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Commodities

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Nickel Metal Mining Like its 1864 / Commodities / Nickel

By: Richard_Mills

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleNickel Sulphide Project Pipeline Empty

Nickel is present in over 3000 different alloys that are used in over 300,000 products for consumer, industrial, military, transport/aerospace, marine and architectural applications.

Nickel's biggest use, about 65%, is in alloying - particularly with chromium and other metals to produce stainless and heat-resisting steels. Its primary function is to stabilize the austenitic (face-centered cubic crystal) structure of the steel. Normal carbon steel will, on cooling, transform from an austenite structure to a mixture of ferrite and cementite. When added to stainless steel nickel stops this transformation keeping the material fully austenite on cooling. Austenitic stainless steels have high ductility, low yield stress and high tensile strength when compared to carbon steel - aluminum and copper are examples of other metals with the austenitic structure.

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Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Cash Broilers Market / Commodities / Livestock

By: Ned_W_Schmidt

J. Wellington Wimpy was always one of our favorites. The guy was somewhat of a gourmet as his favorite food was hamburgers. He was also a pal of Popeye, an individual addicted to spinach. However, Wimpy would not be happy with the modern world. Finding a good hamburger is tough these days.¹ (Are they still legal in the nanny republic of NYC?) Today the world is filled with an endless variety of boneless, skinless, tasteless, tough-to-chew chicken breast sandwiches? Wimpy would think the world has gone mad if he were still around.

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Commodities

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Marc Faber, Gold and a Special Picture of Ben Bernanke / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhat Marc Faber said in Hong Kong this week…

YOU ALWAYS get great presentations from the biggest players in gold and silver at the annual London Bullion Market Association conference.

Being in Hong Kong this year, the world's premier event for the bullion industry also got lots of great insights from genuine Asian insiders – ICBC, Kotak Mahindra, the People's Bank of China no less. 

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Commodities

Friday, November 16, 2012

Gold and Silver Bullish Technicals / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith the US stock markets falling sharply since the elections, shell-shocked investors are scrambling for the exits.  And this mass exodus is certainly rational in light of 2013’s record tax hikes looming for American investors.  But with interest rates near record lows, cash yields nothing and bonds are hyper-risky.  So a fantastic alternative for capital is the precious metals, which are very cheap technically.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Shale Gas Will be the Next Market Bubble to Pop / Commodities / Natural Gas

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe "shale revolution" has been grabbing a great deal of headlines for some time now. A favourite topic of investors, sector commentators and analysts - many of whom claim we are about to enter a new energy era with cheap and abundant shale gas leading the charge. But on closer examination the incredible claims and figures behind many of the plays just don't add up. To help us to look past the hype and take a critical look at whether shale really is the golden goose many believe it to be or just another over-hyped bubble that is about to pop, we were fortunate to speak with energy expert Arthur Berman.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Gold and Silver Stocks – A Dramatic Change in Fundamentals or a Short-Term Anomaly? / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: P_Radomski_CFA

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleStock exchange is a very volatile, emotion-driven place. Even though most of the time one can predict future moves in particular assets with decent effectiveness, every once in a while abrupt and unexpected market moves take place. And we have just seen such violent and heavy declines in precious metals mining stocks.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Gold and Silver Supply - Will the Real Ratio Please Step Forward? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThose attracted to the precious metals markets are often curious about the various ratios existing between gold and silver, as well as what these ratios might reveal about the relative fair values of these key investment metals. 

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Commodities

Friday, November 16, 2012

Gold and Silver: Accumulation and Liquidity / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

As history has shown again and again, hard currencies like gold and silver are perhaps the only truly safe long term investments.

Part of the safety of these assets arises from the fact that they are traditionally accumulated and hoarded by individuals, especially in financially challenging times and periods of high inflation. Even more importantly, precious metals like gold and silver are liquid assets that can be readily sold for currency or exchanged in a barter situation.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Gold Being Liquidated for Cash as Stock Markets Fall Ahead of Fiscal Cliff Negotiations / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWHOLESALE gold bullion prices fell below $1710 an ounce Friday morning in London, dropping below that level for the second day in a row, as stocks, commodities and the Euro all fell and US Treasuries gained ahead of negotiations among US lawmakers about the so-called fiscal cliff.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Silver Price Forecast 2013 / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday’s AM fix was USD 1,710.00, EUR 1,342.76, and GBP 1,077.91 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,723.50, EUR 1,351.45, and GBP 1,087.66 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $32.32/oz, €25.48/oz and £20.46/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,554.50/oz, palladium at $624.80/oz and rhodium at $1,095/oz.

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Friday, November 16, 2012

Exxon Supports Carbon Taxes / Commodities / Climate Change

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSurprising to some, Exxon Mobil Corp. is now flexing its political and media muscles as part of a growing coalition, ranging from environmentalists to advocates of reindustrialisation, political isolationists and a large slice of the energy sector, which backs a US carbon tax. This new taxation would be an alternative to the costly additional regulations the Obama administration is mulling. Once upon a time, that is 3 years ago, any talk about carbon taxes was anathema in Washington.

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Thursday, November 15, 2012

U.S. Fiscal Cliff, Asian Currency Wars, Buoys the Gold market / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Gary_Dorsch

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTexas Republican Ron Paul’s maverick crusade to “audit the Fed”, and to rein-in the “fourth branch” of the US-government, suffered a major blow in the wake of the November 6th elections that saw President Barack Obama prevailing over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney. Adding insult to injury, the Republican Party not only failed to secure a majority in the Senate, but it lost 2-seats. Mr Paul is the author of a bill to audit the clandestine activities of the Fed that passed the House by a 327-98 vote on July 25th, exceeding the two-thirds majority needed.  Astoundingly, 89 Democrats joined 238 Republicans to approve it.

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Commodities

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gold, Paper, and a Train Wreck / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: DeviantInvestor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBegin with a few facts and assumptions and follow the logic:

Gold has been a store of wealth for more than 3,000 years. Silver has been used as money in most countries of the world. Both are still valuable.

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Commodities

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Gold Major Buying Opportunity / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Toby_Connor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI'm just going to do a quick post today. The relevant factors are that gold appears to have put in an intermediate degree bottom last week. Miners are being dragged down at the moment as the stock market makes its final move into an intermediate bottom. This happens pretty much like clockwork every 20-25 weeks (currently on week 23).

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Commodities

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Eurozone Enters Recession, Worldwide Gold Demand Down in Q3 / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleTHE DOLLAR gold price drifted lower to $1720 an ounce during Thursday morning's London session, around ten Dollars down on the week, as stocks and the Euro also drifted lower following the release of weak economic growth data from the Eurozone.

The silver price dropped below $32.60 an ounce, more-or-less exactly where it started the week, while other industrial commodities edged higher.

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