Leia Toovey

Leia Toovey has a B.Sc. in geology from Simon Fraser University, and her degree had a focus on resource economics. Out of school, she started working in the booming mining industry of Vancouver, Canada, covering junior mining stocks and commodities including potash, copper, nickel, oil and gold. Then she moved to New York and worked as a commodities analyst covering a breadth of commodities, from the Baltic Dry Index through the softs. As a geologist she has a greater understanding of the exploration and extraction side of commodities, and how changes in technology and the depletion of resources impact pricing. At Economic Calendar she covers a variety of commodities, providing daily technical and fundamental analysis and assessing major market developments.
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Coffee Prices See More Downside Even After Recent Free-Fall

Arabica coffee futures were lower again on Thursday, and reached $1.2912, down nearly 1% for the session. Arabica coffee futures started a sell-off last...
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Baltic Dry Index Down for Seventh-Straight Session

Capesize rates have finally turned higher. They snapped a six-session losing streak on Thursday, but the capesize index's turn higher wasn’t enough to buoy...

Potash Prices: Potash Corp’s Earnings Signal Market is Improving

Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (NYSE:POT), the world’s largest fertilizer company by capacity, on Thursday announced first-quarter earnings that were double the result in the...
sugar prices

Sugar Prices Fall to One-Year Low

Raw sugar futures were substantially lower on Wednesday, failing to gain any support even as the commodity plunged to a one-year low. ICE raw...
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Uranium Prices: Buyers Still Hold the Upper Hand

Spot uranium prices continue to trend lower - with little interest from buyers putting them in the driving seat when it comes to negotiating...

Iron Ore Prices: The Rally is Finished

While iron ore prices experienced a rally through 2016 and 2017 that surpassed expectations, banks and analysts are now unanimous in their opinion that...
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US Steel Prices Steady – Morningstar Sees Sector-Wide Downside

After surging in 2016, the share values of the major US steel companies have pulled back as investors wait to see how cDonald Trump’s...
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Platinum Prices: Metal Continues Anemic Performance, But is a Rally in Store?

Platinum has been one of the biggest disappointments when it comes to commodities' price performance. The metal, a chameleon that is part precious metal...

Coal Prices: US Producers Banking on The Long Term

Just a few years ago everyone thought that the US coal industry was dead. Plentiful, affordable natural gas supplies as a result of the...
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Uranium Prices: Long-Term Demand Outlook Continues to Grow

While uranium prices have steadied thanks to big supply cutbacks, recently, the long-term demand outlook continues to improve with a consistent stream of expansion...

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USD/CAD Holds Above Important Resistance

News that Donald Trump won't terminate NAFTA, or at least not yet, triggered a sharp drop in USD/CAD today. The decline was not...

DJIA Today: Dow Futures Pare Gains in Tepid Trading

Dow industrials gained in tepid trading Thursday, as gains in technology and discretionary shares offset broader declines in the market.The Dow Jones Industrial Average...
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NZD/USD Holds Above Critical Resistance

In the same week the dollar has declined to multi-month lows against several of the majors, it has reached multi-month highs against all of...

S&P 500 Futures Edge Higher with Eyes on Policy

U.S. stocks finished slightly higher on Thursday, regaining momentum lost in the previous session when the Trump administration unveiled an ambitious tax-cut plan that...

NASDAQ Composite Index Extends Move to the Upside

The NASDAQ Composite Index appeared to be entering a consolidation mode on Wednesday, but moved to the upside today, outperforming both the Dow Jones...