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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Gold New Record High on Panic Interest Rate Cuts / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES leapt once again in London trade on Wednesday, reaching $915 an ounce for US investors as the US Federal Reserve led a co-ordinated cut of 0.5% to major world interest rates.

Currencies were left little changed against each other, but the Gold Price in British Pounds jumped to a new all-time record above £525 an ounce.

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Emergency Central Bank Interest Rate Cuts Boost Gold / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold rallied yesterday on increasing risk aversion as stock markets continued to crash internationally (gold closed at $880.70 up $18 and silver closed at $11.34 up 7 cents).

Gold has surged to new record highs in most major currencies including the Australian dollar, British pound (£517) and Euro (€662) as the global contagion deepens. Therefore, gold is again acting independently of the dollar and despite recent dollar strength has rallied sharply in all major currencies.

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Commodities

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Severe Bull Market for Gold / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSeeing beyond the blind curves of bailouts and meltdowns takes the keen vision of a veteran market observer, Roger Wiegand, Editor of Trader Tracks . In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, Wiegand predicts a “severe bull market” for gold that will include both juniors and seniors. He advises selective buying and names several of his favorites.

The Gold Report: When we spoke in mid-July, at the height of the market, you predicted a major downward correction.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Gold Crisis and Inflation Hedge Expected to Outperform Crude Oil / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Dr_Krassimir_Petrov

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis Article1. Introduction
Over the last 7-8 years, gold has consistently underperformed oil. Gold bulls are worried – after all, why invest in gold, when oil delivers a better performance, and so are apparently copper, uranium, and a number of agricultural commodities. The answer is simple – during the early stage of this commodity bull market (2000-2006), the fundamentals of oil were much better than gold. However, the relative fundamentals will reverse in later stages, when gold will dramatically outperform oil. This is simply the nature of the current commodity bull market.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Countertrend Rally for GDX Gold Mining ETF / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Mike_Paulenoff

My near-term technical pattern and momentum work in the Market Vectors Gold Mining ETF (AMEX: GDX) argues that a meaningful near-term low was established yesterday at 25.30 and that a countertrend recovery rally already is in progress that should propel price to at least 29.80-30.00 and thereafter to 32.00.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Real Price Of Gold Soars / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mike_Shedlock

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold in "Real" terms is soaring. "Real" in this case means how much an ounce of gold will buy. Let's compare gold to a commodities, to silver and to the stock market, starting with a basket of commodities as measured by $CRB commodities index. Charts are as of 2008-10-06.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Gold Pushes Higher as Silent Bank Run Continues / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

GOLD BULLION PRICES rose further in London on Tuesday, touching $888 an ounce and unwinding last week's action entirely as world stock markets rallied from their new record sell-off.

Rumors starting late in New York ran from Tokyo to London, claiming that the US Fed and other big central banks are set to slash global interest rates in joint action.

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Commodities

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Credit Crisis Bailouts A Calamity Of Errors  / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Captain_Hook

Between Lehman Brothers and the AIG bailout , Western central banks have already printed somewhere in the neighborhood of half a trillion dollars this week, and it's not over as Washington Mutual, amongst others, are said to be up next. While undoubtedly being a record for such largesse, because these measures are simply monetizing bad debt of insolvent companies, as pointed out previously, the effect on the consumer's liquidity condition is minimal. In fact, when you add up all the stock market losses, amongst other things , the average investor remains worse off, and deteriorating.

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Commodities

Monday, October 06, 2008

Gold and Silver Price Manipulation / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mario_Innecco

An Official Market and a Free Market in Gold and Silver. I remember when I lived in Brazil the local currency was like confetti and if you wanted to protect yourself against inflation and currency collapse you had to hold U.S. dollars. Holding dollars, if you could get a hold of it, was very worthwhile as every month that went by you could buy a great deal more of cruzeiros, new cruzeiros, cruzados or reais.

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Commodities

Monday, October 06, 2008

Gold Leaps on Failed Bailout Economic Deflation Fears / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES jumped $34 early in London on Monday, bouncing well above last Friday's low at $820 to touch $860 an ounce as world stock markets sank in the face of desperate promises of Tax-Funded Aid from major governments.

