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Crude oil trades higher following surpirse decline in inventories

Thu, 22 Dec 2005 11:27:20 +1100

Crude oil settled higher as traders were taken by surprise with a Government report showing a decline in US Distillate inventories. Oil prices initially declined as most traders reacted on instinct to the build in crude oil stocks and pushed...

Crude Oil at two week low

Mon, 19 Dec 2005 11:31:02 +1100

Crude Oil fell to its lowest level in two weeks as investors were hit by a series of Bearish news stories. Forecasts for warmer weather conditions in both the short and medium term sparked selling. Reports have also emerged that...

Japan Allows US Beef back in.

Tue, 13 Dec 2005 12:20:23 +1100

Early yesterday afternoon the Government of Japan announced that it had lifted the ban on imports of US Beef. This followed the conclusion last Thursday by Japan's Food Safety Commission that US and Japanese beef share similar risk levels. Although...

Gold at 24 year high

Fri, 09 Dec 2005 10:41:30 +1100

February Gold closed up 6.7 to $524.5. The push higher has been lead by reports of strong physical demand, However, this is becoming increasingly doubtful, a market report indicated that Indian jeweler demand reportedly fell 20% in November. February Gold...

Japan close to allowing US Beef back in!!!

Tue, 06 Dec 2005 09:26:01 +1100

The Japanese Ambassador to the US indicated that that Japan will reopen its market to US Beef in mid-December. The US Beef export market has largely been shut since December 2003 when ‘mad cow’ disease first hit. February Live Cattle...

Cocoa higher: Violence in Ivory Coast

Mon, 05 Dec 2005 08:53:49 +1100

March Cocoa closed up 13 or 0.89% at 1478. Reports of fresh violence in the Ivory Coast, the world’s largest Cocoa producer, failed to excite the market. At this stage reports are of military personal being attacked and overrun. The...

Gold closes above $500 an ounce

Wed, 30 Nov 2005 09:05:10 +1100

February Gold closed up 0.9 at 504. The Gold market has rallied strongly in recent trading. The push higher in prices over the year has been lead by a strengthening in demand in the physical market, including; Asia and the...

Live Cattle closes higher on storm concerns

Tue, 29 Nov 2005 09:16:43 +1100

February Live Cattle closed up 0.37% or 0.35 at 95.2 cents/lbs. The market traded higher as momentum built from last weeks gains. Stronger cash market prices and news of a significant snow storm in northern Kansas and Nebraska also supported...

Gold nears $500 an ounce

Wed, 23 Nov 2005 09:33:13 +1100

December Gold closed up 0.69% or 3.4 at $494.70 an ounce. The market pushed up slightly as investor’s eye the $500 an ounce level. Gold prices have appreciated 14% since the start of the year, the push higher has been...

Gold moving towards $500

Mon, 21 Nov 2005 09:59:48 +1100

December Gold closed down 0.7 at 485.6. Prices over the week appreciated sharply following a fresh wave of buying from speculative investors. Buying was across the entire metals complex. Investors were not deterred by a strengthening in the US Dollar...