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On the LME markets it’s been a steady week other than Copper which is down 3.5%. The AUD/USD is currently at 76.52 up from last week’s 75.28.   * * * WEEK IN REVIEW: All about the base – London, 5 August (Argus) * *…


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The retail punting on Chinese steel and rebar future markets was looking shaky and no surprise that both commodities had their worse week on record with a weekly fall of 12%. These two items have now unwound 80% of their recent rally which we hope…


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On the markets it’s been a strong week for copper and aluminium with the USD Prices rising 4.2% and 6.1% respectively. There have been numerous explanations given, including prices been driven by speculation by the retail future traders (gamblers) and/or perceived improved world economic conditions.…


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Newletter AUD/USD exchange rate hits an 8 month high at 75.94

Following on from last Mondays 18% overnight jump in the iron ore price, we can report that Iron Ore has since fallen back 10%, but unfortunately the AUD/USD exchange rate hasn’t. Last night the AUD/USD hit an 8 month high overnight at 75.94 although it…


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Newsletter – China reduces it banking reserve ratios

In the overseas markets, China reduced its banking reserve ratios, which will permit the Chinese banks to lend money against less security. This was seen as another attempt to stimulate the economy by the Chinese Government, and questions remain on whether it will be successful.…


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Our thoughts this week are with the residents of Fiji who have been battered by category 5 Tropical Cyclone Winston with winds up to 325 kilometres per hour. We are hopeful that with time, the residents will rebuild their homes and go back to a…


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Newsletter – Weak manufacturing data from China

On Monday it was a familiar story out of China with weak economic data in the form of the Purchasing Managers Index readings. A reading below 50 implies contraction and no surprise it came in at 48.6. This caused LME prices to slightly fall but…


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Newletter – Slight rises in LME copper

On the markets we have enjoyed some slight rises in LME copper although the rising AUD/USD has kept a lid on the Australian dollar prices. The AUD/USD is now trading at just over 70 cents. There is little in the way of fundamental supply-and-demand data…


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Newsletter – Copper and Aluminium calm throughout last week

Fortunately for all of us, the biggest talking point in the last week has been the price of Oil which fell to a fresh 12 year low overnight. Whilst we haven’t quite noticed the price of unleaded petrol falling at the local servo quite as…


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Newletter – Copper down 5.3%

Welcome to 2016. Only 6 working days into 2016 and on the back of more data that the Chinese economy is slowing down, the world’s largest casino (also known as the Chinese Stockmarket) has fallen 14.76 %.  Furthermore, with reports that most retail investors were…


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