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Quality has its price

After the correction in nickel prices, which was also explained by an easing in the supply of battery nickel – through the related announcements of the producer Tsingshan – large parts of March and April saw a plateau forming at USD 16,000.00/mt. Since the end of April…

April April – it does what it wants

The copper price on the London Metal Exchange (LME) moves in spheres which have not been seen in almost a decade. The aluminium future is also on a high level. The increasing recovery in the global economy during the continuing pandemic will certainly play a role, but the speculative interest…

Zero sum game

The party atmosphere in nickel on the London Metal Exchange (LME) came to an abrupt halt on the 25th February 2021. Within a few minutes the nickel price dropped from USD 19,900/mt to USD 18,700.00/mt, when it had actually been on the brink of breaking the psychological barrier of USD 20,000.00/mt on the upside. An intraday loss of…

A secret ingredient called “Rusakhtj”

The upwards trend in nickel remains intact. Almost like in the textbook, after reaching a temporary high of USD 18,500/mt on 21 January 2021, the market then consolidated again at USD 17,465/mt. From this level the rise in nickel continued, also helped by a…

Potentates open the best cognac

The start of the year was quite something. A sudden change in the global pandemic could not be expected a priori, but that the changeover of power in the USA from the old to the new President would bring such…