Important Events that Could Drive Markets this Week

President Trump’s executive order on healthcare, the Iran nuclear agreement, and news about North Korea preparing for a launch ahead of US–South Korea military exercises failed to trigger higher volatility.

US Steel Had a Big Week: What Happened?

US steel stocks have had a tepid year after the spectacular rally last year, and there’s a sense of apprehension in the market that US steel prices could go lower.

S&P 500, NASDAQ, and Dow Closed Strong Last Week

The S&P 500 started last week on a weaker note. On October 13, the S&P 500 closed the day higher and ended the week with gains.

Wildfires in California Set PG&E Ablaze, Stock Tumbles 7%

PG&E Corporation saw its stock fall ~7% on October 12—its steepest fall in seven years—on speculations that downed power lines caused wildfires in California.


How Copper Resisted the Base Metal Rise

All base metals except copper rose on the LME (London Metal Exchange) on February 8. Copper fell 0.42% and closed the day at $4,610.5 per metric ton.

How the Times Are A-Changin' for the US Coal Mining Industry

Coal took center stage as a major source of energy during the Industrial Revolution, as it provided a cheap source of energy to power steam engines and factory furnaces.

Good News! Base Metals and Base Metal Miners Continue to Rise

Base metals continued to rise. They traded at higher price levels. On February 4, 2016, all of the base metals rose in the LME (London Metal Exchange).

Zinc, Lead Escape the Continued Base Metal Fall

All base metals except zinc and lead fell on the London Metal Exchange on February 2, 2016. Aluminum had the biggest fall of all base metals on the day.

Base Metals: Winners and Losers on February 1

Base metals showed mixed performance on February 1. On Monday, copper, nickel, and tin fell on the London Metal Exchange, while other metals gained.

Weekly Overview: All Base Metals except Nickel Rose

In the week ended January 30, 2016, with the exception of nickel, the base metals moved to higher price levels. Base metal miners Rio Tinto, BHP Billiton, Alcoa, and Freeport-McMoRan gained 3.7%, 2%, 6.11%, and 16.75%, respectively, in the last week.

Base Metals Continue to Climb as of January 29

On January 29, 2016, base metals on the LME gained. Base metal miners Freeport-McMoRan, Alcoa, and BHP Billiton gained by 4%, 4.1%, and 0.55%, respectively.

Offshore Drilling Unveiled: Your Quintessential Investor's Primer

Oil is one of the most important and most frequently traded commodities, and offshore drilling is an integral part of the oil industry.

Except for Lead, Most Base Metals Fell to Lower Price Levels

Base metals broke the rising streak and fell on January 28, 2016. All of the base metals, except for lead, fell to lower price levels.

Reaching New Highs: Copper, Aluminum, Zinc, and Tin Rise

Base metals continued to rise. They traded at higher price levels. On January 27, except for nickel, all of the base metals gained in the London Metal Exchange.

Metal Just Got Heavy: Rocking the January 26 Base Metal Surge

On January 26, 2016, base metals trading on the LME (London Metal Exchange) surged to high price levels. Zinc was the biggest gainer.

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Financials Roundup: Stock Markets Gained, Financials Lagged

The fourth quarter earnings season for banks kicked off on January 14, 2016. All major banks have reported better-than-expected earnings.

All Base Metals Fell on January 25, Except Zinc

On January 25, 2016, all base metals except zinc in the LME (London Metal Exchange) declined. Nickel was the biggest loser with a decline of 1.7%. Zinc rose 0.33%.

A Week of Gains: Your Base Metals Update as of January 23

All base metals gained in the week ending January 23. Base metal miners Glencore, BHP Billiton, and Rio Tinto gained by 7.7%, 6.4%, and 0.64%, respectively.

Copper, Zinc, and Tin Lead a Mixed Base Metals Performance

Copper, zinc, and tin rose while other base metals fell in the London Metal Exchange on Friday, January 22, 2016.

Base Metals Showed Some Shine on January 21

After a disappointing day, base metals recovered on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Nickel was the biggest gainer of the base metals on the day.

Grain Exports Just Got Real, but Prices May Be Trending Downward

On January 20, corn futures on the CBOT for March delivery increased by 0.27%, settling at $3.68 per bushel in the wake high domestic corn demand.

The Stock Levels of Aluminum and Zinc Rose in the LME

The base metals in the London Metal Exchange started this week on a positive note and rose for the first two trading sessions, but fell on January 20.

Crucial Weather Changes Continue to Influence Grain Prices

Corn futures on the CBOT, for March expiry, rose by 1.2% on January 19, 2016. Corn prices advanced due to lower sowing projections for 2016.

Prices of Soft Commodities Received Boost from Weaker Output Cues

Sugar No. 11 futures contract on the Intercontinental Exchange, for March delivery, rose by 0.27% and settled at $14.9 per pound on January 15, 2016.


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