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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why the Fed Needs Golden Handcuffs / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Jan_Skoyles

Jan Skoyles looks at how 100 years of the Federal Reserve system has affected asset prices, from the Dow Jones Industrial Average to the gold price. Read on to find out what happened in the last century to cause prices to rocket and what the Federal Reserve had to do with it.

This year the US Federal Reserve System will celebrate its 100-year existence thanks to the signing of the Federal Reserve Act in December 1913.

The Federal Reserve System was set up in response to a series of financial crises and ‘panics’, in the hope that it would redress the financial system’s shortcomings.

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Commodities

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Why Doomsayers Are Wrong About Crude Oil Prices, Up 11% Since December / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Money_Morning

Dr. Kent Moors writes: The stock market is not the only thing that is up. Crude oil prices have jumped as well rising faster than the S&P for the past month.

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) next month futures contract prices for crude oil on the NYMEX increased again last week. That marked the seventh consecutive week oil prices have gained, the first time that has happened since 2009. Overall, WTI pricing level has risen 11% since mid-December.

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Commodities

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

What the Narrowing WTI/Brent Crude Oil Price Gap Means for Investors / Commodities / Oil Companies

By: The_Energy_Report

Increasing pipeline capacity in the U.S. is expected to help close the troubling price differential between West Texas Intermediate and Brent prices. In this interview with The Energy Report, newsletter editor and international stock market strategist Elliott Gue discusses how this trend and other developments are affecting investment prospects, sharing some favorite names with upside potential.

 

The Energy Report: U.S. oil prices hit their third peak of 2012 soon after your last interview with us, then bottomed around $85 per barrel ($85/bbl) in early November. Now they're back in the mid-$90s. What's causing the recent strength?

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Blatant Price Manipulation Takes Place Every Day in Crude Oil Markets / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: EconMatters

License to steal

Every single day the oil market is manipulated, it is easy to see, right out in the open, and nobody does anything about it. It literally is like having a license to rob banks right in front of everybody, including the armed security guards.

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

German Gold Repatriation Is Victory For Transparency And GATA / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,660.50, EUR 1,235.12, and GBP 1,057.17 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,656.75, EUR 1,232.43, and GBP 1,052.77 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $31.09/oz, €23.23/oz and £19.84/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,675.50/oz, palladium at $737.00/oz and rhodium at $1,200/oz.

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Gold Bearish in Short Term Outlook as Fed Meeting Looms / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Ben_Traynor

WHOLESALE Gold Bullion prices climbed back above $1660 an ounce Tuesday morning, broadly in line with where they ended last week, as stocks and commodities fell slightly and the Dollar ticked higher against the Euro ahead of tomorrow's interest rate decision from the US Federal Reserve.

"We are seeing a technical rebound following a few days of price decline," one trader in Shanghai told newswire Reuters this morning.

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

The Real Reason Germany Wants its Gold Back / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Money_Morning

Peter Krauth writes: After spending more than 50 years in foreign hands, Germany's gold is finally going home.

In a recent watershed decision the Bundesbank, Germany's central bank, has decided at least half of its gold should be held in its own vaults.

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Commodity Resource Stock Investors Can Expect Sunnier Days Ahead / Commodities / Resources Investing

By: Frank_Holmes

During the current commodity supercycle, there have been occasions--too many to count--when investor psyche has been damaged by reports about slowing U.S. growth, a hard landing in China or a debt crisis in Europe. Yet just behind the gloom, significant and positive trends are taking hold, causing the storms to start dissipating.

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Betting on Mediterranean Oil and Gas Shale / Commodities / Shale Oil and Gas

By: OilPrice_Com

The Mediterranean has joined the shale game, but as most of Europe's Mediterranean countries drag their feet, all eyes are on Israel, Turkey, and Algeria.

For Israel, it will be a slow road without the majors.

For Algeria, it's full speed ahead, in theory--but the foreign interest is just dabbling for now due to a lack of shale infrastructure.

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

How to Pick the Best Gold Bullion Mining Stocks / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: InvestmentContrarian

Sasha Cekerevac writes: Many investors in gold bullion have become increasingly worried due to the lack of price appreciation lately. Even though there has been an aggressive monetary policy initiative by the Federal Reserve, gold bullion and mining stocks in the sector have declined.

