commodity volatility

Though 2013 has proven slightly less volatile for certain metals markets (base metals, for example), commodity volatility remains alive and well in the steel supply chain due to four factors, according to Accenture. These factors have driven companies to a great debate: “…whether the industry should actively embrace futures markets and other hedging mechanisms or […]

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The steel billet cash price fell 1.4 percent on Sept. 27, 2012 to $345.00 per metric ton on the LME, making it the day’s biggest mover on MetalMiner’s steel price index. Also on the LME, the steel billet 3-month price declined 1.3 percent to $346.00 per metric ton. As the China Iron & Steel Association […]

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With gold prices over $1,600 per ounce, what gold miner/producer wouldn’t want to take advantage of gold’s decade-long bull run? Turns out, at least one Australian gold mining company. Why? Call it a shrewd approach to commodity risk managment. In order to manage his company’s commodity risk — namely, the risk of gold prices falling in […]

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Here’s Episode 4 of MetalMiner’s Sourcing Outlook, brought to you by Zycus. In the first episode of 2012, MetalMiner takes a look at the center of the commodity market storm — the EU debt crisis and impending (or already begun?) recession. In MetalWatch, we check in on stainless steel, as the ThyssenKrupp-Outokumpu merger looms in […]

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If you haven’t yet had a chance to peruse the Featured Speakers list for MetalMiner and Spend Matters’ upcoming event, you should take this Friday morning (or afternoon, or evening, depending on your time zone) to do so. We just added a few key speakers this week, all of whom have extensive experience in commodities. […]

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Even though Eastman Kodak has declared bankruptcy, there is just enough industrial demand being mustered in the solar panel, battery and conductor sectors, not to mention investment in ETFs and physical metal, to give the silver price its best start in a new year since 1983. According to a recent article in Bloomberg BusinessWeek, silver […]

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