What would it take to increase liquidity in base metals futures

Metals are a key barometer of any country’s economic growth and countries have taken many measures to facilitate the growth and efficiency of metal markets. While trading volume of commodity derivatives has grown at a rapid pace in India, liquidity has remained largely limited to the near-month contracts. The low volume of the long-term contracts … Read more

Metals may continue to shine, correction a good time to buy

The current trend in the sector is likely to continue with restrictions in China and improved global demand, said analysts. Synopsis The recent correction in metal stocks offers a good buying opportunity as the sector continues to shine in the near term with higher consumption forecast, balance sheet repair, and new demand from electric vehicle … Read more

Surging demand for renewables will boost these 3 metals, analysts predict

Drazen_ | E+ | Getty Images A transition to renewable sources of energy will prompt a surge in demand for base metals in the coming years, Wood Mackenzie has predicted. In a report published Monday, analysts at the energy consultancy said that as governments fulfil commitments to limit global warming, a growing reliance on solar … Read more

Some commodities have now wiped out all of their 2021 rally

By Yvonne Yue Li and Marvin G. Perez For all the talk of a commodities boom, some markets have now wiped out gains for the year and several more are close to doing so. Soybean futures have erased their 2021 advance, sliding more than 20 per cent from an eight-year high reached in May, while … Read more

Metals & inflation to decide where does Dalal Street go from here

Markets continued to witness pressure this past week after a fairly bullish run during the week before. The rangebound movement continued yet again, amid indecisiveness among the institutional players and inflation worries coming in from the developed countries. US markets continued to witness profit taking mainly because of inflation spooking investors, and Indian indices bore … Read more

Congressional panel: Toxic Metals Found in Baby Foods

Feb. 4, 2021 — A congressional panel says major brands of commercial baby food routinely have high levels of toxic heavy metals such as mercury and arsenic. The House Oversight Committee’s panel says the FDA is not doing enough to regulate the products, leaving babies at risk for serious developmental and neurological problems. … Read more

Gold hits an all-time high, but Warren Buffett doesn’t buy it. Should you?

GSO Images | Getty Images Gold. It has always held a special place in many people’s hearts. It is beautiful to behold; it is malleable; it can be used for jewelry or just held as a store of value. Midas turned everything to gold. If something is really valuable, it is said to be “good … Read more