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Commodities

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Gold Stock Investors Looking at Huge Losses / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Merv_Burak

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe magnification factor at work, on the down side. Gold drops less than 5% while gold stocks drop more than 15%. It worked on the up side, now we see it working on the down side. Although a long term bear market in gold bullion may be argued it sure is a bear for stocks with the average stock down 52% since their highs only a few months back.

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Commodities

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Kerry Smith: Metals & Mining Portfolio Building During Chaotic Times / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA veteran analyst, Kerry Smith of Haywood Securities covers a broad range of companies in the mining sector, from juniors to mid-tiers to majors, from explorers and developers to producers, from base to noble metals. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report , he covers a lot of territory, discussing the outlook for gold, the next stage of sector consolidation and the rough political terrain in some of the world's most resource-abundant geographies.

The Gold Report: How should investors play this market, and what's your outlook for commodities, gold in particular?

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Manipulation of Gold and Commodity Prices to Prevent Inflation and Higher Interest Rates / Commodities / Market Manipulation

By: Rob_Kirby

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe Invisible Hand and the Pox Known as Usury - First, from Wikipedia, a little background on usury :

Usury (pronounced /ˈjuːʒəri/ , comes from the Medieval Latin usuria , "interest" or "excessive interest", from the Latin usura "interest") originally meant the charging of interest on loans.  After countries legislated to limit the rate of interest on loans, usury came to mean the interest above the lawful rate. In common usage today, the word means the charging of unreasonable or relatively high rates of interest…..

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Central Bank Gold Sales Coming to an End? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn the week ending 26th September 2008, the final week of the fourth year of the Central Bank Gold Agreement, two Eurosystem central banks sold less than 1 tonne of gold to complete the fourth year's sales. This makes a total for the year at around 345.5 tonnes of gold sold by the signatories.

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Commodities ETFs and ETNs XLY, XLP, XLE, XLF, XLV, XLI, XLB, XLK, XLU / Commodities / Exchange Traded Funds

By: Zeal_LLC

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleIn December 1998 the Select Sector SPDRs were born. And this proved to be a groundbreaking and historic event that has forever altered the way people invest in the stock markets. These nine exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are a core group of ETFs that allow investors to customize their portfolios with focus on individual sectors that collectively make up the S&P 500.

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Gold Falls with Euro, Stock Markets, Crude Oil & US Jobs / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES fell hard into the Wall Street opening on Friday, losing 2% to reach a new two-week low of $824 an ounce as Asian stock markets closed sharply lower.

European shares reversed earlier gains. Crude oil slid back to $94 per barrel.

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Commodities

Friday, October 03, 2008

Gold Sharp Fall Despite Surging Investor Demand Blamed on Short-sellers / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold  fell sharply yesterday  on lower oil prices and the recently surging dollar, despite  unprecedented physical demand for coins and bars in the UK, US and internationally ( gold closed at $840.40  down $40.20 while silver  closed at $11.57 down $1.04 ).

As warned yesterday, anything is possible in the short term in these markets and leveraged trading in futures, CFDs and spread betting is an extremely high risk endeavour in the current markets and not advisable.
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Commodities

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Resolve the Credit Crisis by Recapitalising the Banks with Gold / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Professor_Emeritus

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePrivatising profits, socializing losses (The Gold Standard Strikes Back... Part 2)

The 0.7 trillion dollar bailout plan of Treasury Secretary Paulson must be seen for what it is: a scheme to privatize profits while socializing losses. The scare tactics with which he was trying to railroad it through Congress has failed and the world is better for it. The malady has to be diagnosed properly. I summarize the popular diagnosis in five points.

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Commodities

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Gold Awaits US Bail-Out Final Approval / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

THE PRICE OF GOLD sank 2.1% Thursday morning in London, dropping to a two-week low near $850 an ounce – the very peak of gold's last bull in Jan. 1980.

Asian stock markets closed the day lower, while European shares gave back an early rally despite the overnight vote in Washington supporting the $700 billion bail-out for banks.

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Commodities

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Central Banks Starting to Buy Gold? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold  rose yesterday  despite continuing dollar strength and falling oil prices ( gold closed at $880.80  up $6.80 while s ilver  closed at $12.71 up 53  cents ).  Once again in  after hours trading there was determined selli ng which pushed the price as low as $862/oz in Asia  prior to rallying  in early European trade to over $870 /oz.

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