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Copper Continues to Confound the Commodities Crowd

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Posted by Mickey Fulp - Resource Investor

on Thursday, 02 February 2012 06:11

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Loyal subscribers know I often opine that world markets are in the midst of a secular bull market for commodities, or “stuff”, as my recently passed friend Clyde Harrison was so fond of saying. Despite his traitorous penchant for Coors Light (instead of the classic St. Louis-brewed lagers), Clyde was one of those fellow Missourians who always had to be shown, and we all miss his wry wit, sense of humor, and insight into the speculative commodities markets. 

 

You may also be aware of my many writings and interviews on the supply-demand fundamentals of copper, the metal with a “Ph.D. in Economics”. Copper is the one commodity that most directly reflects the near- and mid-term health of the world’s economy.

 

The modern copper industry started in the early 1900s with advent of large, mechanized open pit mines that could mine lower grades thru economies of scale. Development of these mines was coincident with the demand for and delivery of electricity to the industrialized world. Copper cable and wire is necessary for efficient transmission of electrical power and remains the main use of the metal.



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Triple-Digit Oil Investing and a Natural Gas Price Rebound

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Posted by Bill Powers - The Energy Report

on Wednesday, 01 February 2012 00:00

Powers Energy Investor Editor Bill Powers doesn't shy away from microcaps; he embraces them. In this exclusive interview with The Energy Report, he explains why triple-digit oil is here to stay and how the best-positioned companies will be sitting pretty when natural gas prices rise—as will investors who time the rebound right.

COMPANIES MENTIONED: ADVANTAGE OIL AND GAS LTD. - ARSENAL ENERGY INC. - CHESAPEAKE ENERGY CORP. - CONNACHER OIL & GAS - DENBURY RESOURCES INC. - ENERGY XXI - EVOLUTION PETROLEUM CORPORATION - FAIRBORNE ENERGY LTD. - PETROBAKKEN ENERGY LTD. - PETROBANK ENERGY & RESOURCES LTD. - PETROMINERALES LTD. - QUICKSILVER RESOURCES INC - SM ENERGY CO. - SOUTHWESTERN ENERGY CO. - TOTAL ENERGY SERVICES - ULTRA PETROLEUM CORP.



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