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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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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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This time last week we were commenting about the AUD/USD trading at the time at an 8 month high of 75.10 cents. To everyone’s surprise the momentum continued with the dollar climbing to over 76.5 cents on Friday to settle at today’s rate of 75.80.…


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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 – 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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The LME markets continue to fall lead by Aluminium. In the month of October Aluminium fell 8% in USD terms, with the demand for the other commodities also weak. The AUD is currently trading at 71.40. The RBA meet today with a very small chance…


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Newsletter – Copper prices rise on supply cuts announcement but China still weighs on metals

This week’s news starts in a small town called Baar in Switzerland with a population of 23,228 (smaller than Alice Springs) and home to Ferrari Formula one drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Sebastian Vettel. The town offers very low taxes and in an incredible coincidence is…


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Following a week of political instability, cabinet minister Andrew Robb has let slip a federal election may be just a few months away. The trade minister, speaking from Indonesia, missed new Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull cabinet’s first meeting on Monday. Mr Robb, speaking to ABC…


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