Industrial metals

World stocks, the dollar and oil all fell modestly on Monday as investors locked in recent gains before central bank meetings in the United States and Japan this week. 

Prices of platinum and the platinum-group metal palladium slid this summer but they're recovering, buoyed by factors on the supply and demand sides.
Prices of platinum and the platinum-group metal palladium slid this summer but they're recovering, buoyed by factors on the supply and demand sides.
Prices for rare earths and some rare earth mining stocks are showing positive price action following China's crackdown on illegal mines. But is this the beginning of a sustained recovery, or just a temporary blip on the screen?
Global stocks rose for a second day and industrial metals rallied as Chinese inflation slowed more than forecast, reducing pressure on policy makers to tighten credit.
Graham Tuckwell, who created a $125 billion market in exchange-traded gold in less than a decade, is struggling to convince regulators and investors he can do the same for industrial metals.
Focus on Futures looks at China's growing appetite for copper
Sharps Pixley's Ross Norman offers projections for 2012 in gold, silver, platinum and palladium