China still calls the commodity tune, but there is a small sign of change.
Precious metal equities close down. A big gold deposit in GLD yesterday, but no reported changes in SLV. More silver eagles sales at the U.S. Mint. Not much gold movement at the Comex-approved depositories on Friday, but big movement once again in silver.
Shares of Great Panther Silver (GPL) are falling Monday due to the occupation of its Guantajuato Mine Complex in Mexico.
Shares of ArcelorMittal (MT) are falling due to a decrease in domestic demand for steel in Ukraine.
Some experts see the December 2013 execution of Jang Sung-taek, uncle of Kim Jong-un, North Korea's supreme leader, as a move that may halt the exploitation of the nation's rare earth elements.
W Resources is working on starting production at its La Parrilla tailings project in Southwest Spain.
Walter Energy (WLT) is tumbling Monday after filing an 8-K document with the SEC outlining its plans to amend its credit facility.
Gold and silver get hit on the job numbers. Another deposit in GLD yesterday, but no change in SLV. The U.S. Mint sells more silver eagles. Who are the buyers, one wonders? Small in/out movements in gold, but big in/out movements in silver at the Comex-approved depositories on Thursday.
Poor Chinese steel demand dragged iron ore prices to an eight-month low this week. Meanwhile, Mexico made headlines on Monday by cracking down on the Knights Templar gang, which has been smuggling iron ore in the state of Michoacán.
Shares of Turquoise Hill Resources (TRQ) are gaining Friday following a report that Rio Tinto (RIO) is considering a bid for the 49.2% of the company it doesn't own.
It still makes economic sense for drillers to flare natural gas, while exporting it to Europe remains uneconomic.
Precious metal equities have another up day. No reported changes in GLD or SLV. Another sales report from the U.S. Mint. No in/out movement in gold, but a large silver deposit made at the Comex-approved depositories on Wednesday.
It might be awhile before the market sees a potash industry recovery. However, according to a special report from TD Economics, the road to recovery exists somewhere amidst the haze of uncertainty.
Diamond Investing News spoke with Ira Weissman of Truth About Diamonds about who — if anyone — should be buying diamonds.
Strikes at the operations of South Africa's major platinum miners, along with the news that the United States is prepared to enact trade sanctions on Russia, pushed palladium to an 11-month high yesterday.
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