Christopher Henwood: Get Out of the Way and Let Markets Work

Thomson Reuters’ Commodity and Energy Specialist Christopher Henwood believes bailouts of too-big-to-fail companies and countries addicted to entitlements have cast an ominous shadow over the global economy. Nevertheless, he finds room for optimism as global economic turmoil puts downward pressure on energy prices, which should give the economy some breathing room. In this . . . → Read More: Christopher Henwood: Get Out of the Way and Let Markets Work

Philip Williams: Uranium to Cross $100 Threshold in 2011

Philip Williams, Pinetree Capital’s VP of business development, says the spot price for uranium will likely explode above $100/lb. in 2011, much as it did in 2007 when it topped at $137. The good news, Philip says, is that even when uranium comes off its high, it will likely only fall to around $80. . . . → Read More: Philip Williams: Uranium to Cross $100 Threshold in 2011

Follow up to FOFOA

FOFOA has hit me with a lot of questions in this comment. It is 11pm in Perth, so this will be brief, but they are interesting questions and I will cover off on them over the next few days. When it comes to COMEX FOFOA, I also am a “conceptual thinker and a fundamental . . . → Read More: Follow up to FOFOA

When does Backwardation Matter?

FOFOA started a little excitement with his post on backwardation. Professor Fekete responded and Zero Hedge weighed in as well.

I would not be surprised that for many this backwardation thing makes their head hurt and perceive it as all very theoretical and of no practical use. But this is not true and backwardation . . . → Read More: When does Backwardation Matter?

The Mysterious Mr Maguire’s Message of Metal Manipulation

“Since criminal prosecution is only a remote threat, and since the fines and damages are generally paid by the companies, not by the individuals, the question is: what’s to keep a Sumitomo from happening again, perhaps in precious metals?” – Modern Market Manipulation by Mike Riess, International Precious Metals Institute 27th Annual Conference, 16 . . . → Read More: The Mysterious Mr Maguire’s Message of Metal Manipulation