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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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In LME markets, Copper and Aluminium have suffered another week of declines (2.8% and 2.2% respectively in USD terms).  Ni has been a bright spot with a 3.8% rise, however there is always a lag in Ni volatility and the relative intrinsic values in the…


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In the LME markets, Copper has had a weak 5 days dropping 2.5%, whilst Aluminium rose 3.4%. The AUD/USD exchange rate is currently at 76.04 up from last week’s level of 75.4. Newspaper reports refer to the weak oil prices, fragile global growth front and…


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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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Kung Hei Fat Choy, and our best wishes for a healthy and happy Chinese New Year, being the year of the Monkey. As the 2017 Chinese New Year falls on January 28, it’s not quite a full year, but let’s not confuse things. It is…


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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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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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