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Barchart Scrap Metal Price Indexes

Tue, Dec 7th, 2021

Barchart Scrap Metal Price Index Family

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The Barchart Scrap Metal Price Index family is a series of price and time weighted indexes that represent national fair value pricing for scrap yards within the United States. The indexes are calculated daily and use standardized ISRI (Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries) product classifications to group and refine individual price observations.

Once individual price observations have been normalized into a product type, indexes will only be calculated for products that have 20 or more stated price observations for every working day within the past calendar year. Index eligibility to reviewed on Dec 31st each year after market close, and Barchart will then calculate indexes for eligible scrap metals on the next working day.

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Barchart Scrap Metal Price Indexes

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The dollar index (DXY00) on Tuesday rose +0.044 (+0.05%).  The dollar index on Tuesday posted modest gains as higher T-note yields supported the dollar.  The dollar also found support Tuesday afternoon when Senate Republican leader McConnell said a deal had been reached with Senate Majority leader Schumer on raising the debt limit.  A sharp rally in stocks on Tuesday curbed the liquidity demand for the dollar.

EUR/USD (^EURUSD) on Tuesday fell -0.0023 (-0.20%).  EUR/USD on Tuesday fell to a 1-week low on strength in the dollar.  Central bank divergence continues to pressure the euro as the Fed is expected to tighten monetary policy well before the ECB does.  EUR/USD moved lower Tuesday despite better-than-expected economic data that showed German Oct industrial production rose +2.8% m/m, stronger than expectations of +1.0% m/m and the largest increase in a year.  Also, the German Dec ZEW expectations of economic growth index fell -1.8 to 29.9, stronger than expectations of 25.... Read more


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