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Renewables/GOES MMI: Biden uses Defense Production Act to boost domestic production of battery materials

The Renewables Monthly Metals Index (MMI) slipped by 2.5% for this month’s reading. (Editor’s note: This report also includes the MMI for grain-oriented electrical steel, or GOES.) Keep up with MetalMiner’s latest analysis of metals markets in the MetalMiner weekly newsletter.  Biden looks to Defense Production Act to boost domestic production As we noted in […]

Global Precious MMI: Gold prices retrace after early-March surge

The Global Precious Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 1.4% for this month’s index reading, as gold prices retraced after peaking in early March. The MetalMiner Insights platform features a full suite of precious metals prices.  Gold, silver prices retrace After peaking in early March, gold prices have retraced. The U.S. gold bullion price jumped to […]

Rare Earths MMI: Iluka rare earths refinery to produce neodymium, dysprosium, other REOs

The Rare Earths Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell 11.3% for this month’s reading. Keep an eye out for the full MMI report download later this week.  Iluka approves new refinery Australian firm Iluka Resources this week announced it had approved a fully integrated refinery for rare earth oxides. The refinery will be at Eneabba, Western […]

Construction MMI: Metal prices bounce back, steel imports fall

The Construction Monthly Metals Index (MMI) picked up by 6.0% for this month’s reading, as rising metal prices push up the cost of doing business in the construction sector. Construction costs rise with metal prices As MetalMiner’s Don Hauser (VP, business solutions) explained during a recent ROTH Capital webinar, steel buyers should keep an eye on […]

Automotive MMI: Palladium prices retrace; semiconductor shortage lingers

The Automotive Monthly Metals Index (MMI) increased by 8.1%, as palladium prices surged in the early part of the month and renewed COVID-related restrictions in China impacted automotive operations. COVID restrictions in China curb production While many parts of the world have started to roll back COVID-related restrictions, a resurgence of cases in parts of […]

Vietnamese automaker VinFast to build EV manufacturing center in North Carolina

As we continue to analyze current market factors and their impacts on nickel prices, copper prices and other key metal prices for automotive production, today we’ll focus on an announced addition to the domestic automotive manufacturing scene. A new automotive player will be coming to the U.S. soon, as Vietnamese automaker VinFast this week announced […]

MetalMiner experts talk steel imports, steel prices (and more) during ROTH webinar

During a recent ROTH Capital Partners webinar session, MetalMiner CEO Lisa Reisman and Don Hauser, vice president of business solutions, covered a wide range of metals-related topics, from the recent LME nickel debacle to potential metal price drivers to steel imports and steel prices. If you missed it, register to receive a recording of the […]

MetaMiner’s Stuart Burns talks metal prices, supercycles and more on BNN Bloomberg

It’s been a busy month for MetalMiner experts talking metal prices, volatility and much more over the airwaves. Earlier this month, MetalMiner CEO Lisa Reisman chatted with BNN Bloomberg about the recent LME nickel crisis, gold prices and much more. This week, Stuart Burns, MetalMiner co-founder and editor-at-large, checked in with BNN Bloomberg to chat […]

MetalMiner CEO Lisa Reisman talks metal prices, LME nickel chaos and more with BNN Bloomberg

MetalMiner CEO Lisa Reisman talks metal prices, LME nickel chaos and more with BNN Bloomberg Stock Market Graphs

The last month has been a frenetic one in the world of metals and metal prices. In recent weeks, we’ve covered the ramifications of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, reviewed the fallout of the London Metal Exchange’s decision to suspend nickel trading and covered developments spanning metal markets in our March 2022 Monthly Metal Index (MMI) […]

Global Precious MMI: Gold prices rise; COMEX suspends Russian gold, silver producers

The Global Precious Monthly Metals Index (MMI) rose by 2.9% for this month’s value, as gold prices picked up amid the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. The March 2022 MMI report, featuring all 10 MMI indexes, will be available for download later today.  Gold prices rise February proved a difficult month for stocks, as the S&P 500 fell […]

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