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METAL PRICES TO BOTTOM OUT: MOST ANALYSTS HOPEFUL

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: It might be a good time to lock in prices for metal products.   February 2016 – The price collapse stops here When will base metal prices stop falling?  They have been trending lower for months, even

BASE METAL PRICES PLUMMET

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: You should be paying significantly less for Stainless Steel and Bronze parts and components. 11.20.15 – Copper and nickel hit six- and 12½-year lows Two of the world’s most important industrial metals, copper and nickel, fell to fresh

NICKEL TRADING LIKE IT’S 2008

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Looks like Nickel prices may stay low for a long time to come, making Stainless Steel components more economically viable than in the past.   On the London Metal Exchange (LME), benchmark nickel for three-month delivery is currently

NICKEL PRICES FALL TO NEAR 2009 LOWS

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Great time to approach your Stainless Steel parts suppliers for a price decrease.   Nickel already halved its year-to-date value This week, prices fell below the $10,000 per metric ton, a physiological resistance level.  Prices are now approaching

Nickel: a metal in transition

Nickel for delivery in three months advanced 7.4 percent last week to settle at $16,450 a metric ton last Friday on the London Metal Exchange, the biggest jump since last month. The commodity has gained more than 18 percent this

European and Chinese Steel Prices Fall

Steel prices in China have fallen from $607 per tonne (£385) in January to $542 (£344) in October. In the US the price has dropped from $861 (£546) to $839 (£532) over the same period. According to Mintec, the European

Nickel: glut or shortage?

In intraday on Friday, nickel prices hit a seven-month low of $14,980 a tonne. Stocks in LME warehouses hit another all-time high of 378,132 tonnes. Nickel at one stage was looking like being the star of 2014 in base metals,

Nickel into bear market?

Nickel is set to fall into a bear market on the back of still strong global supplies, despite Indonesia’s January export ban on the metal, and China’s economic weakness. Nickel in London fell 2.5 percent today and is down 12 percent

Dramatic rise in Zinc and Nickel prices in 2015

“Global supply and demand conditions for refined zinc are in deficit in 2014,” Scotiabank economist Patricia Mohr reports in August’s Scotiabank Commodity Index . “For nickel, the world supply and demand balance will shift into a marked deficit in 2015, as

Nickel: best performing base metal for the year

The nickel market is still reacting to the ban on nickel ore exports imposed by top producer Indonesia earlier this year. That changed the landscape of the global nickel market, constricting supply to the biggest consumers in countries such as