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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Commodities

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Agri-Foods Prices Advancing in the Face of Strong Mega-trend Fundamentals / Commodities / Agricultural Commodities

By: Ned_W_Schmidt

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleStructural investments are perhaps the most powerful. Gold has, for example, been in a structural bull market for more than a decade. Those political and economic trends that have propelled Gold from $250 were simply a “carnival” ride that had only one way to go, up. The structural deficits of the U.S., which stem from an intellectual deficit in government, meant that Gold had could only go up. All one had to do was identify the structural bull, and remain seated for the entire ride.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Canadian Gold Miners and How to Invest With $5,000 to $10,000 Revisited / Commodities / Gold & Silver Stocks

By: Dudley_Baker

Perhaps you recall about one year ago we had a serious of articles, How to Invest….

We can all agree it has been one hell of a year so we thought it timely to revisit our previous article and see what new light we can shed on your investments decisions. Many of you have lost a substantial amount of monies over the last year, however we encourage you to look at the bright side in that now with the market for the junior's and smaller exploration companies down substantially, your investment dollars allow you to purchase more shares at the current depressed prices.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Gold Recovers on U.S. $1.5trn Financial Aid for Banking Sector / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Adrian_Ash

THE SPOT PRICE of wholesale gold jumped 1.2% lunchtime Tuesday in London, rising back above $900 an ounce as world equities ticked lower and the European single currency bounced sharply on the forex market.

Crude oil recovered the $41-per-barrel mark. Government bonds rose across the board.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Financial Times Lexx Favours Platinum Over Gold, Is the FT Right? / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Mark_OByrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleProfit taking saw gold fall yesterday but continuing very robust demand for physical bullion and gold ETF’s for safe haven purposes means that this is likely another period of consolidation.

There is a dawning realization that we are in the early stages of a severe global recession and possibly even a global Depression. In this uncertain climate for the global financial system and the global economy itself, risk aversion is set to remain elevated and thus demand for physical gold bullion will also remain elevated. As it will for silver but less so for the purely industrial precious metals of platinum and palladium.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Industrial Commodities Drive Broader Stock Market Trends / Commodities / Investing 2009

By: Richard_Shaw

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs we think about possible economic recovery, it may be a good idea to watch the prices of certain materials inputs to industry.  Perhaps they will perk up before other parts of the economy farther downstream from raw materials.

Here are weekly, 3-year charts for several basic inputs to industry used to make things and move materials and things around.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Gold Price Market Manipulation Crime Scene Investigation / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Rob_Kirby

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLast week on Thursday February 5th, 2009, The President's Working Group On Financial Markets held their first official soiree with former New York Federal Reserve Bank President, Timothy Geithner, installed as President Obama's pick as Treasury Secretary.

In the spirit of “Change has come to America” and transparency, cameras were invited in for the ‘proverbial photo-op' in what was no doubt an attempt to demystify this shadowy organization. You can see this press conference for yourself beginning at the 3:20 minute mark of this video excerpt .

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Natural Gas UNG ETF in Completed Bottoming Formation / Commodities / Natural Gas

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe daily chart of the U.S. Natural Gas Fund ETF (NYSE: UNG) argues strongly that the price structure has completed a rounded 2-3 week bottoming formation that should propel prices towards a confrontation with the 6-month resistance line(s) at 21.20-22.00 in the upcoming hours/days. The UNG needs to hurdle and sustain above 22.40 to trigger more meaningful buy signals that will indicate that an intermediate-term low has been established.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Precious Metals Regaining Monetary Status / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Captain_Hook

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleLoose in the head. As opposed to Hank Paulson, that's what traders now think of Geithner since he angered China before even getting in the door. They think he's loose in the head. So, delayed as the reaction was since he uttered the words Thursday, the trade bought gold, sold bonds, and who knows, maybe even reversed the dollar ($) despite the fact stocks look set to plunge. In this respect, Geithner's fumble, which is the only way to read that considering China is the US's biggest creditor, is the kind of thing that can cause trend changes, where we will find out soon if this is the case with respect to gold and the $.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Gold Plunges Below $900 Despite Central Banks Money Printing / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Adrian_Ash

THE PRICE OF WHOLESALE gold bullion fell sharply at the New York opening on Monday, dropping 1.8% to a four-session low of $895 an ounce as the US Dollar also slipped on the currency market.

