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Copper Prices Decline To Levels Below Cost of Production

There are various estimates for what the Marginal Cost of getting Copper out of the ground is before supply is taken offline completely. But it is reasonable to assume that Copper is currently being priced well below the long term Production Cost of Processing the Industrial Metal. The $2 Copper could well be setting up for an ample short covering rally before 2015 ends.

Why So Much Volatility In Oil Prices? Blame The Speculators

Much of the gain was related to speculative movements & decisions of oil traders moving barrels of oil on paper. Speculators had taken a near-record level of short positions on oil, predicting oil prices would continue to fall. They did fall, for about 2 months. However, with such a large preponderance of short positions, the timing was right for a correction.

Silver Prices - When Monetary Demand Trumps Industrial Demand

With regard to silver, artificial pricing has gone on for so long that consideration of the fundamentals seems to be an exercise in the abstract. At some point, prices will move freely – though not necessarily orderly. How will one know? – We caught a glimpse of what a parabolic might look like in 2011.

Silver Short Squeeze Scenario 420

Short squeezes often create unstable markets, although a short covering rally based on sudden and consensus buying can also create […]

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