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LME Hands Gold Banks License to Print Money

Since the US government has essentially declared it wants exchanges to be the depositories for risk instead of Banks, the Banks are going to start buying exchanges. The banks are creating a new vehicle to capture lost business, this one is in Gold. And its goal is to get in the middle of every Gold deal being bought in the East.

Commodities Plunge To New 16 Year Low; Oil Slides On Venezuela Warning

The Bloomberg Commodity Index is set for its worst year since the financial crisis, plunging 23 percent. It’s not just the metals though: crude oil also started the session off on the wrong foot, following this weekend’s comments from Venezuela that oil prices may drop to as low as the mid-$20s a barrel unless OPEC takes action to stabilize the market.

Copper and Aluminum Rally on Supply Deficit

Copper prices have been rebounding as demand for copper expands to a record in China & use in the U.S. climbs to the highest since 2009. Global copper inventories have fallen by almost half this year & are near the lowest since 2008. Aluminum rose to the highest in 18 months as global production trails consumption.

Zinc or Swim: Do Base Metals Have a Future?

There are several long-term issues that impacted zinc, copper and the other base metals in 2013, and those long-term issues will persist for the foreseeable future – How are the fundamental challenges facing the global base metals markets likely to play out in 2014?

China Growth

Experts Speak:  EconMatters (By Morningstar via QFinance) Much has been said about the recent data coming out of China. Not only has the […]

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