World stock markets ticked down despite a fresh wave of central-bank and government aid, but crude oil crept back above $40 a barrel.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Catastrophic Fall in 2009 Global Food Production / Commodities / Food Crisis

By: Eric_deCarbonnel

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAfter reading about the droughts in two major agricultural countries, China and Argentina, I decided to research the extent other food producing nations were also experiencing droughts. This project ended up taking a lot longer than I thought. 2009 looks to be a humanitarian disaster around much of the world

To understand the depth of the food Catastrophe that faces the world this year, consider the graphic below depicting countries by USD value of their agricultural output, as of 2006.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Platinum and Commodities Bubble, Deflationary Crash / Commodities / Platinum

By: Kyle_L_Lucas

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOver the weekend I received a note from a reader asking me to evaluate the market for Platinum. I hope she doesn't mind if I just quote the better part of her note to me: good morning, Lucas. A theme that I'd like you to look at - if it interests you - are platinum futures. The platinum/gold ratio is interesting. I read that the reason platinum sold off so badly was that outfits like GM had to liquidate their usual 6 month supply stockpiles. I've been noticing that some of the producers in the PGM sector have been 'coming alive'; and showing some pretty good relative strength, even in relation to gold miners. Anyway, looking at this etf, PGM, also showing signs of life...as you know, PGM holds futures; I would be inclined to buy it; but don't know how to evaluate the contango issue; so don't know whether a buy here would be a losing play because of the 'roll premium' drag, as it has been, and will continue to be (i believe; but wtf do I know?) with USO, which I would not buy.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Silver Surges But Remains Undervalued Compared to Gold / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Mark_OByrne

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleGold fell some 1.5% last week as investors took profits with gold having been up some 10% in the previous three 3 weeks. But the short and medium term prospects look sound in the light of strong fundamentals and some important indicators – silver was up by another 4.2% last week and the gold mining indices were also higher (XAU +4.6% and HUI +2.3%). The mining indices are often a leading indicator and silver usually underperforms gold in the early stages of rallies and outperforms in the latter. Silver’s recent strength (up by some 15% since the start of the year) may be a prelude to higher gold prices in the coming weeks.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Crude Oil Trading Range Tightens / Commodities / Crude Oil

By: Kingsley_Anderson

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleContrary to early 2008, oil and the stock market are now marching in lock-step. As the stock market's trading range tightened, oil's has done likewise. Is crude setting up to take-off? As one may already know, explosive moves in either direction usually occur after a tight consolidation. However, in which direction it may go is difficult to say at this time.

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Commodities

Monday, February 09, 2009

Fresh Water Investing: California Drought Reveals the “New Oil” / Commodities / Water Sector

By: Investment_U

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDavid Fessler writes: A few weeks ago, during a particularly bad cold snap, we had a pipe freeze underneath our 200-year-old farmhouse, causing us to go without water for a few days. I eventually managed to unfreeze the pipe, but there was no question it was disruptive for a busy household of four.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Gold in Bullish Trend Channel at Key Resistance Levels / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Merv_Burak

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe price of gold is hitting its head up against the ceiling set by the top activity from the Sept/Oct highs. Is it time for some downside action?

GOLD : LONG TERM - Due to some time constraints this week's commentary will be short and to the point. Just the facts.

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Commodities

Sunday, February 08, 2009

COPPER- Upside Breakout Imminent, Implications for Commodities... / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: Clive_Maund

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAlthough copper may seem like a sideshow it is actually very important, for it is a barometer of changes in the world economy. In retrospect it is easy to see on its long-term chart below that its refusal to break higher for several years from what turned out to be a major top area was a warning that all was not well with the world economy. The breakdown from the lower support line of the top area led to a crash back to the first major support level where it has stabilized. It remains wildly oversold, as shown by the huge gap between the 50 and 200-day moving averages.

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Commodities

Friday, February 06, 2009

Brian Tang: Bullish on Finite Natural Resources Investing / Commodities / Resources Investing

By: The_Gold_Report

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleSince 2003, Fundamental Research Corp. (FRC) has been focusing on companies not widely followed by brokerage firms, bringing investors and undervalued small and micro cap companies together. In this exclusive interview with The Gold Report, FRC founder Brian Tang and his crew forecast the primary driver of base metal prices in 2009, the future of gold and copper and the infinite upside of investing in finite resources.

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Commodities

Friday, February 06, 2009

Gold.....Ready to Rumble! Part Two, Buying Gold / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Richard_Mills

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWe Are Running Out of Gold - Production at existing mines is grinding down at the same time investor demand is climbing. A quick scan of last year's individual country production numbers shows declines right across the board except in China whose citizen's snap up all they can. China, for the second year in a row is now the world's top gold producing country, easily passing perennial top producer South Africa.

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Commodities

Friday, February 06, 2009

Gold GLD ETF Bullish Higher Highs / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Mike_Paulenoff

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe behavior of gold and the SPDR Gold Shares (NYSE: GLD) recently has been fascinating. Let's notice that the GLD has continued to carve out a series of higher lows off of the 1/15 pivot low at 78.73. It has been doing this DESPITE a stronger dollar and an overbought condition.

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Commodities

Friday, February 06, 2009

Silver/Gold Ratio Bullish Reversion to the Mean / Commodities / Gold & Silver 2009

By: Zeal_LLC

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile wreaking its unbelievable destruction, last quarter's financial-market panic certainly showed no favoritism. Launching from ground zero in the financial stocks, shockwaves of selling blasted out through the entire market landscape. Everything speculators once loved was left in ruins, including silver.

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