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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Gold's Hypnotic $1000 Price Target and the Outlook for Precious Metal Shares / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Clif_Droke

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThere is a lot of fear circulating around the Internet concerning gold/silver and the gold/silver stocks. As contrarians, that's exactly what we like to see. It lets us know the prevailing trend (up) is still intact and that higher prices are likely to be seen before the next interim top is in.

The fear in the PM stocks among the “dumb money” trading public almost perfectly mirrors the optimism shown by the “smart money” traders who have recently been buying the PM stocks with both hands in anticipation of another leg up in the momentum market for the gold stocks. Take for instance the latest readings in the CBOE Gold Index put/call open interest.

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Commodities

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Energy Sector Peak Oil Trends Paint “A Very Alarming Picture” / Commodities / Energy Resources

By: Joseph_Dancy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile energy demand may be tempered by a slowdown in global economic growth, longer term growing energy demands and supply constraints will continue to present incredible challenges. Much more capital will need to be allocated to the sector to address supply issues, which should create opportunities for investors. We noted the following developments in the energy sector last month:

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Commodities

Saturday, February 23, 2008

XAU Gold Stocks Index Brought Down Through Derivatives Market Manipulation / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Rob_Kirby

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWho remembers when the effects of the sub-prime contagion and subsequent freeze-up of the debt markets began to make itself visible? 

For those of you who might be unaware, it was the summer of 07 – and I'd like to present this little picture of how the DOW JONES reacted to the impending financial seizures and ‘broke down' as a little refresher: 

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Commodities

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Could Gold Mimic Platinum's Parabolic Move? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mike_Paulenoff

My technical work is telling me (and has been telling me) that gold prices (the GLD) is on borrowed time on the upside, and that they will implode IF in fact the global slowdown story has any merit. Then again, growing perceptions of stagflation could last a while longer, until the commodity sector rolls over amidst evidence of a global economic contraction.

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Commodities

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Will the G-7 Nations Impose Capital Controls? / Commodities / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFinance leaders from the Group of Seven, industrialized nations discussed collective action “to calm markets, if price moves become irrational .Finance ministers and central bankers from the G7 –the United States, Canada, Japan, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy—said that financial market turmoil was serious and persisting. They also said more work was needed to restore markets to good working order and safeguard global growth. The European Central Bank believes that turbulence on financial markets could continue for months.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2008

HUI Gold Stocks Index Up-Legs Structure Analysis / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDespite very difficult prevailing stock-market conditions, the HUI unhedged gold-stock index has soared 55% since mid-August! You'd think gold-stock traders would be thrilled with such awesome gains. Instead they are very disappointed, because gold itself is up 45% over this same period of time and the HUI hasn't adequately leveraged its gains.

To delve into this vexing conundrum, a couple weeks ago I updated my research on HUI leverage to gold . It showed that leverage varies wildly over the course of uplegs, so it is pointless to worry about mid-upleg. Like the weather, it will soon change. As I was doing this leverage research, some fascinating peripheral insights into the technical structure of HUI uplegs became apparent.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2008

Experts: Global Food Shortages Could ‘Continue for Decades' / Commodities / Agricultural Commodities

By: Joseph_Dancy

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGlobal inventories of grains are nearing historic lows, while twenty percent of the U.S. corn crop this coming year will be used for ethanol production. Meanwhile wheat, rice and soybean prices have reached all-time highs and corn prices have jumped to a 12-year high.

Demand for grain continues to increase adding upward pressure on the price of agricultural products. We expect this trend to continue. Recent developments in the sector, found in various publications, include:

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2008

Gold Mining Stocks Fail to Keep Pace With New Gold High / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES held inside a $7 range in London early Friday, recording a new all-time high the AM Fix of $945.75 per ounce as Asian and European equities reversed this week's gains and the US Dollar fell to a 10-session low.

"It's been six months this week since the Fed started cutting interest rates – and gold has gone nuts," as BullionVault told Bloomberg earlier today.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2008

Stagflation Fears Drive Gold to New All Time Highs / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold rose $11.10 to $945.70 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver was up 18 cents to $17.90 per ounce. Gold and silver have traded in a narrow range in Asian and early trading in Europe. Gold reached new record nominal highs at $952.75 and silver has surged over $18 per ounce to new 27 year highs at $18.06.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gold Breaks New Record - Public Waking Up! / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Brent_Harmes

Gold just broke to another all time high yesterday rising above $944 per ounce.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gold Reacting to Central Bank Money Attempting to Prevent Collapsing Credit Bubble / Commodities / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Christopher_Laird

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBottomless financial pits - With gold again having a try at $1000, speculators aside, one wonders how far that has to go?

Well, for one thing, Central Banks have posted about only $2trillion worth of financial injections and bailouts since only August 07 to combat the credit collapse. 

