Commodity Watch: 3.27.2012

Published 3/27/2012 10:23:58 AM

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Aluminum pound  $0.9739  $1.0090  (3.92%)  $0.8958  8.72%
LME
Copper pound  $3.8276  $3.8896  (1.81%)  $3.4219  11.86%
LME
Nickel pound  $8.3030  $8.5933  (3.50%)  $8.2917  0.14%
LME
Tin pound  $10.1559  $10.6889  (6.23%)  $8.5616  18.62%
LME
Zinc pound  $0.9054  $0.9383  (3.98%)  $0.8264  9.56%
LME
             
 
Crude Oil barrel  $106.80  $105.80 1.00%  $99.60  7.23%
DOE
Diesel gallon  $4.156  $4.129 0.71%  $3.823  8.71%
AAA
Gasoline (unleaded) gallon+  $3.889  $3.835 1.65%  $3.276  18.71%
AAA
Natural Gas mbtu  $2.19  $2.07 4.03%  $2.98  (26.51%)
DOE
       
Gold ounce  $1,662.80  $1,660.10  0.17%  $1,566.40  6.15%
Kitco
Silver ounce  $32.24  $32.56  (1.15%)  $27.86   15.72%
Kitco
    
Euro one euro =  $1.3260  $1.3181  0.61%  $1.2963  2.29%
Kitco
 Yen 100 yen =  $1.2144  $1.1983  1.24%  $1.2993  (6.53%)
Kitco
 Dollar US $index =   79.33   79.78  (0.56%)   80.25  (1.15%)
Kitco

Mbtu = 1 million British thermal units. Gasoline price = national average at retail.
One barrel = 42 gallons. *Natural gas prices as reported by U.S. DOE for at Henry Hub.
** Change from 3/16/12 price. *** Change from 12/30/11 using most recent price.

 

 

NOTE: TEDMAG.com provides the above prices for your information only. Do not use the above data to trade commodities. TEDMAG has made every effort to obtain accurate prices from responsible public sources, but these prices may not reflect actual transactions or prices available to you if you seek to trade.

Additional Commodities Information

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Above: The monthly Ceridian-UCLA Pulse of Commerce Index (found here) “is based on real-time fuel consumption data for over-the-road trucking.” Below: A graphic making the rounds of (bearish, especially) blogs purports to show a steep, unexpected – and thus far, mostly unexplained – drop in U.S. gasoline consumption. See Why Is Gasoline Consumption Tanking?

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Sources:

AAA = Fuel Gauge report, updated daily – www.fuelgaugereport.com; see also www.aaa.com
DOE Energy Assurance Daily: www.oe.netl.doe.gov/ead.aspx
Kitco = www.kitco.com, www.kitcometals.com
LME = London Metal Exchange = www.metalprices.com; www.metalprices.com/pl.asp
Oanda = http://www.oanda.com/currency/real-time-rates

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