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Analysis Topic: Commodity Markets - Metals, Softs & Oils

The analysis published under this topic are as follows.

Commodities

Friday, March 01, 2013

The Importance of Silver Price Breakdown / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: P_Radomski_CFA

Investors sentiment for precious metals and gold and silver mining stocks has deteriorated quite substantially recently. And silver is no exception here, which can be seen on the white metal charts. However, the situation in the whole sector is extreme – the oversold readings on many technical indicators and the fact that very important support lines are currently in play in virtually any asset in the sector form a setup as (or even more) encouraging for potential buyers as what we saw in 2008. To see what we can expect on the silver market, let us move into today’s technical part – we will start with the white metal’s very long-term chart (charts courtesy by http://stockcharts.com.)

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Commodities

Friday, March 01, 2013

Gold Bullion and Miners' Race to the Bottom / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Ashraf_Laidi

Since equities had reached bottom in June 2012, major indices have rallied 21% to today, compared to -1% for gold bullion and -20% for the Gold Bugs index - An index of the 16 most popular gold mining companies.

The Gold Bugs index has fallen 31% from its September high, while the yellow metal dropped 13% from its October high. A similar 2.5-1 disparity in GoldBugs-Bullion Sell-off was seen during the 2008 crisis, when bullion fell 33% from its 2008 peak to its 2008 trough, while Gold Bugs fell 71% during the same period.

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Commodities

Friday, March 01, 2013

Gold Down In February As Weak Hands Sell On Poor Sentiment; Whilst Smart Adds / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,570.00, EUR 1,203.99 and GBP 1,043.74 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,591.00, EUR 1,213.39 and GBP 1,049.20 per ounce.

Gold fell $16.70 or 1.05% yesterday in New York and closed at $1,580.40/oz. Silver slid to a low of $28.40 and finished with a loss of 1.66%.

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Commodities

Friday, March 01, 2013

Too Early to Proclaim Gold Bull Market Over / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Ben_Traynor

SPOT MARKET gold bullion fell to one-week lows below $1570 per ounce Friday morning, on course for a third straight weekly loss, having ended February down 5.9% as gold exchange traded funds saw their biggest calendar month bullion outflows on record.

"ETFs will probably contribute negatively to investment demand for the first time in eight quarters," says today's Commerzbank commodities note.

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Commodities

Friday, March 01, 2013

Will We See Consolidation in Gold Stocks Mining Industry? / Commodities / Gold and Silver Stocks 2013

By: Jordan_Roy_Byrne

As the gold mining sector plunges to the end of a cyclical bear market, one wonders if this ongoing selling climax will precipitate a catalyst for more mergers and acquisitions in the industry. The last 12 years tells us that these transactions tend to follow the market itself but with a lag. Peaks in M&A activity (in global mining) in terms of number of transactions and value occurred in 2006-2007 and 2010-2011 while troughs occurred in 2002 and 2008-2009. According to Ernst & Young, 2012 had the lowest number of global mining deals since 2008 and the lowest in terms of value since 2009. On a smaller microeconomic level, the current depths of the junior mining industry and low share prices across the board should provide a catalyst for more deal flow. Going forward I believe we will see industry consolidation but in two separate different phases which will produce different winners.

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Commodities

Friday, March 01, 2013

Gold Teetering on the Brink, The Bubble of Fear Pops! / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Andrew_Butter

I posted something about gold early last September when the price was $1,750; the message was “Be Wary”.  http://seekingalpha.com/article/854061-oil-and-gold-still-joined-at-the-hip-be-wary

As expected I got some deliciously abusive comments thrown like rotten-eggs; from behind the safe anonymity of pen-names; my favorite this time was:


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Commodities

Friday, March 01, 2013

Gold Investors Checking the Exits in the Roach Motel / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Adrian_Ash

What is liquidity, and why does it matter...?

Gold investors were selling this month. Some have found it easy, getting top price albeit in a falling market.

But others will have hit problems, struggling to find enough potential buyers to do anything besides take what they could get.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 28, 2013

How to Profit from High Gasoline Prices / Commodities / Gas - Petrol

By: Investment_U

David Fessler writes: If you live in a major city, there’s a good chance you rely on some form of public transportation to get around. The rest of us, however, are stuck visiting the gas pumps.

Since the beginning of 2013, it’s been anything but a happy New Year, at least as far as gasoline prices are concerned. Since January 1st, the average price for a gallon of regular gas is up about 45 cents.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Volatility In Silver and GDX / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: DeviantInvestor

I recently wrote an article describing the daily volatility in gold and concluded that:

  • Even in powerful bull markets, the gold price will probably go down about 40% of time, based on daily prices, and 30% based on weekly prices.
  • The “bull” will do everything it can to buck you off and force you out of the market.
  • Bull markets never make it easy. By the time it looks easy (say early 2000 in the NASDAQ), it is too late to buy and it is time to exit.
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Commodities

Thursday, February 28, 2013

"Patience Thin" for Gold Investors on Worst Price-Drop in 9 Months, ETF Liquidation / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Adrian_Ash

The PRICE of gold slipped again below $1600 per ounce on Thursday – a level first reached on the way up in July 2011 – to head for its worst one-month drop since May as world stock markets rose.

