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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Commodities

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Gold Investors Reluctance to Buy Gold Stocks / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Ned_W_Schmidt

This wonderful rally in Gold, largely driven by money chasing momentum, is generating a great deal of bravado. Coming sale of a significant amount of Gold by the IMF is scoffed at. Why all of a sudden did the G-7 agree to it? Is more to come? At the same time, US$ is feeling the wrath of momentum money as its value is trashed. “More Money” Misken at the Federal Reserve thinks only of benefits from lower U.S. interest rates, while ignoring the damage.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

US Fed Fueling Hyper Inflationary Global Commodities Market Bubble / Commodities / Stagflation

By: Gary_Dorsch


Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“Too much money, chasing too few commodities,” might be the best way to explain the historic rally that is underway in the global commodities markets. Central bankers in eighteen of the top-20 economies in the world have been expanding their money supplies at double digit rates for the past several years, trying to prevent their currencies from rising too quickly against the sickly US dollar.

Nowadays, fund managers are pouring billions of dollars into commodities across the board, as a hedge against the explosive growth of the world's money supply, competitive currency devaluations, and the negative interest rates engineered by central banks. To the chagrin of central bankers, much of new money pumped into the global markets, is also going into commodities, instead of the stock market.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Gold Bounces on US Wholesale Inflation Hitting 26 Year Highs / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES bounced from a four-session low at the London opening on Tuesday, recovering two-thirds of the week's 2.8% losses to date on news that producer-price inflation for US industry rose last month at a 26-year record clip.

Wholesale prices increased 1% in Jan. said the Labor Dept. just ahead of the Wall Street open, twice the pace expected by private economists. Now running at 7.4% year-on-year, wholesale price inflation was last seen at these levels in the fall of 1981.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

IMF Proposed Gold Sale Looks Doubtful / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold was down $7.30 to $937.40 per ounce in trading in New York on Friday but silver was up 10 cents to $18.08 per ounce. Gold continued to weaken in Asia but has strengthened somewhat in early European trading and is trading at $934.10 per ounce.

Another mooted IMF gold proposal (more below) may have led some weak longs to liquidate positions yesterday. But after recent week's surge in gold and last week's sharp (4.5%) increase in the price of gold, the market was overbought in the short term and ripe for a correction. It was interesting that silver has remained strong despite gold's less than 1% sell off.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Gold Stocks Potential Future Investment Opportunity / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: John_Mauldin

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI get more questions about gold than other single topic. The fascination for the "barbarous relic" among my readers is clear. This week in Outside the Box we take a look at the gold stocks and the potential future investment opportunity. David Galland of Casey Research provides an intriguing analysis of the gold market today. In particular, why have gold stocks lagged the rise in gold? This is the opposite of what orthodox gold investing strategy says should happen. And I happen to agree with David's rationale for the paradox and his contention that gold stocks are poised (finally!) for the same rise that their base metal brethren have seen.

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Commodities

Monday, February 25, 2008

How High Can Gold Go? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold was down $1 to $944.70 per ounce in trading in New York on Friday but silver was up 10 cents to $18.00 per ounce. Gold rose close to new nominal record highs in early European trading ($951.90) and silver rose to new 27 year highs ($18.15) . Last week gold was up by more than 4.5% (more than $40) as fears regarding burgeoning inflation and indeed stagflation began to permeate financial markets. Silver was even stronger and was up by 5% on the week.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Monetary Inflation Feeding Precious Metals Bull Markets- The Bubble Inside the Bubble / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Joe_Nicholson

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“Despite seasonality beginning to work against gold and silver, there is no bearishness or call to short here. Copper could be set to break out of a multi-year consolidation.” ~Precious Points: Bull Markets in Metals, February 16, 2008

It would be easy to give the most unabashedly bullish picture for metals week after week. The temptation to do so is very real given that I've been a believer in the metals story since before the subprime meltdown, before the faintest whisper of a possible crisis in exotic credit-based derivatives began appearing on the web (but nowhere in the mainstream commercial media). But this week, though it seems a stall in the rally may be ahead if the Fed continues to jawbone the issue of inflation, I am compelled to revise my charts in a decidedly bullish fashion.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Oil and Gold Inflation Assets Hit New All-Time Highs / Commodities / Elliott Wave Theory

By: Robert_McHugh_PhD

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis week saw both Gold and Oil hit new all-time highs. Gold rose to $958.40 on Thursday, February 21 st . Oil rose to $100.86 on Wednesday, February 20th . Silver also busted out higher, hitting $18.19 Friday, February 22 nd . In the face of deflating housing prices, stock prices, and high risk credit assets, gold, silver, and oil are flying high. What is going on?

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Gold Push to New Highs Lacks Strength / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Merv_Burak

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe price of gold continues into new highs BUT the strength of such recent move keeps getting weaker. Either the strength needs to improve soon or the weakness may dominate.

