On Monday, workers at Peru's Antamina copper mine downed tools, beginning the first indefinite strike in the mine's history. Operations have been partially affected at the mine, and as the largest copper mine in Peru, it's unclear whether the disruption will help boost copper prices.
Moscow is looking to turn away from Europe for new business and met with success over the weekend, signing a gas deal worth hundreds of billions of dollars with China.
Three-month zinc on the London Metal Exchange on Monday reached $2,268 per metric ton and was headed for its biggest gain since October 29. The metal's long-term prospects remain compelling.
Switzerland is set to vote on whether to substantially boost its gold reserves at the end of the month. Investors and analysts are waiting with bated breath to see if the next gold run is around the corner.
It was a big day for the uranium market on Friday, with word that the governor of Japan's Kagoshima prefecture has granted approval to restart two reactors at the Sendai nuclear power plant.
Known for investing in micro- and small-cap resource companies, Pinetree Capital and CEO Sheldon Inwentash are household names when it comes to the junior resource sector. But what does it mean when one of the market's biggest players decides he wants out?
In a presentation last week, Anglo American, De Beers' majority shareholder, revealed previously unreleased information about the diamond powerhouse, also commenting on future industry trends.
Market watchers have been positive on energy metals despite the state of the rest of the commodities market, and that trend looks to be continuing.
Investors may know the adage "sell in May and go away," but what about "sell today, buy back in December"? That's the strategy Dundee Capital Markets looks at in a recent note.
Despite a recent downtown for the palladium price, a strong automotive sector, along with a number of other factors, has analysts thinking the precious metal might be on the verge of a price rise.