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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Commodities

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Test of Strength for Gold / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Frank_Holmes

When investing in gold, I often say diverse opinions promote critical thinking and a healthy market. I believe elevated groups of buyers and sellers create a competitive tug-of-war in the bid and ask price of the precious metal.

Last week, we saw the gold bears growling louder and gaining strength, as the world's largest gold-backed ETF, the SPDR Gold Trust, experienced its largest one-day outflows since August 2011. The Fear Trade fled the sector following the Federal Reserve's meeting that revealed a growing dissension among some of its members over the central bank's bond-buying program.

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Commodities

Monday, February 25, 2013

Gold Uptrend "Could See Significant Damage", Recent Falls "Largely Down to Futures Traders" / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Ben_Traynor

U.S. DOLLAR gold prices climbed back above $1590 an ounce Monday morning, extending gains from Friday following sharp losses last week, while stock markets also rallied, although the FTSE 100 in London saw smaller gains that other European indexes following news of a downgrade to Britain's credit rating.

"Support [for gold] sits at $1522, the low from December 2011," says the latest technical analysis from Scotia Mocatta.

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Commodities

Monday, February 25, 2013

Out of Control U.S. Government Spending Means It's Time to Hedge Against Inflation / Commodities / Inflation

By: Money_Morning

Jeff Uscher writes: Uncontrolled government spending could force the Fed to monetize the government's debt, creating runaway inflation, former Federal Reserve Governor Frederic Mishkin warned in a report.

If these circumstances were to occur, the Fed would be unable to do much, if anything, to control inflation, Mishkin said in the report, presented at a conference at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Commodities

Monday, February 25, 2013

How to Invest in Graphene Miracle World Changing Material / Commodities / Graphene

By: Money_Morning

Want to know why everyone is asking how to invest in graphene?

For starters: It's one of the strongest materials ever known.

It's also as light as a feather. And completely flexible.

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Commodities

Monday, February 25, 2013

Sterling Falls On UK Credit Ratings Downgrade, Gold In GBP 1.8% Higher YTD / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,592.50, EUR 1,201.89 and GBP 1,051.85 per ounce.
Friday’s AM fix was USD 1,580.00, EUR 1,196.15 and GBP 1,034.78 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $29.27/oz, €22.14/oz and £19.41/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,631.50/oz, palladium at $749.00/oz and rhodium at $1,175/oz.

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Commodities

Monday, February 25, 2013

Gold and the Developed World in the Face of Massive Change in the Next Two Decades / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

In the last five years, we have seen the start of the decline of the developed world and the real impact of the economic rise of China on that world. What lies ahead? James Wolfensohn, the ex-president of the World Bank gave a short lecture in which he forecasts what the world's cash flows would be like in 2030:

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Commodities

Monday, February 25, 2013

AMEX Gold BUGS Index Chart and Analysis / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: David_Petch

The following article was posted one week ago with analysis of the AMEX Gold BUGS Index (HUI), except the chart has been updated. Below is the only Figure present in this update, with further explanations of what each coloured line represents. Potential outcomes for the HUI are examined, with the strongest being to the upside rather than downside. Upside targets are discussed and what must happen for them to be met.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Takes Courage to buy Gold and Silver Here / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Clive_Maund

There is now such an overwhelming array of technical evidence that the Precious Metals sector is forming a major bottom, that by the end of reading this update you will, or should unless you are stupid, understand why we now have no choice but to turn strongly and unequivocally bullish on the sector. Up until now we have had some reservations, but these have been swept away by the latest truly extraordinary data.

You may recall that in the last update posted on the 10th we called for a drop. As you won't need reminding, we got it. On its 7-month chart we can see that gold sliced straight through support at its early January bull hammer low and then dropped steeply into last Wednesday - Thursday, where a high volume selling climax occurred at a parallel trendline target. Gold is now quite deeply oversold, with many oscillators at extreme readings. This 7-month chart cannot provide the big picture of what is going on, only recent detail, so let's now move on to the longer-term charts.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Silver Back in Buying Territory Ahead of Powerful Uptrend / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Clive_Maund

Even though the technical indications for silver are not as strongly bullish as those for gold, they are now sufficiently positive that silver is likely to take off higher before much longer, encouraged by the strength that we should soon see reappear in gold. Of course, it will probably take some weeks for sentiment to recover sufficiently to drive a significant rally after the latest sharp drop, so we may see some backing and filling before a sustainable uptrend can get going, but that is normal.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Copper – Huge Sell-Off. Who Is Doing The Buying? / Commodities / Copper

By: Michael_Noonan

Market activity rules! It is the basis for understanding the motivation for all moves, up or down. If you want to know what smart money [controlling influences] is doing, watch when volume activity picks up, especially at highs and lows for that is when a transfer of risk from weak into strong hands occurs.

