Commodities & Metals

US Coal Exports to Drop by 10 Million Tons This Year, Over 8 Million More in 2020

Exports of U.S. thermal coal used primarily to generate electricity is forecast to drop by 10 million metric tons (mt) in 2019 to just 44 million mt. In 2020, thermal ...
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Why Gold Is Exploding and Actually Could Rally to $2000 or Higher

There are always the proverbial gold bug investors who tout the precious metal constantly and always stay very overweight regardless of demand and the macro picture. The bottom line is ...
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More Market Calls Returning for $2,000 Gold Ahead

The market fundamentals and technicals both seem to be aligned with gold in mid-2019. The shiny yellow metal is up about 17% so far in 2019, with those gains really ...
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Deutsche Bank Raises Gold Price Targets: 3 Top Stocks to Buy Now

Long-time market investors have always tended to chuckle at the “gold-bugs” as they tend to stay positive on the precious metals all the time. Not many are laughing now, as ...
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After Big Gains Already, One Analyst Sees Barrick Gold Rising Much Higher

Gold and the gold-mining segment have been on fire in the wake of plummeting interest rates and more economic uncertainty around the U.S.-China trade war. One analyst sees Barrick Gold ...
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Steel Demand and Prices Expected to Jump for Rest of 2019: 5 Top Stocks to Buy

Despite the doom and gloom about the trade war between the United States and China, discussion of a big-time infrastructure package for the country is making the rounds in Washington, ...
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Another Big Blow for the Future of Coal

Apparently, coal is unpopular regardless of what presidential policies are in place. After coal was gutted in the Obama years, the Trump years may have been less critical but the ...
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Why Gold Stocks Are Breaking Out to 6-Year Highs on Big Volume

The litany of negatives keeps on coming. With the Chinese devaluing their currency, we could be in for a battle that could be rough for President Trump. The Chinese renminbi ...
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More Proof That Geopolitical Uncertainty Is Good for Gold

People buy gold for many reasons. While hedging against inflation or the value of a single currency can be powerful influences on gold demand, it seems that geopolitical uncertainty can ...
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These Are the Countries That Control the World’s Gold

The World Gold Council issues a quarterly report on gold trends. In the second quarter, the report shows that a small number of nations control the gold held by ...
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These Are the Countries That Control the World’s Gold

The World Gold Council issues a quarterly report on gold trends. In the second quarter, the report shows that a small number of nations control the gold held by central ...
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Coal’s Demise Gets Messier and Speedier

That coal is losing its place as a fuel for electricity production in the United States, the Trump administration and the country's leading producers are trying to shore up coal's ...
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Will Vale Face Manslaughter Charges After Brazilian Dam Disaster?

Vale S.A. (NYSE: VALE) shares were down handily on Tuesday after a Brazilian Senate committee announced that it recommends indicting Vale in a deadly dam collapse that occurred in late ...
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Gold Is Breaking Out To 5-Year Highs and Could Be Going Much Higher

Almost quietly gold and the gold miners have consistently pushed higher, and despite the fact that naysayers constantly bemoan the fact that the precious metal offers no earnings potential, it ...
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US Wants to Stop Being So Dependent on China for Rare Earth Metals

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Commerce released a report on a strategy to ensure the nation's access to supplies of what it calls "critical minerals." Among those minerals ...
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