$8.58 Billion Gear Oil Market 2017 – Global Forecasts to 2022

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The “Gear Oil Market by Base Oil (Mineral, Synthetic, Semi-Synthetic, Bio-based), End-Use Industry (General Industrial (Manufacturing, Mining, Construction, Oil & Gas), Transportation (Automotive, Marine, Aviation)), Region – Global Forecasts to 2022” report has been added to Research and Markets’ offering.

The gear oil market was valued at USD 7.32 Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 8.58 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 2.69% from 2017 to 2022

The increase in the use of automatic transmission systems is hindering the growth of manual transmission systems, which, in turn, is expected to restrain the growth of the gear oil market as gear oils do not contain the additives required for the easy functioning of automatic transmissions. Thus, the growth of the gear oil market is expected to decline between 2017 and 2022. Moreover, the stringent implementation of various environmental regulations related to the use of environment-friendly products in developed economies is expected to limit the demand for gear oils between 2017 and 2022.

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The oil market rebalancing hasn’t even begun yet

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Global oil production surged in June “as producers opened the taps,” according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

OPEC was a major culprit, with Libya and Nigeria doing their best to scuttle the production cuts made by other members.

But it wasn’t just those two countries, who are exempted from the agreed upon reductions.

OPEC’s de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, also boosted output by an estimated 120,000 bpd in June, from a month earlier. That put Saudi production above 10 million barrels per day (mb/d) for the first time in 2017.

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The oil market rebalancing hasn’t even begun yet

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Global oil production surged in June “as producers opened the taps,” according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA).

OPEC was a major culprit, with Libya and Nigeria doing their best to scuttle the production cuts made by other members.

But it wasn’t just those two countries, who are exempted from the agreed upon reductions.

OPEC’s de facto leader, Saudi Arabia, also boosted output by an estimated 120,000 bpd in June, from a month earlier. That put Saudi production above 10 million barrels per day (mb/d) for the first time in 2017.

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Precious metals are either breaking down or setting up for a big rally

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The Macroeconomic Perspective

Gold and Silver are assets which have been of great importance for thousands of years. Up until a few decades ago, gold was explicitly linked to currencies (such as the US$) and was broadly used as money. In the past few decades – particularly following Nixon’s decoupling of the gold/dollar convertibility – precious metals have been greatly criticized by leading academics and investors alike. Warren Buffet famously called gold a “barbarous relic”, but is he right?

Gold’s scarcity and physical characteristics (longevity, divisibility etc) allowed it to become the main form of money for centuries. However, technology advances and continuing financial innovation have taken away a big part of its appeal. Silver’s monetary role always played second fiddle to gold, but it compensates by having extensive industrial use.

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Palladium: The Best Precious Metal Investment

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Thesis

Palladium outperforms the other precious metals because it benefits from a very niche automotive demand. Technology is driving improvements in automotive catalyst designs, allowing machinery parts that were once fabricated with platinum to be replaced by palladium.

These technological improvements are the cause of palladium’s strong performance relative to platinum. And the upward pressure in palladium and the downward pressure in platinum will continue until the two metals reach per-ounce parity so investors can go long on palladium and short on platinum for a market neutral pair trade.

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Golden Investment Rule: Check Before Investing in Gold, Silver, Precious Metals

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(Sponsored content) People don’t like to think they could fall for investment scams. We’re too smart, too savvy. We were diligent about our research. But the truth is fraudsters invest a lot of time in manufacturing a convincing façade. The best way to help protect yourself is to be informed – understand the risks of the investment, closely monitor your account, and make sure your financial professional is registered with a state or federal regulator, or a self-regulatory organization such as the National Futures Association (NFA) or the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).

Understanding the lengths fraudsters will go

Hunter Wise Commodities, prosecuted by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is a bold example of the great lengths scammers will go to wreak havoc on investors.

Until 2013, the proprietors of Hunter Wise touted themselves as operators of a prosperous precious metals investment company, but in actuality, they defrauded thousands of hard-working investors to the tune of $46 million. The operation included a convincing sales staff, a storage facility in Delaware, partner brokerages such as NewBridge Alliance, and a sophisticated online presence. They thought through every last detail, right down to faked statements and company brochures. It looked like an impressive operation. The problem: there was never any gold, silver, platinum, palladium, or copper.

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Global Sunflower oil Market Research Report 2017-2022

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2017 Global and regional Sunflower oil market, providing information on major players like manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, traders, customers, investors and etc., major types, major applications from Global and major regions such as Europe, North American, South American, Asia (Excluding China), China and etc. Data type include capacity, production, market share, price, revenue, cost, gross, gross margin, growth rate, consumption, import, export and etc. Industry chain, manufacturing process, cost structure, marketing channel are also analyzed in this report.

This report provides valuable information for companies like manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, traders, customers, investors and individuals who have interests in this industry.

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Confused by commodities? How to allocate to a market in flux

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Investors are rethinking their commodity allocations after the asset class recorded both the best, and worst performance in the first quarter of 2017.

Money has been pulled from the sector owing to slower growth in China, an unstable oil price and president Trump’s failure to deliver on pre-election inflationary rhetoric.

However ETFs tracking commodity indices saw estimated inflows of $997 (£78.5) 8million for the week ending June 7 compared to estimated outflows of $458 million in the previous week, according to the Investment Company Institute in the US.

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How the UK Elections Played on Precious Metals

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UK elections

Gold fell again on Friday, June 9, 2017, for the third consecutive day. It touched a low of $1,264.80 per ounce and then settled at $1,269.50. Silver joined in and fell about 1.1%, closing at $17.30 per ounce. Platinum and palladium, however, saw an up day.

The movements were probably affected by the UK elections on Thursday, which were surrounded by speculation and ended up with no single party able to claim control of the government. Incumbent Prime Minister Theresa May’s Conservative Party failed to secure a majority in the elections. She intended to bring in a stronger majority party before divorcing the European Union.

Many investors expected the ongoing election concerns to give gold a boost as a safe haven asset. But that didn’t happen.

How the UK Elections Played on Precious Metals

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Palladium and Platinum Market by Key Players, Growth Factors, Regions and Applications, Industry Forecast by 2021

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Palladium and Platinum Market report provides key statistics on the market status of the Palladium and Platinum Manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the Palladium and Platinum Industry. The Palladium and Platinum industry report firstly announced the Palladium and Platinum Market fundamentals: definitions, classifications, applications and market overview; product specifications; manufacturing processes; cost structures, raw materials and so on.

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