Tatyana Shumsky

Palladium Climbs on Fears About Russian Supplies

By TATYANA SHUMSKY Aug. 29, 2014 3:26 p.m. ET Palladium closed above $900 a troy ounce for the first time in more than a decade, extending its recent rally as … Continue reading

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Copper’s Newest Job: Germ Fighter

By TATYANA SHUMSKY NEW YORK—A study that showed copper kills bacteria on contact points to an expansion of possible uses for the industrial metal, which is already found in a … Continue reading

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Nickel Prices Dive as Investors Take Profits

By TATYANA SHUMSKY May 14, 2014 7:29 p.m. ET A spectacular rally in nickel came to an abrupt halt on Wednesday as investors sold in anticipation of weak demand this … Continue reading

October 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

U.S. Mint’s Silver, Gold Coin Sales Tumble

Rising precious-metals prices poured cold water on interest in gold and silver coins in February. Sales of gold American Eagle coins at the U.S. Mint plummeted 83% to just 21,000 … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Copper Confronts a Round Trip

By TATYANA SHUMSKY And YUE LI For Chinese copper-cable salesman Liu Jiang, the year of the dragon has yet to deliver good fortune. Mr. Liu works for a Jiangsu-province-based company … Continue reading

February 29, 2012 · Leave a comment

Palladium Prices Likely to Rise as Russia Plans to Cut Sales

By TATYANA SHUMSKY NEW YORK—Russia’s plans to end palladium sales from its government stockpile have rekindled talk of a supply shortfall and higher prices for the precious metal. Palladium is widely … Continue reading

October 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Options Market Questions Gold’s Safe-Haven Status

By TATYANA SHUMSKY And CHRIS DIETERICH NEW YORK—Signals from the options market are casting doubt on the assumption that gold is a safe place to store wealth, with a gauge of gold-price volatility … Continue reading

September 10, 2011 · Leave a comment
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