Iron Ore (IO) has run from $86 per ton to $122 per ton with expectations that prices will hold at this elevated level. According senior resource analyst at Mine Life Pty in Sydney, Gavin Wendt told Bloomberg Network “Prices will stay about where they are now until 2013,”
While Monday’s risk on reversal has pumped the brakes on the resurgent U.S. dollar, the technicals suggest that it is not all “rainbows and unicorns” for several emerging money currencies.
The Great British pound climbed for the third straight session against the U.S. dollar as traders got word from U.S. Congressional leaders held a press statement last week Friday and said discussions with President Obama are promising. Both sides seem to be willing to compromise on revenue and spending cuts.
The U.S. dollar remains stronger against major currencies as traders head into the bottom half of the final session this week. The U.S. dollar maintains to be the choice currency on continued concerns over the outlook in the euro zone and the U.S. fiscal cliff.
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The British pound remains lower against the U.S. dollar going into the afternoon session as traders seem to be stepping to the sidelines until the Bank of England meets Thursday.
Gold bugs have been focused on the euro zone finance ministers conference call wherein policy leaders have been negotiating to approve Spain’s bailout package and lend up to €100 billion ($123 billion). However in typical European fashion the actual amount of the bailout may not be determined until September.
Natural gas prices got a boost upward after the U.S. Energy Information Administration reported inventory supply climbed by 6 billion cubic feet less than expected last week. Actual results came in at 28 billion cubic feet against expectations of 34 billion cubic feet.
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