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Monday, June 27

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Friday's trading session at $4.09/lb . Indicators at 6:00 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.04/lb higher. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses fell on both Thursday and Friday and start the week just under the 381,800 tonne level. Markets were taken completely by surprise on Friday, when Britain voted to separate from the EU. The Euro fell and continues to trade lower today. Equity markets fell sharply lower on Friday and are faring little better today. But base metals have shown very little reaction in comparison. Nickel fell 2% on Friday, but has recovered much of that today. The political situation in the Philippines is offering moral support for nickel, but we expect a volatile week ahead as traders try to determine the long term effects of Brexit.
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $4.02/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 - London copper climbs as dollar eases; Brexit ripples spur caution - 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
  • China May industrial profit growth slows to 3.7 pct y/y - more
  • Pound Slumps, Banks Tumble on Brexit Fallout; Bonds Extend Gains - more

    Philippines Review Poses Upside Risk For Nickel - The Philippines presents an upside risk to nickel prices, which have been in the doldrums for some time. A surplus persists in the nickel market and analysts at Commonwealth Bank expect this situation to limit price growth in the short term. - more

  • A nation in waiting - more
  • Zambales anti-mining activists win big - more

    Ambatovy Shutdown - Sherritt International Corporation today announced the commencement of a 14 day shutdown at the Ambatovy Joint Venture, bringing forward activity originally intended to be performed in August. - more

    China to cut steel capacity by 45 million tonnes this year: state planner - Capacity cuts would involve relocating 700,000 jobs in coal and 180,000 steel workers - more

    Prices of CR Austenitic Stainless Sheets in East Asia Stabilize at $1,850 CFR Level - Prices of cold-rolled (CR) austenitic stainless steel sheets in the East Asian region being high at the level of $1,900 CFR were adjusted downward but have become stable at the level of $1,850 CFR. - more

    LME Mo Price Marks New Record High of US$17,000/Ton for Year = Price returns to level in beginning of last June = LME molybdenum prices for both cash seller/settlement and 3-month seller rose to US$17,000 per ton (= US$7.71 per lb) on June 17, which marked a new record high for the year. - 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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