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    Materials

    Copper Weaker on August 19 Due to Weaker Demand Signs

    After starting the day with decreased momentum, copper prices remains mixed on Friday, August 19. At 1:50 PM EDT on August 19, the COMEX copper futures contract for September delivery was trading at ~$2.17 per pound, a gain of ~0.16%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Materials

    Copper Weakened amid Recovery in Dollar on August 3

    After starting the day on a weaker note on Wednesday, August 3, copper maintained the same sentiment throughout the day and declined lower.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Base Metal Miners Declined the Week Ended January 2, 2016

    The equities of major base metal mining companies fell in the week ended on January 2. Freeport-McMoRan, one of the leading copper producers, fell last week and ended in a loss.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Base Metal Miners Freeport-McMoRan and Glencore Fell Last Week

    Freeport-McMoRan is one of the largest copper miners in the world. It fell for the second consecutive trading week. In the week ending on April 2, it fell 2.2%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Base Metals Fall in the Second Week of March?

    LME nickel fell to lower price levels last week and stood as the biggest loser in base metals. It fell 5.5% and ended the week at $8,830 per metric ton.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Base Metals Dive after Opening the Week on a Surge

    All base metals declined that day on the LME, and LME nickel was the biggest loser of the day in base metals with a decline of 2.8%.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Copper
    Materials

    Why Is Copper Trading High in the Early Hours on September 14?

    At 6:20 AM EST on September 14, the COMEX copper futures contract for December delivery was trading at $2.13 per pound—a gain of ~1.2%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Materials

    Copper Dove in July 22 Due to a Stronger Dollar

    At 1:15 PM EDT on July 22, major copper producers Freeport-McMoRan (FCX), Billiton (BHP), and Rio Tinto (RIO) fell by ~1.7%, ~1.7%, and ~1.19%, respectively.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Alumina Prices Are a Challenge for Alcoa

    The decline in alumina prices is a concern for Alcoa. The profitability of its alumina operations would be hit due to lower alumina prices.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    How Integrated Operations Would Be Alcoa’s Competitive Advantage

    Alcoa (AA) has integrated operations. Under the current market scenario, integrated operations could become Alcoa’s competitive advantage.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Aluminum Executives Discuss the Industry Outlook

    For commodity companies like Rio Tinto (RIO), the industry outlook is as important, if not more important, than the company’s position in the industry.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Commodities Are Stable, Crude Oil Rose to 3-Week Highs

    Crude oil prices regained strength last week amid a decline in crude oil inventory levels and expectations of an extension of the supply cut agreement.

    By Val Kensington
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from Freeport-McMoRan’s 3Q15 Earnings

    Looking at Freeport’s earnings sensitivity to WTI and copper prices, its 3Q15 earnings could take a hit compared to the previous quarter.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Icahn Lift or Commodity Drag: What Could Drive Freeport-McMoRan?

    Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) jumped smartly in August after activist investor Carl Icahn disclosed his 8.5% stake in the company, known as the “Icahn lift.”

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Materials

    Global Copper Inventory Stabilizes, Supports Prices

    Stable copper inventories seem to support copper prices. Copper’s upside might be capped due to global uncertainty and copper’s projected surplus.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    Key Takeaways from Alcoa’s 4Q16 Earnings Call

    The question of restarting US plants cropped up during Alcoa’s 4Q16 earnings call. However, Alcoa’s management sounded wary.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Materials

    How Alumina Prices Affect Century Aluminum

    Alcoa (AA) is an integrated aluminum producer like Rio Tinto (RIO) and Norsk Hydro (NHYDY) and produces alumina and aluminum (DBB).

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Materials

    Chinese Copper Imports Impact the Global Inventory

    Since China’s refined copper imports started to taper down starting in April, we saw big drawdowns in the SHFE copper inventory.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Are Commodities Mixed in the Early Hours?

    At 6:30 AM EST on April 27, the West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures contract for June 2017 delivery was trading at $49.16 per barrel—a fall of ~0.93%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Should Lower Alumina Prices Bother Alcoa and Other Producers?

    Although lower alumina prices might not immediately lead to a decline in aluminum prices, they certainly could limit aluminum’s upside.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed in the Early Hours on April 25

    At 7:30 AM EST on April 25, the West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures contract for June 2017 delivery was trading at $49.26 per barrel—a gain of ~0.04%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Materials

    How Do Aluminum Producers Look Going into 3Q16?

