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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Saturday, June 09, 2012

What’s Wrong With Gold? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Sy_Harding

While the stock market has been a loser on a buy and hold basis over the last 12 years (the S&P 500 is still 14% below its peak in 1999), gold surged up 625% over the same period, from $255 an ounce in 1999 to its recent high of $1,850 in March. As with each of its previous record highs there was much excitement and widespread forecasts of $2,500 gold by year end, $5,000 gold in the not too distant future.

But this time instead of still higher highs, gold has dropped $300 an ounce.

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Commodities

Friday, June 08, 2012

Gold Falls Following "Bernanke Curve Ball" as US "Lacks Credible Fiscal Plan" / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWHOLESALE MARKET prices for gold bullion hit a low of $1561 an ounce during Friday's Asian session – 4.8% down on this week's high – while stocks and commodities also fell this morning and major government bond prices gained.

On the currency markets, the Euro dropped back below $1.25 as the Dollar rallied, after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke yesterday "disappointed" traders by not making a firm commitment to a third round of quantitative easing, known as QE3.

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Commodities

Friday, June 08, 2012

Gold Legend Says 'The End Is Not Near, It Is Here and Now' / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday's AM fix was USD 1,576.00, EUR 1,264.34, and GBP 1,021.72 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,620.75, EUR 1,288.66, and GBP 1,046.25 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $28.40/oz, €22.87/oz and £18.47/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,428.50/oz, palladium at $612.40/oz and rhodium at $1,200/oz.

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Commodities

Friday, June 08, 2012

QE Will Determine Gold Price Performance During Second Half of 2012 / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Bob_Kirtley

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold prices jumped last week when the unemployment rate was reported unchanged at 8.2%. The consensus for the May payroll figures was 150,000, however, the actual number was 69,000 and it was announced alongside downward revisions for the March and April figures. These poor jobs numbers have been interpreted as increasing the pressure on the Federal Reserve to take action in the form of some kind of financial stimulus, such as the creation of more cash. The continuing debasement of the dollar adds upward pressure on gold and hence the move from $1550.00/oz to today's price of $1621.00/oz. The next meeting of the Federal Reserve is scheduled for the 19th/20th June 2012 and no doubt the investment community will be listening for at least a hint of some form of stimulus from Ben Bernanke.

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Commodities

Friday, June 08, 2012

A Major Uranium Supply Gap Is Looming / Commodities / Uranium

By: The_Energy_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWith Japan set to restart reactors and Russia's Megatons to Megawatts program near its expiration date, Analyst Edward Sterck thinks uranium stocks could pick up momentum, even if uranium prices show no inclination of heading north. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, Sterck warns of a supply-demand gap that could hit the world as early as 2015. In the meantime, consolidation is the name of the game.

 

The Energy Report: Why is the uranium market still down more than a year after the Fukushima accident?

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Commodities

Friday, June 08, 2012

Gold Drops as Bernanke Strikes Again! / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Ben_Traynor

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAnother big fall for gold as the Fed chairman appears before Congress...

SIX DAYS after they climbed back above $1600 an ounce, gold prices dropped back below that level on Thursday, as Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke appeared before Congress at the Joint Economic Committee.

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Commodities

Friday, June 08, 2012

The Best ETFs for Any Move in Crude Oil Prices / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry D. Spears writes: Crude oil prices have been hammered of late.

The cost of oil fell 21.8% between May 1 and June 1 - from $106.50 to $83.23 a barrel - the sharpest monthly drop since December 2008.

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Commodities

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Gold Bears "Wrong" About Dollar as Spain Raises Debt / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWHOLESALE MARKET gold prices eased back from an earlier rally Thursday lunchtime in London, trading at $1623 per ounce as the Euro currency slipped from a 1-week high $1.26 after new data showed US jobless claims continuing to fall.

The Bank of England left UK monetary policy unchanged at its scheduled monthly meeting, but the People's Bank of China surprised analysts by cutting interest rates for the first time since early 2009.

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Commodities

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Global Energy Transition Is Moving Fast / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: Andrew_McKillop

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOil analysts already integrate “disruptive technology” in the shape of hybrid and all-electric cars in their forecasts of probable decline in the total oil demand of the world's two-largest car fleets - in the EU27 and USA - and lower demand growth going forward for the world's fastest-growing fleets of China, India and smaller emerging economies.

Disruptive energy economics is also at work changing the energy piechart, especially the future role of oil, gas and the renewables. Under increasingly rational outlooks, oil's share in global energy can fall from its present 36% - 37%, to well below 33% by 2020, this forecast decline being set by the IEA and similar energy agencies as only possible by about 2030 or later.

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Commodities

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The Fed Reserve Whispers Sweet Nothings to Gold and Silver / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Eric_McWhinnie

May was a disastrous month for the market, as the “sell in May and go away” mantra reared its ugly head. For the month, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both fell more than 6 percent, while the Nasdaq dropped 7.2 percent. In fact, The Dow and Nasdaq suffered their worst monthly decline since May 2010. Precious metals also experienced sharp pullbacks as the U.S. dollar hit its highest level since 2010. The trend for equities carried over into June, but gold and silver have outperformed as more stimulus chatter circulates.

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Commodities

Thursday, June 07, 2012

China Gives Birth to Rare Earth Giants / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: Anthony_David

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChina, the largest producer of rare earths in the world, has been restricting the export of its rare earth minerals through a quota system for some years now. Reduced rare earth exports from China have forced many global companies to setup production facilities in China to ensure access to a steady supply of raw materials.

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Commodities

Thursday, June 07, 2012

The End of Cheap Everything, Viewing Gold as Currency / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor his money—and the portfolio he offers investors is also his own—Ron Hera, founder of Hera Research, wants uniquely good companies. In an exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Hera shares why he is bullish on gold, finds silver volatile but worth investment and encourages new investors to dig a little to find hidden possibilities.

 

The Gold Report: What's the macroeconomic picture for gold and silver throughout the rest of this year?

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Commodities

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Gold Standard, Gold Futures, and Perception Management / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: James_West

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe apparent end to momentum in the 12-year bull market in the gold price is a carefully coordinated exercise in perception management. J.P. Morgan and a handful of the world’s largest banks have been permitted the right to originate contracts for forward sales and purchases of various commodity products far in excess of what is produced of each commodity annually.

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Commodities

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Is the Table Set for a Mania in Gold and Silver? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Jeff_Clark

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIt may feel like I'm out of touch with the precious metals markets to broach the subject of a mania today, but I think the table is being set now for a huge move into gold and silver.

There are, however, very valid reasons to reasonably expect a mania in our sector. For one thing, manias have occurred many times before, but the main issue is that a mania in gold and gold stocks is the likely result of the absolute balloon in government debt, deficit spending, and money printing. Saying all that profligacy will go away without inflationary consequences seems naive or foolish. Inflation may not attract investors to gold and silver as much as force them to it.

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Commodities

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Gold and Silver Correction Runs its Course, When Time's Up Prices Reverse / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Peter_Degraaf

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThis weekly chart courtesy Stockcharts.com features the gold price rising within the blue channel and the Accumulation/Distribution line at the top. The green boxes show the historical connection between the gold price and the A/D line. Whenever the A/D line rises (as now), price usually follows. The fact that the A/D line has been moving up since the beginning of 2012 puts pressure on the gold price to 'get in step'.

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