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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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Copper Price: More Proof Of A Looming Recession?

| January 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Copper Price: More Proof Of A Looming Recession?

Is Copper Price Foretelling Economic Doom? One thing is for certain… Industrial metals suffered mightily last year.  But nowhere is the pain more obvious than in the copper market.  The price of red metal has fallen nearly 30% over the past year and is down 50% since early 2012. And get a load of this… […]

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Bears Take A Big Swipe At The Copper Price!

| November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Bears Take A Big Swipe At The Copper Price!

Copper Price: How Low Can It Go? Copper producers just took another haymaker to the chin… With the copper price sinking to new multi-year lows this week, miners like Freeport McMoran $FCX and Southern Copper $SCCO are no doubt feeling the pressure. One look at a copper chart tells you all you need to know… […]

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Copper: Mixed Signals Have Investors Snoozing…

| October 29, 2014 | 0 Comments
Copper: Mixed Signals Have Investors Snoozing…

As you may know, there has been plenty of volatility in the commodity market the past few months. Energy, precious metals, and grains have all experienced significant price swings since July. But one commodity has been asleep… … Copper. The red metal has been trading in a relatively tight, range bound pattern for months on […]

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Copper Bears Roar!

| March 10, 2014 | 0 Comments
Copper Bears Roar!

Copper took a big hit on Friday.  The industrial metal fell a hefty 4.2% on news of a small Chinese solar company failing to pay interest on its bonds.   Friday’s drop puts copper at $3.08 a pound, a stone’s throw away from the 52-week low set in August 2013. Take a look…   Given the […]

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Copper Bounce – More To Come?

| December 11, 2013 | 0 Comments
Copper Bounce – More To Come?

Ask anyone who watches the copper market religiously and they’ll likely tell you the same thing… The past four months of trading has been akin to watching paint dry. The red metal has been stuck in a downright boring trading channel between $3.15 and $3.35 a pound since mid-August. Take a look… As you can […]

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Copper Is Ready To Explode!

| October 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Copper Is Ready To Explode!

Copper bulls take note.   Recent Chinese economic data supports the idea that the red metal is underpriced.  Let me explain… As you may have heard, China’s September service purchasing manager’s index (PMI) recently came in at 55.4.  That’s a very bullish report since a reading of 50 or higher represents an overall increase in Chinese […]

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