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Where Commodity Metal Prices Are Headed

Where Commodity Metal Prices Are Headed

On the EconoMonitor blog, two researchers from the IMF have posted a brief account of the commodity price downturn in both base metals and oil. Commodities News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

October 6, 2015 | By | Reply More
Why Commodity Prices Could Stay Low

Why Commodity Prices Could Stay Low

As the dollar is likely to get stronger, commodity prices could stay subdued, negatively affecting commodity-exporting economies like Brazil. Commodities News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

October 5, 2015 | By | Reply More
U.S. Workplace Fatalities Likely at Highest Level Since 2008

U.S. Workplace Fatalities Likely at Highest Level Since 2008

The number of workers whose deaths were tied to their jobs in the U.S. likely rose last year to the highest number since 2008, according to figures released on Thursday by the Labor Department. Bloomberg The number of oil and gas extraction workers who died in workplace accidents rose dramatically last year. Meanwhile, some industry […]

October 3, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crude Oil Prices Are Almost Flat as the Fed Delays the Rate Hike

Crude Oil Prices Are Almost Flat as the Fed Delays the Rate Hike

NYMEX-traded WTI crude oil futures contracts for October delivery fell slightly on September 17, 2015. Crude oil prices fell as the Fed delayed the rate hike. Commodities News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

October 1, 2015 | By | Reply More
Crude Oil Prices Rose 6% on the EIA’s Inventory Report

Crude Oil Prices Rose 6% on the EIA’s Inventory Report

The larger-than-expected inventory fall led to a massive rise in crude oil prices. Prices rose almost 6% at the end of trade on September 15, 2015. Commodities News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

September 29, 2015 | By | Reply More
Will Crude Oil Prices Be Range Bound?

Will Crude Oil Prices Be Range Bound?

The falling crude oil inventory and slowing signs of US crude oil production could support crude oil prices. Prices could see resistance at $ 50 per barrel. Commodities News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

September 28, 2015 | By | Reply More
Natural Gas Prices Falls on the Inventory Report

Natural Gas Prices Falls on the Inventory Report

October natural gas futures contracts fell for the second day. Natural gas prices fell slightly by 0.37% and settled at $ 2.65 per MMBtu on September 17, 2015. Commodities News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

September 26, 2015 | By | Reply More
Bitcoin Is Now Classified as a Commodity in the U.S.

Bitcoin Is Now Classified as a Commodity in the U.S.

The digital currency has the same designation as gold or oil. Commodities News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

September 24, 2015 | By | Reply More
Coal Shipments Fall Marginally after Rising for 4 Straight Weeks

Coal Shipments Fall Marginally after Rising for 4 Straight Weeks

According to EIA estimates, US coal shipments dropped marginally to 18.6 million tons during the week ended September 4, compared to 18.7 million tons for the week ended August 28. Commodities News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

September 22, 2015 | By | Reply More
YoY Capacity Factors Indicate Shift from Coal to Natural Gas for Electricity Generation

YoY Capacity Factors Indicate Shift from Coal to Natural Gas for Electricity Generation

The YoY (year-over-year) capacity factor for coal fell, while natural gas-fired power plants have seen an uptick in utilization rate during the same period. Commodities News and Information on Yahoo! Finance

September 20, 2015 | By | Reply More