we think about the future," said Ben Bernanke, head of the US Federal Reserve, in a speech on Thursday.

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Commodities

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Uranium Stocks Outlook Looking Brighter / Commodities / Uranium

By: Merv_Burak

Every day looks brighter and brighter. With another up day in the uranium stocks the trend is changing although we still have a ways to go to be all gung-ho bullish. The Merv's Daily Uranium Index closed higher by 0.062 points or 2.21%. There were 26 winners, 20 losers and 4 unchanged. Of the five largest stocks Cameco gained 4.8%, Denison gained 7.1%, First Uranium lost 0.9%, Paladin lost 1.1% and Uranium One lost 0.2%. Although the losses were small we still have three of the five largest stocks moving lower.

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Commodities

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Ethics: Investment implications Benefit Gold / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Brian_Bloom

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe following is a quote from an article which discusses the current disruption in the airline industry in the USA, as the FAA moves to enforce its rules:

“ The FAA and airlines are responding, in part, to heightened scrutiny by Congress, led by Representative James Oberstar, Democrat of Minnesota and chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, who is a longtime activist on aviation safety.

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Commodities

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Investing in Gold and Silver for Retirement / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: David_Morgan

Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) can be funded with physical gold and silver, yet very few investors are aware of this fact. They are exempt from all capital gains taxes, so if your investments perform well over a long period of time, it can result in huge savings. 

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Commodities

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Six Ways to Play Money Morning's Prediction That Gold is Headed to $1,500 / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Martin_Hutchinson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBack in October - when gold was trading at only $770 an ounce - I told Money Morning readers that the "yellow metal" was looking like a very good bet. Since then, gold soared to more than $1,000 an ounce, creating quite a nice return for investors who acted on our prediction. Since achieving that peak, gold prices have declined a bit. In fact, just last week, gold prices dropped below the $900 mark, prompting gold bears to say that the great gold bull market has reversed itself.

Let me say right now: They're wrong.

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Commodities

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gold Finished With Corrective Rally? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Yesterday my work was telling me to await one more new recovery high into the 93.20/60 area prior to considering a short position in the streetTRACKS Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD). Naturally, prices have weakened this morning. However, I am NOT convinced that the recovery rally off of the 4/01 low at 86.05 is complete on the upside. I will stand aside for a while longer prior to committing $ to the short side of the GLD.

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Commodities

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gold Prices Gain as Bank of England Ignores Inflation and Cuts UK Interest Rate / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES rose to an eight-session high for US investors above $939 per ounce as the Wall Street open drew near on Thursday as world stock markets fell and broad commodity prices rose 2.3%.

In Frankfurt, Germany, the European Central Bank voted to keep its target interest rate on hold at 4.0%, helping cap the Gold Price in Euros at a two-day high of €590 per ounce.

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Commodities

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Gold Rallies on Record High Crude Oil Prices / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold is up in early trading in London this morning. Gold was up $30 to $934 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver was up 50 cents to $18.18 per ounce. The London AM Gold Fix at 1030 GMT this morning was at $ 934.25, £471.08 and €587.95 (from $906.75, £460.40 and €576.56 yesterday).

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

The Start of a Gold Bull Run / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: John_Lee

The price of Rice doubled in the last 2 months raising fears of fresh outbreaks of social unrest across Asia, where the grain is a staple food for more than 2.5bn people (See article in FT.com here ).

This should come as no surprise since grains, energy, and just about every other commodity prices have risen a minimum of 50% in the last 6 months. And a strong physical demand and lax monetary policy will continue to fuel high commodity prices.

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Commodities Bull Market Ready to Charge Again! / Commodities / Resources Investing

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSean Brodrick writes: The last few weeks have been the roller coaster ride from hell for commodities, an up-and-down whirlwind that has left many traders feeling turned inside-out.

But I think there are strong signs that a commodity correction may be coming to a close. If you're not long yet, you might want to consider putting some money to work.

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

IMF Gold Sales- Rich West Sells Gold; Asian Nations Sell US Dollars? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"...The growing call for pan-global government intervention might just throw up a ' Reverse Plaza ' sometime soon in the future..."

WELL, WHAT A BUSY WEEK for the International Monetary Fund! And it's barely half-way through ( as of Wednesday ).

Just how busy will the IMF get when it helps host the G7 meeting of policy wonks from the world's seven richest nations in Washington this weekend?

