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  • Copper Falls for Second Day on Signs U.S. Demand May Falter

    Copper futures fell for the second straight day as a government report showing job growth trailed estimates triggered concerns that demand will falter in the U.S., the world’s second-biggest user of the metal.

  • Gold Trades Above Five-Week Low as Ukraine, Rates Weighed

    Gold fell to a five-week low in New York as signs of economic recovery in the U.S. boosted speculation the Federal Reserve will further pare stimulus, curbing demand for the precious metal as a store of value.

  • Gold Bulls Run for $1,400 as Turmoil in Ukraine Spurs Demand

    Gold traders are setting their sights on $1,400 an ounce, a price not reached since September, as the worst standoff between the West and Russia since the end of the Cold War increases demand for the metal as a haven.

  • Merrill’s O’Neill Says Peripheral Dump Buoys Nordics

    Investors dumping bonds from Europe’s most indebted governments are turning to fixed-income markets in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark for shelter, said Bill O’Neill, chief investment officer for Europe, the Middle East and Africa at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

  • Merrill Lynch Wealth Shuns Treasuries, Bunds on Recession Doubts

    Merrill Lynch Global Wealth Management is shunning “expensive” debt from the U.S., U.K. or euro-region core in favor of local-currency denominated Asian bonds as a global double-dip recession is unlikely.

  • Copper Traders Are Bearish for a Third Week Amid Demand Concerns

    Copper traders, analysts are bearish for 3rd wk on concern demand for metal in China, biggest user, will slow. * Survey results: Bullish: 6 Bearish: 11 Neutral: 2 * Copper rose 0.3% in Shanghai today as markets reopened after Lunar New Year holiday * “The return of China from holiday will do little in my view,” Bill O’Neill, a partner at Logic Advisors in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, said by e-mail * “Market is suffering from emerging market concerns and nervous equities. In this atmosphere, copper will have a difficult time near-term. Traders seem to be ignoring LME inventory movements. Funds seem to have little interest in buying,” O’Neill said * NOTE: Copper stockpiles tracked by LME down 20% in past yr * Copper rose 1.3% this wk to $7,154.50/t

  • Stocks Triumph for a Third Month While Bullion Tumbles

    Global stocks beat all assets for a third month in November, the longest winning streak since 2009, on signs that economic growth is accelerating. Commodities extended declines as gold fell the most since June.

  • Stocks Triumph for a Third Month While Bullion Tumbles

    Global stocks beat all assets for a third month in November, the longest winning streak since 2009, on signs that economic growth is accelerating. Commodities extended declines as gold fell the most since June.

  • Copper Set for Longest Slump in 27 Years on Factory Data

    Copper dropped for a 10th day, heading for the longest losing streak since at least April 1986, on signs of weakening demand after manufacturing slowed in China and the U.S., the world’s top metals consumers.

  • Silver Posts Longest Rally in 45 Years on Rising Haven Demand

    Silver posted the longest rally in at least 45 years on demand for an investment alternative amid concerns that the global economy will falter.

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