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Wednesday, November 25

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Tuesday's trading session at $3.99/lb . Indicators at 6:00 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.02/lb lower, as bulls begin to lose gas. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses fell on Tuesday and now total just under the 411,850 tonne level. Nickel traders got a boost yesterday on news Chinese nickel producers are scheduled to discuss potential production cuts on Friday. That momentum appears to be waning today. US markets are closed tomorrow for Thanksgiving and our next update will be on Monday, November 30th. Have a safe and relaxing weekend, and Happy Thanksgiving!
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $4.23/lb
  • Average price of LME traded nickel in 2014 - $7.65/lb / 2013 - $6.80/lb / avg 2012 - $7.95/lb /
  • (USGS) Metal Prices in the United States Through 2010 - pdf here
  • Baltic Dry Index - (current) (chart)
  • Dollar trading graph - (chart of dollar index) (live java chart)
  • Reuters metals morning - Nickel leads rebound in Shanghai amid talk of possible output cuts - more


  • Reuters Metals Insider - pdf here
  • KBC Commodity Report - here
  • Angel Metals Fundamental Report - here

  Commodity/Economic Comments

  • China Stainless Steel Scrap Market News / Price - more
  • Yieh Daily Asian Stainless Steel News - more
  • Gerdau Steel Market Update - more
  • European Debt Crisis Live - more
  • Alloyed for Lasting Value video - here
  • Self Repairing for Lasting Value video - here
  • Mining Stocks: What If Metal Prices Don’t Rally? - more

    If China Killed Commodity Super Cycle, Fed to Bury It - For commodities, it’s like the 21st century never happened. The last time the Bloomberg Commodity Index of investor returns was this low, Apple Inc.’s best-selling product was a desktop computer, and you could pay for it with francs and deutsche marks. - more

    China Nickel Makers Said to Weigh Output Cuts to Fight Rout - Nickel makers in China including Jinchuan Group Co., the country’s largest supplier of refined metal, plan to gather on Friday to discuss measures to respond to the lowest prices in 12 years, including possible cuts to supply, according to people with knowledge of the event. - more

    Nickel Hits a 12-Year Low, Which Metal Next? - Copper and nickel tumbled to multi-year lows and oil extended losses on Monday as commodities bore the brunt of another selloff, reflecting growing worries over China's economic fate and a strengthening dollar. - more

    Stainless steel consumption in Russia decreased by 10.6% - According to Spetsstal, the volume of stainless steel consumption in Russia over period from Jan till Sep 2015, compared to the equal time interval in 2014, decreased by 10.6% to 245.1 thousand tons. - more

    Metals Bears Take a Rest as Nickel Rebounds From 12-Year Low - Nickel rebounded from the lowest level in more than a decade as most industrial metals rose on speculation the slump encouraged some traders to close out bearish bets. - more

  Morning Nickel Price Statistics & Figures

  • Today's almost official prices here  /  Yesterday's actual LME official prices here or here
  • Shanghai Jinchuan nickel price - available here or here (updated)
  • India MCX Nickel Price - more  more
  • 100 Years of Stainless Steel Video - online here
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