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LD vs. ETF Alternatives
The Dow Jones-UBS Lead Subindex Total ReturnSM is a sub-index of the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM and is intended to reflect the returns that are potentially available through an unleveraged investment in the futures contracts on physical commodities comprising the index as well as the rate of interest that could be earned on cash collateral invested in specified Treasury Bills. The Dow Jones-UBS Lead Subindex Total ReturnSM is a single-commodity sub-index currently consisting of one futures contract on the commodity of lead, which is included in the Dow Jones-UBS Commodity Index Total ReturnSM.
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Friday, Dec 272013, 4:29 AM
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- The WSJ shines a light onto "shadow warehouses," a hidden system of facilities that store tens of millions of tons of aluminum, copper, nickel and zinc across the globe for banks, hedge funds and commodity merchants.
- The warehouses operate outside the London Metal Exchange's system, are unregulated, and don't provide details of their holdings. As a result, it's unclear how much metal is held in the shadow system. This lack of visibility could cause major price swings.
- The WSJ article follows allegations that warehousing companies have artificially boosted the price of metals, particularly aluminum.
- Companies that operate metals warehouses include Goldman Sachs (GS), Glencore Xstrata (GLCNF) and JPMorgan (JPM), although the latter is looking to sell its commodities unit.
- Relevant tickers include VALE, AA, AWC, KALU, MNSF, CENX, NOR, BHP, RIO, ACH.
- ETFs: DBC, JJC, DBB, DJP, GSG, RJI, GCC, USCI, CFD, JJN, JJT, BOM, RGRC, CPER, CTF, RJZ, GSC, LSC, GSP, JJU, DEE, BDD, BOS, JJM, DYY, DDP, DJCI, LD, CMD, BCM, CUPM, UCI, RGRI, UCD, UBM, FOIL, BDG, LEDD, CMDT, SBV, USMI, DPU, NINI, FTGC, CSCB, CSCR, HEVY
Tuesday, Jun 42013, 9:41 AMThe FDA grants a priority review designation to Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY) and AstraZeneca (AZN) for their metreleptin treatment for disorders associated with lipodystrophy (LD), a very rare disease in which sufferers experience a loss of fat tissue in important areas, especially under the skin. The fat instead accumulates where it shouldn't, such as in muscles and the liver, and can cause severe insulin resistance, diabetes and high levels of triglycerides. (PR) |Tuesday, Jun 42013, 9:41 AM| Comment!
Monday, Jun 32013, 8:05 AMBeijing returns to metals. Maybe taking advantage of tumbling prices, or maybe showing confidence about the future, China's State Reserves Bureau has purchased base metals on the international market for the first time since the global financial crisis. The agency bought about 30K tons of nickel (JJN) - about one-sixth of LME stockpiles - according to sources, and has been making inquiries about copper (JJC). Other ETFs of note: LD, JJT. |Monday, Jun 32013, 8:05 AM| 3 Comments
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Friday, Nov 162012, 9:32 AMIndustrial metals prices are set to rally into the middle of 2013, says Westpac's Justin Smirk, who has the hottest hand in forecasting of late. He's keeping it simple: Easy money in the U.S. and Europe will combine with a rebounding Chinese economy. Copper, zinc, nickel, and aluminum are all headed higher. |Friday, Nov 162012, 9:32 AM| Comment!
Monday, Aug 272012, 7:21 AMA lot has been written about growing inventories of seemingly everything in China, but stocks of lead there have fallen to the lowest level in over 2 years thanks to demand from battery makers. Nevertheless, the price of lead is off 21% Y/Y, roughly in line with declines for the other base metals. |Monday, Aug 272012, 7:21 AM| 2 Comments
Wednesday, Feb 12012, 3:42 PMIndustrial metals enjoyed January's risk rally, with the basket of futures trading on the LME rising 10.9%, led by tin (JJT), up 26.5%. Looking to sink below $3/lb. 3-4 months ago, copper (JJC) has rallied all the way back to $3.84, and resurfaced bullish talk that there's just not enough of the metal being mined. |Wednesday, Feb 12012, 3:42 PM| 1 Comment
Friday, Sep 232011, 1:12 PMMicroscopic Fed rates and opaque information out of China have combined to distort the prices of industrial metals, but fundamentals such as years of rising stock/usage ratios are finally catching up. YTD: Copper JJC -28.5%, Lead LD -25%, Aluminum JJU -14.9%, Nickel JJN -23.7%. |Friday, Sep 232011, 1:12 PM| Comment!
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Thursday, Jan 272011, 10:09 AMUnconcerned that China and India are tightening monetary policy, Jim Rogers sees commodities as a win/win investment. “If the world economy gets better, commodities are going to make a fortune. If the world economy does not get better, commodities are the place to be because they are going to print more money." |Thursday, Jan 272011, 10:09 AM| 4 Comments
Thursday, Jan 202011, 12:38 PMThe FTSE 100 -1.82% is the developed world's worst performing market today as worries about a crackdown on growth in China sink commodity prices. With its heavy weighting of resource stocks, the FTSE is "just an option on global growth." (RIO) -3.43%. (BHP) -3.02%. (TUWOY.PK) -4.01%. (XSRAY.PK) -5.45%. |Thursday, Jan 202011, 12:38 PM| Comment!
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Wednesday, Dec 292010, 2:46 PMCommodity bulls who base their bets on a perpetually fast-growing, commodity-guzzling China may want to reconsider. China's years of double-digit growth are behind it, and what growth there is will be less commodity intensive as the country relies more on consumption than investment. |Wednesday, Dec 292010, 2:46 PM| 5 Comments
Friday, Dec 102010, 12:42 PMInvestors are mistaken to focus on the export sector in China, which only accounts for 5% of GDP. The construction industry is 60% of GDP. "It's all real estate," says Jim Chanos, who continues to make the case for a capital spending bubble. His shorts include any company that sells industrial metals or cement to China. |Friday, Dec 102010, 12:42 PM| 4 Comments