Obviously, no one can predict the future; it’s impossible to know for sure where gold bullion, or mining stocks in general, will be in the future.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

Fracking - U.S. Going Down The Wrong Road / Commodities / Water Sector

By: Robert_M_Williams

Some things are so sad that you have to laugh. One of the big rallying cries in Washington is that we’ll make the US ‘oil independent’ in a decade or two, meaning we’ll no longer have to depend on foreign imports. Of course it’s typical of Washington that no one tells you what the cost of such a bold venture will be, and I’m not necessarily talking about the dollar cost either. The supposed key to breaking the shackles of foreign oil is a process called “fracking”. Fracking is a process that injects a mixture of water and rock-shattering chemicals (all benign, according to industry) into an underground shale formation with the goal of opening fissures in the rock that allow hydrocarbons to flow to the surface.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

What Past and Future Speculative Bubbles Indicate for Gold and Silver! / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: DeviantInvestor

This is not a prediction of future prices of gold and silver; it is an indication of what could happen in a speculative bubble environment based on the history of previous bubbles.

I’ll summarize a simple analysis of past bubbles.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

Crude Oil and Energy Stocks Trend Forecast / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Chris_Vermeulen

Crude oil has been trading ways for the past year between the 2011 high and low. The trading range through 2012 has been contracting with a series of lower highs and higher lows. This pennant formation because it is taking place after an uptrend is a bullish pattern with $110 and possibly even $140+ per barrel in the next 6-18 months.

If you look at the weekly investing chart of crude oil the key support and resistance levels area clearly marked. A breakout of the white pennant will trigger a move to the next support or resistance level. And judging from the positive economic numbers not only form the USA but globally the odds are increased for the $110+ price target to be reached sooner than later.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

Is "Saudi America" Oil Becoming a Reality? / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Money_Morning

Tony Daltorio writes: U.S. energy independence has been a dream since the oil embargoes of the 1970s. But this vision of a "Saudi America" has always been just a dream.

Investors and non-investors alike started talking in earnest about realizing that dream last November. That was after the International Energy Agency's (IEA) latest World Energy Outlook said that the U.S. would overtake both Saudi Arabia and Russia in oil output by the second half of this decade.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

Central Bank Gold Buying Frenzy / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Money_Morning

Tony Daltorio writes: Anyone investing in gold should recall that before the financial crisis in 2008 central banks were dumping the yellow metal - when it was trading for less than half of where gold prices are today.

But that certainly has changed in recent years.

In 2012, the world's central banks added the most gold to their reserves since 1964. Net official gold purchases added up to 536 metric tons, a gain of 17.4% from the previous year according to a report from Thomson Reuters GFMS. The estimate from the World Gold Council for such purchases is similar at 500 metric tons.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

Russian Gold Reserves Up 8.5%, Palladium Reserves “Exhausted” / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,656.75, EUR 1,232.43, and GBP 1,052.77 per ounce.
Friday’s AM fix was USD 1,670.25, EUR 1,243.39, and GBP 1,058.93 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $30.90/oz, €23.08/oz and £19.74/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,689.00/oz, palladium at $741.00/oz and rhodium at $1,200/oz.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

Gold and Silver Fall While Stock Markets Hit 5-Year Highs / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Ben_Traynor

THE U.S. DOLLAR gold price extended its losses from last week Monday, dipping to a near-three-week low below $1655 per ounce during London's morning trading, as stock markets ticked higher, with the FTSE 100 hitting its highest level since May 2008.

The S&P 500 meantime climbed above 1500 last week for the first time since December 2007.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

The Big Picture behind Germany Taking Half of Its Gold Home / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Julian_DW_Phillips

Bundesbank announced last week that they'll repatriate 674 metric tons of their total 3,391 metric tonne gold reserves from vaults in Paris and New York to restore public confidence in the safety of Germany's gold reserves. The transfer from the Federal Reserve is set to take place slowly over a seven year period and will only be completed in 2020.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

Bank of England Gold - The Doubts Remain / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Alasdair_Macleod

Last week I wrote about the mess the Bundesbank has found itself in over its gold bullion. But they are not alone: the Dutch, Austrian, Mexican and now even the Swedish central banks are also coming under public pressure to explain themselves and to repatriate their gold.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2013

Is The Gold Tide Now Turning? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Brian_Bloom

An open mind is essential for economic survival in today’s fast changing world – but one should be conscious of the potential for being attracted to arguments that lead to prejudicial outcomes.

The chart below (courtesy stockcharts.com) is a 5% X 3 box reversal Point &Figure chart of the ratio of gold shares/gold price. I have chosen this scale for the purpose of identifying long term trends

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