GOLD : LONG TERM
I thought it was time to check in again on the long term P&F Chart. Since we last looked in on it we have gone though a consolidation period and have broken into new highs. Most important, the action has now given us a higher value as a major support which, if breached, may give us a bear market reversal signal.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Gold's Hypnotic $1000 Price Target and the Outlook for Precious Metal Shares / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Clif_Droke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere is a lot of fear circulating around the Internet concerning gold/silver and the gold/silver stocks. As contrarians, that's exactly what we like to see. It lets us know the prevailing trend (up) is still intact and that higher prices are likely to be seen before the next interim top is in.

The fear in the PM stocks among the “dumb money” trading public almost perfectly mirrors the optimism shown by the “smart money” traders who have recently been buying the PM stocks with both hands in anticipation of another leg up in the momentum market for the gold stocks. Take for instance the latest readings in the CBOE Gold Index put/call open interest.

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Commodities

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Energy Sector Peak Oil Trends Paint “A Very Alarming Picture” / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: Joseph_Dancy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile energy demand may be tempered by a slowdown in global economic growth, longer term growing energy demands and supply constraints will continue to present incredible challenges. Much more capital will need to be allocated to the sector to address supply issues, which should create opportunities for investors. We noted the following developments in the energy sector last month:

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Commodities

Saturday, February 23, 2008

XAU Gold Stocks Index Brought Down Through Derivatives Market Manipulation / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Rob_Kirby

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWho remembers when the effects of the sub-prime contagion and subsequent freeze-up of the debt markets began to make itself visible? 

For those of you who might be unaware, it was the summer of 07 – and I'd like to present this little picture of how the DOW JONES reacted to the impending financial seizures and ‘broke down' as a little refresher: 

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Commodities

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Could Gold Mimic Platinum's Parabolic Move? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mike_Paulenoff

My technical work is telling me (and has been telling me) that gold prices (the GLD) is on borrowed time on the upside, and that they will implode IF in fact the global slowdown story has any merit. Then again, growing perceptions of stagflation could last a while longer, until the commodity sector rolls over amidst evidence of a global economic contraction.

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Commodities

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Will the G-7 Nations Impose Capital Controls? / Commodities / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFinance leaders from the Group of Seven, industrialized nations discussed collective action “to calm markets, if price moves become irrational .Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 –the United States, Canada, Japan, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy—said that financial market turmoil was serious and persisting. They also said more work was needed to restore markets to good working order and safeguard global growth. The European Central Bank believes that turbulence on financial markets could continue for months.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2008

HUI Gold Stocks Index Up-Legs Structure Analysis / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDespite very difficult prevailing stock-market conditions, the HUI unhedged gold-stock index has soared 55% since mid-August! You'd think gold-stock traders would be thrilled with such awesome gains. Instead they are very disappointed, because gold itself is up 45% over this same period of time and the HUI hasn't adequately leveraged its gains.

To delve into this vexing conundrum, a couple weeks ago I updated my research on HUI leverage to gold . It showed that leverage varies wildly over the course of uplegs, so it is pointless to worry about mid-upleg. Like the weather, it will soon change. As I was doing this leverage research, some fascinating peripheral insights into the technical structure of HUI uplegs became apparent.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2008

Experts: Global Food Shortages Could ‘Continue for Decades' / Commodities / Agricultural Commodities

By: Joseph_Dancy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGlobal inventories of grains are nearing historic lows, while twenty percent of the U.S. corn crop this coming year will be used for ethanol production. Meanwhile wheat, rice and soybean prices have reached all-time highs and corn prices have jumped to a 12-year high.

Demand for grain continues to increase adding upward pressure on the price of agricultural products. We expect this trend to continue. Recent developments in the sector, found in various publications, include:

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2008

Gold Mining Stocks Fail to Keep Pace With New Gold High / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES held inside a $7 range in London early Friday, recording a new all-time high the AM Fix of $945.75 per ounce as Asian and European equities reversed this week's gains and the US Dollar fell to a 10-session low.

"It's been six months this week since the Fed started cutting interest rates – and gold has gone nuts," as BullionVault told Bloomberg earlier today.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2008

Stagflation Fears Drive Gold to New All Time Highs / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold rose $11.10 to $945.70 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver was up 18 cents to $17.90 per ounce. Gold and silver have traded in a narrow range in Asian and early trading in Europe. Gold reached new record nominal highs at $952.75 and silver has surged over $18 per ounce to new 27 year highs at $18.06.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gold Breaks New Record - Public Waking Up! / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Brent_Harmes

Gold just broke to another all time high yesterday rising above $944 per ounce.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gold Reacting to Central Bank Money Attempting to Prevent Collapsing Credit Bubble / Commodities / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Christopher_Laird

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBottomless financial pits - With gold again having a try at $1000, speculators aside, one wonders how far that has to go?

Well, for one thing, Central Banks have posted about only $2trillion worth of financial injections and bailouts since only August 07 to combat the credit collapse. 

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