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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Rising Eurozone Yields Will Push Gold Towards the Monetary System / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Simit_Patel

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA trend I've been focusing on lately are the signs we are seeing of gold returning to the monetary system. Consider the signs:

1. Central banks continue to increase their purchases of gold, having become net accumulators of gold since 2009. The central bank of Kazakhstan purports to have 20% of its reserves in gold.
2. Banking standards from Basel III, an international banking institution, may be changing so as to give banks that hold gold a higher score.
3. The European Redemption Pact, an agreement to consolidate excess debt in the Eurozone, is allegedly discussing the idea of issuing Eurobonds that would be partially backed by gold.
4. In the United States, states like Utah are moving to restore gold's status as an officially recognized form of money.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

FOMC Influencing Gold More Than Eurozone / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTHE U.S. DOLLAR gold price hovered around $1630 an ounce during Tuesday morning's trading in London – in line with where it ended last week – while stocks and commodities were also broadly flat ahead of the latest Federal Reserve policy meeting.

The silver price traded in a tight range just below $29 an ounce – 1.7% up on Monday's low.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gold Price More Than 50% Below Real Record High Of 32 Years Ago / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday's AM fix was USD 1,628.50, EUR 1,291.74, and GBP 1,040.31 per ounce. Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,623.50, EUR 1,284.52, and GBP 1,035.20 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $28.87/oz, €22.96/oz and £18.49/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,492.00/oz, palladium at $628.70/oz and rhodium at $1,215/oz.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Gold Stocks Comparing the 2012 Bottom to Past Bottoms / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Jordan_Roy_Byrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMark Twain said that history doesn't repeat itself but it rhymes. This is also true in the markets. No bull or bear market or particular event is ever the same. Yet, because there are similarities, the prudent analyst always studies history. When trying to foresee bottoms and tops we always compare current conditions (price action, sentiment, fundamentals) to past conditions. We continue to believe that the recent bottom in precious metals markets falls into a group of major bottoms that includes 2000-2001, 2005 and 2008. In today's piece we examine how these markets evolve following such bottoms which hopefully can give us an idea of what to expect in the coming weeks and months.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Prepare for the Pivot Point in the Gold Stocks Exploration Cycle / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: The_Gold_Report

 

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleHistorically, major gold exploration has occurred when the Dow was down and out. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, geologist and Exploration Insights writer Quinton Hennigh talks about the coming gold rush and what that could mean for existing companies.

 

The Gold Report: While the NYSE Arca Gold BUGS Index (HUI) is up a bit from its May low, it is still lagging the price of gold and not living up to expectations based on the role it has traditionally played as a safe haven for investors. Are we close to a turning point in that dynamic?

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Commodities Demand Speed Up or Slow Down--Don't Exit the Highway / Commodities / Commodities Trading

By: Frank_Holmes

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhen it comes to investing, wise managers are like good drivers, constantly evaluating the environment, looking for signs to step on the gas or slow down. A positive signal received recently came from Goldman Sachs, when the firm recommended "stepping back into the markets" in its latest Commodity Watch. Goldman is anticipating a 29 percent return for the S&P GSCI Enhanced Commodity Index over the next 12 months and suggests investors might want to increase their position in commodities.

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Commodities

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Forestry Investments As Real Assets to Hedge Against Inflation / Commodities / Land

By: Submissions

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAdam Waldman writes: Forestry and timber investing - the very concept seems either dull or extremely alien. However any investors - especially those looking for true diversification and stable returns - are making a real oversight by ignoring the value timber and forestry investments could bring to their overall portfolio.

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Commodities

Monday, June 18, 2012

Plunge in Family Net Worth Supports Portfolio Gold Diversification / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Pete_Grant

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article

The Fed’s triennial Survey of Consumer Finances (SCF) came out last week and the results were nothing short of astounding. The data show that the Great Recession wiped out nearly 40% of the typical American family’s net worth.

“Data from the 2007 and 2010 SCF show that median income fell substantially and that mean income fell somewhat faster, an indication that income losses, at least in terms of levels, were larger for families in the uppermost part of the distribution. Overall, both median and mean net worth also fell dramatically over this period—38.8 percent and 14.7 percent, respectively.”

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Commodities

Monday, June 18, 2012

Gold and Silver Price Discovery: At and Despite the Margins / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

In most markets, price is discovered “at the margin” or from the transactions themselves. For example, in the real estate market, an entire block of homes can be valued by appraisers and agents based on the price at which the last house sold.

When it comes to precious metals prices, if discovery at the margin was a legitimate factor, the silver market would soon see much higher prices or it would at least reach a fairer equilibrium price that currently prevails.

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Commodities

Monday, June 18, 2012

Silver Metal Now and a Golden Traveler's Check / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne of the main advantages of buying silver versus more costly precious metals like gold and platinum is that silver’s relative cheapness allows you to buy more metal for the money.

