FAQ – Supply and Demand Directory

Copper Could Still Have a Tough Year Ahead: GFMS Update

Copper – Investors are no doubt hoping for copper prices to tick upward, but weighing up global supply and demand, Thomson Reuters GFMS is not very optimistic. Still, the firm believes that "ultimately, the seeds will be sown for the next bull market."

The Thermal Coal Market in 2014: Slow and Steady Recovery

Coal – Last week, Coal Investing News gave an overview of Joe Aldina's take on the metallurgical coal market, and this week, we look at the Wood Mackenzie Analyst's view of thermal coal. The stories are similarly gloomy, but as with met coal, Aldina is confident that a recovery is on the horizon for thermal.

The Met Coal Market in 2014: Conditions to Improve, Says Joe Aldina

Coal – At the 2014 Coal Association of Canada Conference and Trade Show, held in Vancouver from September 10 to 12, several analysts shared their views on the thermal and metallurgical coal markets. In particular, Wood Mackenzie analyst Joe Aldina gave an excellent overview of both markets and provided attendees with an idea of when they may start to "turn the corner."

Is a Diamond Market Supply Crunch on the Horizon?

Diamond – Independent diamond industry analyst and consultant Paul Zimnisky gave Diamond Investing News a great overview of current diamond market supply and demand dynamics. He sees prices for the gems reaching "a new nominal all-time high within the next three years."