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Update on Industrial Metals $

Update on Industrial Metals  $

We have said many times that there are many ways to measure and monitor industrial metal prices. There are more ways to buy metals than there are companies tracking them.…

Quick look at Industrial Metals $

Quick look at Industrial Metals  $

We haven’t updated the industrial metals prices in some time, so we thought we would take a look at the S&P’s GSCI today.…

We may Lose Copper as an Economic Barometer $

We may Lose Copper as an Economic Barometer  $

Copper has been one of those great commodities that we have been able to use to help forecast global growth. The metal is used in just about everything – at…

Steel Prices Fluctuate on Speculation $

Steel Prices Fluctuate on Speculation  $

Steel prices are complex. It isn’t good enough to just watch the three core components of coking coal, iron ore, and scrap metal to figure out where prices are headed.…

Copper Weakness and What it really is Telling Us $

Copper Weakness and What it really is Telling Us  $

We heard a report today on copper and a debate of sorts with one analyst saying that the drop in copper is a sign that conditions in China (especially) are…

Global Steel Prices Continue to Dip $

Global Steel Prices Continue to Dip  $

This isn’t a perfect science, but one can take a look at the global composite carbon steel price index and see what’s happening to the broadest measure of industrial metals…

Update on Industrial Metals $

Update on Industrial Metals  $

The S&P GSCI commodities indexes show us the relative strength or weakness of the industrial metals trade around the world. Looking at the performance of industrial metals since the beginning…

The Modern Robot and Energy – a Link $

The Modern Robot and Energy – a Link  $

We could have put this story really in any of our categories. The robot world is finally catching up to something we were told in an interview years ago. A…

A Bit more Proof of what Analysts Think of Copper

A Bit more Proof of what Analysts Think of Copper

Copper prices were up today by about 1.2% despite all of the shenanigans happening on Wall Street today. Want to know the reason for it? The improved housing data. Why…

A little More Proof of Steel Stockpiling in China $

A little More Proof of Steel Stockpiling in China  $

We picked up a report this morning from China that discussed the surge in steel prices (finished steel) and it included several interesting pieces to it. Primarily, we saw that…

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