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Thursday, December 8

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Wednesday's trading session at $5.18/lb . Indicators at 6:00 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading unchanged. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses also went unchanged on Wednesday. Technicals are sending buy signals, but for the moment, traders appear to be skeptical. This is our final update for the week, so we wish you all a safe and relaxing weekend, and invite you back next week.
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $5.18/lb
  • Average price of LME traded nickel in 2015 - $5.37/lb / 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 - London copper prices inch up as dollar falls - more

  Reports

  • U.S. Exports of Stainless Steel Mill Products - 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
  • Bonds Fall as Investors Turn Wary on ECB Stimulus; Euro Gains - more

    LME Ni Average Price in November Up by 9% from Prior Month = Inventory level is up and rises to 366,834 tons at end of month = LME monthly average nickel price in November 2016 was Cash seller: US$11,142.95 per ton (US$5.054 per lb) and 3-month seller: US$11,190.68 per ton (US$5.076 per lb). - more

    Prices of Austenitic Stainless Sheets Take on Aspect to Rise Further - According to information obtained by a source, Korea's POSCO raised largely its domestic prices of stainless steel sheets for December shipment. - more

    New Caledonia nickel plant strike suspended for talks - A meeting has been called in New Caledonia on Monday between the government and striking workers of the Koniambo nickel plant. - more

    ThyssenKrupp secrets stolen in 'massive' cyber attack this year - Technical trade secrets were stolen from ThyssenKrupp AG in a cyber attack earlier this year, the steelmaker said on Thursday. - more

    China Nov exports, imports rise unexpectedly, commodity purchases soar - China's November exports rose unexpectedly by 0.1 percent from a year earlier, while imports expanded 6.7 percent on strong demand for commodities from coal to iron ore, official data showed on Thursday. - more

    U.S. Steel could restore up to 10,000 U.S. jobs - CNBC - United States Steel Corp could be looking at restoring up to 10,000 jobs in the United States, Chief Executive Mario Longhi told CNBC on Wednesday, without providing a timeline for the additions. - 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
  • Please let us know if any of these links stop working, stop carrying info, or become available to subscriber's only. We encourage our readers to use the services of those companies who supply news and information free of charge. Contact us

Wednesday, December 7

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Tuesday's trading session at $5.26/lb . Indicators at 5:45 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.03/lb higher. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses fell slightly on Tuesday and now total 368,860 tonnes. Nickel remains in a bull market, with traded prices up nearly 5% in a week and up over 31% year to date. Our most recent channel break out began one month ago today.
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $5.16/lb
  • Average price of LME traded nickel in 2015 - $5.37/lb / 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 - London copper climbs, buoyed by US manufacturing pick up - more

  Reports

  • 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
  • Is Australia Heading To A Recession? - more
  • China's No Free Market, Aluminum Execs Testify - more
  • Banks Lead Global Stocks Higher on Bets for Draghi Deliverance - more

    Press Release - AK Steel said today that it will increase base prices for all of its stainless steel products, effective with shipments on January 1, 2017. For commodity sheet and strip, specialty sheet and strip, and pipe and tube sheet and strip products, the increase will be achieved through a reduction in the functional discount of two percentage points. For all remaining stainless steel products, including automotive sheet and strip, base prices will be increased by $40 per ton. - source

    China's Virtue Dragon joins Indonesian nickel rush - Andrew Zhu admits that when he arrived in Indonesia in 2014, he was a little headstrong. - more

     3 Fast Facts On The Philippines’ Nickel Ore Output Declining At 16% In Q3 - The Mines and Geosciences Bureau (MGB) reported on Monday that the country’s nickel ore output declined to 16 percent in the first three-quarters. - more

     Five dead, three missing in New Caledonia landslides - Authorities in the French Pacific territory of New Caledonia have called off searches for three people missing in the wake of widespread flooding that caused massive landslides last month near the small indigenous Kanak settlement of Houailou, on the east coast of the main island. - 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
  • Please let us know if any of these links stop working, stop carrying info, or become available to subscriber's only. We encourage our readers to use the services of those companies who supply news and information free of charge. Contact us

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