Materials Pricing http://ewweb.com/taxonomy/term/7391/more en Top News Stories of 2016 http://ewweb.com/news/top-news-stories-2016 <div class="field-deck"> A mix of M&As, new web-based technologies and economic trends made headlines in 2016. </div> <div class="node-body article-body">EW’s editors had a busy year covering all the news that broke in the electrical wholesaling industry in 2016. Here are our picks for the trends that could shape the business in the years to come.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/news/top-news-stories-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/news/top-news-stories-2016#comments Materials Pricing Mergers & Acquisitions News Gold Fri, 09 Dec 2016 05:00:00 +0000 37601 at http://ewweb.com <p>The IoT (Internet of Things) came of age in 2016, with real-world applications popping up throughout the electrical market.</p> jamesteohart/iStock/Thinkstock Place Your Bets http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/place-your-bets <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross offers some fresh insight into what's happening with metals pricing.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/place-your-bets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/place-your-bets#comments Materials Pricing copper Copper Journal wire and cable Wed, 07 Dec 2016 20:30:00 +0000 37541 at http://ewweb.com Questions People Ask About Copper Prices, the Dollar and their Impact on the U.S. Economy http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, Publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal, has some questions on the dramatic but somewhat puzzling increases in copper prices, the strength of the U.S. dollar, and the continuing rise of the stock market. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/questions-people-ask-about-copper-prices-dollar-and-their-impact-us-economy#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross The Copper Journal wire and cable Mon, 21 Nov 2016 15:56:00 +0000 37201 at http://ewweb.com Today's Copper Market - The Acid Test Is Now Upon Us http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/todays-copper-market-acid-test-now-upon-us <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Copper is on the move, but John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal, says it's tough to gauge whether price increases will continue.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/todays-copper-market-acid-test-now-upon-us" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/todays-copper-market-acid-test-now-upon-us#comments Materials Pricing Electrical Economy copper Copper Journal John Gross wire and cable Mon, 07 Nov 2016 16:28:00 +0000 37011 at http://ewweb.com Are Interest Rates Ready to Rise? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-interest-rates-ready-rise <div class="node-body article-body">John Gross, publisher of The Copper Journal offers some insight into where interest rates may be headed, based on some past trends he has spotted.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-interest-rates-ready-rise" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/are-interest-rates-ready-rise#comments Materials Pricing Copper Journal. copper John Gross wire and cable Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:53:00 +0000 36821 at http://ewweb.com The Market Has Got the Fed Confused, Too http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/market-has-got-fed-confused-too <div class="field-byline"> John Gross </div> <div class="node-body article-body">If the Federal Reserve Bank doesn’t quite understand what’s happening in the market, how can execs in the metals industry? An Oct. 14 article in The New York Times reported on Fed Chairwoman Janet Yellen’s comments at a recent event sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and gave some insight into the complexity of current market cycles.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/market-has-got-fed-confused-too" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/market-has-got-fed-confused-too#comments Materials Pricing copper Copper Journal John Gross metals market Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:15:00 +0000 36791 at http://ewweb.com John Gross On Making Sense of Today’s Copper Market: Back To The Basics http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/john-gross-making-sense-today-s-copper-market-back-basics <div class="field-byline"> John Gross </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Last week saw another 15,600 metric tonnes of copper go into Comex and LME warehouses, bringing the total held to 436,250 metric tonnes, representing the highest level held since Nov. 2013, yet the price continues its sideways move.</div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/john-gross-making-sense-today-s-copper-market-back-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/john-gross-making-sense-today-s-copper-market-back-basics#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross wire and cable Tue, 04 Oct 2016 15:10:00 +0000 36591 at http://ewweb.com What the Heck is Going On in the Copper Market? http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/what-heck-going-copper-market <div class="field-byline"> John Gross, publisher, The Copper Journal </div> <div class="node-body article-body">When copper pricing goes a little haywire, people notice. One of the people who notices any unusual changes in prices of the red metal before many in the industry is John Gross, who has spent his career tracking the movement of metals pricing and now publishes The Copper Journal. </div> <p><a href="http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/what-heck-going-copper-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://ewweb.com/materials-pricing/what-heck-going-copper-market#comments Materials Pricing copper John Gross The Copper Journal wire and cable Mon, 12 Sep 2016 15:52:00 +0000 36191 at http://ewweb.com Wikimedia Commons 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 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