5 most popular posts on Materials Risk in 2014

Risk and uncertainty was a key theme in commodity markets during 2014. This is reflected in the 5 most popular posts of the year on Materials Risk. For the most part, decision-makers in commodity markets operate in an information vacuum where data is mostly estimated, incomplete and often out of date. In that vacuum Materials Risk hopes to help you make sensible decisions amid a welter of conflicting and often inaccurate information. As the year ends we are clearer on the extent of the impact on commodity markets for some factors. Others may have to wait well into 2015.

1) What risk does Ebola represent to commodity markets?

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2) Gone unnoticed…rhodium prices surge

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Rhodium powder pressed melted” by Alchemist-hp (talk) www.pse-mendelejew.de
derivative work: Purpy Pupple (talk) – Own work. Licensed under CC-BY-SA-3.0-de via Wikimedia Commons.

3) The commodity most affected by El Niño is…Nickel

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4) What happened to the nickel price boom?

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5) How will shale oil producers react to the rout in oil prices?

Raising the stern

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