    Most aluminum producers’ earnings were received well by markets. Alcoa (AA) saw an upward price action of 5.4% after its earnings release.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Earnings Report

    How Commodity Prices Could Affect Freeport’s 3Q16 Earnings

    In 2Q16, Freeport reported average realized prices of $2.18 per pound for copper, $1,292 per ounce for gold, and $41.1 per barrel for oil.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Rose, Copper and Gold Were Weaker in the Early Hours

    At 5:35 AM EST, the West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures contract for January 2017 delivery was trading at $47.91 per barrel—a rise of ~5.9%.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Aluminum
    Earnings Report

    New Smelter to Keep Rio’s Aluminum Production Strong

    Currently, the aluminum industry is plagued with overcapacity amid weakening demand. This has led many players to announce capacity curtailments in 2016.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Did Crude Oil Prices Hit a 16-Month High?

    At 5:45 AM EST on December 5, the WTI crude oil futures contract for January 2017 delivery was trading at $52.18 per barrel—a rise of ~0.97%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is the Physical Aluminum Market Really Tightening?

    Weak sentiment in physical aluminum markets could be a reason behind the divergence between Alcoa (AA) and aluminum prices.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Materials

    A Look at Rio Tinto’s Aluminum Production in 1H16

    Rio Tinto (RIO) and Alcan combined in 2007 to form Rio Tinto Alcan, a global leader in the aluminum industry.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Weaker in the Early Hours on April 26

    After regaining strength on Tuesday and breaking the six-day losing streak, crude oil prices opened lower on April 26 and traded weaker.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Crude Oil Continued to Rise, OPEC Agreed to the Supply Cut

    At 5:45 AM EST, the WTI crude oil futures contract for January 2017 delivery was trading at $49.88 per barrel—a rise of ~0.89%.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Copper
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Longest Losing Streak: Why Copper Disappointed Last Week

    Copper in the LME fell 2.2% in the week ending on April 2. Copper in the LME fell for six consecutive trading days—the longest losing streak in 2016.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Inventory
    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Tin Led the Base Metal Inventory Draw-Down

    On Monday, February 8, the inventory levels of all base metals decreased on the London Metal Exchange, or LME. Tin saw the biggest inventory drop of all base metals, with a fall of 2.3%.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Gold
    Financials

    Why Is Goldman Sachs Extremely Sold on Gold in 2019?

    In a report published on November 26, Goldman Sachs (GS) stated that commodities (COMT) could climb 17% in the coming months.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    These Factors Could Boost Vale’s Cash Flows Going Forward

    Vale (VALE) is expecting its cash flows to significantly expand going forward.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    Vale Stock Could Benefit from Focus on Shareholder Returns

    Vale stock has outperformed its close peers on a year-to-date basis.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Powell’s Speech Ignites a Rally in Equities and Metals

    Markets had been worried about the Fed’s continued aggressive stance on rate hikes, which could shorten economic expansion.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Financials

    Why Goldman Sachs Thinks Gold Prices Are ‘Extremely Attractive’

    In a report published yesterday, Goldman Sachs (GS) stated that commodities (COMT) could climb 17% over the coming months.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Healthcare

    Can Iron Ore Maintain Its Price Momentum amid China’s Slowdown?

    China’s manufacturing growth in October was at its weakest level in over two years.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Vale’s Strategy of Preserving Optionality in Nickel Work?

    Vale’s (VALE) base metal (DBB) production, including nickel and copper production, was in line with its decision to lower its footprint by putting non-competitive mines on care and maintenance.

    By Anuradha Garg
  • uploads///Copper
    Materials

    Can Copper Provide Upside to BHP Billiton in Fiscal 2018?

    Copper prices (DBB) have been quite buoyant lately, rising more than 30% in 2017—the second consecutive annual gain.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    Vale to Preserve Nickel Optionality: Expects Electric Car Boom

    On Vale Day on December 6, 2017, Vale (VALE) pared back its production forecasts for nickel (DBB) for the next five years.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Materials

    How Higher Base Metals Prices Supported Vale’s Earnings

    Vale’s base metals production rose in 3Q17, with copper production jumping 16.0% and nickel production climbing 10.2% sequentially.

    By Anuradha Garg
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed in the Early Hours of August 11

    After losing momentum last week, crude oil started this week on a weaker note by pulling back on Monday, August 7.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Strong in the Early Hours on August 10

    At 7:15 AM EST on August 10, the West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures contracts for September 2017 delivery were trading at $49.89 per barrel.

    By Val Kensington
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    Materials

    China’s Aluminum Exports Fall from Highs—a Relief for Alcoa

    Previously in this series, we’ve looked at China’s July steel exports. In this article, we’ll look at the country’s aluminum exports.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Indian Equities Continue to Attract Investor Attention in July

    Sensex, India’s (EPI) benchmark index, closed above the 32,000 mark for the first time on July 13, 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Were Mixed Last Week, Dollar Lent Support

    Copper started this week on a stronger note amid China’s stronger-than-expected economic data. The weaker dollar supported copper last week.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed in the Early Hours on July 21

    On July 21, crude oil opened the day lower and traded with weakness in the early hours. The market sentiment is mixed this week amid supply concerns.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed in the Early Hours on July 19

