Electrical Economy http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7388/more en Are the Metals Markets Hard of Hearing? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-metals-markets-hard-hearing <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal and president, of J.E. Gross Inc., a consulting firm that tracks the metals markets, says pricing in these base metals once again seem to be out of step with reality.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-metals-markets-hard-hearing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-metals-markets-hard-hearing#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross metals pricing wire and cable Thu, 04 Aug 2016 22:15:00 +0000 35881 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: BHP Billiton Dodge Momentum Index Inches Higher in July http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-inches-higher-july <div class="node-body article-body">The Dodge Momentum Index moved slightly higher in July, increasing 0.5% to 134.7 (2000=100) from its revised June reading of 134.1. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-inches-higher-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/dodge-momentum-index-inches-higher-july#comments Economic Indicators Dodge Momentum Index Thu, 04 Aug 2016 21:49:00 +0000 35861 at http://ewweb.com Wait a Minute, I Thought There Was a Global Surplus of Copper http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/wait-minute-i-thought-there-was-global-surplus-copper <div class="node-body article-body">The International Copper Study Group report that the global copper market posted a near 120,000 MT deficit during the first four months of 2016, as compared to a 13,000 MT surplus during the comparable 2015 period.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/wait-minute-i-thought-there-was-global-surplus-copper" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/wait-minute-i-thought-there-was-global-surplus-copper#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross pricing wire and cable Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:12:00 +0000 35761 at http://ewweb.com Why are Copper Markets Rising? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/why-are-copper-markets-rising <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Wondering what's happening with copper pricing? Check out John Gross' latest take on the recent increase in prices of the red metal.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/why-are-copper-markets-rising" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/why-are-copper-markets-rising#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross wire and cable Mon, 18 Jul 2016 15:17:00 +0000 35571 at http://ewweb.com Photo credit: BHP Billiton The 15 Fastest Growing Towns & Cities in the Whole Darn Country http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/15-fastest-growing-towns-cities-whole-darn-country <div class="node-body article-body">Some towns and cities are growing like crazy. And if you live in Texas you might know a whole bunch of them. Here are the 15 places seeing most moving vans between 2014 and 2015.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/15-fastest-growing-towns-cities-whole-darn-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/economic-indicators/15-fastest-growing-towns-cities-whole-darn-country#comments Economic Indicators Market Planning Texas U.S. Census Wed, 13 Jul 2016 14:51:00 +0000 35441 at http://ewweb.com <p>It&#39;s no surprise that Sunbelt States dominate the list of town&#39;s and cities with the most new residents. Texas&nbsp;and Arizona have several towns on the list.</p> U.S. Census Bureau - Population Division Copper, Brexit and a Confusing Stew of Market Indicators http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-brexit-and-confusing-stew-market-indicators <div class="node-body article-body">Metals analyst and EW Contributing Author John Gross penned an interesting post this week analyzing the market’s recent moves in light of the Brexit vote.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-brexit-and-confusing-stew-market-indicators" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/copper-brexit-and-confusing-stew-market-indicators#comments Materials Pricing copper wire and cable Tue, 05 Jul 2016 14:11:00 +0000 35131 at http://ewweb.com DISC’s Latest Flash Update – Look for Better Growth in 2017 http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/disc-s-latest-flash-update-look-better-growth-2017 <div class="node-body article-body">Herm Isenstein, president, DISC Corp., Orange, Conn., and the electrical market’s leading economist, has updated his forecasts for 2016-2017 on his new Flash Update, a monthly forecasting service launched earlier this year.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/disc-s-latest-flash-update-look-better-growth-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/disc-s-latest-flash-update-look-better-growth-2017#comments Market Forecasts DISC forecast Isenstein Thu, 30 Jun 2016 15:14:00 +0000 34921 at http://ewweb.com BHP Billiton Betting Big on Copper with $900 Million in Expansion Plans http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/bhp-billiton-betting-big-copper-900-million-expansion-plans <div class="node-body article-body">BHP Billiton, a London-based global energy conglomerate with $35.5 billion in annual revenues and 80,000 employees, will be placing a big bet on copper over the next year. According to a report in Copper Investing News, the company will spend approximately US$900 million on exploration in the next financial year. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/bhp-billiton-betting-big-copper-900-million-expansion-plans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/bhp-billiton-betting-big-copper-900-million-expansion-plans#comments Materials Pricing copper wire and cable Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:57:00 +0000 34851 at http://ewweb.com BHP Billiton Electrical Industry on Hold http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-industry-hold <div class="field-deck"> Most of the largest electrical distributors in North America expect growth in 2016, despite challenges in the energy and industrial markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Electrical industry sales were down more than 1.5% in the first quarter, and we view first quarter performance as history, not a forecast. But let’s try to put this in some context. Few if any industries can thrive against the tide of a slow-growing economy.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-industry-hold" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/market-forecasts/electrical-industry-hold#comments Market Forecasts Gold Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:47:00 +0000 34411 at http://ewweb.com The 2016 Top 200: Analysis http://ewweb.com/top-200/2016-top-200-analysis <div class="field-deck"> Most of the largest electrical distributors in North America expect growth in 2016, despite challenges in the energy and industrial markets. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">At a time when many distributors would be happy with growth somewhere in the industry’s historical range of 4% to 8%, a surprising number of respondents to this year’s survey expect double-digit sales growth in 2016.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/top-200/2016-top-200-analysis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/top-200/2016-top-200-analysis#comments Economic Indicators Top 200 Gold Mon, 13 Jun 2016 20:03:00 +0000 34401 at http://ewweb.com