SOURCE: MetalMiner


March 11, 2014 03:00 ET

MetalMiner Releases Strategic Buying Outlook for Steel and Base Metals

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Mar 11, 2014) - MetalMiner™ today released 7 Metal Buying Strategies for 2014: A Category Sourcing Guide, an outlook report designed to identify and explain future base metal and flat-rolled steel price trends and help buyers refine their sourcing strategies for the year.

"With this report, we hope to provide buying organizations with a better understanding of where prices will likely go through the year based on the current state of the market," said Lisa Reisman, managing director of MetalMiner. "We identify and analyze the drivers that buying organizations will want to keep an eye on throughout the year, not to mention specific price levels."

The report analyzes eight individual metals and the markets for each, with a forward-looking approach intended to paint a picture of where prices could go over the next 12 months. Aluminum, nickel, copper, tin, zinc, lead and steel -- including HRC and CRC -- are all examined in depth.

"A pure supply and demand analysis on each individual metal doesn't seem to help with anticipating market movements and it has proven a costly strategy for buying organizations," Reisman said. "We believe that an understanding of the fundamentals of price action and the relationships between the different financial markets remain critical and should be included in any analysis."

The report is available as a free download upon registration here:

MetalMiner also offers quantitative metal price forecasts for all the metals included in this report. To learn more, visit

Contact Information

  • For more information on the report or MetalMiner's forecasting capability, contact:
    Lisa Reisman
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