    Crude oil opened the week on a mixed note by pulling back on Monday. Oil opened higher on July 19 and traded with strength in the early hours.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Stable Early on July 18

    Crude oil regained strength last week amid expectations of improved global demand for oil in 2H17. It opened higher on July 18 and traded with strength.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Mixed Commodities and Weaker Crude Oil in the Early Hours

    Crude oil regained strength last week. In the early hours on Monday, crude oil is trading with mixed sentiment and below the opening price.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Strong on July 14, Supported by the Weak Dollar

    On Friday, the weaker dollar is supporting commodities. Platinum and palladium are strong in the early hours.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Mixed Commodities and Weak Crude Oil Early on July 13

    After gaining for three trading days, crude oil prices are weaker on July 13. Crude oil opened the day with dented sentiment and traded with weakness.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Weaker, Crude Oil Falls amid Supply Concerns

    After pulling back last week amid supply concerns, crude oil started this week on a weaker note. Crude oil is trading with weakness in the early hours.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Weaker in the Early Hours on July 7

    After staging a brief recovery on Thursday, crude oil lost strength on July 7. Crude oil opened the day lower and traded at the lowest levels in ten days.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Stable in the Early Hours on July 6

    After falling on Wednesday, crude oil prices rebounded on July 6. Crude oil opened higher on Thursday and traded with stability in the early hours.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed Early on June 29

    In the early hours on June 29, crude oil prices are trading with strength amid decreased supply glut concerns.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Weaker Dollar Supports Gold

    Despite weakness in the dollar, copper prices are weaker due to concerns about China’s economic stability in the coming months.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    How Are Analysts Rating Southern Copper in 2Q17?

    Southern Copper has received a “buy” or equivalent rating from only three of the 13 analysts surveyed by Thomson Reuters.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Stable in the Early Hours on June 27

    Crude oil started this week on a stable note by rising on Monday. In the early hours on June 27, crude oil prices are trading with strength.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Were Mixed in the Week Ending June 23

    The PowerShares DB Base Metals ETF (DBB) rose 2.7%, while the SPDR S&P Metals & Mining ETF (XME) rose 3.8% in the week ending June 23.

    By Val Kensington
  • uploads///Com
    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Dollar Weighs on Precious Metals

    Gold lost strength amid the firmer dollar and improved global sentiment. The firmer dollar weighs on dollar-denominated commodities like gold and silver.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Stable in the Early Hours, Dollar Pulled Back

    Gold is stronger amid the pullback in the dollar and dented global sentiment. The weaker dollar supports dollar-denominated commodities like gold.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Stable in the Early Hours on June 21

    At 7:37 AM EST, West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures contracts for August 2017 delivery were trading at $43.48 per barrel—a fall of ~0.07%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    The Truth behind 2017 Copper Inventories

    Fluctuations in copper inventories have been key drivers of copper prices in 2017.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Weaker in the Early Hours on June 15

    On June 14, crude oil broke the three-day gaining streak and fell to the lowest levels since mid-November 2016. On June 15, crude oil opened lower.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Gold Is Weaker before the Fed’s Meeting

    Gold (GLD) and silver (SLW) are trading with weakness ahead of the Fed’s interest rate meeting. Gold opened lower on Tuesday and traded with weakness.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Crude Oil Fell amid Middle East Concerns

    After falling for two consecutive trading days, crude oil prices fell on Monday and started the week on a weaker note.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Are Commodities Weaker in the Early Hours on June 2?

    Crude oil fell for three consecutive trading days. Early on June 2, crude oil prices are weaker and trading at the lowest levels in three weeks.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed on May 31, Crude Oil Is at 2-Week Lows

    Crude oil prices were weaker on Tuesday amid dented sentiment. In the early hours on May 31, crude oil is weaker and trading at two-week low price levels.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Mixed Commodities and Weaker Crude Oil Early on May 29

    At 7:10 AM EST, West Texas Intermediate crude oil futures contracts for July 2017 delivery were trading at $49.60 per barrel—a fall of ~0.4%.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Crude Oil Is Stable in the Early Hours

    Crude oil prices were as low as 5% on Thursday amid weaker market sentiment. Prices started to recover and were stable in the early hours on Friday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Gold Awaits the FOMC’s Minutes

    China’s lower credit ratings weighed on gold (GLD) and silver (SLW) in the early hours. The gold market is looking forward to the FOMC’s policy minutes.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Stable, Crude Oil Rose Due to Increased Optimism

    After gaining for two consecutive trading weeks, crude oil prices continued to strengthen and traded higher in the early hours on May 22.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Commodities Are Stable in the Early Hours, Gold Struggles

    Gold prices are weaker in the early hours amid improved global sentiment, while silver is stable. Platinum is stable, while palladium struggles to rise.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Weaker, Gold Is Stable amid US Political Jitters

    Gold (GLD) is stable, while silver (SLW) is weaker in the early hours. Gold is supported by political concerns in the US.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Crude Oil Awaits Rig Count Data

    After gaining for two consecutive trading days to the highest levels in more than a week, crude oil prices are weaker in the early hours on May 12.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Are Commodities Stronger Early on May 11?

