By Nicholas – Published on December 3, 2017
2017 saw a dramatic reversal of base metal's fortunes. Since the middle of the year, most of the industrial metals have seen large price gains, as the possibility of shortages, and great economic data presented an overlooked bull case for the entire complex. The past year also saw a number of...
By Nicholas – Published on November 29, 2017
Like most of the base metals, nickel has been on a tear since the middle of the year. But over the last few weeks, its price has come off the boil. After putting in what was likely a near term top above $13,000 USD/tonne, prices have slipped back below $12,000 USD/tonne. There are a number of...
By Nicholas – Published on November 25, 2017
January copper traded over $8200USD/tonne on Friday morning in Shanghai, and many think that the labor strikes in South America have a lot to do with the renewed strength in copper's price. The Escondida copper mine in Chile is responsible for producing around 5% of the world's copper...
By Nicholas – Published on November 24, 2017
Jake Klein, the CEO of Evolution Mining. came out with a warning to the world at the company's annual meeting, saying that the mining industry is struggling to attract young people to one of the world's most important industries. While this is an problem for the industry, there are a number...
By Nicholas – Published on November 6, 2017
Industrial metals like copper, nickel and zinc have really picked up steam over the last few months. This has prompted chatter about a new bull market in the base metals, and according to legendary resource investor Rick Rule, the fun has only just begun. The last few years haven't been kind to...
By Nicholas – Published on November 3, 2017
It would appear that the nickel market is heating up. It recently rose by its daily limit in Shanghai, and in London, the price has eclipsed the highs of 2015. The primary driver is thought to be robust demand from steel makers in China, but the market for nickel sulfides is also growing at a...
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