October 2012

MB APEX Q3 2012 PRECIOUS METALS: Disappointing quarter for prices – Melek

The third quarter was disappointing for precious metals prices, according to Bart Melek, head of commodity strategy at TD Securities.

MB APEX Q3 2012 PRECIOUS METALS: Moore is overall winner for the quarter

Nick “Metals” Moore has placed first overall for his precious metals price predictions in Metal Bulletin’s Apex contest for the third quarter of 2012.

MB APEX Q3 2012 PRECIOUS METALS: Gold

Chris LaFemina, of Jefferies, Bart Melek, of TD Securities, and Nick “Metals” Moore, formerly of RBS, shared the top spot for their gold price forecasts in Metal Bulletin’s third-quarter Apex contest.

MB APEX Q3 2012 PRECIOUS METALS: Silver

Bart Melek, of TD Securities, and the Barclays Capital team came in equal first on Metal Bulletin’s third-quarter 2012 Apex leaderboard for silver price predictions.

MB APEX Q3 2012 PRECIOUS METALS: Platinum

A total of four analysts have come out on top in Metal Bulletin's third-quarter Apex leaderboards for their platinum price predictions.

MB APEX Q3 2012 PRECIOUS METALS: Palladium

Tom Kendall, of Credit Suisse, took first place in Metal Bulletin’s third-quarter Apex contest for his palladium price predictions.

MB APEX Q3 2012 PRECIOUS METALS: Positive Q3 leading to softer Q4 for precious – Kendall

Precious metals prices were boosted by the third round of quantitative easing (QE3) in the USA, according to Tom Kendall, head of precious metals research at Credit Suisse.

MB APEX Q3 2012: Final-quarter outlook is bleak for base metals - Brebner

The outlook for base metals prices for the rest of the year is poor, Daniel Brebner, head of metals research at Deutsche Bank, told Metal Bulletin.

MB APEX Q3 2012: Zinc

Leon Westgate, of Standard Bank, has come first on the Metal Bulletin Apex leaderboard for his price predictions for zinc in the third quarter of 2012, with 99.76% accuracy.

MB APEX Q3 2012: Nickel

Angus Staines, of investment bank UBS, has come in first place on Metal Bulletin’s Apex leaderboard for his nickel price predictions in the third quarter, with an accuracy just shy of 100%.