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Monday, December 22

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Dow Jones is reporting three month nickel closed Friday's trading session at $7.08/lb . Indicators at 6:40 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.05/lb higher, with other London traded base metals trading mixed. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses did something they hadn't since since the first week of the month. After a large gain Friday, nickel stockpiles started this week at a new record high, 408,408 tonnes. The London Metal Exchange will be closed on Thursday and Friday, for Christmas and Boxing Day, and we will not be updating these days as well. Not expecting much this week, while 60% of Chinese metal analysts polled predict the price of nickel will rise between now and the end of the year. Technically nickel appears to be rangebound but entering a triangular squeeze, which can sometimes be followed by a run in whichever direction it breaks out of the triangle on.
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $7.35/lb
  • Average price of LME traded nickel in 2013 - $6.80/lb / avg 2012 - $7.95/lb / avg 2011 - $10.36/lb / avg 2010 - $9.89/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)
  • Bloomberg metals morning - Nickel Leads Metals Higher Before U.S. Homes, Durable Goods Data - more
  • Reuters metals morning - Copper up on view it looks cheap after falls - more

  Reports

  • The Dig – Haywood Mining Team’s week in review - pdf here
  • RJL Mining Weekly: Comps, Commodities, Leaders/Laggards, Research - pdf here
  • Reuters Metals Insider - pdf here
  • Commodities Daily - here
  • Commonwealth Daily Alert - pdf here
  • KBC Commodity Report - here
  • Angel Metals Fundamental Report - here
  • DNB Metals Weekly - pdf here
  • Mico Metals Weekly - pdf here  
  • Hedge Equities Commodity Report - pdf here
  • MacNicol Morning Notes - pdf here
  • Mangal Commodities Metals & Energy - pdf here
  • Danske Weekly Focus - pdf here

  Commodity/Economic Comments

  • China E-Stainless Daily Price Index - 80.75
  • 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
  • 100 Years of Stainless Steel - more
  • Australian firm reduces Tanzania stakes - more
  • (China) Industrial output slowdown a 'new normal' - more
  • ‘Visit Cuba now before Americans arrive’- more
  • Letter to Santa - more

    Nickel Shortage Propels Philippines Mining Boom: Southeast Asia - Michael Defensor is racing to mine and ship nickel from projects across the Philippines to plug the gap in global supplies left by Indonesia’s ore-export curbs. - more

    For base metals, a year of twists, turns and surprises: Andy Home - This year has brought plenty of reminders of just how contrary and difficult markets can be. - more

    Qingdao scandal casts a long shadow - What will 2014 be remembered for in financial markets? For oil and iron ore, it will be the year of price meltdown. - 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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