Leia Toovey

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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.
sugar prices

Sugar Prices Fractionally Higher After Thursday’s Technical Collapse

ICE raw sugar prices were fractionally higher on Friday, just one day after a technical sell-off resulted in a collapse of prices.On Thursday, ICE...
iron ore prices

Iron Ore Price Pulls back from Three-Year High

Chinese iron ore prices have pulled back since climbing to a three-week high earlier this week, as trade volumes ahead of China’s Lunar New...
uranium price

Cameco Expects to Report Full-Year Loss, But Optimistic Over Future Uranium Prices

Cameco, the world’s largest uranium miner, surprised the investment community this week when it said analysts were too bullish on the company’s 2016 results,...
steel prices

Steel Prices Climb in 2017, But US Steel Company Shares Little Changed

Steel prices have continued their rally into 2017, but US steel companies have steadied following last year’s aggressive gains as investors await clarity on...

Robusta Coffee Price Near 4-1/2 Year Peak, Arabica Trends Lower

Robusta coffee prices continue to trade higher, with the commodity reaching a 4-1/2 year apex this week on concerns that the yields of Brazil's...
cargo ship baltic dry index

Baltic Dry Index Pulls Back, But Value Near Even for January

The Baltic Dry Index pulled back by 10 points on Thursday, giving back a portion of Wednesday’s 30 point gain. The BDI has been...

Are Potash Prices About to Rebound?

After a meteoric collapse, potash prices have been relatively steady for weeks, prompting some calls that the market could have bottomed, and soon upside...
coal

As Thermal Coal Prices Remain High, US Looks to Exports

The US is hoping to start shipping thermal coal from the Port of Vancouver to South Korea, according to Platts, with the longer term...
zinc

Zinc Price Range Bound, ILZSG Reports Modest Market Deficit

Zinc prices have been mixed this week, with traders contrasting a weakening US dollar against developments in China.The ICE US Dollar Index was higher...
steel prices

Steel Price Rally Continues as China Steps Up Production Cuts

Steel prices in China have continued their lofty advance, with the upside coming from the country’s announcement that it will further cut its steel...
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