December 2012

LORD COPPER: The year to come...

Having reviewed 2012 in a separate, previously published piece, it is time for me to make a couple of predictions.

LORD COPPER: The year that was …

The metal industry's year was dominated by two big takeovers.

REVIEW: Warehouse wars – put up or shut up

Warehousing has always been competitive, but that sibling rivalry has turned into a full scale war within the metals community.

SEC delays decision on BlackRock copper ETF

The US regulator has delayed its decision on whether or not to permit asset manager BlackRock to list and trade shares in a physical copper exchange traded fund.

2013, a shakeout year for brokers

How many commodities brokerage and metal trading desks will be left standing within a year?

LORD COPPER: The lunatics have taken over the market

In 1981, a band called Fun Boy Three (I know, but it was 1981) released a single called “The Lunatics (Have Taken Over the Asylum)”.

HOTTER ON METALS: Copper ETFs become reality

Love or loathe the concept, physically backed copper exchange traded funds are here to stay.

SEC approves JP Morgan's copper ETF; blow to consumer group [UPDATE]

The US regulator has given JP Morgan the go-ahead to list and trade shares in a physical copper exchange-traded fund (ETF), in a move that will come as a blow to a group of key copper consumers.

SEC approves JP Morgan's copper ETF; blow to consumers

The US regulator has given JP Morgan the go-ahead to list and trade shares in a physical copper exchange-traded fund (ETF), in a move that will come as a blow to a group of key copper consumers.

HOTTER ON METALS: Warehouses unhappy over LME proposals

The deadline for warehouse companies to submit comments on the proposed changes to London Metal Exchange delivery-out rate policies has passed – and warehouse firms are not happy.