After a culture of welcome comes a culture of fear

Click here to read the chinese version 狂欢过后,恐慌弥漫 Coronavirus is definitely a black swan. Unexpected and with huge consequences. Financial markets are in crisis mode. In addition, Saudi-Arabia and Russia pour more oil onto the fire. A big economic stimulus. Biggest...

From whistleblower to hero

Click here to read the chinese version 英雄吹哨人 Is the coronavirus a black swan? Concrete information is not in abundance. Virologists have hardly been heard. Panic reporting is no help. So far, markets are more or less untouched. ISSF published stainless steel smelting...

Turbulence on Twitter

Year starts differently to expectations. Trade war and Brexit are only footnotes. All eyes are on Iran and Iraq. Confrontations with the USA are escalating. USA liquidates, Iran centrifuges. So far Exchanges remain relatively calm. Market mood is that further...

Jakarta is sinking into the sea

Click here to read the chinese version 雅加达正慢慢沉入大海 Sharp correction in nickel on the LME. Rally was not sustainable, driven by speculation. Export ban in Indonesia already causes concerns about changes to commodity flows. And that is just the beginning. European Union...

The year is 2192

Click here to read the chinese version 想象我们是在2192年 LME nickel future unable to hold price levels. News from Indonesia coming thick and fast. Nickel market in focus at the LME week in London. Brokers receive a questionnaire from the LME. A return to normal is probably...

Big Brother is watching you

Für chinesische Version hier klicken 老大哥正在关注你 LME nickel prices still firm despite macroeconomic weaknesses. Backwardation and warehouse stocks development suggest shortages in short-term supplies. But there are other reasons. Exchange warehouse stocks for nickel in...