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Commodities Analysis & Opinion

Clif Droke
Russia And The Next Oil Crisis
By Clif Droke - Jul 21, 2013

On the global market scene, Russia has been one of the major laggards this year. The Market Vectors Russia ETF (RSX), a reflection of the country’s stock market, fell 22% from its high earlier ...

MCX Aluminium On A Southward Journey
By CommodityOnline - Jul 21, 2013

The adjacent chart shows price movement of MCX Aluminium. MCX Aluminium has been trading in a medium term downward sloping channel. Recently, from the lower channel line, the base metal has moved up ...

James Chen
Brent-WTI Spread Disappears
By James Chen - Jul 21, 2013 |   1

For the first time in 3 years, the premium of Brent oil (North Sea) over West Texas Intermediate (US crude WTI) has fallen below zero. Despite an increase in both oil benchmarks, the more rapid rise ...

Commodity Trade Mantra
The Shanghai Gold Surprise
By Commodity Trade Mantra  - Jul 21, 2013

The physical gold market continues to develop in the most wonderfully counterintuitive way. While the paper gold price languishes below US$1,300 per ounce, physical demand out of China is now reaching...

Tim Knight
Gold Remains Range-Bound
By Tim Knight - Jul 21, 2013

Precious metals seem to have taken a page out of the army’s operating manual and are in a permanent state of “Hurry Up and Wait!” As with the last instance of consolidation, ...

QE Fueled Market Mania
By EconMatters  - Jul 19, 2013

QE Fueled Market ManiaIt was another crazy day of speculation in the gasoline and oil markets, typical of the QE fueled shenanigans that happen every day for the last month in equities and oil. ...

Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT
Gold Stocks Flash Strong Buy Signal
By Jordan Roy-Byrne, CMT - Jul 19, 2013

Contrarian thinking is easy. Successful contrarian investing is difficult. Most amateur contrarians forget that the crowd is right most of the time. It’s only at market turning points where the crowd ...

Matthew Bradbard
Cocoa's Looking At Impending Reversal
By Matthew Bradbard - Jul 19, 2013

Cocoa futures have traded to a five-week high after data was released Thursday on NA grinding numbers. Second quarter cocoa grindings far exceeded the market’s expectations with an 11.8% ...

Brent Nears $109 On Positivity From The US
By Benzinga  - Jul 19, 2013

Brent crude oil stood poised to end the week on a high note on Friday morning following positive data from the US which has renewed hope that the number one oil consuming nation is getting back on ...