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

South African Power Cuts Affect Precious Metal Markets Production for Years / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

The South African government will give state-owned power utility, Eskom, R80 billion in funding it was announced in the annual budget on 20th February to help it boost electricity generation. Since then it is clear that Eskom will be able to access the needed total funding of well over R300 billion [$37.5 billion] to expand capacity. Since then Eskom has confirmed that it needs to see South Africans cut power demand by 10% for the next few years. At the moment the main city of South Africa is suffering power outages every second day for between 1 and 3 hours at a time. It has recommended too that expansion plans for the mines, smelters in the country, housing projects and new ventures be curtailed until Eskom can guarantee the needed electricity to operate them. It expects power cuts to continue until at least 2013. So that one, on the outside, can gain some perspective of the problem and how it will be handled in the future, it would be good to see just how such a SNAFU could have happened.

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Gold Bounces on Record US Gasoline Prices and Credit Crisis / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES slid into the London opening on Wednesday, reaching a four-session low of $903.60 per ounce before bouncing 1.4% to recover the day's losses on news that US gasoline prices have reached a new record high for consumers.

The average price of regular unleaded has now risen to $3.343 per gallon according to the AAA survey, almost 20% higher from this time last year.

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Where Is Gold Going? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: David_Vaughn

Though many of you may find this hard to believe but I believe gold is preparing to take out new highs. Nothing has changed concerning the fundamentals and the Federal Reserve is not going to be successful in fixing the many problems at the moment. Oil will continue to stabilize and find its own price platform. The housing mess has not finished yet. There are still so many adjustable rate mortgages that have not been triggered as of yet.

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Gold and Silver, Preparing for the Next Launch to Greater Heights / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Peter_Degraaf

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNormally when a commodity rises in price, the supply increases, as producers put their product on the market to take advantage of the higher price. In the case of gold, we see the opposite to that trend. In the year 2000, just before the current bull market in gold began, the world's mines produced 2,573 tonnes. (Some sources quote 2,604 tonnes). In 2007, after gold increased in price from $260.00 to $900.00, the supply of new gold actually DECLINED by 129 tonnes, to 2,444 tonnes. South Africa , historically the world's largest supplier of gold, is now producing the lowest number of ounces in 84 years, and has been overtaken for first place by Red China. (Source www.goldsheetlinks.com ). Gold is scarce, and getting scarcer!

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Gold Weakens Ahead of Central Bank Meeting / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold is down some 1% in early trading in London this morning. Gold was down $11.10 to $914.00 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver was down 41 cents to $17.68 per ounce. The London AM Gold Fix at 1030 GMT this morning was at $906.75, £460.40 and €576.56 (from $921.00, £465.95 €584.65 yesterday).

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Turning up the Heat on Coal Investing / Commodities / Coal

By: Roger_Conrad

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOpponents of coal use are turning up the heat. This week, protests turned violent against a coal-fired plant being built in North Carolina by a unit of DUKE ENERGY.

Eight demonstrators from a group called “Rising Tide” were arrested after chaining themselves to construction equipment at the Cliffside facility. Others were stunned with Tasers and charged with trespassing, as police cleared the facility so work could resume.

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Gold Correction Presents Opportunity for Investors to Accumulate Gold / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Ned_W_Schmidt

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTwo sets of forces work on market prices. Internal factors, or market's technical conditions, can in some periods dominate all others. Second set of forces are fundamental factors. Latter is that which is happening in world that might influence market. The much enjoyed rally from last summer's lows to the joyous move above US$1,000 was driven by latter. Investors wanted to protect their purchasing power from collapse of purveyors of paper assets. Internal factors seem now to be more important at the present time.

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Commodities

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

An "ABCs of Gold Investing" Update / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Michael_J_Kosares

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"F" is for "Fundamentals"

Golden Gut Check - Why gold is likely to keep moving higher over the long run

"Gentlemen, this is a football." - Coach Vince Lombardi at the start of Green Bay Packer football camp

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Commodities

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Gold Little Moved by IMF's Planned Sale Inside Existing Central-Bank Quotas / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT MARKET GOLD PRICES slipped south of an 0.8% trading range as the US open drew near on Tuesday, falling to $915 per ounce – a little more than $1 higher for the week so far – after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a decision to start selling 400 tonnes of its bullion reserve.

Crude oil dipped 0.3% to $108.74 per barrel; Treasury yields ticked lower as bond prices rose; world stock markets fell around 1% across the board.

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