What impact could inflation expectations have on metal prices?

You cannot turn on the TV or read a news feed without hearing dire warnings of surging inflation. The U.S. Consumer Price Index rose 6.8% year on year in November, the fastest pace since 1982. Meanwhile, while Eurozone inflation climbed to a record 4.9…

You cannot turn on the TV or read a news feed without hearing dire warnings of surging inflation. The U.S. Consumer Price Index rose 6.8% year on year in November, the fastest pace since 1982. Meanwhile, while Eurozone inflation climbed to a record 4.9%. More than three-quarters of countries analyzed by Pew Research had higher...

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Construction MMI: YTD construction spending up 7.5%; Nucor to build new rebar micro mill

The Construction Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 6.1% for this month’s reading, as U.S. construction spending rose by 7.5% year over year in the first 10 months of the year. MetalMiner is hosting its final webinar of the calendar year tomorrow — Wednesday, Dec. 8 — during which the MetalMiner team will overview price predictions…

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The Construction Monthly Metals Index (MMI) fell by 6.1% for this month’s reading, as U.S. construction spending rose by 7.5% year over year in the first 10 months of the year. MetalMiner is hosting its final webinar of the calendar year tomorrow — Wednesday, Dec. 8 — during which the MetalMiner team will overview price predictions...

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This Morning in Metals: US GDP up 2.1% in Q3, BEA reports in second estimate

This morning in metals news: U.S. GDP increased by 2.1% in Q3 2021, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported in its latest estimate; new home sales increased in October; and, lastly, average U.S. gasoline prices are higher this Thanksgiving holiday tha…

This morning in metals news: U.S. GDP increased by 2.1% in Q3 2021, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported in its latest estimate; new home sales increased in October; and, lastly, average U.S. gasoline prices are higher this Thanksgiving holiday than any since 2012. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic....

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Inflation and tariffs — what’s the connection?

Inflation is currently a hot topic on Wall Street and in Washington. For many, it’s a much more immediate issue than other major issues, like the impact of climate change. A recent Financial Times post in the paper’s Trade Secrets newsletter posed a somewhat controversial but not inappropriate question: could removing tariffs be the answer…

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Inflation is currently a hot topic on Wall Street and in Washington. For many, it’s a much more immediate issue than other major issues, like the impact of climate change. A recent Financial Times post in the paper’s Trade Secrets newsletter posed a somewhat controversial but not inappropriate question: could removing tariffs be the answer...

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The ‘B’ Word, Part 2: Durability, portability and uniformity of Bitcoin

In the first part of this series, we discussed monetary inflation, the history of gold as a store of value and how digital assets, like Bitcoin, may be the next big thing in the technology of money. The narrative of gold being the premier store-of-value asset has captivated like-minded investors for centuries. In this follow-up…

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In the first part of this series, we discussed monetary inflation, the history of gold as a store of value and how digital assets, like Bitcoin, may be the next big thing in the technology of money. The narrative of gold being the premier store-of-value asset has captivated like-minded investors for centuries. In this follow-up...

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This Morning in Metals: US steel capacity utilization dips to 84.3%

This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization dipped to 84.3% last week; the OECD reported global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows rebounded during the first half of 2021; and, lastly, the United States International Trade Commissio…

This morning in metals news: U.S. steel capacity utilization dipped to 84.3% last week; the OECD reported global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows rebounded during the first half of 2021; and, lastly, the United States International Trade Commission conducted a five-year sunset review of duties on alloy magnesium from China. Get social with us. Follow...

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This Morning in Metals: Real GDP gains 2.0% in Q3, per BEA estimate

This morning in metals news: real GDP increased by 2.0% in Q3 2021, according to an estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis; Ford Motor Co. released its Q3 results; and, lastly, several base metals prices have continued to retrace after surging e…

This morning in metals news: real GDP increased by 2.0% in Q3 2021, according to an estimate from the Bureau of Economic Analysis; Ford Motor Co. released its Q3 results; and, lastly, several base metals prices have continued to retrace after surging earlier this month. Want MetalMiner directly in your inbox? Sign up for weekly...

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US housing starts slump in September; mortgage rates move above 3%

U.S. housing starts declined in September from the previous month, the Census Bureau reported this week. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign up for each on the MetalMiner Events page…

U.S. housing starts declined in September from the previous month, the Census Bureau reported this week. Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign up for each on the MetalMiner Events page. This month, on Thursday, Oct. 28, the MetalMiner team will delve into the benefits...

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The ‘B’ Word, Part 1: Store-of-value assets in a digital age

$3,623,000,000,000 — that is the increase of M2 money supply in 2020. By now, there should be no surprise what the effect of printing 23% of total USD has on commodity markets. Aluminum breached $3,000 per metric ton this week. Carbon steel price action is only now seeing moderate relief after what seemed to be…

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$3,623,000,000,000 — that is the increase of M2 money supply in 2020. By now, there should be no surprise what the effect of printing 23% of total USD has on commodity markets. Aluminum breached $3,000 per metric ton this week. Carbon steel price action is only now seeing moderate relief after what seemed to be...

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Week in Review: Aluminum prices remain elevated; power costs weigh on metals producers; IEA releases World Energy Outlook

Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner, including aluminum prices, rising power costs and much more: Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign up for each on the MetalMiner…

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Before we head into the weekend, let’s take a look back at the week that was and the metals storylines here on MetalMiner, including aluminum prices, rising power costs and much more: Each month, MetalMiner hosts a webinar on a specific metals topic. Explore the upcoming webinars and sign up for each on the MetalMiner...

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