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ARE ZINC PRICES SOARING?

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  Upwards pressure on Zinc makes it difficult for galvanized steel buyers   |   08.13.16 – Pacific Northwest – Caught between an updraft by dwindling supply and the gravity of slwoing growth in global deman, zinc prices seem to

STEEL MILLS BOOSTING PRICES: COLD-ROLLED COIL HITS A ONE-YEAR HIGH

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE:  With cheap imports gone, North American steel makers keep raising prices.   04.18.16 – Trading barely above multiyear lows Steel is being a different animal this year. While metals such as aluminum, copper and nickel are trading

STEEL PRICES MOVE UP: COLD-ROLLED vs. HOT-ROLLED SPREAD INCREASES

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Cold-rolled Steel prices continue to move up – read why.   03.23.16 – Weaker U.S. dollar; higher oil prices Steel prices have been rising since February and, at the same time, we witnessed a broad recovery among industrial

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 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

COPPER AT LOWEST SINCE FINANCIAL CRISIS

NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Industrial metals are at 6-year lows – a great time to approach suppliers to lower prices. Copper futures dipped below $5,000 a metric ton Tuesday (August 18, 2015) for the first time since the financial crisis, dropping under