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Friday, September 4

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Thursday's trading session at $4.46/lb . Indicators at 6:30 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.02/lb lower. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses fell on Thursday and now total just under teh 453,650 tonne level. European markets are trading lower this morning, as markets nervously await the issue of the US payroll report. Will it be another show to drop reflecting a slowing worldwide economy, or will it be a beacon of hope - and add evidence to a potential rate increase. Either good or bad - the market is liable to take it negatively. Nickel is trading back below the $10,000/tonne level. Have a safe and relaxing weekend.
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $4.49/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 - Copper slips on caution over U.S. rates and China - more

  Reports

  • U.S. Imports 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
  • Will El Nino Give a Boost to Commodities? - more

    Why is nickel trading like it's 2008? Andy Home - On the London Metal Exchange (LME) benchmark nickel for three-month delivery is currently trading around $10,000 per tonne. - more

    Low nickel price 'not sustainable' - Bring on the monsoon. It may seem like a strange wish to make from a part of the world that is more likely to get a freak autumn snowfall than a drenching from rain-laden ocean winds, but it could help a domestic mining industry that has been rocked of late by low nickel prices. - more

    Indonesia’s ore export ban a hard blow to China Nickel Resources - China Nickel Resources, listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, had to admit publicly how badly it is suffering from the Indonesian government’s sudden ban on all ore exports, including iron and nickel ore. - 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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