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Iron ore price collapses below $100 as China extends environment curbs

MINING.COM Staff Writer | September 17, 2021 | 9:28 am IntelligenceMarketsTop CompaniesChinaIron Ore (Stock Image) The iron ore price sank below $100 a tonne on Friday for the first time since July 2020, as China’s moves to clean up its heavy-polluting industrial sector spurred a swift and brutal collapse. The Ministry of Ecology and Environment said in …

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Gold price recovers from recent selloff, supported by physical demand spike

MINING.COM Staff Writer | August 13, 2021 | 9:43 am IntelligenceMarketsUSAGold Gold standing its ground in spite of tapering whispers. Stock image. Gold extended its recovery from the recent selloff on Friday as a retreat in the US dollar enticed investors to snap up the safe haven metal. Spot gold rose 1.3% to $1,776.83 per ounce by …

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120-year chart shows commodities have never been this undervalued

Frik Els | August 11, 2021 | 5:00 pm IntelligenceMarketsVideoAustraliaCanadaEuropeUSACopperGoldIron OreLithiumNickelPlatinumSilverUranium Image: Codelco via Flickr In its Q2 wrap-up, commodities investment house Goehring & Rozencwajg Associates (G&R) poses the question: Natural resources – Uninvestable assets or unprecedented opportunity? To help answer the question, the Wall Street firm put together a 120-year chart comparing commodity prices to the Dow Jones …

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Here’s who wins and who loses from the surge in commodity prices

Bloomberg News | July 30, 2021 | 3:04 pm EnergyIntelligenceChinaUSAOil & Gas Image: Shutterstock The world’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic has sent prices for energy, metals and food soaring, helping big commodity exporters while hammering those nations that buy the bulk of their raw materials from others. Commodities as a whole have risen more than 20% …

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Gold stocks’ autumn rally (part 6)

Adam Hamilton – Zeal Intelligence | July 30, 2021 | 11:03 am IntelligenceMarketsGold Stock image. The gold miners’ stocks were whacked hard earlier this summer on a Fed-rate-hikes scare. That serious anomaly really damaged sentiment, spawning exceptionally-weak seasonal performance in this contrarian sector. But the bruised gold stocks and the metal they mine have trudged through, making …

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Goldman recapitulates $5 a pound copper price by end of 2021

Frik Els | July 30, 2021 | 11:24 am IntelligenceMarketsCanadaChinaEuropeUSACopper Green copper. Image: Glencore via Instagram In a new research note, Goldman Sachs says the copper price is “poised for the next leg higher” as short term headwinds fade and fundamentals point to a significant demand boost further out. Goldman says the copper concentrate market remains very tight, …

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Gold trader’s chat bragged about ‘how easy’ it is to manipulate prices

Bloomberg News | July 22, 2021 | 9:41 am IntelligenceMarketsUSAGold Stock image. Chat logs introduced as evidence by prosecutors at the Chicago spoofing trial of two former precious metals traders for Bank of America’s Merrill Lynch unit shows one of them, Edward Bases, bragging about how easy it is to manipulate prices. On January 28, 2009, when …

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Gold stock upleg rebound

Adam Hamilton – Zeal Intelligence | July 16, 2021 | 9:58 am IntelligenceMarketsGold Stock image. The gold miners’ stocks are still grinding sideways after last month’s Fed-rate-hike scare. This technical basing is laying the foundation for this interrupted gold-stock upleg to rebound. Today’s low gold-stock prices relative to the metal they mine will amplify that coming upside. …

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Dawn of a mining supercycle. Are you taking the fizz?

Frik Els | July 16, 2021 | 5:18 pm Battery MetalsEducationIntelligenceCanadaEuropeUSACobaltCopperLithiumManganeseNickelRare EarthSpecialty MineralsVanadium Smoke ’em if ye got ’em. File image. Published on Thursday, a new Wood Mackenzie forecast for the green energy transition, or GET™ (a new MINING.COM trademark we’re making freely available) is, for good reason, already in wide circulation.  Written by global metals expert …

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