Commodities

What Will 2015 Have In Store For Commodities Prices?
Gold pour at Kirkland Lake

What Will 2015 Have In Store For Commodities Prices?

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By Alastair Ford   If you are a miner with a product to sell, or even if you’re an explorer simply hoping to have a product to sell one day, there seems little doubt that 2015 is opening on a fairly downbeat note.   The gold price remains hidebound at under US$1,200 per ounce, silver…

That Was The Week That Was … In Australia
The ASX

That Was The Week That Was … In Australia

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By Our Man in Oz Minews. Good morning Australia, how did your market start the New Year and more importantly how will it continue? Oz. The start was better than most people expected and if the Aussie dollar keeps falling, the outlook could also be brighter than was expected a few weeks ago. Minews. Tell…

Poweralternatives: New legislation means IRR uplift for Rame Energy’s Chilean wind project
Rame Energy in Chile

Poweralternatives: New legislation means IRR uplift for Rame Energy’s Chilean wind project

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 By Amy McLellan A frustrating end to the year for Independent Power Producer Rame Energy plc, the AIM newcomer which had been gunning to have its first two wind projects operational by year-end and just nine-months since its IPO. The frustration comes from the fact that the small cap renewable energy company had been on…

Market Overview: Looking forward on oil prices in 2015
Eithne Treanor

Market Overview: Looking forward on oil prices in 2015

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By Eithne Treanor The oil market closed the year below US$60 a barrel, a far cry from its midyear peak and almost half it’s trading price this time last year. It’s been five years since we last saw the average oil price below US$100 a barrel. According to Neil Atkinson, head of analysis at Lloyd’s…

That Was The Week That Was … In Australia
The ASX

That Was The Week That Was … In Australia

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By Our Man in Oz Minews. Good morning Oz, your market seems to have performed well in the closing stages of last week. Oz. It was a reasonable ending after a few torrid days during which we were buffeted by the same forces which sent markets around the world on a bit of a wild…

charts du jour – are you positioned appropriately in commodities?

charts du jour – are you positioned appropriately in commodities?

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At the beginning of the year we wrote this piece here at Titan – http://www.spreadbetmagazine.com/blog/titan-investment-partners-why-were-backing-the-mining-sector.html expressing our views as to how undervalued the mining sector is. The chart here, which is the primary proxy for the global commodities basket, caught our eye this weekend. We can see that the commodities spectrum is at its highest…

A New Year Special – Is “Dr Copper” Back?!

A New Year Special – Is “Dr Copper” Back?!

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  Regular readers will recall our feature on “Attempts to Corner Commodity Markets” back in February of 2013 (see here on page 12 – http://issuu.com/spreadbetmagazine/docs/spreadbet_magazine_v13_generic) and our coverage of one “Dr Copper”. Recent news reports of a large buyer hovering up almost all the physical copper in recent weeks has us wondering – is Dr…

Baltic Dry at 1500 – what is it telling us?

Baltic Dry at 1500 – what is it telling us?

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I know we have the charting equivalent of a man crush on the Baltic Dry Index (BDI) at the moment, but it is such an important chart for anyone with the slightest interest in the health of the mining sector. And as regular readers of SpreadBet Magazine will know, if we have a bit of…

Natural Gas the Next Big Commodity Trade?

Natural Gas the Next Big Commodity Trade?

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By Investment Contrarians To put it mildly, natural gas simply doesn’t get as much attention as crude oil, or even gold. Mr. Speculator, my good old friend, once said, “Why would you want to even bother looking at it? The prices have collapsed and have been ranging for years.” It’s certainly true that natural gas…