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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

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Commodities

Thursday, January 31, 2008

The Ongoing Commodities Boom - What Every Investor Should Know / Commodities / Investing

By: Mary_Rivas

Gone are the days when you only needed to know about stocks and bonds to make money in the financial markets. With revolutionary changes taking place in the global economy and investment industry, you can not afford to ignore commodities.

Never before have commodities been in such great demand worldwide at a time when supplies are extremely low. It will take many years for this supply-and-demand imbalance to improve. This means opportunities for you---rising commodity prices worldwide.

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Commodities

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gold $1000 by June 2008 As Fiat Currencies Race to the Bottom / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Jim_Willie_CB

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleQuick Note: My math was done last week on a dirty napkin. The ‘AAA' index on credit default swaps for mortgage bonds perhaps is not indicative of prime mortgages, my error in pasted title for the graphic. Mea culpa! The index contains a mix of subprime slime slices in tranches, for some odd reason. Also, those high quality indexes are actually time stamped, with the most recent being the hardest hit. They contain the immediate decline in recent housing prices, the most recent defaults, without benefit of some home collateral appreciation. My attitude is firm though, that the swap contracts of age one year will lose a similar amount, like 30%. Give them time. Ditto for the swap indexes of age two years. The recent mortgage indexes are excellent forward indicators for the older ones.

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Commodities

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gold Heads for Monthly Close above $900 as US Economy Heads for Stagflation / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Gold_Investments

Prior to the Federal Reserve's 50 basis point interest cut to 3%, gold was down $3.60 to $921.20 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver was down 4 cents to $16.74 per ounce. Gold surged (from $920 to $934.25) to new record highs after the interest rate decision at 2:30 p.m (1930 GMT) in after-hours trading on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX). Silver surged to new highs at $16.87.

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Commodities

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Gold Buying Strong as Stock Markets Lower on Recession and Inflation Concerns / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES for immediate delivery of physical metal moved sideways early Thursday, holding between $920 and $927 per ounce as global stock markets fell despite yesterday's fresh injection of cheap money from the US Federal Reserve.
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Commodities

Thursday, January 31, 2008

China Earn's Interest by Shorting Silver / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Professor_Emeritus

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleEven the most rabid silver bugs admit the possibility that the Chinese are the Big Silver Shorts. This suggests that the Big Gold Shorts are also governments. Neither are naked by any stretch of the imagination. The double whammy of gold and silver accumulation by unnamed governments is the big puzzle of the present financial crisis in the world as it holds the key to the resolution.

For a better understanding of the Chinese silver picture you have to know a little background of the role of silver in China. The facts are as follows. China has been on a silver standard since time immemorial. China stayed on the silver standard after other trading nations of the world demonetized silver and embraced the gold standard at the end of the 19th century.

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Commodities

Thursday, January 31, 2008

Materials and Utilities Investing Themes 2008: A Tale of Two Halves - Part 4 / Commodities / Metals & Mining

By: Hans_Wagner

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe beginning of a new year is a good time to make a new assessment of the important investment drivers and themes for the year. If you want to beat the market it is important to understand what is driving the markets and where the best sectors are to find good opportunities. By identifying these factors you will have a solid framework to assess the impact market movements and news events on your investment strategy. This is the fourth of a five part series on the outlook for the 2008 markets. The first part discussed the key drivers ending with a mention of what sectors will benefit and those that will be hurt. This Part discusses the Materials and Utilities sectors. Part 2 discussed Energy and Financials, Part 3 reviewed Technology and Consumer Staples. Part 5 will address Healthcare, Industrials and Consumer Discretionary sectors. 

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Commodities

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Iran's Notice to Crude Oil Importers Results in Monetary Contraction of $500 billion of PetroDollar Reserves / Commodities / Global Financial System

By: Rob_Kirby

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMuch was made of Iran's announcement back in December, 2007 – that they would no longer be accepting U.S. Dollars as payment for their chief export, crude oil:

Iran stops selling oil in dollars - Tehran moves closer to confrontation with U.S.

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Commodities

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Gold to Surge towards $1000 on Today's US Fed Interest Rate Cut / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Mike_Clark

Gold was down $2.60 to $924.80 per ounce in trading in New York yesterday and silver was up 6 cents to $16.74 per ounce. Both rose to new highs yesterday and have traded sideways to slightly down in Asian and European trading. A monthly close above $900, the first ever, would obviously be very bullish from a technical point of view.

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Commodities

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Gold Drifts Ahead of US Fed Interest Rate Cut / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES sat tight in a $6 range early Wednesday, bouncing 1.3% below yesterday's new record high before recording an AM Fix in London of $923.75 per ounce as the world's stock markets ticked lower in quiet trade.

"All eyes today are on the upcoming US rate decision," says Brandon Lloyd for Mitsui in Sydney , "widely expected to lower rates again to support the aggressive 75-basis point emergency cut last week.

