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Gold Reached 5000 yen/gram on TOCOM; Prices of Other Commodities Also Rise Blog,Metals

Gold Reached 5000 yen/gram on TOCOM; Prices of Other Commodities Also Rise (Tokyo, February 4, 2013) The Tokyo Commodity Exchange, Inc, announced that its December 2013 Gold futures contract (most active/back contract month) temporarily reached 5,000 yen per gram (up 1.2% on day-to-day basis) during today’s session renewing the highest price recorded since the listing of gold futures contract at TOCOM on March 23, 1982.  Prices of some of the other listed commodities also showed a significant increase. December 2013 Platinum futures contract (most active/back contract month) increased to 5,130 yen per gram (up 2.7%), the highest level since May…

John Lothian News Top Stories of 2011 Blog,Environmental/Energy,Financials,Managed Futures,Metals,Options,Regulation,Tech / HFT

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We’ve created a list of the five most influential stories of 2011 for each of our newsletters, as well as from MarketsReformWiki, to help define what was a very eventful year across almost every market and industry sector. The year was punctuated by one major story inside another. The bankruptcy of MF Global, which requires its own top five list, became tied to another top story, the European sovereign debt crisis sequel – Greece and Italy. Of course, the downgrade of U.S. debt in August and assorted European states raised the ire of politicians and regulators who called for more…