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Analysis of the trends in steel scrap markets.

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‘A Very Good Year’

By Bill Beck - July 17, 2017

One Philadelphia broker articulated last week what many in the ferrous scrap industry think – if they don’t say it outright – about the business during the first six months of 2017.

The calendar may dictate July sideways movement

By Bill Beck - July 3, 2017

By the time you read this, the July ferrous scrap market may already be moving sideways.

Market factors could align for stable or stronger July

By Staff - June 21, 2017

Prices are expected to rebound in July as stronger demand and lower supply levels could create a bullish market.

What’s driving the differential between busheling and shred?

By Bill Beck - June 19, 2017

The last time the differential between prime grades and shredded reached the levels they are today was during the market collapse of 2008-2009. “Back then, primes were $800 and shredded was trading at $600,” said one Canadian broker. “But that was an anomaly.”

First half of 2017 is much improved over last year

By John Ambrosia - June 12, 2017

Even with the sideways to slightly down performance of ferrous scrap in June (depending on the region), prices stand considerably higher than where they were exactly a year ago. In fact, prices have been running ahead of last year in every month for the first half of 2017.

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