Feb 02, 2023

The London Metal Exchange (LME) was founded in 1877. The LME is the world center for the trading of industrial metals. The majority of all non-ferrous metal futures business is transacted on the LME platforms.

The LME is popular for its... more

Sep 01, 2021

After soaring to an all-time peak in August 2020 in US dollar terms, gold has traded on either side of $1800 per ounce throughout 2021. The yellow precious metal reached a record level in nearly all currencies in 2019 and 2020. Gold was the first... more

Mar 01, 2021

In August 2020, the US Federal Reserve made a not-so-subtle change to its inflation policy. The world’s leading central bank shifted from a 2% target to an average of a 2% target for the economic condition.

Inflation is a general increase... more

Aug 06, 2020

July 2020 was a month where the prices of gold and silver posted significant gains. In what has been almost a perfect bullish storm for the two precious metals, a decline in the value of the US dollar against other world currencies and the... more

Feb 01, 2018

It has been a bullish start to 2018 in the precious metals sector. Palladium began the year with a new record high, and the prices of gold, silver, and platinum have all appreciated after having reached lows in mid-December. Over the past three... more

Apr 04, 2016

First quarter of 2016 is now in the books. It was a quarter of fear, of uncertainty, of losses, and redemption. Overall, a composite of the twenty-nine major commodities traded on futures markets moved only 1.63% higher. When I include iron ore,... more

Nov 09, 2015

The Inverse Relationship Could Mean the Next Leg Down

The US dollar is the reserve currency of the world. As such, it is the pricing mechanism for most important raw material markets. When the value of the dollar against other... more