Furthermore, inflation is a reality that eats away at the value of all paper currencies, while boosting the value of hard currencies like silver.

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Commodities

Monday, June 18, 2012

Euro Weakness Weighs on Gold and Silver / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTHE SPOT MARKET gold price hovered around $1620 an ounce during Monday morning trading in London – slightly below last week's close – while stock and commodity markets were also broadly flat, after initial rallies that followed yesterday's Greek election result soon ran out of steam.

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Commodities

Monday, June 18, 2012

Gold Ticks Lower as Spain and Italy Bond Yields Rise to Over 7% and 6% / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday's AM fix was USD 1,623.50, EUR 1,284.52, and GBP 1,035.20 per ounce.
Friday’s AM fix was USD 1,619.00, EUR 1,289.83, and GBP 1,044.65 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $28.50/oz, €22.64/oz and £18.25/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,492.50/oz, palladium at $626.75/oz and rhodium at $1,215/oz.

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Commodities

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Crude Oil Demand Recovery Is Unlikely / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article"World oil consumption will rebound next year as the global economy recovers, according to a report released by the Paris-based International Energy Agency which said it expects global oil demand to grow 1.7%, for an increase of 350,000 barrels per day from its previous estimate".

The only problem with the serial oil demand growth-forecasting reports from the IEA is the above example dates from.... September 2009. At that time, crude for November delivery was trading around $71.75 a barrel for WTI grade.

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Commodities

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Is Silver Currently Riskier Than Gold? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Przemyslaw_Radomski

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold futures closed higher edging past the $1,600 mark Wednesday, extending their advance to a fourth session - perhaps traders considered prospects for further quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve and other central banks, including the Bank of England, the European Central Bank and the Bank of Japan.

Thursday Comex gold futures prices ended the U.S. day session near unchanged in subdued trading and today Gold edged up extending its winning streak to a sixth session as sluggish U.S. data boosted hopes for monetary easing.

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Commodities

Friday, June 15, 2012

Cheap Gold Stocks / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold stocks have recovered sharply following last month’s panic-like capitulation plunge.  But this embattled sector still remains incredibly cheap relative to prevailing gold levels, which drive gold miners’ profits and hence ultimately their stock prices.  While it is very challenging psychologically to buy in deeply-out-of-favor sectors, the panic-like gold-stock bargains out there today are simply amazing.

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Commodities

Friday, June 15, 2012

Gold Advantage To Skeptics / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: DeepCaster_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“The amusing denouement to last September’s CNBC fiasco falsely claiming on camera a particular gold bar in the depository GLD uses belonged to that entity is (below). Apparently it belonged to ETF Securities, All power to the Internet!”

JBGJ, 6/12/2012

The following detailed description of the CNBC fiasco provides yet another justification for Investors adopting a Healthy Skepticism of MSM “News”.

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Commodities

Friday, June 15, 2012

Greece Election "Should Be Supportive for Gold" / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSPOT MARKET prices for gold bullion traded above $1620 an ounce during Friday morning's London session – a gain of nearly 4% for the month so far.

Stock markets and major government bonds rallied, with analysts speculating on the prospects for further monetary stimulus, including a possible third round of quantitative easing (QE3) from the Federal Reserve, whose policymakers meet next week.

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Commodities

Friday, June 15, 2012

Gold Stock Investors Prepare for a White Knuckle Ride / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Bob_Kirtley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn the early days of this bull market in precious metals we all did well as most mining stocks sprang to life and made considerable gains. The quality producers made spectacular gains and the turkeys made moderate gains. It has changed a lot since then, the mining indices such as the HUI* were outperforming gold prices by leaps and bounds, however, for the last few years they have failed to keep pace with gold and indeed still lag behind as evidenced by the chart below.

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Commodities

Friday, June 15, 2012

Quality Oil and Gas Stocks Are On Sale / Commodities / Oil Companies

By: The_Energy_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe pullback in oil prices has created some attractive buying opportunities in both developing and established oil and gas companies, even if oil prices settle in the $80-90/bbl range. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Joel Musante, senior analyst with C. K. Cooper & Co., gives us his insights into current energy markets and talks about several of his favorite names that may reward investors with an appetite for risk.

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Commodities

Thursday, June 14, 2012

The Shape and Future of Indian Gold Demand / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMorgan Stanley has just issued a solid report on Indian Gold demand and its shape. We at Gold Forecaster believe it gives very good insight into the Indian gold investors' thinking. The addition of some background on the Indian culture helps us to get a perspective of Indian gold investor psyche and to his social structure and how it contributes to his attitude to gold. Morgan Stanley conducted a survey of 2,019 urban and rural gold buyers across 16 Indian cities for urban consumers and 8 Indian states for rural consumers.

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