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Thursday, May 5

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Wednesday's trading session at $4.28/lb . Indicators at 5:45 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.08/lb lower. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses fell on Wednesday and now total over the 415,100 tonne level. Nickel is trading below its 200 day moving average this week/month and is threatening to slip below its 10 day moving average. The Euro continues to weaken and the economic news out of China continues to disappoint. This is our last update for the week, so we hope each of you have a safe and relaxing weekend.
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $4.30/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 hits 2-week low as firm dollar sparks profit-taking - 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's Great Commodity Bubble Loses Air Before It Can Burst - more

    Wednesday in review - Copper falls on stronger dollar, weak manufacturing - Copper prices fell on Wednesday on a stronger dollar and as weak manufacturing data, particularly from top consumer China, highlighted poor demand prospects. - more

    Tentative New Caledonia nickel rescue deal - New Caledonia's provinces have given their conditional approval for taking a loan from the French state to help the territory's biggest private sector employer, the SLN nickel company, restructure its operations. - more

     Vale: Crippling Debt But Modest Potential - Vale has had a difficult time recently watching its stock price take a significant hit since 2011. - more

    Clive Palmer clashes with Ewen Jones over Queensland Nickel during live press conference - An ugly spat between a federal Liberal National Party MP and Clive Palmer over his Queensland Nickel refinery has erupted on live television. - more

    Plan to exclude mining near Kalmiopsis moves forward - A plan to exclude mineral development on about 100,000 acres of federal land, to thwart a proposed nickel mine near the Kalmiopsis Wilderness, is nearing fruition. - 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, May 4

  Daily Nickel/Stainless Steel Briefing (8:00 AM CST is 1PM in London)
  • Three month nickel closed Tuesday's trading session at $4.32/lb . Indicators at 6:00 am CST today show 3 month nickel trading around $.01/lb lower. Stockpiles of nickel stored in LME approved warehouses fell on Tuesday and now total just under the 416,450 tonne level. Considering China's PMI number over the weekend was disappointing, and the US Dollar is recovering from a 2016 low, nickel is holding its own very well today. Short term - watch the Dollar.
  • Average price of cash nickel so far this month - $4.33/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 falls on stronger dollar, weak manufacturing - more

  Reports

  • Damstahl Stainless Steel Report - April 2016 - pdf here
  • 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
  • (ING) The International Nickel Study Group has projected a 49,000-tonne deficit in the nickel market in 2016, an increase from its October forecast of a 23,000-tonne deficit for this year.
  • World stocks in retreat for second day on growth worries - more

    Tuesday in review - Copper slides as China data and higher dollar weigh - Copper fell on Tuesday as funds took profits and manufacturing data from China undermined confidence, but expectations of stronger demand in the top consumer helped support prices. - more

    Nickel Price Higher, But Market Needs More Cuts for True Price Recovery - Nickel prices ended fractionally higher on Tuesday, making it one of the only base metals that managed to finish the session on a positive note following renewed strength in the greenback and some disappointing economic data. - more

    In battle with speculators, China wins skirmish as commodities fall - Chinese regulators appear to have successfully popped a mini-bubble for now in steel and other commodity futures, scaring off speculators who piled in last month to drive steep gains in the prices of raw materials from coal to cotton. - more

    Palmer takes parting shot as he retires - Clive Palmer will not be seeking re-election for the parliament’s lower house. - 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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