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Mark Gordon

Strong investor interest has continued in the junior and mid-cap resources stocks through 2017. Despite a relatively flat first half of the year, the second half has seen a 20-30% increase in the relevant ASX indices on the back of steadily improving metals prices, particularly in the base and battery... Show More

Gavin Wendt

It’s worthwhile reflecting on the impact of Donald Trump’s election victory on commodities so far. In the immediate aftermath, we witnessed a surge in commodity prices pretty much across the board, with the obvious exception of gold – viewed by some as a likely laggard investment in the growth-fuelled Trump... Show More

Gavin Wendt

2016 has played host to a significant resource sector rejuvenation. Quality smaller companies have once again been able to raise funding for exploration, appraisal and development activities, markets are reacting positively to favourable company news, and share prices are generally moving in the right direction. The proof of the pudding... Show More

John Robertson

Over the past 35 years, movements in metal prices have shown a strong tendency to converge and little tendency for prolonged periods in which one metal price has displayed unusual strength or weakness. A summary of analysis based on price movements in the six main daily traded base metals -... Show More

John Robertson

One insight into the short-term pressures on metal prices comes from movements in the price structure on forward markets. The blue bars in the chart are a summary measure of the differences between forward prices and cash prices for the six main daily traded nonferrous metals - aluminium, copper, lead,... Show More