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Hedge Funds Are Buying Copper, Is Silver Next?

Hedge Funds Are Buying Copper, Is Silver Next?

The global growth story has experienced its ebbs and flows in 2018, but what appears to be clear is that U.S. growth is strong. The Fed is increasing interest rates to cap inflation and mitigate growth, as industrial metals prices test higher levels. Hedge funds have been piling into copper positions betting that stronger growth […]

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The Effects Of Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Hinge On Trump’s Negotiation Skills

The Effects Of Steel And Aluminum Tariffs Hinge On Trump’s Negotiation Skills

The real intent of the import duties is likely favorable trade terms, not higher tariffs The imposition of tariffs by the Trump Administration has left businesses, consumers and workers guessing. Tariff levels can have far-reaching effects both at home and abroad. As such, raising these duties can make or break businesses and households all over […]

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White Petroleum: A New War Is About To Start

White Petroleum: A New War Is About To Start

It’s the modern gold rush. Around the world, the most sought-after mineral isn’t a precious metal, nor is it oil and gas…it’s lithium. Lithium, or “white petroleum” as some call it, has become a crucial element in today’s high-tech economy. Demand for lithium is soaring, and producers are frantically searching for new sources of supply. […]

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Dump These 3 Steel Stocks As Tariffs Rip Up The Industry

| March 22, 2018 | 1 Comment
Dump These 3 Steel Stocks As Tariffs Rip Up The Industry

The imposition of a 25% tariff on imported steel by President Trump has certainly been a headline grabber. But it obscures the long-term problems faced by the U.S. steel industry. And it only addresses one side of the classic economic equation for any commodity – supply and the industry’s struggle against cheap imports. The share […]

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Car Manufacturers Are Electrifying Copper, “The Metal Of The Future”

| October 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Car Manufacturers Are Electrifying Copper, “The Metal Of The Future”

As many of you know, copper is often seen as an indicator of economic health, historically falling when overall manufacturing and construction is in contraction mode, rising in times of expansion. That appears to be the case today. Currently trading above $3 a pound, “Doctor Copper” is up close to 28 percent year-to-date and far […]

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3 Commodities Benefiting From New Technology

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Commodities Benefiting From New Technology

Investors love technology and technology stocks. For proof, one needs look no further than the famous FANG or FAAMG stocks. These include the likes of Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL), Amazon.com (Nasdaq: AMZN) and Google parent, Alphabet (Nasdaq: GOOG). Other stocks like Tesla Motors (Nasdaq: TSLA) and Nvidia (Nasdaq: NVDA) are also in many portfolios. But here’s a secret about technology many investors are unaware of. But […]

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This Obscure Metal Soared 70%

This Obscure Metal Soared 70%

Cobalt is soaring in price lately, but why? Phew! I’m finally getting the chance to catch my breath after a crazy week. I moved on Wednesday — and while my life is still sectioned into cardboard containers that occupy every room like an invading box-shaped species, I’ve now cleared an obvious path to the front […]

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3 Steel Stocks That Will Give Back All Of The Trump Rally

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments
3 Steel Stocks That Will Give Back All Of The Trump Rally

Steel stocks have been the revelation of 2016, but gravity won’t be denied Few markets, including the never-boring precious metals complex, have had a profound turnaround quite like steel stocks. In the early fall of 2014, steel stocks — using the exchange-traded-fund Market Vectors Steel (ETF) (NYSEARCA:SLX) as a benchmark — were holding up well. […]

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A Crisis Arrives In The South American Copper Market

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
A Crisis Arrives In The South American Copper Market

Things are getting very tough in the South American copper sector right now. Even as copper prices have sagged to a month-low below $2.10 per pound, supply from some of the most important mining nations on Earth is looking dubious. One of the most critical spots is Chile. Where this week’s news on a potential […]

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The World’s Inventory Of Molybdenum Has Quietly Fallen To Zero

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
The World’s Inventory Of Molybdenum Has Quietly Fallen To Zero

Here’s a story you haven’t heard anything about. But which might vault into the headlines of the mining investment world very, very soon. World molybdenum stocks are nearly gone. That was revealed in data released last week from the London Metal Exchange. With a monthly report from the world’s premier metals trading platform showing that […]

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