Friday, August 18, 2017

Week in Review: Iron Ore, Zinc Rise; What’s Next for NAFTA?

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was. Benchmark Your Current Metal Price by Grade, Shape and Alloy: See How it Stacks Up In case you missed it, our August MMI Report is out. Metals like copper and aluminum hit record highs, and nine of our 10...

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

This Morning in Metals: European Aluminum Maker Moves U.S. Offices to Baltimore

This morning in metals news, European aluminum maker Constellium moves its U.S. offices from New York to Baltimore, copper and aluminum take a step back, and AK Steel announces a price hike. Benchmark Your Current Metal Price by Grade, Shape and Alloy: See How it Stacks Up Constellium to Set up Shop in Baltimore European...

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Zinc Still Powering Toward $3,000 Per Ton

Bizarrely, although zinc prices have soared this year on the back of demand for galvanized steel for construction, further strength this week may have been heightened by a loss of investor appetite for those same steel products. Benchmark Your Current Metal Price by Grade, Shape and Alloy: See How it Stacks Up Following booming steel...

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

This Afternoon in Metals: Trump Still Expected to Impose Steel Tariffs, According to Experts

This afternoon in metals news, experts say that despite the delay in the Section 232 investigation of steel imports, they still expect President Donald Trump to impose tariffs, U.S. steel production is up 2.9% in the year to date and copper and steel output from Kazakhstan rose significantly from January to July. Section 232 Tariffs...

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Which Way Next For The Oil Price?

Two articles in the Financial Times this week give polar opposite views on the direction for oil prices next year. Two-Month Trial: Metal Buying Outlook The first is a report on bets taken by the highly successful hedge fund manager Pierre Andurand on the direction for prices. Andurand is predicting prices will rise above $100...

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Lead Price Forecast, August 2017: Growth Seen from North Korean Ban

The lead price grew this week following a Chinese-issued ban on North Korean exports. According to a report from Reuters, lead’s sister metals also rebounded, in response to once-rising geopolitical tension easing up a bit and Chinese data, a top metals consumer, coming in higher than expected. Want a short- and medium-term buying outlook for...

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Reports of Iron Ore Price Demise Greatly Exaggerated

The demise of the iron ore price has been repeatedly predicted but has failed to materialize over the last few months. Miners line up to announce strong sales and yet repeatedly voice notes of caution that excess supply could overwhelm the recovery. Benchmark Your Current Metal Price by Grade, Shape and Alloy: See How it...

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