You do not have to pay attention to news, what others are saying about the market. You get far more accurate, and current information on where the market is headed by reading what the market is saying about others. This comes in the form of price/volume behavior. Smart money is very deft at hiding their hand. They move much larger positions, so it is during high volume activity when one can best determine when they are active, and what they may be doing.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Gold And Silver - Market Says Decline Not Over. Silver More Pivotal Than Gold / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Michael_Noonan

Developing market activity is the best and most reliable source for market information. All you have to do is follow what the activity is saying, and you will have the clearest idea of where the market is headed. For the near term, of heightened concern for many, the market says the current decline is far from over. Price may not be far from the low of the decline, but the trend is down, and it takes time to turn a trend around, so do not expect to see a dramatic rise in the price of either gold or silver.

Our downside target of $1600 gold has been exceeded, while the $28 target for silver has not been met, although in horseshoes, it would be a leaner. [See Decline Not Over, 1st and 3rd charts, click on http://bit.ly/WWXFlt]. Next week, who knows?

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Commodities

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Gold and Silver Enhanced Investor Opportunities Loci / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: DeepCaster_LLC

“Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.”           French Wisdom Nugget

 

“Federal Reserve Policymaker’s late last month expressed explicit and detailed squeamishness over their monetary stimulus, which might be scaled back sooner than the Fed’s own guidance suggests, according to Minutes released Wednesday.” (emphasis added) IBD, 02/21/13

 

All Investment Cognoscenti know that The Fed’s “Communication Policy” is aimed at Financial and Market Ends, not at Truth. (Here, should we rely on The Fed’s earlier expressed “Guidance,” or this week’s “Scaling Back” Hint? They can not both be True.)

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2013

GOLD Price Forecast - Should be Completing a Cyclical Low / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: David_Banister

Over the past 5 calendar years we have seen GOLD either complete an intermediate cyclical top or bottom in each February.  My forecast was for February of 2013 to be no different and for Gold and Silver to make trough lows this month.  With that said, I did not expect the drop in GOLD to go much below $1,620 per ounce at worst, but in fact it has. Where does that leave us now on the technical patterns and crowd behavioral views?

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2013

Silver Price Backwardation, Corrections and Perception Shifts / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Dr_Jeff_Lewis

The price of silver futures contracts have been regularly flirting with a state of backwardation ever since the 2008 Financial Crisis, which is a sign of a growing physical silver shortage.

A state of backwardation occurs when the front month silver futures contract commands a price premium to the subsequent months’ contracts.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2013

Gold Capitulation! / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Zeal_LLC

Gold got crushed this week in what can only be described as a capitulation.  Cascading selling took on a life of its own as the yellow metal knifed through multiple key support lines.  Newsflow exacerbated gold’s free fall, as extreme fear tainted everything with a heavy pall of bearishness.  Gold bears were euphoric, coming out in droves to pronounce doom on the metal.  But capitulations are actually very bullish events.

Capitulation is one of the ugliest words in the markets, it means surrender.  Most of us are taught from a very young age to never give up, never stop striving.  So traders are loath to admit they succumbed to a capitulation.  Rather than acknowledging they gave into their own fears to sell low at the worst possible time, they try and rationalize their failing.  They have to believe the capitulation marks the start of selling.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2013

How Close is Gold Price to the Final Bottom? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: P_Radomski_CFA

Gold roller coaster seems to go on and on without an end. But what we have seen this week was more of a bungee jumping. However, at this time there seems to be no more room for further declines, as major support lines have been reached already or are about to be reached. Does this mean that we are close to the final bottom and that a strong rally will emerge soon? Let us jump straight into the technical part of today's essay to find out - we'll start with the yellow metal's long-term chart (charts courtesy by http://stockcharts.com.)

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2013

Gold Price Correction Separating the Men from the Boys / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Profit_Confidential

Is gold bullion becoming the commodity the mainstream media and analysts love to hate?

After all, views of the metal are becoming increasingly bearish. But I believe the most important factor as to why gold bullion is actually attractive at this point is being ignored; gold bullion becomes more valuable as the paper money created by central banks increases in circulation.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2013

Why Would You Ever Want To Own Gold? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Bill_Bonner

Stocks up another 53 points on the Dow yesterday. Gold down another $5.

The Dow is above its 14,000 peak; gold is below $1,600/oz.

I'll come back to this in a minute. First...

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2013

Now is the Time to Buy Gold and Silver / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Jordan_Roy_Byrne

Since the end of December we’ve been writing about the coming bottom in precious metals. Our forecast for 2013 was to see a low in Q1 and then continued consolidation until the end of the summer in which Gold could be in good position to break $1800. That forecast remains largely intact, although it appears the mining stocks will bottom quite a bit lower than we thought two months ago and even five months ago. Three weeks ago we noted that a potential final bottom was on the way. After beating around the bush we are ready to say that now is the time to begin buying and we’ll show you why.

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Commodities

Friday, February 22, 2013

How Strong is Gold Demand? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Eric_McWhinnie

Since hitting all-time nominal highs above $1,900 an ounce, the price of gold has declined and essentially traded sideways for over a year. The price action has discouraged some investors, but others are still purchasing the precious metal in record amounts.

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