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iShares North American Natural Resources ETF (IGE)

  • Wed, Mar. 4, 7:47 AM
    • The open bars, oysters, prime rib, rowdy parties, and luxury hotel suites are a thing of the past at the annual Toronto gathering of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada, having instead given way to chips and dip and Airbnb rentals thanks to the years-long slump in the sector.
    • "I’m really depressed that I have to drink bourbon versus single malt scotch, it just doesn’t do it for me," says Ben Cox, CEO of Aston Bay Holdings (check out a price chart; it's a bet his shareholders feel even worse). "Everyone is panicked in the industry. If you are not humbled this year, whether you work for a major or a junior or anyone in-between, you are insane."
    • "Flat is the new up," says another attendee. The gathering is "a little bit depressing," but a sign of the times.
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  • May. 14, 2012, 3:48 PM
    Continued strength in the dollar weighs on commodities, sending the CRB Index -1.2%, its fifth straight loss and eighth in nine sessions. Crude oil -1.3% at $94.76/bbl, natural gas -3.2% at $2.43 per MMBtu, gold -1.4% at $1561.10/oz., silver -1.9% to $28.35/oz. CRB is now -5.5% YTD, trading at its lowest level since Aug. 2010 and below its 10-year average price of 289.3.
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  • Mar. 20, 2012, 8:33 AM
    The slides from the BHP presentation that's got markets spooked this morning. Slide 7 highlights the company's expectation that Chinese iron ore consumption - after more than quintupling between 2000 and 2012 - is not expected to be much higher in 2020 than it is today.
  • Mar. 20, 2012, 7:09 AM
    Miners are leading declines in Europe following a BHP executive's comments that Chinese demand for iron ore is flattening out. Competitor Rio Tinto (RIO) quickly trotted out one of its execs to say solid growth continues in China, but the damage was done. BHP -2.9%, RIO -3.3% premarket. Aussie dollar -1.1%.
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  • Sep. 26, 2011, 10:12 AM
    The powerful uptrend line from the 2008 bottom in commodities and commodity currencies have both been broken at the same time, notes Barclays technical guru Jordan Kotick. It suggests to him the post-2008 recovery is over.
  • Jun. 3, 2011, 3:50 AM
    A sudden China slowdown could trigger a 75% plunge in commodity prices, S&P says. While it's unlikely China is in a bubble, it's "difficult to overstate the significance of China's presence" in global commodities markets, S&P says.
  • May. 6, 2011, 5:25 PM
    If the commodities bubble really is popping, that may not change the forecast for food - as grain traders are watching weather instead of tickers, and fundamental investors may see agriculture as "the odd one out, the attractive one in the bunch."
  • May. 5, 2011, 1:38 PM
    Checking in on the great commodities fire sale (or, if you prefer, "blood bath"): the CRB index down 4.1%. Silver (down 7.8%) leading PMs downhill: gold -2.7% to $1,474.70, platinum -2.6%; copper -3.3%. Crude is falling the most the in two years, -6.7% on NYMEX to $101.98. Natgas -6% to $4.302. About the only signs of life: lean hogs up 0.5%, and ethanol's flat.
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  • Feb. 28, 2011, 7:42 AM
    A draft OECD report suggests commodity prices haven't been rising because of speculators, but because global demand is growing faster than supply. The report could accelerate efforts to boost global output of commodities, and deflect criticism that the Fed's QE2 is stoking inflation.
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  • Nov. 3, 2008, 8:46 AM
    Premarket gainers: OSK +18.8%. SOL +18%. DRYS +16%. EXM +11%. LVS +10%. HIG +10%. UBB +8%. DSX +7%. IGE +7%. SOLF +7%. ODP +6%. LCC +6%. S +5%. FRO +5%.
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The iShares S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index Fund seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of U.S.-traded natural resource-related stocks as represented by the the S&P North American Natural Resources Sector Index™.
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