by International Economics Dept., The World Bank in Washington, DC (1818 H Street, NW, Washington, DC 20433) .
Written in English
|Series||Policy, research, and external affairs working papers ;, WPS 542|
|LC Classifications||HD9506.A2 C47 1990|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||21 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||21|
|LC Control Number||91187232|
The markets for base metals have changed remarkably in the last few years. A long period of extremely low prices was followed by a sustained price boom in - which continued into for copper, nickel, lead, and zinc. The author examines the causes of the price boom Author: Boum-Jong Choe. Historical price data of metal markets has been studied in, e.g., Labys et al. () who found that historically, the metal prices do not seem to follow a random walk process, but instead, they. Metals are having a blast. Price of iron ore is up 75% over last year and nickel that goes into stainless steel, 35% in first quarter. Copper has more than doubled in value since and zinc 80% there. Global debts and defaults appear to be acting like acid in this rave party. But is the metals Boom for real or just a hallucination? DMC Global (BOOM) delivered earnings and revenue surprises of % and %, respectively, for the quarter ended June Do the numbers hold clues to .
The metals boom that ran from to represented the most powerful and sustained such boom since the Second World War. As the boom gathered momentum, the notion began to emerge that commodities were at the beginning of a multi-year 'super cycle' driven by demand growth in the emerging economies and, in particular, China. So, if the silver price does rise, how high will it go? Let’s look at silver’s recent history. The highest price for silver was just under US$50 in the s; it came close to that level again. Metal Boom. Gold and silver prices began a sharp rise in the middle part of , and by January of prices had peaked to over $ for gold and nearly $50 for silver. Famously, the Bunker Hunt brothers had attempted to corner the market for silver. Prices nearly quadrupled in a few months. Unfortunately, the gold and silver boom was very short lived. By March silver had fallen to below $11 per ounce again. Obviously, speculation had played a large role in the rise of gold and silver at the time. The numismatic impact of the gold and silver boom was multi-faceted. Coin prices soared along with metal prices.
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