Broad commodity markets were little changed, while silver bullion crept back above $29 per ounce.

Down 4.5% in Dollar terms since the end of January at $1590 per ounce, gold for Euro investors was headed for a 1.8% monthly drop at €1212.50.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Five Commodity ETFs to Invest in Right Now / Commodities / Commodities Trading

By: Money_Morning

Tony Daltorio writes: One of things all investors should know for 2013 is how to invest in commodities, as the prices of many of these products head for huge gains.

One of the reasons they will soar is because institutional investors have quickly abandoned them in the current risk on/risk off investment climate. There is right now roughly $424 billion invested in commodities, but that is a mere fraction of 1% of all global investment assets.

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Commodities

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Goldman Sachs Targets $1200 GOLD Price / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Darryl_R_Schoon

The gold market is all smoke and mirrors. But now the bankers’ house is on fire, the smoke is getting thicker, the mirrors are cracking and the screams of the trapped will soon be heard. 

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Commodities

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Are Gold Bugs Sweating Bullets Over February Price Action? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Eric_McWhinnie

It was not exactly a lovely February for gold bugs. Between talks of a great rotation into risk-on assets, and confusing language from the Federal Reserve, the precious metal experienced heavy-selling pressure to reach new multi-month lows. However, gold investors may not be sweating the decline like some expect.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Buy Silver Now! / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Peter_Zihlmann

1980 to 2013: From bear to bull

In 1980, the price of one ounce of silver reached $ 50. Today, the purchasing power of the US dollar is substantially less than in 1980.

The price of one ounce of silver would have to rise to $ 150 to reflect the value of the US dollar thirty years ago, assuming an average annual inflation of 3.5%.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Gold Supported by Fundamentals as Bernanke Testimony "Shows QE Has Long Way to Go" / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Ben_Traynor

U.S. DOLLAR gold bullion prices fell slightly in Wednesday morning's London trading, but held above the $1600 per ounce level it rallied above yesterday after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress that that Fed's ongoing quantitative easing policy "is providing important support to the recovery" and that the benefits "are clear".

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Silver Price Dip is a Good Time to Buy / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Money_Morning

Diane Alter writes: Good news for those investing in silver: The price slump is ending, making now a good time to buy.

Silver prices have slid since the start of 2013, and the white metal's down nearly 9% so far this year. Silver, which had hit a record high of $49.79 an ounce in April 2011, was trading for $29.36 Tuesday afternoon.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Fed To Prompt Currency Crash and Return to Gold Standard / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: GoldCore

Today’s AM fix was USD 1,608.50, EUR 1,228.80 and GBP 1,062.28 per ounce.
Yesterday’s AM fix was USD 1,597.25, EUR 1,219.65 and GBP 1,052.07 per ounce.

Silver is trading at $29.13/oz, €22.32/oz and £19.33/oz. Platinum is trading at $1,611.00/oz, palladium at $736.00/oz and rhodium at $1,200/oz.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Goldman Sachs Cuts Gold Forecast AFTER Price Plunge, Purposely Late? / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Mike_Shedlock

In the less than useless category, Goldman Sachs lowered its gold price targets by over $200 an ounce following the recent plunge. Goldman now says Gold's Cycle Seen Turned.

The cycle for gold prices, which climbed for 12 straight years, has probably turned as the recovery in the U.S. economy gathers momentum and investment holdings collapse, according to Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which reduced forecasts for the metal.

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Commodities

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Political Considerations for Silver Prices / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Bob_Kirtley

Silver prices have now traded sideways for around 16 months. The lower end of this trading range is $27.00/oz and the higher end is $35.00/oz. As of today the price stands at $29.33 having bottomed at $28.50, it’s taken 4 trading sessions of small but positive gains to reverse the downward spiral from $32.00/oz. Not much to write home about here, but it is encouraging that the carnage is showing signs that it might be over, for now at least. It could of course be a relief rally with more downside selling pressure waiting in the wings a little further down the track. Either way we are still a long way down from the heady days of $48.00/oz.

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Commodities

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Rusty Old Tin Can of Gold / Commodities / Gold and Silver 2013

By: Adrian_Ash

Gold has turned, apparently. Leveraged speculators in the futures market said so...

"To hoarders and speculators," says Time magazine, "gold lately has had about as much luster as a rusty tin can."

Rings true here in Feb. 2013. But this clanging bell - entitled The Great Gold Bust, and drowned out as a signal to fill your boots only by the New York Times' infamous Who Needs Gold When We Have Greenspan? of May 1999 - was rung back in Aug. 1976, right at the bottom of a 50% pullback in the 1970s' long bull market in gold.

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