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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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Strong gold and copper growth forecasts as covid disruptions subside – report

MINING.COM Staff Writer | June 30, 2021 | 11:46 am MarketsChinaLatin AmericaUSACopperGold Fitch calls for gold production growth to resume at the fastest rate in three years. (Image courtesy of Sibanye Stillwater.) Worldwide gold and copper production growth will resume in all earnest following the stop-start nature of covid-19 disruption miners experienced at times during the past 18 months, two …

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Commodity traders make billions as oil, copper, battery metals prices rise

Bloomberg News | July 1, 2021 | 2:22 pm Battery MetalsChinaUSACopperOil & Gas Cargo ships entering one busiest ports in Singapore. Stock image. Doug King set up his hedge fund in the early days of the commodity super-cycle in 2004. It was perfectly timed: voracious Chinese demand lifted the price of everything from oil to copper to …

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CHART: Study predicts over 400% increase in copper, lithium, nickel battery demand

MINING.com Editor | June 30, 2021 | 12:09 pm Battery MetalsIntelligenceMarketsAustraliaCanadaEuropeLatin AmericaUSACobaltCopperGraphiteLithiumManganeseNickel Off to the races. Stock image. BloombergNEF has upped its predictions for annual demand for lithium-ion batteries by more than a third from its previous forecast on the back of expectations for rapid growth in the passenger vehicle segment. BNEF predicts annual demand for lithium-ion …

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