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gold Parabolic Rally on Monthly Chart Flashes Warning to Gold Bulls! / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Ned_W_Schmidt

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePleased to announce that votes are in. Ineptness Award for first century of Federal Reserve's existence goes to Bailout Bernanke and his Buckaroos. Last week's interest rate cut cinched it for them. Did the FOMC cut U.S. interest rates because of falling global financial markets or was it pure politics? Reports suggest that FOMC was not even aware of Societe Generale's selling of portfolio problems.

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Time For Gold Is Now! / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: David_Vaughn

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleClick to enlargeHow about that gold price?

Right now it seems to be sticking around the 900 range. I wonder what's happening? Could there be “turmoil” in the financial markets? Let's see what the press has to say about present market conditions. Just what is happening in the financial realm around us?

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gold Hits New All Time High as Stock Markets Continue Bounce / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES shot higher yet again in London early Tuesday, hitting a new all-time high of $933 per ounce as global stock markets continued to bounce from last week's sell-off, albeit in thin trade.

"It's a big week on the calendar," notes Nick Hodson at Lloyds TSB Private Banking in London. "There is not going to be a great deal of volume in equities ahead of the Fed's interest-rate decision tomorrow."

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Gold Surges on Prospects of US Interest Rate Cut / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Gold_Investments

Gold was up $16.40 to $926.90 per ounce in trading in New York on Friday and silver was up 27 cents to $16.68 per ounce. Both rose to new highs in the early hours of Asian trading overnight and gold surged to new highs at $932.95 in early European trading.

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Commodities

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

GATA Gold Rally Targets $1000 / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Peter_Degraaf

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleFor the next few weeks or months, analysts will likely refer to the latest rise in the gold price, which started today, as the GATA RALLY.

As some of you know, this Thursday, the Wall Street Journal will carry a full-page advertisement paid for by GATA. The headline of the article will read: “Anybody seen our gold?”

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2008

Buy Gold on Correction Towards $850 / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Fat_Prophets

"..the most secure form of gold ownership is to actually take physical possession of the gold."

Unless you've decided not to read our reports after taking out a subscription, Members will be well aware of our constant recommendations to buy gold and or gold stocks. Buying gold stocks is relatively easy. Where there seems to be some confusion is in how to buy bullion.

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2008

How To Invest During Economic Downturns: Commodities versus Stocks / Commodities / Learning to Invest

By: Mary_Rivas

In an article published yesterday (January 23, 2008) in the Financial Times , George Soros stated that a recession in the U.S. is now more or less inevitable. He noted that China , India and some of the oil-producing countries however are in a very strong countertrend. Soros went on to explain that “the current financial crisis is less likely to cause a global recession than a radical realignment of the global economy, with a relative decline of the U.S. and the rise of China and other countries in the developing world. “

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2008

Silver Market Supplies in Surplus? / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Roland_Watson

I want to address a recent publication which has raised concerns amongst silver investors. It is The Silver Book for 2008 published by the VM Group.

The main item I want to address is the statement in that document that the silver market was in surplus in 2007 by 6,141 tonnes or over 197 million ounces. That is a lot of silver; in fact it constitutes about 18% of their estimated mine and scrap supply for 2007. Does this seem a lot of silver to you? It certainly did to me!

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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2008

Gold Boosted by South African Power Outages / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Gold_Investments

Gold was up $3.50 to $910.50 per ounce in trading in New York on Friday and silver was up 16 cents to $16.41 per ounce. Both surged again in the early hours of Asian trading overnight and gold rose as high as $921.35 and it remains near record highs in early European trading.

Gold was up 3.4% last week and silver was up nearly 2% and both are up some 10% year to date. In normal market conditions, correction and consolidation would be expected and likely. However, these are not normal market conditions – and that is putting it mildly.
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Commodities

Monday, January 28, 2008

Gold Weakens as Stock Markets Slump At Start of Week / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Adrian_Ash

SPOT GOLD PRICES moved sharply in a $10 range early Monday, hitting $921.50 overnight in Asia – more than 1% above Friday's close – before slipping back to record an AM Fix in London of $916.50 per ounce.

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Commodities

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Gold Technical's Suggest Downtrend is Looming / Commodities / Gold & Silver

By: Merv_Burak

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleDespite a 3.4% gain on the week one gets the impression that gold is ready to go lower. That's not what most analysts are saying. Who to trust? I always prefer the charts to tell me where gold is going not where it should go.

GOLD: LONG TERM
The long term continues in its bullish mode with some hints of weakness but no overriding concern. Gold continues to trade well above its long term moving average line and the line continues to slope upwards. The long term momentum indicator continues in its positive zone above its positive sloping trigger line but is showing some minor hint of weakness by not making a new high with the gold price. The volume indicator is also above its positive sloping trigger line but below its previous high and not confirming the gold move to new highs. The long term P&F chart continues to move higher with no hint of a reversal in the works. So, from the long term point of view the only rating that I can give this time period is a BULLISH rating.

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