What?s Really Going On With Copper?

Copper is regarded as one of the bellwether commodity of international economic growth and rightly so, as it’s used extensively in everything from homes to cars to electronics. Despite comments over recent months have predicted dire price falls based on weakening world demand, the fundamentals for copper have in my view been signaling something very different.

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Focus On Post-Fukushima Recovery For Uranium

The reactions of financial markets around the world to the horrific events that have taken place in Japan have been reasonable and entirely predictable. Markets that were already nervous from the ongoing political unrest in MENA, ongoing European debt woes, rising oil prices and fears of an outbreak of inflation, have used the Japanese catastrophe as the lever they needed to take money off the table.

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Commodity Analysis ? Crude Oil

Despite an ever-changing and volatile financial climate, gold and oil remain the most significant of all commodities in terms of their importance, profile and capacity to influence market sentiment. As much as markets and some investors try to move away from these two supposed arcane relics, both remain mainstays that continue to be key barometers for our overall economic health. Most significantly, demand for both remains strong, despite the ongoing search for supposed alternatives.

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The BP Oil Disaster Presents Problems For Governments And Consumers

While oil giant BP has rightly had to carry the can for the unmitigated environmental disaster that continues to unfold on the shores of the US Gulf of Mexico, BP’s role in the clean-up is just one aspect of the sorry saga that needs to be addressed. Other important issues need answers. Some include just why wasn’t the response of local and federal authorities to the spill more immediate; and what impact will this all have on the future of the oil industry, in particular oil prices and the repercussions for consumers.

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