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Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Metal prices rally on rate speculation

The price of copper in New York and London rallied overnight as speculation of further aggressive US rate cuts favoured commodities as a good hedge against inflation and USD weakness. At least that is the rhetoric. The reality is that at some point economic activity will be undermined by rising inflation. Only gold, silver and food commodities can be expected to buck the downtrend in commodities because they are least exposed to weakness in industrial demand. LME copper futures for 3mths delivery settled at $US8,730 per tonne, up US$190 from Tuesday's close. On the COMEX exchange copper for May delivery ended up 10.95 cents (2.8%) at $US4.00/lb.
Despite a 2.8% rise in copper, the metal still failed to close above $4.00/lb. I think that is a telling sign that industrial metals will fall, though they might consolidate at these high levels as the USD falls. But gold and silver can be expected to perform well.

Other base metals followed copper with three-months aluminium rising by $US112 to $US3,100 and nickel up $US475 to $US29,350.Lead rose $US63 to $US2,958 and tin was at $US20,650/20,700 versus $US20,400/20,450. Zinc rose $US22 to $2,372. NYMEX May crude closed at a record $US110.87, a gain of $US2.37 (2.18%), after trading betweeen $US107.95 to $US112.21. This is the highest level since NYMEX launched crude oil trading in 1983. The previous record was $US110.33 set on March 13 while the prior intraday high was $US111.80 hit on March 17.

Gold prices rallied 2% higher, reaching a high of $932.60 an ounce. Trading volumes are low in anticipation of a central bank and G7 meetings later in the week, which could offer guidance as to future policy on currencies and bullion sales. The IMF has announced plans to sell some of its gold reserves, but this would have little impact on prices since its likely to proceed in a gradual manner. The IMF is the world's third-largest gold holder after the USA and Germany, with 3,217.3 tonnes in reserves. It plans to sell 403.3 tonnes and use the proceeds to invest in government and corporate bonds, and possibly equities. Its possible that these events will bring gold back to the $850/oz support for gold that I have discussed already.
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Andrew Sheldon www.sheldonthinks.com
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Global Mining Investing $69.95, 2 Volume e-Book Set.
Author, Andrew Sheldon

Global Mining Investing is a reference eBook to teach investors how to think and act as investors with a underlying theme of managing risk. The book touches on a huge amount of content which heavily relies on knowledge that can only be obtained through experience...The text was engaging, as I knew the valuable outcome was to be a better thinker and investor.

While some books (such as Coulson’s An Insider’s Guide to the Mining Sector) focus on one particular commodity this book (Global Mining Investing) attempts (and does well) to cover all types of mining and commodities.

Global Mining Investing - see store

Click here for the Book Review Visit Mining Stocks

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