Articles

30/11/2021

Nickel: Building the Old Economy, Powering the New

Nickel is the fifth most common element on earth with both ferrous and nonferrous properties. It is found in lateritic and sulfidic ores which are refined for use in alloys such as ...

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09/11/2021

A Primer on LME Warrantsnavigation-next-alternate

The London Metal Exchange (LME) is the world's largest metal options and futures market. The LME has 600 designated warehouses in 33 locations across the USA, Europe and Asia. However, ...

16/09/2021

Equity Risk in the Era of Commodity Bull Marketsnavigation-next-alternate

With Covid raging all over the world during the last eighteen months, more and more countries have been forced to lockdown their citizens and shut down their industrial and economic activity. ...

16/08/2021

In Gold We Trust Morenavigation-next-alternate

Used throughout history to preserve and display wealth, gold has stood the test of time and today it is as coveted and precious as it was a thousand years ago. With governments unleashing ...

02/08/2021

Physical Copper and Nickel ETCs: An Exciting Alternative to Synthetic Exposurenavigation-next-alternate

GPF Physical Copper Exchange Traded Commodities (ETC) and Physical Nickel ETC have been designed to provide investors direct exposure to physical metal and spot prices. The ETC’s securities are ...

21/07/2021

Investing in the Energy Transition – It’s More than an Equity Storynavigation-next-alternate

The growth of interest in clean energy investing has been dramatic over the past few years.  The number of reports coming out of bodies such as the International Energy Agency provides clear ...

09/07/2021

Nickel – A Metal for the Futurenavigation-next-alternate

Nickel is a metal that is much in demand today.  Many will be familiar with its use in stainless steel and in applications such as pipes for clean water, however it is its use in new technologies ...

28/06/2021

Crouching Bear Hidden Eaglenavigation-next-alternate

Harold Wilson, former British Prime Minister once famously quipped that “a week is a long time in politics” and it certainly feels like a long time since we first heard about the American Jobs ...

25/05/2021

The RICI Index - Tapping the Dynamics of Worldwide Commodity Consumptionnavigation-next-alternate

The Rogers International Commodity Index (RICI Index) is a broad based, USD denominated, total return composite index that was designed in the late 1990s by Jim Rogers, the renowned ...

17/05/2021

Tsingshan's Nickel Plannavigation-next-alternate

By now, we are all well aware of the big players in the Electric Vehicle revolution: Tesla, NIO, and even old-economy Volkswagen have become synonymous with the EV sector in less than a ...

04/05/2021

Blockchain: Disrupting the Global Commodity Industrynavigation-next-alternate

DLT is a digital system that records transactions chronologically while storing and verifying them simultaneously across other locations and nodes

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22/04/2021

Rare Earths - Widely Used, Strategically Importantnavigation-next-alternate

Rare earths are a group of 17 minerals, all metals, consisting of yttrium, the 15 lanthanide elements and scandium.  Rare earth oxide compounds are widely used – although generally in small ...

20/04/2021

Battery Technology – An Industry of the Future?navigation-next-alternate

We fielded many questions from the audience, not all of which we had the time to answer fully on the day – if you have additional queries on the below, feel free to message us at info@metal.digital ...

09/04/2021

Gigafactories and Energy Densitynavigation-next-alternate

A huge number of electric vehicles are required to cut greenhouse gases from internal combustion engine-powered vehicles, necessitating massive scale ‘gigafactories’.  Lithium-ion batteries ...

31/03/2021

Basel III: Gold’s Journey to the Moon and Backnavigation-next-alternate

Basel III is a set of international regulatory rules based on bank capital adequacy, stress testing and general market liquidity. It aims to improve the 3 key features of regulation, ...

24/03/2021

The Distributed Ledger Technology Transformationnavigation-next-alternate

Distributed Ledger Technology, such as blockchain, promises to transform both businesses and peoples’ private lives: not only by revolutionising record keeping and transaction recording, ...

17/03/2021

The Need for Speed on the Way to a Net Zero Carbon Economynavigation-next-alternate

What is the first thing that pops into your head when you think about super sports cars - be it a McLaren, a Ferrari, or a Lamborghini? Most likely, it’ll be the roar of that robust engine - a lion ...

15/03/2021

Dr. Copper Electrifying the Worldnavigation-next-alternate

Why do we call it Dr. Copper? Across the business cycle, copper is very highly correlated with global GDP and industrial production. Hence, the performance of the economy can be related to the ...

09/03/2021

Electric Vehicles Go Mainstreamnavigation-next-alternate

Until recently, mass adoption of Electric Vehicle (EV) technology has been concentrated primarily in the small vehicle category, targeted at reducing the numbers of the highly polluting two- and ...

25/02/2021

Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology - Transforming the Financial Worldnavigation-next-alternate

To accompany our webinar on the emerging Blockchain sector (which you can view on the past events page), we have answered some of the questions our audience asked, encompassing technical enquiries, ...

25/01/2021

Hydrogen Fuel Cells: The Market in 2021navigation-next-alternate

Hydrogen Fuel Cells (HFCs) have been known since 1842, when a Judge from Swansea, Sir William Robert Grove, designed a rudimentary version in his home laboratory. Since then, there have been many ...

17/12/2020

Silver & Photovoltaics – A new solution using old materialsnavigation-next-alternate

Two of South America's greatest rivers, the Uruguay and the Paraná, slide into each other about halfway down the continent, combining to form a mighty estuary, second only to the Amazon in ...

15/12/2020

Carbon Emissionsnavigation-next-alternate

Carbon emissions are being brought down as a result of a range of initiatives with different objectives.  International agreements, such as the UN Kyoto Protocol on Climate Change, mandated reduced ...

09/12/2020

Wind Powernavigation-next-alternate

Heat from the sun, converted into wind in the earth’s atmosphere, is used to power wind turbines.  Turbines are powered by rotor blades that function like airplane wings, the spinning caused by the ...

30/11/2020

Electric Vehiclesnavigation-next-alternate

In 2019, Electric Vehicles (EVs) accounted for just 0.5% of the world’s vehicles, however by 2025, it's expected that 7% of all passenger vehicles will be electric, rising to 38% by 2040. By ...