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Commodities

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Access to Water of Paramount Importance for Mining Operations / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: David_Petch

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleCareful about Moving to Nevada - I have one thread that basically sums up the title for the introduction so please read before continuing further into the article: http://www.physorg.com/news122050436.html . Access to water is essential for mining and nuclear power plants and if Lake Mead continues to decline in volume, the Hoover dam will become a modern day Pyramid…a derelict of the past that had a purpose only to be viewed as a monument of the technical savvy of those that went before them. This event could affect millions of people, so as an aside, avoid purchasing real estate in Vegas because it likely is entering a long-term bear market.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Seven Top Natural Resource Stocks to Invest In! / Commodities / Resources Investing

By: Money_and_Markets

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLarry Edelson writes: Today I'm going to review seven of my favorite Asian natural resource stocks, which I believe are in bargain territory right now.

But first, a recap is in order. Last week I told you how the U.S. economy was melting down and headed toward a bad case of withdrawal from its debt-addicted lifestyle of the last two decades.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Gold Surges to New Highs as Crude Oil Breaks Above $100 / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

THE PRICE OF PHYSICAL GOLD BULLION gained almost 1% at the London opening on Thursday, taking the metal 3.6% higher from yesterday's low to a new record high above $948 per ounce.

"The second successive [ US crude oil] close above $100 a barrel and a higher-than-expected US inflation outcome were the triggers for a move to a new all-time high," believes John Reade at UBS.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Consumer Price Inflation (CPI) Jumps to 4.4%- Stagflation Bullish for Gold / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Gold  rose $7.80 to $9 34.6 0 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver  was up 22  cents to $17.72 per ounce. Gold and silver  continued to rise in Asia and early trading in Europe and gold reached new record highs just below $950 at $949.60 per ounce and silver has surged over $18 per ounce.

Gold also surged to new record highs in British pounds and in Euros. The London PM Fix at 1500 GMT yesterday afternoon was at $920. Gold fixed at new record highs at £474.37 and €627.90.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Uranium Stocks Await Breakout From Consolidation Area / Commodities / Uranium

By: Merv_Burak

The Index close was on the up side again but almost everything else was telling me the market was more down than up. The potential topping activity is still evident on the chart. Although the close was on the plus side the daily high and daily low were both lower than yesterday's values. Although I have drawn a resistance line from the top of the mid-Jan activity maybe the early Feb highs are really the resistance, at least they are so far.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

US $2 Trillion Bailout- Monetary Inflation to Send Gold Soaring / Commodities / Credit Crisis 2008

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLike a whirlwind, the crisis triggered by the housing crisis and mortgage debacle has extended to almost every phase of the landscape in US economic and financial life. And the rookies running the US Federal Reserve initially said the problem would be contained. My claim made in late June 2007 (see article, click here ) was that it involved absolute contagion to the system, which is what we see vividly now. Let's review some high level stresses in several arenas, examine the response potentials, and check on the gold and US Dollar impact. One should note, the gold & silver prices will soon demonstrate strong independence from the US Dollar Just like in 2005, gold can rise even with some bounce in the buck. Unlike 2005 though, the buck is likely not to make much in the way of advances.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Uranium Stocks Hit Bottom - Time to Buy? / Commodities / Uranium

By: Jordan_Roy_Byrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver the past six months Uranium stocks had fallen completely off the radar. It had been months since I last wrote about them in my newsletter. Such can occur when a major peak develops and devastating declines ensue. The combination of the subprime mortgage meltdown and ensuing credit crisis combined with a rapid 40% decline in the spot uranium price inflicted collateral damage on the entire sector. Only a few stocks were able to avoid more than a 50% decline. However, over the past few weeks selling pressure has finally abated and given way to classic bottoming patterns in many of the uranium stocks. Last week's action was especially encouraging as many stocks rebounded on rising volume from successfully tested bottom points.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Gold New High Vs British Pound as Money Supply Growths Triggering Inflation Concerns / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

GOLD FOR IMMEDIATE DELIVERY ticked 0.7% lower from last night's near-record highs early on Wednesday after recording its third highest London Fix ever.

Pegged at $924.8 this morning as crude oil slipped back from $100 per barrel and world stock markets fell yet again, the Gold Price also recorded a new all-time London Fix for British investors at £475.57 per ounce.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Commodities to Outperform Equities on Increasing Macroeconomic and Systemic Risk / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mark_OByrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold surged $23.55 to $926.80 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver surged 50 cents to $17.50 per ounce. Gold and silver have traded sideways in Asia and early trading in Europe.

Gold also surged to new record highs in British pounds and in euro. The London PM Fix at 1500 GMT yesterday afternoon was at $925. Gold fixed at new record highs at £473.68 and €626.91.

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