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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Monday, September 10, 2012

Gold Bugs and Anti-Gold Bugs, It's a Fight for Civilization / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Gary_North

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA recent article by David Weiner on the MarketWatch site reminded me of just how weak the economic arguments against the gold standard are. Its title: "A Fool's Gold Standard." I examined this article here.

The arguments by American critics of a gold standard all rest on this unstated presumption.

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Commodities

Saturday, September 08, 2012

Gold Investing Lessons from Banking School / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMike Niehuser, founder of Beacon Rock Research, incorporates his banking school background into his mining industry analysis. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, he assesses the macroeconomic situation from a banker's perspective, explains why he is convinced gold is ready to take off and shares the names of companies poised to profit from mining in the northwestern United States.

 

The Gold Report: You were at the Pacific Coast Banking School last Friday when gold prices dipped and then surged on Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke's comments. Why are you attending banking school?

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Commodities

Friday, September 07, 2012

Gold Stocks Breakout / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAfter weathering a long consolidation followed by a major correction, gold stocks remain deeply out of favor today.  But this bearish sentiment is slowly yielding as gold powers higher in its usual autumn rally.  Gold stocks are starting to show signs of life again.  And after their strong advance since late July, they are now on the verge of a major upside breakout.  Odds are this event will herald a major new upleg.

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Commodities

Friday, September 07, 2012

Will US Face Power Blackouts as Drought Hits Electricity Generation? / Commodities / Electricity

By: OilPrice_Com

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWell, its official - the U.S. government has acknowledged that the U.S. is in the worst drought in over 50 years, since December 1956, when about 58 percent of the contiguous U.S. was in moderate to extreme drought.

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Climatic Data Center's "" report, "Based on the Palmer Drought Index, severe to extreme drought affected about 38 percent of the contiguous United States as of the end of July 2012, an increase of about 5 percent from last month... About 57 percent of the contiguous U.S. fell in the moderate to extreme drought categories (based on the Palmer Drought Index) at the end of July... According to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor, about 63 percent of the contiguous U.S. (about 53 percent of the U.S. including Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico) was classified as experiencing moderate to exceptional (D1-D4) drought at the end of July."

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Commodities

Friday, September 07, 2012

Commodity Investing in a Time of Rising Resource Nationalism / Commodities / Resources Investing

By: Roger_Conrad

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article“Ever-deeper, ever-further” has been the mantra of major natural resource producers over the past decade, as emerging Asia has replaced the US as the world’s single biggest consumer and driven demand to new heights.

This unprecedented expansion hasn’t always driven up costs. In fact, major producers of everything from copper to platinum are uncovering some of the richest reserves yet seen with their massive investment. That’s helped keep a lid on companies’ overall production costs, which in turn has aided further investment. It has, however, elevated resource nationalism risk to heights not seen since the 1970s, when countries such as Chile expropriated assets from investors domestic and foreign.

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Commodities

Friday, September 07, 2012

Gold Imports To China From Hong Kong Double Again On Safe Haven Demand / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday’s AM fix was USD 1,696.00, EUR 1,337.75, and GBP 1,062.06 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,708.50, EUR 1,355.09and GBP 1,074.53 per ounce.

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Commodities

Friday, September 07, 2012

The Anti-Gold Fool / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Gary_North

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Weidner wrote a piece for MarketWatch: "Fool's Gold Standard."

It was standard stuff, i.e., a combination of economic stupidity, attempted cleverness, and the rhetoric of contempt.

It deserves my special treatment, which I reserve for mainstream media journalists who hate the idea of a world not run by the Federal Reserve and who try to be clever. Weidner is not clever.

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Commodities

Friday, September 07, 2012

Rare Earths Free Fall From Dizzying Heights / Commodities / Rare Earths

By: Anthony_David

The soaring prices of rare earth metals and uncertain supply forecasts due to Chinese quota restrictions dominated discussions in the first half of 2012. Since then, the rare earths market has been in free fall. Experts predict that the current scenario could play out for a year before we see a turnaround of fortunes.

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Commodities

Friday, September 07, 2012

The Chinese Steel Production Paradox / Commodities / Steel Sector

By: Anthony_David

With demand for steel on the wane, producers across the world have reported losses or sharp drops in profitability. The slowdown in the steel market has been attributed to the slowdown in the Chinese economy, the ongoing euro zone crisis and a sluggish U.S. economy. Though China, the largest consumer of steel has taken measures to boost its economy, it is not expected to result in an increased demand for steel in the short term.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Russia Stock Piling Gold for a New Trading Currency / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Jesse

The markets in general paused before the ECB announcement tomorrow and the Non-Farm Payrolls number in the US on Friday.

Early today there was a violent 7.6 magnitude earthquake in Costa Rica, but fortunately the damage was contained, there were few deaths, and there were no tsunamis. This is good news.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 06, 2012

JPM and Goldman Forecast Gold Price $1,800/oz By Year End / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: GoldCore

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleToday’s AM fix was USD 1,708.50, EUR 1,355.09, and GBP 1,074.53 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,689.50, EUR 1,349.23 and GBP 1,065.26 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $32.55/oz, €25.94/oz and £20.55/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,582.50/oz, palladium at $644.80/oz and rhodium at $1,025/oz.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Investing in Silver: Strong Signals for Price Rally / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDon Miller writes: Gold remains the favorite of precious metals investors, but silver is now a strong number two...with a bullet.

That means you should consider investing in silver now before it goes even higher.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Why the U.S. Drought is Hitting Harder Than Most People Realize / Commodities / Agricultural Commodities

By: Money_Morning

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleChris Martenson writes: This is an important update on the U.S. drought of 2012 and its impact on food prices, water availability, energy, and even U.S. GDP.

Even though the mainstream media seems to have lost some interest in the drought, all of us should continue to be aware of it since its ramifications are far-reaching.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Gold Hits Near-Record Euro Highs as Markets Jump on ECB Anticipation / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Adrian_Ash

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe WHOLESALE gold price reached new 6-month highs in Asian and London trade Thursday morning at $1713 per ounce, rising alongside most other financial assets as traders awaited the European Central Bank's latest policy decision – widely expected to unveil a quantitative easing-style program of buying weaker government bonds.

After a Bloomberg leak claimed Wednesday that the ECB will begin "Monetary Outright Transactions" – buying Italian and Spanish debt to reduce their borrowing costs – the published announcement simply kept Eurozone interest rates unchanged.

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Commodities

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Gold Price Breakout - But Don't Look for the Gold Standard to Be Reinstated / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2012

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor the first time in over 30 years, talk of a return to the gold standard has become part of mainstream politics in the United States. Part of the official Republican policy adopted it at the recent Republican Convention and called for the commission to look at reestablishing the link between gold and the U.S. dollar. No doubt that plank was added to soothe supporters of Texas Congressman Ron Paul.

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