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Gold shines on long-term dollar weakness

Investors in gold stocks have taken profits in one of the best years for investing in the precious metal in more than a decade.The high price of gold has been linked to the tensions with Iraq, but thi…





The 1933 Double Eagle gold coin.

Gold coin fetches record sum

One of the world’s rarest and most sought-after gold collector coins, the 1933 Double Eagle, was sold at Sotheby’s auction house in New York, N.Y., for US$7.6 million, a new record.The bidding, in US$…


Base metals withstand US corporate scandal

Don’t panic.On the morning of Wednesday, June 26, in the wake of the latest example of gross U.S. corporate misgovernance, it would have taken a brave person to bet on base metals markets ending the w…




Base metals prices confound expectations

After a week (Jan. 28-Feb. 1) which saw copper move from severe vulnerability to the strongest technical close in more than six months and aluminum climb above US$1,400 per tonne, the base metals comp…


A critical time for Argentina

Mining, to a greater degree than most heavy industries, relies on demand from the emerging markets. Industrializing economies, historically, have used about twice as much metal per unit of production …


US data drag prices lower

Despite fresh production cuts in zinc and copper (in byproduct form), base metals prices continued to trend lower during the report period Oct. 29-Nov. 2, dominated by poor economic data out of the U….


Gold to rise: TD study

A study by TD Economics into the causes of gold’s misfortunes over the past two decades concludes that prices are likely to trend modestly higher in the coming years.The report, titled Gold’s Lost Lus…


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