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Zinc Prices Soar Over 45% YtD, Amid Supply Crunch

MMG’s CEO Andrew Michelmore told an investor conference that his management team thinks now is the time to be betting on zinc. A sentiment that he summed up by saying, “The crunch has finally come.” The recent price action supports this bullish sentiment, with zinc prices having risen nearly 45% so far in 2016, largely driven by a number of big mine closures globally.

Copper, Nickel and Zinc Won't Be Cheap for Long

A big driver for nickel is the steel market, and this has been relatively bearish. Nickel ore stockpiles in China and elsewhere are still high, but are now being drawn down toward potentially critical levels. There is a bullish argument that we could see the nickel market slip into deficit by as early as mid-2015.

Is This The Cheapest Way To Play The Chinese Credit-Commodity Crunch?

The economic slowdown in China is hammering prices of some raw materials, driving down industrial commodities from copper to iron ore and coal – exacerbated by the vicious cycle of credit-collateral-contraction. So what is the cheapest way to play with potentially limited downside?

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?

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