    After rising to one-week high price levels, crude oil prices traded higher in the early hours on May 11—supported by a fall in crude oil inventories.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Stable, Gold Is Weaker Early on May 9

    After regaining some strength at the end of last week, crude oil opened this week on a stable note. Crude oil prices are stable in the early hours on May 9.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Stable in Early Hours as Gold Shines amid Caution

    After slumping to a five-month low on May 4, 2017, crude oil’s price was weak in the early hours of May 5. The market sentiment is weak amid supply glut fears amid high inventory levels.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Weaker, Inventory Levels Weigh on Crude Oil

    After a brief pullback on Wednesday, crude oil continued to weaken and traded lower in the early hours on May 4.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Aluminum Prices: A Look at Its Bullish Drivers

    During its 1Q17 earnings call, Alcoa (AA) raised its 2017 global aluminum demand forecast to 4.5%–5.0% from its previous guidance of 4.0%.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Is Stable amid Lower Inventory Levels

    After falling to five-week low price levels on May 2, crude oil prices are stable in the early hours on May 3. The market opened higher on Wednesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Stable in the Early Hours, Copper Fell

    Copper prices rose to one-month high price levels on Monday. However, copper prices started to fall in the early hours on Tuesday.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed and Gold Is Weaker in the Early Hours

    Gold (GLD) and silver (SLW) were weaker in the early hours as global tensions eased amid Macron’s lead in France’s presidential election.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Paris Attacks Support Gold

    Gold (GLD) and silver were stable in the early hours amid terrorist attacks in Paris. Platinum and palladium are slightly weaker in the early hours.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Why Are Commodities Weaker in the Early Hours on April 18?

    Most of the commodities are weaker in the early hours on April 18. After starting the week on a weaker note, crude oil prices continue to fall.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Crude Oil Is Weaker Due to the Higher Rig Count

    Crude oil opened lower on Monday. Increased rigs are offsetting the signs of increased demand and supply cuts. Increased US oil rigs are weighing on prices.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Stable in the Early Hours on April 13

    After breaking a six-day gaining streak on Wednesday, crude oil prices opened lower on April 13 before regaining strength.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    What Do Analysts Think about Century Aluminum?

    Three out of four analysts polled by Thomson Reuters rated Century Aluminum as a “hold,” while one analyst rated the stock as a “sell.”

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Gold Awaits the Fed’s Meeting Minutes

    Gold (GLD) and silver (SLW) are weaker in the early hours. They’re waiting for the Fed’s meeting minutes scheduled to release today.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    Deficit or Surplus: Where’s Aluminum Headed in 2017?

    For commodity companies such as Rio Tinto (RIO) and Century Aluminum (CENX), the industry outlook is as important, if not more important, than their positions in the industry.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Miscellaneous

    Commodities Are Mixed, Gold Awaits US Economic Data

    Gold and silver are weaker amid expectations of faster interest rate hikes. The market is waiting for manufacturing data to gauge the economy’s strength.

    By Val Kensington
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Commodities Are Mixed, Palladium Hit a 2-Year High

    After a weak performance on Thursday, crude oil prices are slightly higher on Friday. Higher US crude oil inventory levels are weighing on the oil market.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Commodities Are Weaker in the Early Hours on March 22

    After showing weakness for three consecutive trading weeks, crude oil opened lower this week. Crude oil continues to move lower.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Commodities Are Weaker amid the Firmer Dollar

    Gold (GLD) and silver (SLW) are weaker in the early hours due to the firmer dollar and expectations of a US interest rate hike in the Fed’s March meeting.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Alcoa’s 1Q17 Earnings through Rising US Premiums

    Physical premiums For aluminum producers, the all-in aluminum price consists of the aluminum price plus regional aluminum premiums. The premium is a surcharge that consumers must pay on top of prevailing prices in order to take immediate delivery of the metal from warehouses. Aluminum premiums are a key indicator that investors in primary producers such […]

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Comm
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Commodities Are Stable despite Rising US Dollar

    The firmer dollar and doubts about the execution of oil producers’ output cuts weighed on the market since the beginning of the week.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Copper Producers Should Watch the Fed’s Actions in 2017

    Copper is no different than other commodities that have a negative correlation to the US dollar. Further strengthening of the dollar could negatively impact copper prices (DBB).

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Have Aluminum Market Conditions Changed This Year?

    Aluminum market sentiments improved considerably since the beginning of the year when prices looked set to breach their 2009 lows.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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